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Horror Film Directors, 1931-1990
     

Horror Film Directors, 1931-1990

by Dennis Fischer
 

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This is an exhaustive study of the major directors of horror films in the six decade period. For each director there is a complete filmography including television work, a career summary, critical assessment, and behind-the-scenes production information. Fifty directors are covered in depth, but there is an additional section on the hopeless, the obscure, the

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This is an exhaustive study of the major directors of horror films in the six decade period. For each director there is a complete filmography including television work, a career summary, critical assessment, and behind-the-scenes production information. Fifty directors are covered in depth, but there is an additional section on the hopeless, the obscure, the promising, and the up-and-coming.

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...uniformly informative, intelligently and critically written...wide ranging in scope...
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“uniformly informative, intelligently and critically written...wide ranging in scope”—Booklist; “exhaustive...astute, witty and generally fun to read”—ARBA; “excellent analysis...essential”—C&RL News; “useful reference work is the volume to cover so much territory on a heretofore uncollated subject”—Cemetery Dance; “the best compilation of its’ kind currently available...highly informative”—Cornerstone Magazine; “At 900 pages, this may be the largest book on horror films. ...a tremendous quantity of facts and valuable quotes.”—Neil Barron, Editor of Fantasy and Horror.
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...exhaustive...astute, witty and generally fun to read...
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...excellent analysis...essential...
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An exhaustive study of the major directors of horror films in the past six decades. For each director there is a complete filmography, a career summary, critical assessments, and behind-the-scenes information. The book covers films both old and new, and directors of the international scene. Fifty directors are covered in depth, with an additional section on the hopeless, the obscure and the promising. Includes some 75 b&w photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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uniformly informative, intelligently and critically written...wide ranging in scope

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786460908
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
05/10/2011
Pages:
900
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.20(d)

Meet the Author

Dennis Fischer has been writing on films for more than twenty years and has made major contributions to the St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, the Midnight Marquee Actors series, and the Backstory series of books on popular Hollywood screenwriters. A career educator, he lives in Elk Grove, California.

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