I Was a Monster Movie Maker: Conversations with 22 Science Fiction and Horror Filmmakers

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Phil Brown, who played Luke Skywalker's uncle in Star Wars, said, "In my long life in films, there are ones I'm proud of and those I'm not proud of. The Jungle Captive and Weird Woman fall into the latter category." House of Wax co-star Paul Picerni was fired by the film's director when he refused to put his head in a working guillotine during a climactic fight scene.

Packed with wonderful tidbits, this volume collects 22 interviews with the moviemakers responsible for bringing ...

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Phil Brown, who played Luke Skywalker's uncle in Star Wars, said, "In my long life in films, there are ones I'm proud of and those I'm not proud of. The Jungle Captive and Weird Woman fall into the latter category." House of Wax co-star Paul Picerni was fired by the film's director when he refused to put his head in a working guillotine during a climactic fight scene.

Packed with wonderful tidbits, this volume collects 22 interviews with the moviemakers responsible for bringing such films as This Island Earth, The Haunting, Carnival of Souls, Pit and the Pendulum, House of Wax, Tarzan the Ape Man, The Black Cat, Them! and Invasion of the Body Snatchers to the movie screen. Faith Domergue, Michael Forest, Anne Helm, Candace Hilligoss, Suzanna Leigh, Norman Lloyd, Maureen O'Sullivan, Shirley Ulmer, Dana Wynter and many more are interviewed

Author Biography: Writer Tom Weaver lives in Sleepy Hollow, New York, and has been interviewing moviemakers since the early 1980s. He has contributed to numerous magazines, including Fangoria, Starlog, Monsters of the Vault and Video Watchdog. He is also the author of Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Flashbacks (1998, $38.50), Return of the B Science Fiction and Horror Heroes (1999 [1988/1991], $30), Poverty Row HORRORS! (1999 [1993], $25) and John Carradine: The Films (1999, $65).

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Weaver, a film writer, presents the text of 22 interviews he conducted with the moviemakers responsible for such films as , , , and . Interviewees include Faith Domergue, Michael Forest, Ann Helm, Candace Hilligoss, Suzanna Leigh, Norman Lloyd, Maureen O'Sullivan, Shirley Ulmer, Dana Wynter, and others. Images include entertaining old b&w movie stills and publicity photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780786410002
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/16/2001
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Phil Brown 1
Booth Colman 16
Faith Domergue 29
Michael Forest 44
Nelson Gidding 61
Anne Helm 78
Candace Hilligoss 88
Michael A. Hoey 96
John Kerr 112
Phyllis Kirk 122
Suzanna Leigh 132
Yvonne Lime 141
Norman Lloyd 151
Maureen O'Sullivan 180
Paul Picerni 194
Anthony M. Taylor 211
Shirley Ulmer 227
Ray Walston 250
Joan Weldon 257
June Wilkinson 270
William Read Woodfield 283
Dana Wynter 294
Index 309
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