The landmark science fiction movies | Cover Story | Times Crest
Popular on Times Crest
  • In This Section
  • Entire Website
  • The knowledge hub
    July 13, 2013
    Director Kavita A Sharma says, 'IIC isn't really a club but a cultural centre meant to help this country understand others better, and vice…
  • A rare mix
    July 13, 2013
    Getting membership into this 118-year-old club - once the estate of the deposed Tipu Sultan exiled to Calcutta - is no easy task.
  • Fun and games
    July 13, 2013
    Bombay Gymkhana first opened its doors strictly to moneyed Britishers.
More in this Section
Profiles
Leaving tiger watching to raise rice Ecologist Debal Deb, who did his post-doctoral research from IISc in…
The crorepati writer He's the man who gives Big B his lines. RD Tailang, the writer of KBC.
Chennai-Toronto express Review Raja is a Canadian enthusiast whose quirky video reviews of Tamil…
Don't parrot, perform Maestro Buddhadev Dasgupta will hold a masterclass on ragas.
A man's man Shivananda Khan spent his life speaking up for men who have sex with men.
Bhowmick and the first family of Indian football At first glance, it would be the craziest set-up in professional football.
From Times Blogs
The end of Detroit
Jobs in Detroit's car factories are moving to India.
Chidanand Rajghatta
How I love the word ‘dobaara’...
Can ‘bindaas’ or ‘jhakaas’ survive transliteration?
Shobhaa De
Anand marte nahin...
India's first superstar died almost a lonely life.
Robin Roy
Sci-Fi on Silver Screen

The landmark science fiction movies



Previous
<b>2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) </b><br><br><b>Director: Stanley Kubrick </b><br><br>Jointly written by Arthur C Clarke and Kubrick, this haunting story spans millions of years as hominids are introduced to weapon/tool use and then directed to a Stargate on Jupiter, by a much older and superior cosmic consciousness. The meticulous filming of the space journey, the death struggle with Hal, the computer and the fall through the blackhole with psychedelic colors are now legendary, as is the use of classical music, including Strauss's waltz 'The Blue Danube'.

The landmark science fiction movies

July 16, 2011


2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Jointly written by Arthur C Clarke and Kubrick, this haunting story spans millions of years as hominids are introduced to weapon/tool use and then directed to a Stargate on Jupiter, by a much older and superior cosmic consciousness. The meticulous filming of the space journey, the death struggle with Hal, the computer and the fall through the blackhole with psychedelic colors are now legendary, as is the use of classical music, including Strauss's waltz 'The Blue Danube'.

<b>Aliens (1979) </b><br><br><b>Dir: Ridley Scott </b><br><br>On its way back to earth, the computer of a commercial spaceship Nastromo receives an unknown transmission from a nearby planetoid. Thinking it to be a distress signal, it awakes the crew, which lands on the planetoid to discover that the signal was actually a warning. The success of the film led the producers to finance three sequels.

The landmark science fiction movies

July 16, 2011


Aliens (1979)

Dir: Ridley Scott

On its way back to earth, the computer of a commercial spaceship Nastromo receives an unknown transmission from a nearby planetoid. Thinking it to be a distress signal, it awakes the crew, which lands on the planetoid to discover that the signal was actually a warning. The success of the film led the producers to finance three sequels.

<b>Blade Runner (1982) </b><br><br><b>Dir: Ridley Scott </b><br><br>In 2019, man has acquired the technology to make human clones which are developed to work on Earth's offworld colonies. These androids must be exterminated if they escape these colonies and reach earth. The film, which revolves around a Blade Runner cop specialising in terminating these androids, is renowned for its dark style and futuristic design which was used by the later movies of the genre.

The landmark science fiction movies

July 16, 2011


Blade Runner (1982)

Dir: Ridley Scott

In 2019, man has acquired the technology to make human clones which are developed to work on Earth's offworld colonies. These androids must be exterminated if they escape these colonies and reach earth. The film, which revolves around a Blade Runner cop specialising in terminating these androids, is renowned for its dark style and futuristic design which was used by the later movies of the genre.

<b>The Terminator (1984) </b><br><br><b>Dir: James Cameron </b><br><br>In 2029, most of humanity has been wiped out by a nuclear war and earth is ruled by machines. To end the remaining human resistance which is led by John Connor, the robots must travel back in time and kill his mother so that Connor is never born. The terminator, a human looking cyborg, is sent back to 1980s to Kill Sarah Connor, whose only protector, Kyle Reese, is sent from the future.

The landmark science fiction movies

July 16, 2011


The Terminator (1984)

Dir: James Cameron

In 2029, most of humanity has been wiped out by a nuclear war and earth is ruled by machines. To end the remaining human resistance which is led by John Connor, the robots must travel back in time and kill his mother so that Connor is never born. The terminator, a human looking cyborg, is sent back to 1980s to Kill Sarah Connor, whose only protector, Kyle Reese, is sent from the future.

<b>Matrix (1999) </b><br><br><b>Dir: The Wachowskis </b><br><br>Showcasing the conflict between future good and future bad guys, the film shows a world taken over by machines. Humans live in a simulated reality, created by machines that are dependent on the human body heat. A hacker, Neo must enter this matrix of artificial reality and confront the super computer programmes.

The landmark science fiction movies

July 16, 2011


Matrix (1999)

Dir: The Wachowskis

Showcasing the conflict between future good and future bad guys, the film shows a world taken over by machines. Humans live in a simulated reality, created by machines that are dependent on the human body heat. A hacker, Neo must enter this matrix of artificial reality and confront the super computer programmes.

<b>Inception (2010) </b><br><br><b>Dir: Christopher Nolan </b><br><br>'This summer your mind is the scene of the crime. ' That is how Warner Bros described this intricately plotted and multilayered story about dream stealers who invade the mind of their victims to extract information. The film had stunningly crafted special effects, especially the Penrose stairs. One of the biggest grossers of all times, the film ended on a maddeningly ambiguous note. Had the dream ended or not? We'll never know. <b><br><br>COMPILED BY ATUL THAKUR </b><br><br>

The landmark science fiction movies

July 16, 2011


Inception (2010)

Dir: Christopher Nolan

'This summer your mind is the scene of the crime. ' That is how Warner Bros described this intricately plotted and multilayered story about dream stealers who invade the mind of their victims to extract information. The film had stunningly crafted special effects, especially the Penrose stairs. One of the biggest grossers of all times, the film ended on a maddeningly ambiguous note. Had the dream ended or not? We'll never know.

COMPILED BY ATUL THAKUR


Next
Other Times Group news sites
The Times of India | The Economic Times
इकनॉमिक टाइम्स | ઈકોનોમિક ટાઈમ્સ
Mumbai Mirror | Times Now
Indiatimes | नवभारत टाइम्स
महाराष्ट्र टाइम्स
Living and entertainment
Timescity | iDiva | Bollywood | Zoom
| Technoholik | MensXP.com

Networking

itimes | Dating & Chat | Email
Hot on the Web
Hotklix
Services
Book print ads | Online shopping | Business solutions | Book domains | Web hosting
Business email | Free SMS | Free email | Website design | CRM | Tenders | Remit
Cheap air tickets | Matrimonial | Ringtones | Astrology | Jobs | Property | Buy car
Online Deals
About us | Advertise with us | Terms of Use and Grievance Redressal Policy | Privacy policy | Feedback
Copyright© 2010 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service