By Lincoln Geraghty
Even though technological know-how fiction definitely existed sooner than the surge of tv within the Fifties, the style quick demonstrated roots within the new medium and flourished in next a long time. In Channeling the longer term: Essays on technological know-how Fiction and myth Television, Lincoln Geraghty has assembled a suite of essays that specializes in the disparate visions of the previous, current, and destiny provided via technology fiction and delusion tv because the Nineteen Fifties and that proceed into the current day.
These essays not just shine new gentle on usually missed and forgotten sequence but additionally learn the "look" of technology fiction and myth tv, settling on how iconography, position and panorama, lighting tricks, set layout, props, and costumes give a contribution to the production of destiny and exchange worlds. participants to this quantity learn such vintage courses as The Twilight Zone, Voyage to the ground of the Sea, and The guy from U.N.C.L.E., in addition to modern courses, together with Star Trek: the subsequent Generation, Angel, Firefly, Futurama, and the recent Battlestar Galactica. those essays offer a far wanted examine how technological know-how fiction tv has had an important influence on background, tradition, and society for the final sixty years.
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14. Ibid. 15. Lincoln Geraghty and Mark Jancovich, “Introduction: Generic Canons,” in The Shifting Definitions of Genre: Essays on Labeling Films, Television Shows and Media, ed. Lincoln Geraghty and Mark Jancovich (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008), 8. 16. See Richard Terdiman, Present Past: Modernity and the Memory Crisis (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2003). 17. Assman in Wulf Kansteiner, “Finding Meaning in Memory: A Methodological Critique of Collective Memory Studies,” History Theory 41, no.
57. Johnson-Smith, American Science-Fiction TV, 39–61. 58. , 45. Buscombe too offers this, as mirrored throughout Ford’s work, most notably in Stagecoach (1939). 59. ” 60. Jim Kitses, Horizons West: Directing the Western from John Ford to Clint Eastwood (London: BFI, 2004), 32. 61. Ibid. 62. Johnson-Smith, American Science-Fiction TV, 48. 63. Cited in Kuhn, “Introduction,” 5. CHAPTER TWO Irwin Allen’s Recycled Monsters and Escapist Voyages Oscar De Los Santos Irwin Allen produced a string of popular television series in the 1960s: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968), Lost in Space (1965–1968), The Time Tunnel (1966–1967), and Land of the Giants (1968–1970).
20. John G. Cawelti, “Chinatown and Generic Transformation in Recent American Films,” in The Film Genre Reader, ed. Barry Keith Grant (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003), 250. 21. , 260. 22. Ibid. 23. Kompare, Rerun Nation, 105. 24. , 106. 25. On a speculative level one has to wonder if this device has served cultural memory in a fashion unpredicted by filmmakers. Such representations surely became embedded as an attainable imaginative space for any impressionable youngster with access to a playground gravel pit or piece of neighborhood rough ground.
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