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Westworld (English with French subtitles)
Monday, August 12th, 2024
at 18:00
Monday, August 12th, 2024
at 18:00
Main screening room
August 12th, 2024
88 min
Science fiction

Science fiction pushes the boundaries, explores the improbable, and envisions the future of humanity. It also exposes us to extravagant visual effects and the inventive power of cinema, reflecting our deepest fantasies. In cinema, science fiction is immersive, creating worlds suddenly within our reach. This summer, over one hundred films from the history of cinema will allow us to witness this!

Directed by
Michael Crichton
English with French subtitles
Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin
88 min
Action, drama, science fiction, thriller, western

In the near future, an amusement park offers visitors the chance to step back in time. The park is inhabited by secure human-like robots. Businessmen Peter Martin and John Blan set out to conquer the West, but things don't go as planned...


Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton was an American author, screenwriter and filmmaker. His books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide, and over a dozen have been adapted into films, most notably the Jurassic Park franchise. His literary works are usually within the science fiction, techno-thriller, and medical fiction genres. Crichton’s novels often explore human technological advancement and attempted dominance over nature, both with frequently catastrophic results; many of his works are cautionary tales, especially regarding themes of biotechnology. Several of his stories center specifically around themes of genetic modification, hybridization, paleontology and zoology. Many feature medical or scientific underpinnings, reflective of his own medical background. Initially writing under a pseudonym, he eventually wrote 26 novels, including: The Andromeda Strain (1969), The Great Train Robbery (1975), Congo (1980), Sphere (1987), Airframe (1996), Timeline (1999), Prey (2002), State of Fear (2004), and Next (2006). Crichton was also involved in the film and television industry. In 1973, he wrote and directed Westworld, the first film to use 2D computer-generated imagery.


Ces écrivains qui ont fait la SF

Les visions spectaculaires de la science-fiction ont émergé dans la littérature avant de conquérir le cinéma, médium tout désigné pour leur donner vie. Les univers de certains écrivains majeurs sont autant de fils d’Ariane à suivre au sein de notre cycle d’été.

About Michael Crichton

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Ces robots qui nous côtoient

Le cinéma a grandement contribué à forger notre imaginaire des robots. Deux grands types se distinguent d’emblée : les androïdes d’apparence humaine et les créatures mécaniques aux formes plus rustiques. Les uns et les autres n’ont pas été employés de la même façon par les cinéastes, ni dans leur questionnement de la moralité humaine, ni pour les sentiments qu’ils éveillent auprès du public. À l’heure où l’intelligence artificielle est bien réelle, retour sur quelques classiques robots de cinéma.