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Across borders: science and technology during the Cold War. An introduction. During the last decades we have witnessed an explosion of historical research on science during the Cold War period 1. The availability of archival and other historical resources, and the recognition that the social history of this period cannot be written without acknowledging the contribution of science and technology, are some of the reasons behind the accumulation of historical research on this period.

Imagining the Future: Science Fiction Cinema in the Early Cold War

Science fiction or sci-fi is a film genre that uses speculative , fictional science -based depictions of phenomena that are not fully accepted by mainstream science, such as extraterrestrial lifeforms , alien worlds , extrasensory perception and time travel , along with futuristic elements such as spacecraft , robots , cyborgs , interstellar travel or other technologies. Science fiction films have often been used to focus on political or social issues , and to explore philosophical issues like the human condition. The genre has existed since the early years of silent cinema, when Georges Melies' A Trip to the Moon employed trick photography effects. The next major example first in feature length in the genre was the film Metropolis From the s to the s, the genre consisted mainly of low-budget B movies. After Stanley Kubrick 's landmark A Space Odyssey , the science fiction film genre was taken more seriously. In the late s, big-budget science fiction films filled with special effects became popular with audiences after the success of Star Wars and paved the way for the blockbuster hits of subsequent decades.

The genre provides an opportunity to express the two powers' scientific stand-off through fiction, and serves as a vehicle for the dissemination of ideas and propaganda. Post marks the time when the period of de-Stalinisation officially began and science fiction saw a carefully crafted rebirth for it served as a tool that could reflect the socialist ideal and quasi-religious faith in science that was promoted by the party. Science fiction uniquely demands for an imaginative view of the future, and therefore, corresponds with the Marxist- Leninist future-oriented ideology. For this period, the themes for American science fiction are hyperbolised monsters and invasion, and reflect the fear of the otherness of the Soviet Union, and its threat on domestic ideals. These themes are reflected in movies as 'Angry Red Planet', and 'Them! On the other hand, Soviet science fiction movies focus on the heroic Soviet man who frequently receives calls for help from outer space, and overcomes great trials to save those not living in utopia. This storyline is represented in 'Towards a Dream', and 'The Sky is calling'.

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It seems that you're in Germany. We have a dedicated site for Germany. This book offers a comprehensive guide to global literary engagement with the Cold War. Eschewing the common focus on national cultures, the collection defines Cold War literature as an international current focused on the military and ideological conflicts of the age and characterised by styles and approaches that transcended national borders. In doing so, the volume forms a landmark contribution to Cold War literary studies which will appeal to all those working on literature of the period, including specialists in comparative literature, postcolonial literature, contemporary literature and regional literature.

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The Palgrave Handbook of Cold War Literature

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Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. This thesis examines British Science Fiction between and and considers its response to the Cold War. It investigates the generic progression of British SF in the post-war years, assessing the legacy of the pre-war style of scientific romance in selected works from the late s, before exploring its re-engagement with the tradition of disaster fiction in works by John Wyndham and John Christopher in the s.

Forgot Password? Science fiction is always political as it has the power to stage contemporary problems through the lens of impossible events; popular science fiction imagines theoretical futures arising out of present conditions. The spread of domestic televisions and cinemas extends the visual and realistic medium to a large audience, and in the case of science fiction creates an outlet for ideologies to be disseminated to imaginative youths who are the biggest consumers of sci-fi.

Cold War in Science Fiction: Soviet and American Science Fiction Films in the 1950s

Science fiction is always political as it has the power to stage contemporary problems through the lens of impossible events; popular science fiction imagines theoretical futures arising out of present conditions. The spread of domestic televisions and cinemas extends the visual and realistic medium to a large audience, and in the case of science fiction creates an outlet for ideologies to be disseminated to imaginative youths who are the biggest consumers of sci-fi. The genre presupposes spectacular visuals and exaggerated plots, these in combination with paranoid social attitudes result in the most widely criticised and adored period of early science fiction cinema, the s and early s. The Soviet Union and the United States provide a focus for this study on account of several factors: the Space Race is the impetus for an increase in scientific plots for both countries, the ideological opposition to each other allows for a comparison, and overstatement of hopes and fears in both countries provide unintentional and revealing caricatures of the greater community. Fanciful dreams of aliens and technological advancements represented in science fiction cinema and literature increased in popularity in the s and s both in the United States and the Soviet Union.

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 - Это Мидж. - Королева информации! - приветствовал ее толстяк. Он всегда питал слабость к Мидж Милкен. Умница, да к тому же единственная женщина, не упускавшая случая с ним пококетничать.  - Как твои дела. - Не жалуюсь.


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Он доказывал, что кто-то должен присматривать за обществом, что взлом шифров агентством - вынужденная необходимость, залог мира. Но общественные организации типа Фонда электронных границ считали. И развязали против Стратмора непримиримую войну. ГЛАВА 24 Дэвид Беккер стоял в телефонной будке на противоположной стороне улицы, прямо напротив городской больницы, откуда его только что выставили за причинение беспокойства пациенту под номером 104, месье Клушару. Все внезапно осложнилось, пошло совсем не так, как он рассчитывал.

Пожав плечами, он подошел к раковине. Раковина была очень грязной, но вода оказалась холодной, и это было приятно. Плеснув водой в глаза, Беккер ощутил, как стягиваются поры. Боль стала утихать, туман перед глазами постепенно таял. Он посмотрелся в зеркало. Вид был такой, будто он не переставая рыдал несколько дней подряд.

То, что она увидела, казалось лишенным всякого смысла. 22: РУЧНОЕ ОТКЛЮЧЕНИЕ ГЛАВА 35 Беккер в шоке смотрел на Росио. - Вы продали кольцо. Девушка кивнула, и рыжие шелковистые волосы скользнули по ее плечам. Беккер молил Бога, чтобы это оказалось неправдой. - Рего… Но… Она пожала плечами и произнесла по-испански: - Девушке возле парка.

Пуля ударила в закрывающуюся дверь.

 А что за файл в ТРАНСТЕКСТЕ? - спросила Сьюзан. - Я, как и все прочие, скачал его с сайта Танкадо в Интернете. АНБ является счастливым обладателем алгоритма Цифровой крепости, просто мы не в состоянии его открыть. Сьюзан не могла не восхититься умом Танкадо.

 Вот именно! - крикнул Джабба.  - Посмотрите уран. Его сверхкритическую массу. - М-м… сто десять фунтов, - сказала Соши. - Сто десять? - оживился Джабба.

The Cold War in Science Fiction: Soviet and American Science Fiction Films in the 1950s

ШИФРОВАЛКА - ПРОИЗВОДИТЕЛЬНОСТЬРАСХОДЫ Настроение его сразу же улучшилось. Мидж оказала ему настоящую услугу: обработка отчета шифровалки, как правило, не представляла собой никаких трудностей. Конечно, он должен был проверить все показатели, но единственная цифра, которая по-настоящему всегда интересовала директора, - это СЦР, средняя цена одной расшифровки. Иными словами, СЦР представляла собой оценочную стоимость вскрытия ТРАНСТЕКСТОМ одного шифра. Если цена не превышала тысячи долларов, Фонтейн никак не реагировал.

 - Его доводы звучали волне убедительно. Сьюзан перевела дыхание. Энсей Танкадо умер. Вина ляжет на АНБ. - Мы успеем найти его партнера.

American Science Fiction Film and Television

Сьюзан высвободилась из рук обмякшего Хейла, не понимая, что произошло. Стратмор подхватил ее и слегка обнял, пытаясь успокоить.

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