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SCIENCE FICTION MOVIES PRESENTATION

B. Science Fiction Movies
Phung Thi Hai Yen + Le Thi Quynh Anh


1.Definition
• Having themes which are not usually accepted
by the serious scientists or mainstream
science.
• Being used to focus on political or social
issues, to explore philosophical issues.
• Having futuristic elements.


2. History
1927: “Metropolis” by
Fritz Lang

The 1930s – 1950s: Lowbudget “B-movies”

1968: “2001: A Space Odyssey”
by Stanley Kubrick


In the 1970s: “Star
Wars”

A whole range of blockbuster hits such
as “E.T”, “Terminator” series, “The
Matrix”, “Alien” and “Avatar”…


3. Characteristics
• Being based on scientific principles and
technology.
• Making predictions about life in the future.
• Often dealing with aliens or with life on other
worlds.
• Commenting on important issues in society.


4. Elements
• ALIENS
• DIASTER
• ROBOTS
• TIME TRAVEL
• SET IN THE FUTURE
• INVISIBILITY


4. Elements
• ALIENS – a threat to Earth, wanting to destroy or
invade our planet. Some are friendly and even want
to help us.


4. Elements
• DISASTER – a warning against a type of activity or
movies featuring monster attacks.


4. Elements
• ROBOTS – Plays by human actors


in a metal suit or they will someday
replace humans.


4. Elements
• TIME TRAVEL – the use of some types of
machine or going through a time portal.


4. Elements
• SET IN THE FUTURE – people are watched and
controlled. They are set in bleak, violent era after a
global war or natural, biological disaster.


5. Comparison
• Plots.
• Visual effects.
• Acting.
• Technology.
• Music.
• Production values.


Star Trek (1990)

Star Trek (2016)


Star Trek
(2016)

Star Trek (1990)


5. Opinions



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