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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).
The Island of Lost Souls (Erle C. Kenton 1932)
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The Island of Doctor Agor (Tim Burton, 1971)
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The Island of Dr. Moreau (Don Taylor 1977)
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The Island of Dr. Moreau (Don Taylor 1977)
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The Island of Dr. Moreau (John Frankenheimer 1996)
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The Invisible Man 1898
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The Invisible Man 1897
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The Invisible Man (H.G. Wells, 1897)
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The Invisible Man 1897
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The Invisible Man (James Whale, 1933)
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The Invisible Man (James Whale, 1933)
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Abbott and Costello Meet The Invisible Man (Charles Lamont, 1933)
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The Invisible Man (James Whale 1933)
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The War of the Worlds 1898
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The War of the Worlds (H.G. Wells, 1898)
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War of the Worlds (Byron Hakin, 1953)
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War of the Worlds (Steven Spielberg, 2005)
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Things to Come (William Cameron Menzies, 1936)
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Things to Come (William Cameron Menzies, 1936)
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Things to Come (William Cameron Menzies, 1936)
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Things to Come (William Cameron Menzies, 1936)
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Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)
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I, Robot 1950
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I, Robot (Alex Proyas, 2004)
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I, Robot (Alex Proyas, 2004)
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The Bicentennial Man 1976
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I, Robot (Alex Proyas, 2004)
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The Positronic Man 1992
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The Bicentennial Man (Chris Columbus, 1999)
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The Bicentennial Man (Chris Columbus, 1999)
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The Bicentennial Man (Chris Columbus, 1999)
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Flash Gordon 1934
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Flash Gordon (Frederick Stephani and Ray Taylor, 1936)
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Flash Gordon (Frederick Stephani and Ray Taylor, 1936)
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Flash Gordon (Frederick Stephani and Ray Taylor, 1936)
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Flash Gordon (Frederick Stephani and Ray Taylor, 1936)
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I Am Legend 1954
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The Last Man on Earth (Ubaldo Ragona & Sidney Salkow, 1964)
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The Last Man on Earth (Ubaldo Ragona & Sidney Salkow, 1964)
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The Last Man on Earth (Ubaldo Ragona & Sidney Salkow, 1964)
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The Last Man on Earth (Ubaldo Ragona & Sidney Salkow, 1964)
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The Omega Man (Boris Sagal, 1971)
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The Omega Man (Boris Sagal, 1971)
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The Omega Man (Boris Sagal, 1971)
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I am Legend (Francis Lawrence, 2007)
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I am Legend (Francis Lawrence, 2007)
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I am Legend (Francis Lawrence, 2007)
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The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney (1954)
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel,1956)
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel,1956)
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel,1956)
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel,1956)
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel,1956)
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel,1956)
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel,1956)
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Philip Kaufman, 1978)
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Philip Kaufman, 1978)
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Philip Kaufman, 1978)
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Body Snatchers (Abel Ferrara, 1993)
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Body Snatchers (Abel Ferrara, 1993)
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