Monday, January 23, 2012
They Live. We Sleep - The Poster
Science fiction, whether by intent or not is more a reflection of what scares or ails a society than a prediction of what will happen in the future. Whether it is HG. Wells's tale of class conflict in late 19th century England (The Time machine) or Orwell's commentary on the propaganda and the power of the state (1984) science fiction has provided writers, film makers and others with a powerful tool to look their societies straight in the eye. This is no less true in John Carpenter's 1988 B-Movie sci-fi classic, They Live with it's scathing indictment of 80's Reagonomics.