Encyclopedia of Film Themes, Settings and Series

Overview

The first editon was called "the most valuable film reference in several years" by Library Journal. The new edition published in hardcover in 2001 includes more than 670 entries. The current work is a paperback reprint of that edition.

Each entry contains a mini-essay that defines the topic, followed by a chronological list of representative films.

From the Abominable Snowman to Zorro, this encyclopedia provides film scholars and fans with an ...

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Overview

The first editon was called "the most valuable film reference in several years" by Library Journal. The new edition published in hardcover in 2001 includes more than 670 entries. The current work is a paperback reprint of that edition.

Each entry contains a mini-essay that defines the topic, followed by a chronological list of representative films.

From the Abominable Snowman to Zorro, this encyclopedia provides film scholars and fans with an easy-to-use reference for researching film themes or tracking down obscure movies on subjects such as suspended animation, viral epidemics, robots, submarines, reincarnation, ventriloquists and the Olympics ("Excellent" said Cult Movies).

The volume also contains an extensive list of film characters and series, including B-movie detectives, Western heroes, made-for-television film series, and foreign film heroes and villains.

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film scholars and fans will find this an easy-to-use reference volume for tracking down obscure movies on various subjects as well as for researching movie themes
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786445721
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/23/2009
  • Pages: 237
  • Product dimensions: 25.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard B. Armstrong, in addition to his reference book work, has written for such periodicals as Film Quarterly and Filmfax. Mary Willems Armstrong has shown films, reviewed films, and written about film reference books in magazines such as Film Quarterly and Filmfax.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2000

    Every Library Should Have a Copy

    This referece book is a must for any Library. I have an elementary Library, and the students really enjoy reading about their favorite movies. Any book that can make a child want to read is great. It is an informative book, and just a fun book to read. Richard and Mary Armstrong really know about movies!!

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