Of Gods and Monsters: A Critical Guide to Universal Studios' Science Fiction, Horror and Mystery Films, 1929-1939

Of Gods and Monsters: A Critical Guide to Universal Studios' Science Fiction, Horror and Mystery Films, 1929-1939

by John T. Soister
     
 

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Each of Universal's horror, science fiction and "twisted mystery" films receives an in-depth essay: The focus is first on the background to the making of the movie and its place in the Universal catalog. A detailed plot synopsis with critical commentary follows. Filmographic data for the film conclude the entry. Universal's The Shadow short film series are covered in… See more details below

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Each of Universal's horror, science fiction and "twisted mystery" films receives an in-depth essay: The focus is first on the background to the making of the movie and its place in the Universal catalog. A detailed plot synopsis with critical commentary follows. Filmographic data for the film conclude the entry. Universal's The Shadow short film series are covered in an appendix. Many rare illustrations and movie posters are also included.

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Booknews
Looks in depth and in humor at a decade of Universal Studio's horror, science fiction, and "twisted mystery" films. Each film receives an essay focusing on the making of the movie, its place in the Universal catalog, a detailed plot synopsis, and critical commentary. Each entry contains complete filmographic data. A short film series and a radio show are covered in appendices. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
ARBA
concise, definitive essays...in-depth analyses of each film...libraries will definitely want a copy of this intense work
Midnight Marquee
a fine read
Interzone
thoroughly-detailed...recommended

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786421534
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/12/2005
Edition description:
ALT
Pages:
405
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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