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50 Movies That Are Out of This World
Foreword by Roger Corman
By Turner Classic Movies
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From A Trip to the Moon (1902)to Arrival (2016), science fiction cinema has produced a body of classics with a broader range of styles, stories, and subject matter than perhaps any other film genre. They are movies that embed themselves in the depths of the mind, coloring our view of day-to-day reality and probably fueling a few dreams (and nightmares) along the way.
In Turner Classic Movies: Must-See Sci-Fi, fifty unforgettable films are profiled, including beloved favorites like The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) and Fantastic Voyage (1966), groundbreaking shockers like Planet of the Apes (1968) and Alien (1979), and lesser-known landmarks like Things to Come (1936) and Solaris (1972). Illustrated by astounding color and black-and-white images, the book presents the best of this mind-bending genre, detailing through insightful commentary and behind-the-scenes stories why each film remains essential viewing. A perfect gift for any film buff or sci-fi fanatic!
- This beautifully constructed resource displays each film in five to ten page chapters that include the original poster art, production credits, stunning film stills (in color when available), and an essay on the film's importance to the genre...De Forest takes exquisite care in presenting this list as a master guide to the enduring popularity of SF in the film industry.—Booklist (starred review)
- "It's a bold move to call your movie guide "Must-See." You'd have to be pretty confident that every film mentioned from cover to cover is truly worthy of the moniker. Well, Sloan De Forest has nothing to worry about here, as Turner Classic Movies: Must-See Sci-Fi is a worthwhile trip through the history of science fiction, with b-movies, true game-changers, and underappreciated entries alike featured....This is the perfect book not only to introduce new viewers to some sci-fi classics of old but a tome that any sci-fi historian or film historian should have on the shelf."—Manhattan Book Review
- On Sale
- May 1, 2018
- Page Count
- 280 pages
- Running Press