One of my favorite genres is Science Fiction, I love sci-fi literature, TV shows and films. One of my favorite Sci-fi book is Douglas Adams’ “The Hitchhiker Guide to the Galaxy” a couple of months ago I was reading again this book and I start thinking that Wikipedia reminds me the guide and Siri reminds me to HAL from “2001: Space Oddisey” and apparently I’m not the only one. AT&T Savings created this graphic about technology inspired by science fiction.
When you say sci-fi to a non-fanatic of the genre, they imagine silver suits on a sterile environment in a future fill with robots. Sci-fi had most of its inspiration on a possible future, a future utopic or dystopic that will change the concept of the human as we know it. Sci-fi is probably the first fiction genre to be reflected on movies and since we had seen a vision of a future. Well, Dan Meth created an infographic that shows the perspective of the future in perspective of the year it was made.
Sci-fi movies require a lot of research, attention to detail, and almost flawless storylines in order for an audience to let go and believe what they are seeing is real. Let’s be honest sometimes the script writers use or overuse the literary freedom letting some minor details overlooked and sometimes a really big ones. So here is graphic of some of the mistakes in the sci-fi movies.
I have been thinking about the graphics for this month and I honestly could not decide which one to put on, so I decide to create a month for just one topic that way was born Sci-fi September this month all my post will be about the best genre in films.
To open this month I decide to share this marvelous graphic by MovieFill of time travel in films. Time travel is one of the most recurring themes in sci-fi literature and obviously in films.
Written by Richard Kelly
Produced by: Adam Fields, Nancy Juvones, Sean McKittrick and Drew Barrymore
Starring: Jake Gyllenghaal, Maggie Gyllenghaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne, James Duval, Beth Grant, Katherine Ross, Patrick Swayze and Noah Wyle
Release Date: October 26, 2001
Directed by Ridley Scott
Written by Dan O’Bannon
Produced by Gordon, Carroll. David Giler and Walter Hill
Starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Koblo
Country: United Kingdom and USA
Release Date: May 25, 1979.
The place I want to visit the most in this planet is London. That city have a magical allure to me. One of my 2013 resolutions is to visit United Kingdom, so I’m starting to warm up with a list of movies set in London. Also I’m really thankful to England because according to the statistics of my blog this country is the second place in visits.
Written by Daniel Mainwaring
Produced by Walter Wagner
Starring: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Lany Gates, King Donovan and Carolyn Jones
Release date: February 5, 1956
Screenplay by Charles Edward Pogue and David Cronenberg
Produced by Stuart Cornfield
Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Genna Davis and John Getz
Country: United States
Release Date: August 15, 1986