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Detail of the poster of the movie 'In Time'
One of the arguments I try to make in epic breadth in ‘Cyberanthropology‘ is that the cyberpunk discourse gathers ever more momentum. In the book my exemplary strategy for a proof is looking at the movie production. The point is that more and more of the high-end productions [high-end in terms of budget, star-speckled cast, prominent director, or all three of those criteria] fall into the cyberpunk genre. The trend is unbroken: This year we already had ‘Source Code‘ (Jones 2011), starring Jake Gyllenhaal, ‘Real Steel‘ (Levy 2011 | review), starring Hugh Jackman, and today ‘In Time‘ (Niccol 2011), starring Justin Timberlake and, far more importantly: Cillian Murphy, comes to the cinemas—despite Harlan Ellison having filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against it. [Have you noticed how masterfully I refrained from having the cheap pun ‘just in time’ for a headline?]

JONES, DUNCAN. 2011. Source code [motion picture]. Universal City, London: Summit Entertainment.
LEVY, SHAWN. 2011. Real steel [motion picture]. Burbank: Touchstone Pictures.
NICCOL, ANDREW. 2011. In time [motion picture]. Century City: 20th Century Fox.
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