Writing Question

How does Starship Troopers illustrate the technologies of imperialism?

How does Starship Troopers illustrate the technologies of imperialism? (How, for instance, do you read the aesthetics of technical architecture, or the flat lighting? What other cinematic elements can you locate that represent the logic of imperialism?)

Finally, and significantly, what did you think of the last scene where the scientists are shown to probe the arachnid for secrets with the idea that ‘once we understand the bug, we will defeat him?‘ How do you view this moment after having read Glissant’s ‘For Opacity?’

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