jueves, 20 de diciembre de 2007

The Prestige Film

The Prestige is a 2006 period film directed by Christopher Nolan, with a screenplay adapted from the 1995 World Fantasy Award-winning novel of the same name by Christopher Priest. The story follows Robert Angier and Alfred Borden, rival stage magicians in fin de siècle London. Obsessed with creating the best stage illusion, they engage in competitive one-upmanship with tragic results.

The film features Christian Bale as Alfred Borden, Hugh Jackman as Robert Angier, and David Bowie as Nikola Tesla. It also stars Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, Piper Perabo, Andy Serkis, and Rebecca Hall. The film reunites Nolan with actors Bale and Caine from Batman Begins, and returning cinematographer Wally Pfister, production designer Nathan Crowley, and film score composer David Julyan.

Priest's epistolary novel was adapted to the screen by Christopher and Jonathan Nolan using Nolan's distinctive nonlinear narrative structure. Themes of duality, obsession, sacrifice, and secrecy pervade the conflict. The film was released on October 20, 2006, receiving good reviews and strong box office results, and obtained Academy Award nominations for Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction. Along with The Illusionist and Scoop, The Prestige was one of three films in 2006 to explore the world of stage magicians.

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The Time Machine Movie

Genre: Science Fiction

The Time Machine is a 2002 science fiction film directed by Simon Wells as a remake of The Time Machine (1960), and starring Guy Pearce, Jeremy Irons, Orlando Jones, Samantha Mumba, Mark Addy, Sienna Guillory, and Phyllida Law with a cameo by Alan Young from the earlier film. Like the original film, this movie is loosely based on the 1895 novel The Time Machine by H. G. Wells.

Alexander Hartdegen is a young scientist who lives in 1899 New York City. Obsessed with the idea of time travel and convinced that it is theoretically possible, he teaches at Columbia University as a professor of "Applied Mechanics and Engineering" and often gets into trouble for his free-thinking, radical theories. It is also stated that he was a pen pal of Albert Einstein. As Alexander rushes to the park to meet with his girlfriend Emma, he pauses to buy flowers; however, this notion is soon lost when he becomes embroiled and excited about an early motor car which has pulled up beside the park gates. He puts himself in immediate good fortune with the driver who, while refueling, forgot to activate the parking brake – something Alexander does quickly when it threatens to shoot off, out of control.

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viernes, 14 de diciembre de 2007

Robocop Movie

Genre: Science Fiction

RoboCop is a 1987 science-fiction, superhero action movie and satire of unrestrained capitalism, directed by Paul Verhoeven. Filming took place in Detroit, Michigan, United States, with Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Dallas, Texas filling in for Michigan locales as well. The movie illustrates the serious problem of defective robots which do harm, thus disobeying the fundamental laws of robotics. It spawned two sequels, several comic books, multiple video games, two animated series, dozens of action figures and two television series, all featuring a cyborg police officer. The film was produced by Orion Pictures.

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sábado, 1 de diciembre de 2007

Blade Runner Movie

Genre: Science Fiction (Sci-Fi)

Blade Runner is a science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott. The story of the film is going in Los Angeles in 2019. Artificially manufactured cyborgs called replicants are used in dangerous work on colonies. After a replicant uprising, replicants become illegal on Earth and a special police unit "blade runners" hunt them down. One blade runner (Harrison Ford) seeks for a dangerous replicant group.

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viernes, 30 de noviembre de 2007

Johnny Mnemonic

Genre: Science Fiction (Sci-Fi), Cyberpunk

Johnny Mnemonic is a 1995 cyberpunk movie, loosely based on a short story of the same name by William Gibson, in which Keanu Reeves plays the title character, a man with a cybernetic implant in his brain designed to store information. It portrays Gibson's standard dystopian view of the future with the world dominated by large corporations and with strong East Asian influences. One of the greatest cyberpunk movies.

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jueves, 22 de noviembre de 2007

Back To The Future

Genre: Science Fiction, Comedy

Back to the Future is a 1985 science fictioncomedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and produced by Steven Spielberg. Zemeckis wrote the story, along with Bob Gale. It stars Michael J. Fox as teenager Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd as mad scientist Doctor Emmett L. Brown. Accidentally travelling thirty years back in time in a De Lorean time machine, Marty inadvertently interferes with his parents' courtship and is forced to try to make them fall in love, or he will never be born.

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miércoles, 21 de noviembre de 2007

Artificial Intelligence

Genre: Science Fiction

The story is set sometime in the future. Global warming has led to an ecological disaster resulting in a drastic reduction of the human population and rising sea levels. Cities like
New York City and Venice lie in ruins. Mankind’s efforts to maintain civilization lead to the creation of android artificial intelligence. These efforts culminate with the creation of David, an android child (or “mecha”) programmed with the ability to love. Cybertronics, the company that created David, wish to test their latest creation on a loving couple wanting a child. They approach one of their employees, Henry Swinton, with the idea.

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