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    Vassar College
  Jan 18, 2018
Catalogue 2017-2018
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FILM 215 - Genre: Science Fiction

1 unit(s)

T​he course presents a survey of global science-fiction cinema from its beginnings in the silent period to the advent of digital technologies. Topics include subgenres (end of the world, time travel, space exploration, cyborgs), the relation of science-fiction films to their ​socio-political context and their function in popular culture​. We contextualize these topics within discourses of postmodernism, postcolonialism, and feminism. Screenings may include: Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927, Germany), Robocop (Paul Verhoeven, 1987, USA), Enthiran (S. Shankar, 2010, India), Cyber Wars (Kuo Jian Hong, 2004, Singapore) and Nuoc ​2030 (Nghiem-Minh Nguyen-Vo​, 2014, Vietnam).​ Sophia Harvey.

Prerequisite(s): FILM 175  or FILM 210  and permission of the instructor.

Not offered in 2017/18.

Two 75-minute periods plus outside screenings.

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