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Keep Watching the Skies!: American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties, The 21st Century Edition / Edition 21
     

Keep Watching the Skies!: American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties, The 21st Century Edition / Edition 21

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by Bill Warren
 

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ISBN-10: 0786442301

ISBN-13: 9780786442300

Pub. Date: 11/16/2009

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

Bill Warren’s Keep Watching the Skies! was originally published in two volumes, in 1982 and 1986. It was then greatly expanded in what we called the 21st Century Edition, with new entries on several films and revisions and expansions of the commentary on every film.
In addition to a detailed plot synopsis, full cast and credit listings, and an

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Bill Warren’s Keep Watching the Skies! was originally published in two volumes, in 1982 and 1986. It was then greatly expanded in what we called the 21st Century Edition, with new entries on several films and revisions and expansions of the commentary on every film.
In addition to a detailed plot synopsis, full cast and credit listings, and an overview of the critical reception of each film, Warren delivers richly informative assessments of the films and a wealth of insights and anecdotes about their making. The book contains 273 photographs (many rare, 35 in color), has seven useful appendices, and concludes with an enormous index.
This book is also available in hardcover format (ISBN 978-0-7864-4230-0).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786442300
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
11/16/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1040
Sales rank:
929,588
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Foreword by Howard Waldrop 1

Preface 5

Source Abbreviations 20

THE FILMS 21

Between pages 276 and 277 are 16 “A” color plates showing 23 posters Between pages 668 and 669 are 8 “B” color plates showing 12 posters

Appendices:

I. Films in Order of Release 921

II. Oh, Yes, They’re the Great Pretenders 923

III. Announced Titles 929

IV. The Bowery Boys 931

V. 1950s Movies That Have Been Remade 932

VI. Science Fiction Serials of the 1950s 932

VII. Notable Posters of the Period 933

VIII. One More Film 935

IX. Farewell to the Birdman of South El Monte 937

Bibliography 939

Index 943

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Keep Watching the Skies!: American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties, The 21st Century Edition 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
kchurch More than 1 year ago
This books has everything - cast & crew lists, plot summaries, commentaries, stills, posters, fun facts - for great films, bad films, childhood favorites, and some films I had never even hear of before. Wonderfully entertaining.
Biggs_Darklighter More than 1 year ago
I've been reading the original edition for years and I've always said to myself "this book would benefit from an update" because even though it was comprehensive and complete, it was released in 1984 and data (specially about actors and directors) was largely outdated. And now it's here, an updated and extended edition. Entries are now alphabetically ordered (I don't know if this is better or not, I did like a lot the year-by-year order of the original), it includes more pictures (some posters in color), the book is hardcover and (at last) all entries are updated. It's a bit sad because now you can see almost everyone related to the making of these movies are gone, but at least is information included on the book. Some aditional info about DVD editions and newly discovered backgroud information is also included. I don't think there is another book about 50's sci-fi american movies as comprehensive as this one, and I doubt it will ever be. It's simply the definitive guide on these movies.