The Humanity and Feminism of Roberts in Sci-fi Movies —Take Alita: Battle Angel as an Example


The birth of the film began with the development of science and technology. As a new technology, a new medium, it began to be used for human creation and recorded human traces. As one of the types of movies, science fiction movies record the development of science and technology in the course of human history. It also show the psychological state of people in the development of society at that time. Throughout the history of science fiction movies under the influence of computer technology, although the first electronic computer in human history was born in 1946, robots appeared in the movie Metropolis as early as 1927, followed by The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951), The Invisible Boy (1957), Westworld (1973), Blade Runner (1982), Universal Soldier (1992), Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001), Chappie (2013), etc., it is not difficult to see the changes in the psychological process of people's treatment of computer technology. The new film Alita: Battle Angel, which was released in 2019, is about a deactivated female cyborg who is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is. From the movie, in addition to the development of electronic computers and post-software technology, what we can see more is the sparkling humanity of this female robot Alita. Over the past hundred years, human philosophical attitudes towards machines have gradually changed.

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Qingyue Peng, Ajou University, South Korea

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Conference: ECAH2019
Stream: Arts - Media Arts Practices: Television

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