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Roundtable: Space Opera on the Silver Screen. Laurent Aknin, Axel Millieroux and Xavier Dollo
October 1 @ 17:30 - 19:30
Roundtable: Space Opera on the Silver Screen
Laurent Aknin, Axel Millieroux and Xavier Dollo
Saturday, October 1 – 5:30 pm
4bis cours des Alliés – 35000 Rennes
Laurent Aknin est historien et critique de cinéma, auteur de nombreux ouvrages sur les adaptations littéraires au cinéma, l’histoire du cinéma bis, le péplum, et les mythes dans le cinéma populaire.
Xavier Dollo owns a bookshop, is an editor (Argyll Editions), writer of Science Fiction and Fantasy, and does cartoon scripting (The Cartoon History of Science Fiction).
Axel Millieroux est critique de cinéma (webzine Fais pas Genre ! et podcast Contrebande).
If Space Opera seems synonymous with space exploration, intergalactic interrogations and spaceships, what really is this Sci-Fi subgenre all about, and how has cinema adapted it to the likes of mortals?
Having captured the hearts and souls of the human species from galaxies both near and far, the massive following having erupted from the sagas of Star Wars and Star Trek, not to mention Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 Space Odyssey, has demonstrated that Space Opera in film (like in literature) has its score of stupefaction, feeding cinephiles’ imagination to infinity and beyond. The stellar weave of politics, science, mythology and metaphysics brings both innovative and impending questions to the forefront. For a more explanatory angle onto this genre, the roundtable will be welcoming three specialists from the worlds of the imaginary.