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Science Fiction Films of the Seventies

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The seventies produced some of the best and the worst ever science fiction films. But it also supplied the public with entertainment so popular, and so lucrative, that films like Star Wars and Superman set new standards for box-office gross.
Paperback, 271 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by McFarland & Company (first published August 1985)
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Great book about science fiction films from a very fruitful period. It covers the whole gamut from Omega Man to Solaris. Written during a time when science fiction wasn't being taken particularly seriously by major critics. The author weighs the relative merits of each film he covers and offers good film criticism that doesn't praise the quality of the idea while ignoring the quality of the execution and presentation. He takes shots at ambitious failures like Soylent Green, The Black Hole, and T ...more
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pretty good...but there are few times when i wondered if the author actually saw a film he was commenting on.
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Writer for 25 years on business and agriculture; editor; published author, book "Science Fiction Films of the Seventies" and in national venues such as Asimov's, Starlog, Night Cry, Twilight Zone Magazine; science fiction illustrator and artist; raised in Central Valley, attended San Jose State; partnered with father in a retail business; worked as a business consultant and public speaker; interna ...more
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