Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Flashbacks: Conversations with 24 Actors, Writers, Producers and Directors from the Golden Age

Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Flashbacks: Conversations with 24 Actors, Writers, Producers and Directors from the Golden Age

by Tom Weaver
     
 

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As a 12-year-old, Richard Eyer costarred with Robby the Robot. In Robinson Crusoe on Mars, Paul Mantee's costar was a monkey named Barney who received billing as "Mona, the Woolly Monkey." Actress Randy Stuart played the wife of The Incredible Shrinking Man. Alan Caillou wrote the original pilot outline for television's The Six Million Dollar Man. Asked to look

Overview

As a 12-year-old, Richard Eyer costarred with Robby the Robot. In Robinson Crusoe on Mars, Paul Mantee's costar was a monkey named Barney who received billing as "Mona, the Woolly Monkey." Actress Randy Stuart played the wife of The Incredible Shrinking Man. Alan Caillou wrote the original pilot outline for television's The Six Million Dollar Man. Asked to look over the final script six months later, he noticed that exactly one of his lines was being used (and that out of context) and that 27 writers were being given writing credit!

Tom Weaver-author of Attack of the Monster Movie Makers, Science Fiction Stars and Horror Heroes, They Fought in the Creature Features, and Interviews with B Science Fiction and Horror Movie Makers-returns with a new collection of interviews that go behind the scenes of Golden Age science fiction, horror and fantasy filmmaking. Among the interviewed are Casey Adams, John Badham, Antony Carbone, Robert Clarke, Sidney Hayers, Lewis Allen, Gene Evans, Alex Gordon, Jackie Joseph, Ken Miller, John Moxey, Arthur Ross, Arianné Ulmer, Debra Paget and Edward Dmytryk.

About the Author
Writer Tom Weaver lives in Sleepy Hollow, New York, and has been interviewing moviemakers since the early 1980s. He is a frequent contributor to numerous film magazines including Fangoria, Starlog, Cult Movies and Video Watchdog, and one of his recent articles was featured in the prestigious Best American Movie Writing 2001. He is also the author of It Came from Horrorwood (2004), Double Feature Creature Attack (2003), Eye on Science Fiction (2003), Science Fiction Confidential (2002), I Was a Monster Movie Maker (2001), Return of the B Science Fiction and Horror Heroes (2000), John Carradine (1999) and Poverty Row HORRORS! (1999).

 

Editorial Reviews

New York Times
one of the leading scholars in the horror field
USA Today
the king of the monster hunters
Sight & Sound
one of our foremost fantasy film historians
Classic Images
valuable...recommend[ed]
Film Review
a must read...treasure trove of insider information...crammed with fascinating anecdotes.
Midnight Marquee
most impressive.... Colorful anecdotes are to be found on almost every page of this book, and it is always Weaver's sense of fun and love for his subject that make him the interview king...for a fun, entertaining read, any one of Weaver's interview books is worth the price of admission...a must-have book.
Samhain
another superlative collection...if you're new to Weaver you're in for a real treat.
Starlog
Tom Weaver is the king of film historians.
VideoScope
leading genre scholar, ace interviewer and frequent Scope scribe Tom Weaver strikes again with another collection of hypnotic interviews...a must.
Booknews
Collects 24 interviews with the personalities responsible for such fare as and . The interviews originally appeared in the last three years in magazines such as and . Interviewees include Debra Paget, Jackie Joseph, Alan Caillou, Alex Gordon, Paul Mantee, and Donna Martell. Most interviews include several b&w production stills and promotional photographs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786420704
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/27/2004
Pages:
359
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.83(d)

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 lm 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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