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Author Auger, Emily E. (Emily Elisabeth), 1959-

Title Tech-noir film : a theory of the development of popular genres / Emily E. Auger

Publ Info Bristol : Intellect, 2011
 RWU Main Library  PN1995.9.S26 A95 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript 492 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-214), filmography (p. [215]-474) and indexes
Contents Introduction -- Method and models -- The Promethean message -- Tech-noir -- Appendix 1: Charts -- Appendix 2: Tech-noir films by date -- Appendix 3: Tech-noir films by type
Note From the post-apocalyptic world of Blade Runner to the James Cameron mega-hit Terminator, tech-noir has emerged as a distinct genre, with roots in both the Promethean myth and the earlier popular traditions of gothic, detective, and science fiction. In this new volume, many well-known film and literary works - including The Matrix, RoboCop, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein -are discussed with reference to their relationship to tech-noir and one another. Featuring an extensive, clearly indexed filmography, Tech-Noir Film will be of great interest to anyone wishing to learn more about the development of this new and highly innovative genre
LC subject Science fiction films -- History and criticism
Film noir -- History and criticism
Film genres
Alt Title Theory of the development of popular genres
ISBN 9781841504247