Science Fiction Stars and Horror Heroes: Interviews with Actors, Directors, Producers and Writers of the 1940s Through 1960s

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Twenty-eight terrific interviews with some of the sharpest and most talkative stars and movie makers of the classic (and c-r-a-z-y!) SF and horror films of the past: Richard Matheson, Janet Leigh, Acquanetta, Hazel Court, Kim Hunter and others reminisce at length and with great good humor about their days on the sets of Psycho, Planet of the Apes, Superman; the Poe, Hammer and Lewton films, and exploitation greats like Attack of the 50 Foot Woman.
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Overview

Twenty-eight terrific interviews with some of the sharpest and most talkative stars and movie makers of the classic (and c-r-a-z-y!) SF and horror films of the past: Richard Matheson, Janet Leigh, Acquanetta, Hazel Court, Kim Hunter and others reminisce at length and with great good humor about their days on the sets of Psycho, Planet of the Apes, Superman; the Poe, Hammer and Lewton films, and exploitation greats like Attack of the 50 Foot Woman.
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Library Journal
This lively, ``sort-of'' sequel to Weaver's 1988 entry Interviews with B Science Fiction and Horror Movie Makers ( LJ 10/1/88) provides 28 more interviews, as well as profiles, of people who worked in 1940s-1950s exploitation movies. Weaver is sharp, knows his stuff, and seems an astute interviewer with a sense of humor about his subject (without it, how could he possibly ask an actress a question like ``How did you feel. . . playing a mute ape woman?''). If that question strikes you as superfluous, and you can't name three movies starring Yvette Vickers, or don't know who Herk Harvey is, this book is not for you. If it doesn't, you can, and you do, in answer to the above, then place your order because this one's informative and a lot of fun, although some of the latter is dented by the high price. The book is also greatly nostalgic, since this kind of shoestring moviemaking is, like the double feature, gone forever.-- David Bartholomew, NYPL
Booknews
Of interest to scholars and fanatics, of course, but also to anyone who has watched a terrible science-fiction or horror movie and wondered how they could do it with a straight face. Richard Matheson, Janet Leigh, and Kim Hunter are among the 28 who speak candidly and often humorously about Psycho, Planet of the apes, Superman, Attack of the 50 foot woman, and other films. Well illustrated. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786428571
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Pages: 462
  • Sales rank: 828,607
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.20 (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 film magazines including Starlog, Fangoria, Monsters from the Vault and Video Watchdog, and he 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, including Universal Horrors: The Studio's Classic Fims, 1931-1946.

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