Space sirens, scientists and princesses: the portrayal of women in science fiction cinema 9781476669274, 1476669279

Introduction: captive women -- Science fiction: silents and the establishment of female roles -- Science fantasy: sound,

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English Pages x, 326 pages : ill. ; 23 cm Year 2018

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Space sirens, scientists and princesses: the portrayal of women in science fiction cinema
 9781476669274, 1476669279

Table of contents :
Introduction: captive women --
Science fiction: silents and the establishment of female roles --
Science fantasy: sound, technology and the service of male desires --
Science fact: peace and the emergence of female professionals --
Intermission: watershed years, or, destination unknown and an annus mirabilis --
Golden era: blockbusters and the development of female heroes --
Dangerous times: identity crises and a millennial melange --
21st century: computers, corporations and consumers --
Conclusion.

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