Essays Tagged: "sci fi"

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

suburbia becauseof his unrelinquished need to answer his own questions. Although this is obviously ascience fiction film, Dreyfuss also turns in just the right amount of delightful comedy tokeep bored ... dy tokeep boredom from the audience's grasp. Spielberg has won a hit with his heartfelt,intriguing, sci-fi flick that has that patented Spielberg ending we all have grown to loveover the years. ...

(2 pages) 93 0 3.6 Apr/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Ender's Shadow by Orison Scott Card, a parallel novel to Ender's Game.

dge, and Utah state convention delegate. He has written many plays, and many books, not all of them sci-fi.The weak and puny sometimes come out on top seems to be Card's message in Ender's Shadow. Bea ...

(3 pages) 56 0 3.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Sound, camera shots and mise-en-scene; how they convey the narrative to the audience in the opening sequence of "Star Wars-episode iv, A New Hope"

"Star Wars" was arguably the first in a new breed of high concept, high budget sci-fi action films. It was directed by George Lucas and originally released in only a few cinemas i ... provide music for war films. It also mimics the raised, panicked heartbeat of the rebels. It subconsciously raises our own heartbeat, making the audience feel like they are part of the rebel "team"Th ...

(6 pages) 99 0 1.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Cyber Terrorism

and more efficient way to complete a job or task. For most people, they welcome the advancement of science to ease their lives, but it is known that technology can also be used to create havoc, and d ... rorism is taking on a whole new meaning. No longer is computer hacking something from a movie, or a sci-fi flick; it is now a real danger to the United States. This new technology is being called Cybe ...

(6 pages) 301 3 3.4 Jun/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Computer Ethics

A report on several of Vonnegut's works.

ne of the more influential writers of the twentieth century. At first, he was pegged as a mere pulp/science fiction writer by his contemporaries, but he later gained popularity among college students ... e way or another in order to express their ideas more clearly.Vonnegut, while often classified as a science fiction writer, never considered himself to be one. As he puts it, he "learned he was a sci- ...

(7 pages) 50 0 5.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Critique of the Matrix movie.

played by people like Rammstein, The Deftones, Prodigy and others. The Matrix movie was rated R for Sci-Fi violence and brief language.The Matrix movie mostly takes place on an old dirty ship called t ...

(2 pages) 99 1 4.2 Oct/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Report on Lunar Bases.

Internet Source #1: Lunar BasesWhen people think of lunar bases they normally think about sci-fi movies and books, but to some people this is a serious subject that takes some further invest ... t A.P. Chemodurov did.A.P Chemodurov with the KBOM design bureau had the duty of making a potential scientific, economic, and military lunar base. The KBOM group decided on three things they would nee ...

(2 pages) 23 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

"A clockwork Orange" by Anthony burgess.

dering, especially for a teen that young. The book genre could be categorized as horror, drama, and Sci-Fi.It never states in the book when this story takes place, but I think the time that this takes ...

(6 pages) 82 3 4.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of X-MEN

gue, Sabretooth, Misteeq, Night crawler, Phoenix, Psylocke and Thunderbird.The genre of the film is sci-fi; you can tell it's a sci-fi right at the start when the distributors name came up. 20th centu ... ter 'X' engraved on it so this immediately shows us that its about X - MEN and shows us that it's a sci-fi film from the blue/greyish colours. As the doors open with 'X' on it, it shows the mutant lif ...

(4 pages) 39 1 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

A business plan

My business ideaFor my business idea I intend to set up a shop in which products related to new sci-fi type film releases and other collectable items and also hopefully some memorabilia of the sug ... eason there is a lack of shops that sell those kinds of products to do with selling memorabilia and sci-fi related and film related products. My aims are to tap in to an unused market that there is a ...

(25 pages) 550 0 3.9 Mar/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Short essay about Matt Groening, Creator of "The Simpsons"

vision show that is The Simpsons. He is also creator and producer (as he is for The Simpsons) for a Sci-Fi animation show following the same cartoon style as The Simpsons dubbed "Futurama". Both of hi ...

(2 pages) 40 0 3.9 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Cloning and Genetic Engineering

The idea of cloning human beings through technological means has been a popular topic of science-fiction novels and movies throughout the decades. The benefits and implications of man creat ... ls and movies throughout the decades. The benefits and implications of man creating man have long fascinated, and stupefied, humanity. However, with recent advancements in cloning technology, replicat ... ith recent advancements in cloning technology, replicating humans may not remain just an element of sci-fi much longer. As scientists race down the cloning road without guidelines only formerly travel ...

(9 pages) 164 2 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Fantasy and fiction

In the most basic terms, the difference between science fiction and fantasy is that, science fiction can be defined as what could happen and fantasy ... fantasy is that, science fiction can be defined as what could happen and fantasy as that could not. Science fiction is a sub-genre of fantasy that is explained in scientific and technological language ... ings, and explorations of new planets; while fantasy tends to revolve more around magic and quests. Science fiction pushes your imagination to the limit, but fantasy goes beyond that.Attacks from Mart ...

(6 pages) 68 0 3.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Religious themes within the film The Matrix. film directed by The Wachowski Brothers

religious themes within the film The MatrixWithin the 1999 sci-fi blockbuster movie of the year The Matrix directed by The Wachowski Brothers, it is evidently ... y a person who they thought was loyal and trustworthy. This all erupted when Judas (one of the 12 disciples) gave out confidential information about the whereabouts of Jesus, which in the end led Jesu ... brings these concepts back to Christianity because you don't have to see god to believe he's there.Science fictional themes within the film include the concept of human growth, evolution and there be ...

(7 pages) 54 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

A Short Report on Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game"

t like the one he loathed so much, his brother.Ender's Game was interesting because it was not only SCI-FI themed, but it had substance. The book is really about a kid getting picked on and his dealin ... ooks I have read over the past year this is my favorite. I would recommend this to anyone who likes science fiction as a must. But even if you don't it's still definitely an interesting read for it do ...

(2 pages) 34 1 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Interview on indichina

rrow-minded. Few people will enjoy a movie without some semblance of romance and even the brilliant sci-fi and fantasy and horror writers often include romance. I love books, nearly any kind of book. ... joy these would be most interested in trying out the romance genre with a book that contains strong science fiction or fantasy elements and as more of these kinds of books become wide spread and avail ...

(4 pages) 20 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Too Dry for Sci-Fi (A Book Report on the novel West of January by Dave Duncan...this report is recommended to sci-fi fans)

Throughout its phenomenal and interesting history, science fiction has created fans with possibly the highest standards for entertainment. With charact ... mother ship of fans from the torture of this flavourless, sadistic drama, mistakenly categorized as sci-fi. It should have been placed in the 'self-help' section, because that's exactly what this nove ... rse than the plot is the unoriginal, lifeless personality of Knobil, the fulsome all-American hero. Sci-Fi is fantasy. Quirky characters are expected, possibly craved. As their human-like qualities ar ...

(3 pages) 33 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Bookreport: Neuromancer - William Gibson

This book is a mark in the sci-fi genre: it is supposed to be the first Cyberpunk book to be written and published. What is Cyb ... e, filled with drugs and machines.From time to time I like to read books that mark corner stones in sci-fi, like Dune, Alice in Wonderland ect. I decided to read this book to "complete my education" s ... human response?The book is very nice, though incredibly hard to read in source language. Like many sci-fi books before it, it predicts things that will appear only ten or twenty years after its publi ...

(4 pages) 41 0 3.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A look at "The Island of Lost Souls" from a genre perspective.

In the film, Island of Lost Souls (1933), directed by Erle C. Kenton, is a blend of the sci-fi, and horror genres. The film is based on the book, "The Island of Dr. Moreau" written by H.G ... and Setting play a major role in the film The Island of Lost Souls. Being framed in both the sci-fi, and horror genres, The Island of Lost Souls, features unique lighting that adds to the setti ...

(2 pages) 36 0 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Fairy Tales Still Exist Today; Fairies Don't.

m. Fiction revolves around the world we live in. From myths and legends, fables and fairy tales, to sci-fi, horror and modern fantasy, fiction takes form from one to another to fit the interests of th ... relation to reality, fairy tales have lost its way to the hearts of their readers today because of science. Science and technology have gone a long way in terms of changing our lives. Every belief is ...

(3 pages) 54 0 4.7 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing