IJLLL 2021 Vol.7(3): 116-121 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2021.7.3.297

From Literature to Image—Aesthetic Features of Space Megastructure Cities in American Sci-Fi Movies

Zhi Li
Abstract—The concept of Space megastructures is originated from science fiction novels. They symbolize the material landscape form of a comprehensive advancement of intelligent civilization after the continuous development of technology. Space megacity is actually an expansion process of human development in the future. It is not only a transformation of space colonization but also a mapping of self-help homeland. Therefore, it is a symbol of technological optimism and a future utopia in the context of technology. In contemporary times, sci-fi movies use digital technology to translate the giant imagination in literature into richer digital image landscapes. Space giant cities are one of the most typical digital images with spectacle view, which reflects the impact of American sci-fi movie scene design on the landscape and preference that human will be living in the future. The aesthetic preferences and design principles of the future picture, and the aesthetic value of science fiction as a medium of imagination are revealed. The aim of this article is to explore the digital design style of space megastructure with utopia sense in science fiction movies, and analyzes its aesthetic connotation.

Index Terms—Megastructure, science fiction movie, design style, aesthetics.

Zhi Li is the Communication University of China, China (e-mail: 463951237@qq.com).

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Cite:Zhi Li, "From Literature to Image—Aesthetic Features of Space Megastructure Cities in American Sci-Fi Movies," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 116-121, 2021.

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