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Washington and Lee University    
  Jan 21, 2018
2017-2018 University Catalog archived

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FILM 236 - Science Fiction & Fantasy: From Page to Screen and Beyond

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Film, almost from origins, has been fascinated by the evocation of fantasy worlds and by the effort to imagine and represent future worlds filled with technological marvels.(Film is, of course, a medium obsessed by its own technological improvements from sound and color to 30 and virtual reality.) From such major directors as Lang and Kubrick to Lucas and Spielberg, science fiction has attracted some of the finest and most innovative directors. In this course, we study major examples of this phenomenon along with the technological history and philosophical speculations contributing to it. Adams.

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