Publisher: Scarecrow Press (November 5, 1998)
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Saucer videos is the 1st e-book to envision the connection among cinema and the alien ship phenomenon. in the past, movies with extraterrestrial issues were handled as a subset of the science-fiction movie. they've got by no means prior to been tested in gentle of alien ship literature and mythology. Saucer videos takes a brand new point of view on technological know-how- fiction movies via keeping apart out works that care for the beauty and terror of first touch with alien intelligence. greater than three hundred motion pictures are analyzed by way of their aesthetic benefit (direction, performing, screenplay, etc.) and their UFOlogical value, that's, similarities with genuine sightings, thematics, anticipation of alien craft occasions, and so forth. the movies are mentioned chronologically and are awarded parallel to sentiments approximately UFOs, from the overdue nineteenth century to the current day, from The Astronomer's Dream in 1898 to touch in 1997. Meehan considers the representations of governmental associations and members in video clips corresponding to shut Encounters and Roswell, whereas additionally contemplating the importance of the talk bearing on flying saucers touch, governmental conspiracies, and unidentified flying object indoctrination. The paintings of famous administrators gets unique recognition, and mega-hits proportion the highlight with many lesser-known, but hugely major, alien craft movies. Illustrations and an entire filmography entire this paintings.