Human cloning in film: horror, ambivalence, hope

O'Riordan, Kate (2008) Human cloning in film: horror, ambivalence, hope. Science as Culture, 17 (2). pp. 145-162. ISSN 0950-5431

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Abstract

Fictional filmic representations of human cloning have shifted in relation to the 1997 announcement of the birth of Dolly the cloned sheep, and since therapeutic human cloning became a scientific practice in the early twentieth century. The operation and detail of these shifts can be seen through an analysis of the films The Island (2005) and Aeon Flux (2005). These films provide a site for the examination of how these changes in human cloning from fiction to practice, and from horror to hope, have been represented and imagined, and how these distinctions have operated visually in fiction, and in relation to genre.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Kate O'Riordan
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 19:42
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/1723
Google Scholar:4 Citations

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