Bridging the Gap We Imagined: Deconstructing Human/Non-Human Binaries in Science Fiction Film
Since Frankenstein (1931) and through Blade Runner: 2049 (2017), cinema has found a form of expression and success through the science fiction genre. By introducing its audiences to a form of “cognitive estrangement” (Suvin), science fiction forces consumers to re-evaluate themselves and reflect on who they are; what they are. It “has simply proven to be one of our most flexible popular genres” (Tellote) because it can become any situation and still reflect our own. While incorporating aspects of the marvelous, fantastic, and uncanny (Todorov), we are able to imagine the supernatural or ...
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