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Science Fiction Prototyping by Brian David Johnson

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CHAPTER 5

The Men in the Moon: Exploring Movies as an SF Prototype and a Conversation With Sidney Perkowitz

In our previous chapter, we looked at the short story as a format that your SF prototype could take. In this chapter, we are going to look at movies.

Science fiction and movies go together like peanut butter and chocolate, soda pop and popcorn, vanilla ice cream and root beer. They seem to be meant for one another. Six of the top ten highest grossing films of all time in America are science fiction movies.

  1. Avatar (2009)

  2. Titanic (1997)

  3. The Dark Knight (2008)

  4. Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope (1977)

  5. Shrek 2 (2004)

  6. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

  7. Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace (1999)

  8. Pirates ...

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