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    The Political Impact of Science Fiction Films

    From Star Wars and Star Trek to movies like Dune, there has always been either establishment affirming or anti-establishment views within these films. It would be interesting to compare and contrast science fiction films throughout the ages and how they take a look at the societies we grew up in within a detached viewpoint and how it has affected our own view on politics and ourselves.

    • Another film to look at would be Blade Runner. There are issues about free will, power and slavery. It is also interesting because Deckard is part of the political machine, enforcing the status-quo about how Replicants should be act and what the consequences are. – Sean Gadus 2 weeks ago
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    • I know, although a web search would be needed, that both actors and directors have talked about political issues they could address in science fiction movies, that were acceptable to be addressed, but they could not do, or were reluctant to address in a movie about life on earth. – Joseph Cernik 2 weeks ago
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    I think that nowadays, even with the new Charlies Angels and Star Wars films, people just write female characters to get butts in seats and focus less on the character arc.

    The Paradox of the Strong Female Character

    I have to admit that part of the reason why I am so sad that Bernie Sanders left the Democratic Primary Race is that Larry David would no longer be impersonating Bernie Sanders on SNL. Not that I have a vote.

    The Mainstream Effect of SNL

    I think that The Book Thief is a metaphysical commentary on not only how we view death or war but also how we view life and how words can breathe life back into us. Also, I truly believe that the movie suffers without deaths commentary, its like having stew without salt. It might sustain you just as well but you miss the salt. Overall I thought this was a very in-depth and erudite commentary on not only a very deep book but also a very hard subject.

    Themes in The Book Thief