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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).
Star Trek (J.J. Abrams, 2009)
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Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010)
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Sucker Punch (Zack Snyder, 2011)
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The Avengers (Joss Whedon, 2012)
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