Science Fiction Cinema.

Write a 2500 word essay in answer to one of the following;

  1. Science fiction is generally regard. as a marginal genre, yet individual science fiction films have been among the most successful ever made. How might we explain this apparent contradiction?
  2. ‘Nothing dates quite so rapidly as our ideas of what the future might be like’ (Philip French). Do you think this is born out by science fiction cinema?
  3. It has been said that in science fiction literature the idea is the hero, while in science fiction cinema the image is the hero. Do you agree?
  4. How successfully has H. G. Wells been adapted for the cinema?
  5. Discuss the role of one of the following themes in science fiction cinema: time travel; alien invasion; utopiaidystopia; future cities.