Fantasy about space - it's great!
The cinema genre of space fiction is in demand alreadylong enough. Just think, almost 90 years have passed from Protazanov's masterpiece "Aelita" to the recently released "Gravitation" and "Ender's Games"!
Do you remember how it all began
A very bold step was in the hungry and coldSoviet Russia to take and remove (after just one year after the release of the work of Aleksey Tolstoy "Aelita"), the first in the history of the world cinema "cosmo-fantastic" feature film. However, this happened. And the infernal beauty of Julia Solntseva (Martian), and the nobility of the engineer Los (Nikolai Tseretelli), and the remarkable debut of the great Igor Ilyinsky, as well as Mars himself (as it was represented by Soviet artists), exhausted by the civil war Moscow - all survived on the film. Is not this a miracle? This is how the cinematic fantasy of space began.
Middle-aged people probably rememberendless nostalgia of the work of Richard Viktorov "Moscow-Cassiopeia" and filmed after "The Children in the Universe". Today the adventures of schoolchildren of the early 1970s on the expanses of other worlds and the then special effects seem naive. But then it was also an achievement! After all, films about space are fantastic and rare at that time. American masterpieces from the USSR are still so far away (the "cold war" in full blossom).
If we talk about contemporary foreign cinema, thenunquestioned authorities, "fashion legislators" subgenre "fantasy about space" were several directors at once. One of them is Stanley Kubrick and his many times quoted (especially the scene of zero gravity under the immortal waltz of Strauss) tape "2001: Space Odyssey". Maybe someone is annoyed that only the 25th minute of the timing gives the first word. However, the fact that this is a good fantasy about space and a cult thing is indisputable. Another classic - George Lucas, the creator of the "Star Wars", who took over 30 years ago three parts of the franchise, and after years returned to the topic and put the top three other series of prequel to the already beloved episodes. Ahead is continuation, the premiere is scheduled for 2015. In the list of actors you can see the familiar surnames: "veteran" Solo - Harrison Ford, the legendary Leah - Carrie Fisher, Luke - Mark Hamill. As everything will be - difficult to imagine. Ridley Scott started the saga of "strangers", James Cameron brilliantly continued, a gloomy third part put David Fincher. The completion of the franchise was not triumphant, despite the presence of the same Weaver and Winona Ryder. However, these are all examples, what a fantasy about space should be.
Through hardship to the stars
List of interesting and exciting representativesthis subgenre of film fantasy is great. Utopia of Tim Burton with Mark Wahlberg "Planet of the Apes". Sparkling tape "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", where the audience first paid attention to the British Martin Freeman (future Watson and Hobbit Bilbo). Remake of Stephen Soderbergh "Solaris" with George Clooney (the picture did not become a complete impression of Tarkovsky's work, it was uneven, but also respectable). The epic "Armageddon" of Michael Bay with one of the best roles of Bruce Willis. One can not help recalling parodic films, which are also fantastic about space. "The Sixth Element" with Leslie Nielsen, the mischievous "Space Eggs" of the sparkling Mel Brooks, the German "Space Watch. Episode 1 ».
Already over the top ratings and fees recently releasedon the screens of "Gravitation" Alfonso Cuaron. So, the genre is alive and in demand. For its development there are forces, means and desire of the directors to dare further.