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This album focuses on the literary roots of science fiction cinema and literature's ongoing influence on the progression of science fiction cinema over time. It includes images from films adapted from books, books influenced by films, and films that exemplify the evolution of science fiction concepts over the years. Several types of images are used to create a visual map, including illustrations or covers from books, posters or stills from films inspired by books, and images of book authors. This album explores such influential science fiction authors such as Jules Verne, HG. Wells, Isaac Asimov, and Phillip K. Dick, to name a few. We tried to include any reoccurring films whether they be parts of series or remakes; basically anything that originated with a work of literature. Images of each author are followed by images of their books or short stories, followed by still frames from films inspired by said books or short stories. While some writers had several influential works, others had only one, such as Pierre Boulle, or Richard Matheson who certainly had an impact within the genre. This album also explores books that are considered classical pieces of literature and were recently reinterpreted with major science fiction elements, namely the book (and soon to be film) "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," adapted by Seth Grahame-Smith from the original "Pride and Prejudice" novel. This demonstrates how science fiction can often reflect back onto the medium from which it sprang. To prove this point, we also explore some novelizations based on the popular science fiction franchises such as the Star Wars universe and the Star Trek universe. While literature clearly is a key part of the history and origins of science fiction, there are also many important cinematic works that have no direct ties to literature. In order to create a thorough overview of the development of the science fiction genre, this album also contains a brief exploration of non-literature based works throughout the decades. These works are illustrated through media including illustrations, film frames, and movie posters, arranged in chronological order in the second half of the album to show how the genre has evolved over the years. The purpose of this album is to visualize what famous science fiction author Ray Bradbury said about the genre. He said, 'Science fiction is the most important literature in the history of the world, because it's the history of ideas, the history of our civilization birthing itself. ...Science fiction is central to everything we've ever done, and people who make fun of science fiction writers don't know what they're talking about.' (Ray Bradbury, Brown Daily Herald, March 24, 1995).
Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels (Jonathan Swift, 1726)
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Gulliver's Travels (Dave, Fleischer, 1939)
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Gulliver's Travels (Charles Sturridge, 1996)
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Gulliver's Travels (Rob Letterman, 2010)
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The Incredible Shrinking Man (Jack Arnold, 1957)
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Honey, I Shrunk the KIds (Joe Johnston, 1989)
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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (Joe Johnston, 1989)
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The Indian in the Cupboard (Frank Oz, 1995)
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The Borrowers (Peter Hewitt, 1997)
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Night at the Museum (Shawn Levy, 2006)
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Frankenstein 1819
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Frankenstein (James Whale, 1931)
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Frankenstein (James Whale,1931)
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Frankenstein (James Whale, 1931)
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Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale,1935)
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Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale 1935)
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Son of Frankenstein (Rowland V. Lee, 1939)
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Son of Frankenstein (Rowland V. Lee, 1939)
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Son of Frankenstein (Rowland V. Lee, 1939)
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Frankenstein (Kenneth Branagh,1994)
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Frankenstein (Kenneth Branagh, 1994)
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Frankenstein (Kenneth Branagh 1994)
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Frankenweenie (Tim Burton, 2012),
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Jules Verne 1828-1905
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Jules Verne's Voyages Extraordinaires
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The Steampunk Bible 2010
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Journey to the Center of the Earth 1864
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Journey to the Center of the Earth 1864
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Journey to the Center of the Earth 1864
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Journey to the Center of the Earth (Henry Levin,1959)
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Journey to the Center of the Earth (Eric Brevig, 2008)
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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea 1870
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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Georges Melies,1907)
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Richard Fleischer, 1954)
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The Black Hole (Gary Nelson, 1979)
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The Black Hole (Gary Nelson, 1979)
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Around the World in Eighty Days published in 1873
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Around the World in 80 Days (Michael Anderson, 1956)
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Around the World in 80 Days (Frank Coraci, 2004)
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The Mysterious Island 1875
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Journey 2: the Mysterious Island (Brad Peyton, 2012)
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Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, 1886.
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (John S. Robertson, 1920)
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (John S. Robertson, 1920)
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Rouben Mamoulian, 1931)
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Victor Fleming, 1941)
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Rouben Mamoulian, 1931)
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Victor Fleming, 1941)
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Paolo Barzman, 2008)
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Paolo Barzman, 2008)
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H.G. Wells (1866-1946)
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The Time Machine by H.G.Wells (1895)
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The Time Machine (George Pal, 1960)
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The Time Machine (George Pal, 1960)
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The Time Machine (George Pal, 1960)
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The Time Machine (Simon Wells, 2002)
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The Time Machine (Simon Wells, 2002)
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The Island of Dr. Moreau 1896
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The Island of Lost Souls (Erle C. Kenton, 1932)
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