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Looking at two films studies, compare and contrast their representation of the future (Planet Of The Apes and The Matrix)
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Looking at two films studies, compare and contrast their representation of the future
Sci-fi films were born in the aftermath of the industrial and scientific revolutions of the 19th century. The first motion picture from this genre was 'Le Voyage Dans La Lune', a Georges Meties production from 1902. This is regarded as the first sci-fi film; the one that set the standard for the genre and to what most of the future sci-fi movies would aspire to in someway. Le Voyage includes astronauts, spaceships, space travel, extraterrestrials, all these common ingredients that stereotyped the genre. Other sci-fi classics include: '2001: A Space Odyssey' (Stanley Kubrick, 1968); 'Alien' (Ridley Scott, 1979); 'Blade Runner' (Ridley Scott, 1982) and 'ET' (Steven Spielberg, 1982). Though they don't all have aliens or intergalactic wars, they hold criteria applicable to all sci-fi movies, that is they are set in the future or have a vision of the future and/or involve a third kind and show life outside of our own atmosphere.
The vast majority of sci-fi films though hold a third dimension as well. Accompanying the vision of the future, and the aliens, and the spaceships is a deeper, moral message
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