>This was posted to SCREEN-L. I thought you folks might be able to help.
> Private email would probably do.
>ubj: Scifi film using Western genre characteristics
>Date: 11/12/97 2:57:26 PM Eastern Standard Time
>From: [log in to unmask] (Andrew Thompson)
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>I am a student in an introductory level film course at Fitchburg State
>College in Mass. I am researching science fiction films that are made with
>the typical Western genre characteristics. These would include a hero with
>a strong code of ethics who stands alone and faces the problem (man against
>nature, lawlessness, greedy industrialist/ranchers) and then resolves the
>situation by being the "fastest draw." "Star Wars" would be an example.
>I'd love to hear from anyone with an opinion or reference.
Apart from STAR WARS (with its homage to THE SEARCHERS), ones I could name
include MOON ZERO TWO, OBLIVION, BACKLASH: OBLIVION 2, OUTLAND, WELCOME TO
BLOOD CITY, WESTWORLD, BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS, and THE LOVE WAR (1970) to
name just a few.
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