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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Weaver interviews actors, writers and directors about their experiences in such films as Captive Wild Woman, Giant Behemoth, Shock Corridor and Robinson Crusoe on Mars and television favorites, including Twilight Zone and Man from U.N.C.L.E.. The behind-the-scenes stories are generously supplemented with stills and photographs of the original casts as well as current… See more details below

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Weaver interviews actors, writers and directors about their experiences in such films as Captive Wild Woman, Giant Behemoth, Shock Corridor and Robinson Crusoe on Mars and television favorites, including Twilight Zone and Man from U.N.C.L.E.. The behind-the-scenes stories are generously supplemented with stills and photographs of the original casts as well as current photographs of the interviewees. Weaver includes a filmography of each subject. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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:
10.00(w) x 7.00(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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