We’re kicking things off with a topic that has long captured the imagination of the public and Hollywood: unidentified flying objects (UFOs) and aliens.
Why start with films about UFOs and aliens? Two reasons. First, filmmakers often use stories about UFOs and aliens as metaphors for personal and political relationships, showing how fear of the “other” can tear the world apart or bring it together. Second, UFOs—or if you prefer, Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP)—are in the news.