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    theory will help me find an understanding on the transition of female roles in science fiction films. Films are a big part of the culture here in the United States. Today superheroes are the common films made today but it is slowly starting to shift to science fiction and horror films. Many fans of the superhero movies look up to the heroes in the films and want to be just like them. Depending on the gender the viewer their hero most likely the same. There have not been many female heroes in the past films but have becoming a popular theme in the newer films, like Mad Max and Star Wars VII. Surprisingly there has not been as much research done on female roles in the science fiction horror films. This made researching…

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    Society and culture have a large impact on film. This can be seen most clearly in Science Fiction and Horror Films. Films are often based on real-life events, or in some cases, fears. Two examples of this are Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The Cold War and fear of the spread of Communism led to the creation of films such as Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Psycho and Texas Chainsaw Massacre were both based on the crimes of Ed Gein. Some common themes in these…

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    Director Ridley Scott's science fiction film 'The Martian' slammed the box office over the weekend with a healthy $55 million. The film nearly surpassed the 2013 science fiction thriller film directed and produced by Alfonso Cuarón, 'Gravity.' As the Gravity film has the highest-grossing October debut in history. The reviews that expressed great pleasure over the film strengthened Ridley Scott's released of The Martian, as the critics also called the movie among the director's best and heaped…

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    distinguishing factors between science fiction and horror they seem so different, yet share so many similarities. Science fiction obeys the natural laws of the universe, but horror creates its own set of supernatural laws. The horror genre creates terror while the Sci-Fi genre creates a sense of wonder. But both genres are so much alike and are separated by their own periods of time. The film industry uses these periods of time to create different classics for each genre. There is a big…

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    Films throughout our history have been used to drive how we think. One film type that is genius at portraying these topics is science fiction. From this genre, there has emerged one film in particular that has and will continue to influence America’s behavior—V for Vendetta. Together, I will show how science fiction and V for Vendetta were strengthened in the technical aspect, how they have been influenced by American culture, and how, in turn, they have influenced American culture. Science…

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    Paper 1 I choose to do this specific part of the class assignment because I instantly was able to think of these two films. They are classic examples of films that are well known for having a strong political and social message. In the first film that I chose, Planet of the Apes (1968) these messages were implicit because they do not immediately jump out at you. In the second film, I chose Billy Jack (1971) these were messages were extremely explicit in nature because they jump right out at you…

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    The movie The Terminator was released on theatres in the United States on Friday October 26, 1984. The Terminator is a 1984 American science fiction action movie. The film was directed and written by James Cameron. Cameron then sold the script to producer Gale Anne Hurd for one dollar, with the condition that he be permitted to direct his dream movie. The motion picture had a great ideal of actors, such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn and Linda Hamilton. It was captured in Los Angeles,…

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    Introduction The Matrix is a popular American-Australian science fiction movie that was first produced in 1999. The action movie depicts a unique dystopian future where the human-perceived reality is seen as a stimulated reality known as “the Matrix”. This stimulated reality created by sentient machines was designed to subdue the human population and use the heat and electrical activity of the human bodies as source of energy. A computer programmer known as “Neo” discovered the secret behind the…

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    Ray Bradbury has influenced our culture in unique ways. He was an esteemed science fiction writer and major screenplay contributor that influenced many. He helped bring science fiction writing to light and helped write for many famous and controversial films. He even wrote the screenplay for the 1956 Moby Dick film. But perhaps one of his most influencing pieces is his novel, Fahrenheit 451. While popular interpretation is that Fahrenheit 451 is about censorship, Bradbury directly disagrees. He…

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    inquiry: The genre of a text determines the way the characters, setting and themes are constructed. Genre is a technique that is constantly used in all literature, such as music, films and art. Each piece of literature is put into a genre category. Such as Sci-Fi, drama, comedy and many more. The style of the literature determines what genre it is. Background Sci-Fi (Science Fiction) is a type of genre that is fiction based. It is made up of several future…

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