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Science fiction studies

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 30. Chapters: Themes in Avatar, Themes in Minority Report, Technologies in Minority Report, Buffy studies, Charmed academia, Modern Fantasy: The 100 Best Novels, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels, Science fiction libraries and museums, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Maison d'Ailleurs, The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, The Visual Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Epic Pooh, The Motion of Light in Water, Robert Scholes, The Checklist of Fantastic Literature, The Last Celt, The Thomas Ligotti Reader: Essays and Explorations, History of the Movement From 1854 to 1890, A Golden Anniversary Bibliography of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Index to Fantasy and Science Fiction in Munsey Publications, 333: A Bibliography of the Science-Fantasy Novel, Emperor of Dreams: A Clark Ashton Smith Bibliography, Pilgrims & Pioneers: The History and Speeches of the Science Fiction Research Association Award Winners, Shorter Views, Sercon, Brave New Words, Novum. Excerpt: The 2009 American science fiction film Avatar has earned widespread success, becoming the highest-grossing film of all time. The blockbuster has provoked vigorous discussion of a wide variety of cultural, social, political, and religious themes identified by critics and commentators, and the film's writer and director James Cameron has responded that he hoped to create an emotional reaction and to provoke public conversation about these topics. The broad range of Avatar's intentional or perceived themes has prompted reviewers to call it "an all-purpose allegory" and "the season's ideological Rorschach blot". One reporter even suggested that the politically charged punditry has been "misplaced": reviewers should have seized on the opportunity to take "a break from their usual fodder of public policy and foreign relations" rather than making an ideological battlefield of this "popcorn epic". Discussion has centered around such themes as the conflict between modern man and nature, and the film's treatment of imperialism, racism, militarism and patriotism, corporate greed, property rights, and spirituality and religion. Commentators have debated whether the film's treatment of the human aggression against the native Na'vi is a message of support for indigenous peoples today, or is, instead, a tired retelling of the racist myth of the noble savage. Right-wing critics accused Cameron of pushing an "anti-American" message in the film's depiction of a private military contractor that used ex-Marines to attack the natives, while Cameron and others argued that it is pro-American to question the propriety of the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The visual similarity between the destruction of the World Trade Center and the felling of Home Tree in the film caused some filmgoers to further identify with the Na'vi and to identify the human military contractors as terrorists. Critics asked whether this comparison was intended to encourage audiences to empathize with the posit

  • Vydavateľstvo: Books LLC, Reference Series
  • Rok vydania: 2011
  • Formát: Paperback
  • Rozmer: 246 x 189 mm
  • Jazyk: Anglický jazyk
  • ISBN: 9781157491750

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