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Just like the 1950s and 1960s when dangers from nuclear war and fascination with UFOs (Unidentified Flying Object) led many science fiction movies produced on the theme (such as ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ in 1968), so is the case in the last decade or so with global warming. Scientists, writers, and movie directors have all shown considerable interest in exploring the aftermath of the event of global warming. ‘Day After Tomorrow’ by Roland Emmerich is one such movie, which according to Lichtenfeld, takes us from the ‘Cold War’ to a ‘War on Cold.’ (Wildmoon; Leiserowitz, 23) The paper discusses the different aspects of this science fiction movie with a note of impending warning to the society.
The movie shows the devastating consequence of climate change that may appear to many as just a fantasy. In the movie, there are scenes of abrupt breakdown of the Greenland ice sheet, producing a 1000-feet- high tsunami smashing into New York. The movie did generate another wave of discussion over the issue of climate change and turned into one of the most successful box office hit
The movie narrates the tale of Jack Hall (climatologist at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)) as he survives the breakdown of a colossal ice shelf flouting off Antarctica and returns to his work with a warning about the chances of a sudden and sharp climate change because of global warming. Few weeks after Dr. Hall has submitted his theory, scientists at North Atlantic thermohaline circulation system find that the system is briskly closing down. Thermohaline Circulation (THC) denotes part of the extensive ocean circulation that is driven by density gradients generated by surface temperature and freshwater fluidity. There are some conjectures that global warming might, by way of a slowdown or shutdown, activate localized freezing in the North Atlantic and lead to cooler
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The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast the theme of two films directed by Robert Zemeckis. “Contract” is the famous, Oscar winning film of Robert Zemeckis launched in 1997. The film is included in the genre, “Science Fiction”. “Cast Away” is an other film directed by him that was liked throughout the world due to the remarkable show of adventure in it.
Based upon this definition, Asimov would probably characterize the time travel in two novels, Ursula LeGuin’s The Dispossessed and Octavia Butler’s Kindred, very differently. Like many SF novels, time travel is an important element in Kindred, but according to Asimov’s definition, it is more fantasy-like than SF-like.
These new genre of so called robots would be equipped with greater physical and psychological power. A close consideration of the last two decades of twentieth century reveals the fact that the western society has become predominantly pro-robotics and inclined to artificial intelligence promoted by high-tech gadgets.
Consequently, the Earth becomes virtually uninhabitable prompting the devastated human populations to seek refuge in other planets like Mars. To foster emigration and colonization efforts, humans receive robots or androids that are supposed to help them settle in other planets.
From Frankenstein’s monster we evolve with a genre of beings that are partly man and partly machine. These beings are subject to the same intelligence and information as man but have capabilities many times more than the ordinary albeit strongest man. They have the same success and failures as we do, they laugh, they cry and etc.
When the glaciers started melting rapidly, ice bergs turned the sea full of warm water and the Antarctic and Arctic regions swiftly lost ice or their being, people all around the world began to panic. The governments and Special Forces were aware of their
The film challenges an array of masculine biases, such as the incompetent, fearless Wikus; the shrewd and merciless MNU officials and state-owned scientist who insist to take advantage of the aliens for their weapons and technology; the manically
Chinese culture is one of the important themes that have been expressed in both movies. In both movies, the Chinese culture is expressed as strict when it comes to the discipline. In the Drunken Master, the main
The film is playing around with culture, time and genre by mixing all of them to create a futuristic atmosphere (Peary 1984). The fusion of science fiction and noir is an example of ideas used by Scott to express
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