On the 23rd July 2009, Writer/Director Duncan Jones and Producer Stuart Fenegan came to discuss their film Moon starring Sam Rockwell, which was awarded a BAFTA for Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer.
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We talk with director Duncan Jones about his recent science fiction movie ‘Moon,’ telling the story of a solitary miner stationed on the lunar surface to monitor helium-3 extraction.
From NPR’s Science Friday.
The genre-bending cellist heads a dream team of string players in music that borrows from bluegrass.
Science fiction has long been a popular genre - from print to television to film. But how does the Australian science fiction scene compare internationally? And why is it that there’ve been so few Australian scifi films?
Also the link between science fiction and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Mike Jones, Lecturer in Screen Studies, Australian Film Television and Radio School.
Dr Maria Cunningham, Lecturer, School of Physics at the University of New South Wales.
Jay Stanley, Senior Policy Analyst with the American Civil Liberties Union’s Speech, Privacy and Technology program.
Jonathan Strahan, Editor, anthologist and book reviewer.
Further Information: Jonathan Strahan’s website (http://www.jonathanstrahan.com.au/)
American Prospect article on Jay Stanley & scifi (http://www.prospect.org/cs/articles?article=humanoid_rights)
Dr Maria Cunningham’s profile (http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/STAFF/ACADEMIC/cunningham.html)
Mike Jones’s profile (http://www.aftrs.edu.au/about/staff--people/teaching-staff/mike-jones.aspx)
Mike Jones essay on fears and questions of science fiction (http://blogs.aftrs.edu.au/screenculture/?p=518)
Future Scifi project page (http://abc.net.au/rn/futuretense/stories/2011/3092658.htm)
Information about Awfully Wonderful - science fiction art exhibition (http://blogs.radionational.net.au/futuretense/?p=1405)