Thursday, November 11, 2010
Since the advent of the SF age Robots and Space-Aliens must have stolen our women by the thousands, I keep wondering what they might need them for.
The grip of fear:
Hollywood, or the film industry in general has by now turned our never ceasing fear of being invaded into an paranoid art-form perpetually fuelling SF and Horror. The Invasion of the body snatchers (right) image is something we find re-used for the movie the Revenge of the Creature, by the way.
There's likely equal bits of American arrogance and self-deprecation to be found in the way SF continually uses the image of a destroyed Lady Liberty to mark the end of civilization.