Today Crooked Timber has an interesting thread on types of science fiction movie, with lots of commenters bandying about various interpretations of different stories. My favourite is the comparison between Lord of the Rings and Lady Chatterley’s Lover (anxiety about the change in class structure after world war 1). Also, I’m not sure if I’ve seen <i>Gremlins</i> but seeing it as an allegory for re-fighting (and winning) the Vietnam War is a nasty and interesting speculation.