Definition of retrofuturism in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˌrɛtrəʊˈfjuːtʃərɪz(ə)m


[mass noun]
  • The use of a style or aesthetic considered futuristic in an earlier era.
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    • The retrofuturism of the 'Back to the Future' movies is now particularly charming since it pokes fun at the retrofuturism of the 1950s.
    • The retrofuturism of contemporary science fiction suggested to Jameson that the genre may have outlived its usefulness as a means of making sense of the process of technological change.
    • It's not hard to see why people cling to the aesthetic of retro-futurism.




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