|Film 24: Reading List
- Basalla, George. 1981. "Keaton and Chaplin: The Silent Film's Response to Technology." In Technology in American: A History of Individuals and Ideas.Edited by Caroll W. Pursell.
Biro, Matthew. 1994. "The New Man as Cyborg: Figures of Technology in Weimar Visual Culture." New German Critique (Spring-Summer), 79-110.
Bonner, Frances. 1992. "Separate Development: Cyberpunk in Film and TV."
In Fiction 2000: Cyberpunk and the Future of Narrative. Edited by Tom Shippey. Athens: U of Georgia Press. pp, 191-207
Christie, Ian. The Last Machine: Early Cinema and the Birth of the Modern World. London: BBC, 1994.
Skim the first two chapters.
Corn, Joseph J. and Brian Horrigan. 1984. Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Fun to skim for some crazy (and often right-on) looks backward to the future.
Gunning, Tom. 1995. "Buster Keaton or the Work of Comedy in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction." Cineaste v21, n3 (Summer)14 (3 pages).
Hornig, Susanna. "Digital Delusions: Intelligent Computers in Science Fiction Film." In Beyond the Stars III: The Material World in American Popular Film. Edited by Paul Loukides and Linda K. Fuller. pp. 207-215
Landon, Brooks. 1990. "Rethinking Science Fiction in the Age of Electronic (Re)Production: On a Clear Day You Can See the Horizon of Invisibility." Post Script10 (Fall), 61-71
Landon, Brooks. 1992. "Future So Bright They Gotta Wear Shades: Cyberpunk and Beyond." In The Aesthetics of Ambivalence: Rethinking Science Fiction Film in the Age of Electronic (Re)Production. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. pp. 119-143
Levinson, Paul. 1977. "Toy, Mirror, and Art: The Metamorphosis of Technological Culture." Etc. (June), 151-166
Lloyd, Donald G. 1990. Renegade Robots and Hard-Wired Heroes: "Technology and Morality in Contemporary Science Fiction Films." In Beyond the Stars III: The Material World in American Popular Film. Edited by Paul Loukides and Linda K. Fuller. pp. 216-227
Matheson, T.J. 1992. "Marcuse, ellul, and the Science-Fiction Film: Negative Response to Technology." Science-Fiction Studies (November), 326-339
Muyssen, Andreas. 1981-82. "The Vamp and the Machine: Technology and Sexuality in Fritz Lang's Metropolis." New German Critique 8 (Fall/Winter), 221-237
Nelson, Thomas Allen. 1982. "The Ultimate Cinematic Universe: 2001 A Space Odyssey." In Kubrick: Inside a Film Artist's Maze (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press), pp. 99-132
Palumbo, Donald. 1982. "Loving the Machine: Or, the Mechanical Egg: Sexual Mechanisms and Metaphors in Science Fiction Films." In The Mechanical God: Machines in Science Fiction. Edited by Thomas P. Dunn and Richard D. Erlich. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. pp. 118-128
Pursell, Carroll. 1994. White Heat: People and Technology. Berkeley: University of California Press. A useful, stylish, and entertaining series of meditations on the cultural history of technology.
Telotte, J.P. 1990. "Film And/As Technology: An Introduction." Post Script10 (Fall), 4-8
Telotte, J.P. 1988. "The Ghost in the Machine: Consciousness and the Science Fiction Film." Western Humanities Review, XLII (Autumn), 249-258
Telotte, J.P. "Just Imagine-ing the Metropolis of Modern Amercia," Science Fiction Studies, (July), 23:161-170
Telotte, J.P. 1989. "Science Fiction in Double Focus: Forbidden Planet."
Film Criticism XIII (Spring), 25-36
Telotte, J.P. 1991. "The Tremulous Public Body: Robots, Change, and the Science Fiction Film." Journal of Popular Film and Television 19 (Spring), 14-23
Williams, Ruth. 1993. "A Virus is Only Doing Its Job: From Aliens Outside to Rebellion in the Flesh." Sight and Sound 3 (May), 31-34