Essential Corridors In Science Fiction Movies

An astute article from Den Of Geek in praise of an oft-overlooked symbolic cultural staple: the sci-fi corridor. Martin Anderson examines seminal science-fiction works including 2001: A Space Odyssey and the Alien series and analyzes the corridors that make these films work (or not work).

Corridors in science-fiction movies. I love them.

Corridors make science-fiction believable, because they’re so utilitarian by nature — really they’re just a conduit to get from one (often overblown) set to another. So if any thought or love is put into one, if the production designer is smart enough to realise that corridors are the foundation on which larger sets are ‘sold’ to viewers, movie magic is close at hand.