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The film reviews appear in chronological order, highlighting the development of the genre and the impact that early artists had on later directors, actors, and technicians. The introduction, written by a well-known expert in the field, defines the genre and explores major thematic and historical developments within it. Each in-depth review is illustrated with a poster advertising the film and an evocative movie still. 2001: A Space Odyssey 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Abre Los Ojos The Abyss Aelita Akira Alien Aliens Alphaville, une Etrange Aventure de Lemmy Caution The Amphibian Man Back to the Future Blade Runner Brazil The Brother from Another Planet Children of Men A Clockwork Orange Close Encounters of the Third Kind Code 46 Dark City Dark Star The Day the Earth Stood Still Le Dernier Combat Dune The Empire Strikes Back Escape From New York E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Fahrenheit 451 Fantastic Planet Fantastic Voyage The Fifth Element Flash Gordon The Fly Forbidden Planet Frankenstein Gattaca Ghost in the Shell Gojira The Host The Incredible Shrinking Man Independence Day Invaders from Mars Invasion of the Body-Snatchers The Invisible Man It Came From Outer Space La Jetee Journey to the Center of the Earth Jurassic Park Logan's Run Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior The Man who Fell to Earth The Matrix Men in Black Metropolis Navigator: A Mediaeval Odyssey Nineteen Eighty-Four Paris Asleep Pi Planet of the Apes Predator Primer Quartermass and the Pit The Quiet Earth Repo Man Return of the Jedi Robinson Crusoe on Mars Robocop Scanners Seconds Signs Silent Running Slaughterhouse Five Sleeper Solaris Soylent Green Stalker Starman Starship Troopers Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan Star Wars The Tenth Victim The Terminator Terminator 2: Judgment Day Tetsuo Them! The Thing The Thing from Another World Things to Come THX 1138 Time After Time The Time Machine Total Recall A Trip to Mars Tron Twelve Monkeys Videodrome Le Voyage dans la Lune The War of the Worlds Westworld When Worlds Collide Who Killed Jessie?
A comprehensive, chronological guide to the 101 most important science-fiction films ever made. Film posters and film stills support the authoritative text and intriguing quotes. Written by film critics, historians and scholars in cinema and produced by the creators of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.
Steven Jay Schneider is a film critic, scholar, and producer with MA degrees in Philosophy and Cinema Studies from Harvard University and New York University, respectively. An expert in horror films, he is the general editor of the best-selling 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. He has written and and edited a number of books on the horror , including Fear Without Frontiers: Horror Cinema Across the Globe (Fab Press), New Hollywood Violence (Manchester UP), 100 European Horror Films (British Film Institute), Horror Film and Psychoanalysis: Freud's Worst Nightmares (Cambridge UP), Traditions in World Cinema (Edinburgh UP), and The Horror Film (Taschen). He has recently moved to Hollywood to produce movies of his own, including one with Wes Craven and the sequel to White Noise.