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Dreamscape

October 3, 2010

Dreamscape

Wikipedia | Dreamscape is a 1984 science fiction film directed by Joseph Ruben and written by David Loughery, with Chuck Russell and Ruben co-writing.

Psychic Alex Gardner (Dennis Quaid) was the 19-year-old prime subject of a scientific research project documenting his psychic ability, but in the midst of the study he disappeared and has since been using his talents solely for personal gain, which lately consists… read more

Link: Dreamscape at IMDB

Sunshine

January 20, 2010

sunshine

Wikipedia | Sunshine is a 2007 British science fiction film directed by Danny Boyle and written by Alex Garland about the crew of a spacecraft on a dangerous mission to the Sun. In 2057, with the Earth in peril from the dying Sun, the crew is sent to reignite the Sun with a massive stellar bomb, a nuclear device with the equivalent mass of Manhattan Island.  

The script was… read more

Link: official movie website

Brainstorm

October 3, 2010

Brainstorm

Wikipedia | Brainstorm is a 1983 science fiction film directed by Douglas Trumbull and starring Christopher Walken and Natalie Wood (in her last film appearance).

A team of scientists invents “The Hat”, a helmet that allows sensations to be read from a person’s brain and written to tape so that others can experience them. The team includes estranged husband-and-wife, Michael and Karen Brace (Walken and Wood),… read more

Link: Brainstorm on IMDB

12 Monkeys

October 3, 2010

12 Monkeys

Wikipedia | 12 Monkeys is a 1995 science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam, inspired by the French short film La Jetée (1962), and starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, and Christopher Plummer.

After Universal Studios acquired the rights to remake La Jetée as a full-length film, David and Janet Peoples were hired to write the script. Under Terry Gilliam’s direction, Universal granted the filmmakers… read more

Link: 12 Monkeys on IMDB

Minority Report

January 24, 2010

minority report

Wikipedia | Minority Report is a 2002 science fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg and loosely based on the short story “The Minority Report” by Philip K. Dick. It is set primarily in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia in the year 2054, where “Precrime”, a specialized police department, apprehends criminals based on foreknowledge provided by three psychics called “precogs”.

The cast… read more

La jetée

October 3, 2010

La Jetée

Wikipedia | La jetée (English: The Jetty or The Pier) (1962) is a 28-minute black and white science fiction film by Chris Marker. Constructed almost entirely from still photos, it tells the story of a post-nuclear war experiment in time travel. The film won the Prix Jean Vigo for short film.

The main character (Davos Hanich) is a prisoner in the aftermath of the Third World… read more

Link: La jetée (The Pier) at IMDB

A.I.

June 17, 2010

AI the movie

Wikipedia | A.I. : Artificial Intelligence is a 2001 Academy Award nominated science fiction film directed, co-produced and co-written by Steven Spielberg. Based on Brian Aldiss‘ short story “Super-Toys Last All Summer Long“, the film stars Haley Joel Osment, Frances O’Connor, Jude Law, Sam Robards, Jake Thomas and William Hurt. Set sometime in the future, A.I. tells the story of David,… read more

Link: official movie website

Metropolis

June 17, 2010

metropolis poster

Wikipedia | Metropolis is a 1927 German sci-fi expressionist film by Fritz Lang. Produced in Germany during a stable period of the Weimar Republic, Metropolis is set in a futuristic urban dystopia and makes use of this context to explore a political theme of the day: the social crisis between workers and owners in capitalism.

The film was produced in the Babelsberg Studios by Universum Film A.G. (UFA). The… read more

Link: official website for Metropolis restored film

The Island

October 3, 2010

The Island

Wikipedia | The Island is a 2005 American science fiction action film directed by Michael Bay and starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson. It was released on July 22, 2005 in the US. It was nominated for 3 awards including the Teen Choice award.

It is described as a pastiche of “escape-from-dystopia” science fiction films of the 1960s and 1970s such as Fahrenheit 451, THX 1138,… read more

Link: The Island on IMDB

Bicentennial Man

September 22, 2010

Bicentennial Man

Wikipedia | Bicentennial Man is a 1999 American drama and science fiction film starring Robin Williams and Sam Neill based on the novel The Positronic Man, co-written by Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg which is itself based on Asimov’s original novella titled The Bicentennial Man. The film follows… read more

Link: Bicentennial Man on IMDB

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