Faster and Furiouser: The Revised and Fattened Fable of American International Pictures by Mark Thomas McGee, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Faster and Furiouser: The Revised and Fattened Fable of American International Pictures

Faster and Furiouser: The Revised and Fattened Fable of American International Pictures

by Mark Thomas McGee
     
 

In 1984 Mr. McGee wrote ("very well"—Choice) the acclaimed Fast and Furious, a history of American International Pictures. But, as McGee wrote us in his out of the blue offer to do a bigger and better, "Because of my unnatural interest, I've never stopped."

The result of his ceaseless efforts can be found in this updated and expanded look at AIP. From the

Overview

In 1984 Mr. McGee wrote ("very well"—Choice) the acclaimed Fast and Furious, a history of American International Pictures. But, as McGee wrote us in his out of the blue offer to do a bigger and better, "Because of my unnatural interest, I've never stopped."

The result of his ceaseless efforts can be found in this updated and expanded look at AIP. From the time Sam Arkoff and Jim Nicholson founded the company, they dominated the low-budget film market with such teen-oriented movies as Beach Party, The Wild Angels and I Was a Teenage Werewolf. Their movies were frowned on by critics not because they were terrible (which they mostly were) but because they were so shameless in their intent—to make money. This new work includes the most comprehensive AIP filmography ever assembled, as well as many new photographs not included in the earlier work.

Editorial Reviews

Choice
McGee digs up data on films rarely reviewed.... All academic and general collections
Filmfax
a smart history of the rise and fall of a business, now bigger and juicier, [the edition] is even better, and quite indispensable
Little Shoppe of Horrors
exceptional, with one of the most complete filmographies ever undertaken on AIP
Booknews
A revised edition of a 1984 publication chronicling the fortunes of American International Pictures (AIP) and its 25-year domination of the low budget film market, full of b&w photos and film lore about pictures such as Beach party, I Was a Teenage Werewolf, and The Wild Angels. Includes a filmography and biographies of AIP's lesser known stars. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786401376
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/1995
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Thomas McGee is retired and lives in Duarte, California. He has also written several books about the unstable world of low-budget filmmaking.

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