John Carradine: The Filmsby Tom Weaver, Gregory William Mank, Fred Olen Ray (Introduction), Joe Dante (Introduction), Joe Dante (Introduction)
Over more than six decades and 200 films, supreme movie villain John Carradine defined the job of the character actor, running the gamut from preacher Casey of The Grapes of Wrath to his classic Count Dracula of House of Frankenstein and House of Dracula. But for every Prisoner of Shark Island or Jesse James, Carradinewho also did great work on Broadway and the classical theater (he produced, directed and starred in Hamlet)hammed it up in scores of “B” and “C” horror and exploitation films, developing the while quite a reputation for scandal. Through it all, though, he remained a survivor and a true professional.
This is the first ever work devoted exclusively to the films of John Carradine. In addition to the comprehensive filmography, there is a biography of Carradine (contributed by Gregory Mank), commentary on the man by indie film director Fred Olen Ray (who helmed many latter-day Carradine movies), and an interesting piece by director Joe Dante, who writes about Carradine’s involvement in Dante’s 1981 werewolf movie The Howling.
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Meet the Author
Tom Weaver lives in Sleepy Hollow, New York, and has been interviewing moviemakers since the early 1980s. The New York Times called him one of the leading scholars in the horror field and USA Today has described him as the king of the monster hunters. Classic Images called him “the best interviewer we have today.” He is a frequent contributor to numerous ﬁlm magazines and has been featured in the prestigious Best American Movie Writing. A frequent DVD audio commentator, he is the author of numerous reference and other nonfiction books about American popular culture.
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