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Why a Few Awesome Scenes Are Not Enough in Sci-fi Flicks

This article was written by John Scalzi.

It’s not just science-fiction filmmakers who are guilty of the “one great scene” thing — look at horror films sometime — but it does crop up in this genre more than most others. Why is that? One reason has to do with the nature of science-fiction filmmaking itself.

Science fiction is in general a more spectacularly visual genre than others; right from the beginning, it’s primarily used special and cinematic effects rather than story and character to wow its audience.

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