The History of the Blockbuster

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar


Public discussion panel. How did blockbusters become the domineering cinematic genre they are today? How do the economics of blockbuster filmmaking shape the stories that they tell? When do blockbusters become (good) art? This panel will discuss the history and impact of the blockbuster, and in particular the role of SF and fantasy in driving the genre. With Melinda Snodgrass, Roz J.Kaveney, Nick Lowe, Stefan Rudnicki
Period14 Aug 2014
Event titleDiversity in Speculative Fiction: LonCon 3
Event typeConference
LocationLondon, United Kingdom


  • Film
  • genre studies