Society & Genre - Science Fiction Film.

Achievement Standard 3.4.

Externally examined.

4 Credits.


This is a 5MB Hard Drive in 1956. A smaller one was regarded as science fiction!

This achievement standard requires explaining the relationship between society and a media genre.
You are expected to explain, analyse and evaluate the relationship between society and a media genre. In our case the media is film and the genre - Science Fiction.

The unit covers a history of the genre which places selected films in their historical, literary, sociological and political contexts as well as providing an in depth consideration of the science fiction films of Andrew Niccol - The Truman Show, Gattaca and S1m0ne.

Same Old Aliens, but new Neuroses. (NYT review of Invasion of the Body Snatchers 2000) an ideal example of how Sci Fi film reflect society's concerns.
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