Steampunk Films

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Presentation on steampunk films and literature for the first Upstate Steampunk Extravaganza in 2010.

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Steampunk Films

  1. 1. Jonathan Kirsch and Breanne Kirsch
  2. 2. STEAMPUNK"Steampunk is a fiction that places a premium on minutely accuratehistorical detail, within flamboyantly wrong imagined pasts, in orderto explore the ways in which the conventional historical sensibilitysometimes gets it wrong." •Rose, Margaret. "Extraordinary Pasts: Steampunk as a Mode of Historical Representation." Journal of the Fantastic inthe Arts 20.3 (2010): 319-33. Academic OneFile. Web. 16 Nov. 2010.Steampunk is a movement with the goal of regaining a humanconnection with the machine world.•Onion, Rebecca. "Reclaiming the Machine: An Introductory Look at Steampunk in Everyday Practice." Neo-Victorian Studies 1.1 (2008): 138-63. Web. 16 Nov. 2010. <http://www.neovictorianstudies.com/past_issues/Autumn2008/NVS%201-1%20R-Onion.pdf>
  3. 3. MYSTERY"Detectives make sense of the senseless, expose hypocrisy and evil, bring justiceand restore order, however temporarily, to a world somehow askew."- Rosenfeld, Shelle. “A Few Thoughts: Mysteries.” William C. Robinson Homepage. University of Tennessee Knoxville,n.d. Web. 16 Nov. 2010. <http://web.utk.edu/~wrobinso/590_lec_myst.html>Mystery fiction has these common elements:•At its heart, the mystery story involves a victim, a culprit, and a detective•There is a dead body or crime•Some sort of puzzle must be solved in order to find the guilty•Suspects•Clues•Detective•Eventually, a solution•Order restored and justice served
  4. 4. HORROR"This predilection for art that promises we will be frightened by it, shaken by it,at times repulsed by it seems to be as deeply imprinted in the human psyche asthe counter-impulse toward daylight, rationality, scientific skepticism, truth andthe "real."- Oates, Joyce Carol. “A Few Thoughts on the Horror Genre.” William C. Robinson Homepage. University ofTennessee Knoxville, n.d. Web. 16 Nov. 2010. http://web.utk.edu/~wrobinso/590_lec_horror.htmlHorror fiction has these common elements:•Explores the dark, malevolent side of humanity•Main characters are people we can understand and perhaps identify with although oftenthese are haunted, estranged individuals•Mood is dark, foreboding, menacing, bleak and creates an immediate response by theaudience•Plot contains frightening and unexpected incidents•Violence, often graphic, and may be accompanied by explicit sexuality
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