The Imagination of Disaster
Sontag, Susan. "The Imagination of Disaster." 1965/1966. Against Interpretation and Other Essays. New York: Octagon, 1978. "Imagination" also rpt. Science Fiction: The Future. Dick Allen, ed. New York: Harcourt, 1971. Also Science Fiction: A Collection of Critical Essays. Mark Rose, ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1977. Rob Latham, Science Fiction Criticism: An Anthology of Essential Writings.
See this classic essay for a general introduction to SF films of the 1950s and 1960s and for some brief but excellent comments on "technological man" and the theme of mechanization.
RDE rev. title 19Mar17