Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory analyzes all aural aspects of cinema using several approaches: feminism, genre studies, post-colonialism, psychoanalysis, and queer theory. In her analysis of each sound track, Walker brings together film studies, musicology, history, politics, and culture in an accessible yet rigorous way.
This enormous and exhaustive reference book has entries on every major and minor director of science fiction films from the inception of cinema (circa 1895) through 1998. For each director there is a complete filmography including television work, a career summary, a critical assessment, and behind-the-scenes production information. Seventy-nine directors are covered in especially lengthy entries and a short history of the science fiction film genre is also included.