The Politics of the (Im)Possible: Utopia and Dystopia
The critical dystopia
film addresses dystopic effects that derive from the capitalist political-economy of our time and transcodes them into stories of global collapse and world disaster.
These early dystopias
showed young men, and sometimes even young women, facing down dangers in their fallen worlds with determination and commitment.
This variety of essay in the collection relies heavily on quotation, communicating as much as possible of the dystopia
in question in its own words, be it Cormac McCarthy's futureless future or Lisa Robertson's critique of a gentrified Vancouver.
There''''s some really intelligent dystopia
next year," she says.
The term dystopian literature represents a broad range of literary works, and the notion of dystopia
is understood differently by different people.
Rather, Wool is a legitimate (read "old school") attempt at dystopia
in the vein of Logan's Run or many of the grimy, trippy novels that came out of the science fiction New Wave in the 1960s and 1970s, replete with some of the verbal excesses of those books as well.
Blade Runner's and "Soylent Green" are two of the finest and most influential inheritors of Metropolis's totalitarian mercantile dystopia
NUGSS has been running since 1952, often performing two shows a year: one of G&S's operettas and a smaller-scale summer show, with last year's being Princess Ida, then Dystopia
Ltd, a specially-written production by Rory Oliver with Sullivan's music arranged and adapted by Philip Hall.
Dubois on black art, distortions and delusion, dystopia
and utopias, Dickens on Oliver Twist as propaganda, supposition and scapegoating (The Protocols of the Elders of Zion), and entries from culture critics, dissenters, and rebels.
It's loaded with a cache of military muscle and underscored by the intermittent howling and clanging of director Jamie Lloyd's imagined future dystopia
- an independent Scotland gone wrong.
In this quirky SF dystopia
, 80-year-old Frances, the unborn sister of Fay (in real life, Fay's mother mis carried a child when Fay was two years old), is alive and well.