Film History in Posters Part 3: Science Fiction and Monster Films

National Film Center

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Voyages to outer space, timeless worlds, destruction of the earth, unbelievable futures … throughout film history, inexhaustible human imagination has undoubtedly been most freely demonstrated in the genre of Science Fiction. Those stories and visual expressions, which go way beyond our reality, have given and will give tremendous impact to audiences all over the world.
As the third installment of the series “Film History in Posters”, this exhibition is for posters of this extraordinary genre, mainly from NFC’s collection. Sci-Fi started as a minor film genre then achieved mainstream status. The exhibition traces the rich genealogy from classic masterpieces such as Metropolis (1926) and King Kong (1933), through Japanese monster films with outstanding special effects technology that attracted hardcore fans inside and outside of Japan from the first Godzilla in 1954, to new generations gaining power from the 1960s such as Stanley Kubrick, and the golden age of Sci-Fi film after the worldwide success of the Star Wars series from 1977. We invite you to enjoy the flights of imagination woven into the design of these magnificent posters.

Venue: 7F Exhibition Space

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from January 04, 2018 to March 25, 2018

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