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Science Fiction Films. Typical and A-Typical Films.
Minority Report http: //www. imdb. com/title/tt 0181689/ Minority Report; Minority Report is a typical Sci-Fi film with all the typical codes and conventions of the Sci-Fi genre, the gadgets and futuristic setting along with the issue that needs to be resolved, with the different vigilante pursuits using various forms of different futuristic transport and weapons. The use of different futuristic gear will often define the horror film and especially from the trailer, you can see that the film is a typical sci-fi film, in the opening 5 seconds you see the use of gadgets and the opening line states the futuristic setting.
A-Typical Sci Fi Film • Stepford Wives; http: //www. imdb. com/title/tt 0327162/ • Stepford Wives is a sci-fi film that seriously challenges the standard forms and conventions of the sci-fi genre. Firstly there are never usually a family full of happy members involved but usually one masculine male that is portrayed as strong and physically intimidating. To begin with there is nothing to suggest that the film is a Sci-Fi film as there are no futuristic gadgets or any form of alien invasion or no threat to the human race or characters what so ever. The standard Sci-Fi film will contain gadgets set in a futuristic location involving car chases and high speed, action, and thrilling suspense scenes created in order to fulfill the thrill and horror expected. Stepford Wives challenges all of the typical forms and conventions of the genre, there are no typical forms and conventions of the Sci-Fi Genre present for a large majority of the film. • •