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The Werewolf Filmography

By Bryan Senn
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 147662691X
  • Pages : 408
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 844
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From the horrific to the heroic, cinematic werewolves are metaphors for our savage nature, symbolizing the secret, bestial side of humanity that hides beneath our civilized veneer. Examining acknowledged classics like The Wolf Man (1941) and The Howling (1981), as well as overlooked gems like Dog Soldiers (2011), this comprehensive filmography covers the highs and lows of the genre. Information is provided on production, cast and filmmakers, along with critical discussion of the tropes and underlying themes that make the werewolf a terrifying but fascinating figure.

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  • File Pdf: art-directors-in-cinema.pdf

Book Summary:

Often forgotten among the actors, directors, producers and others associated with filmmaking, art directors are responsible for making movies visually appealing to audiences. As such they sometimes make the difference between a hit and a bomb. This biographical dictionary includes not only the world’s great and almost-great artists, but the unjustly neglected film designers of the past and present. Among the more than 300 art directors and designers are pioneers from silent films, designers from Hollywood and Europe’s Golden Ages, Asian figures, post–Golden Age personalities, leaders of the European and American New Waves, and many contemporary designers. Each entry consists of biographical information, an analysis of the director’s career and important films, and an extensive filmography including mentions of Academy Award nominations and winners.

I Was a Monster Movie Maker

By Tom Weaver
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 9780786462650
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 207
  • File Pdf: i-was-a-monster-movie-maker.pdf

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Phil Brown, who played Luke Skywalker's uncle in Star Wars, said, "In my long life in films, there are ones I'm proud of and those I'm not proud of. The Jungle Captive and Weird Woman fall into the latter category." House of Wax co-star Paul Picerni was fired by the film's director when he refused to put his head in a working guillotine during a climactic fight scene. Packed with wonderful tidbits, this volume collects 22 interviews with the moviemakers responsible for bringing such films as This Island Earth, The Haunting, Carnival of Souls, Pit and the Pendulum, House of Wax, Tarzan the Ape Man, The Black Cat, Them! and Invasion of the Body Snatchers to the movie screen. Faith Domergue, Michael Forest, Anne Helm, Candace Hilligoss, Suzanna Leigh, Norman Lloyd, Maureen O'Sullivan, Shirley Ulmer, Dana Wynter and many more are interviewed.

Mike Nichols and the Cinema of Transformation

By J.W. Whitehead
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476616426
  • Pages : 344
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 585
  • File Pdf: mike-nichols-and-the-cinema-of-transformation.pdf

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Mike Nichols burst onto the American cultural scene in the late 1950s as one half of the comic cabaret team of Nichols and May. He became a Broadway directing sensation, then moved on to Hollywood, where his first two films—Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) and The Graduate (1967)—earned a total of 20 Academy Award nominations. Nichols won the 1968 Oscar for Best Director and later joined the rarefied EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) club. He made many other American cinematic classics, including Catch-22 (1970), Carnal Knowledge (1971), Silkwood (1983), Working Girl (1988), Postcards from the Edge (1990), and his late masterpieces for HBO, Wit (2001) and Angels in America (2003). Filmmakers like Steven Spielberg and Steven Soderbergh regard him with reverence. This first full-career retrospective study of this protean force in the American arts begins with the roots of his filmmaking in satirical comedy and Broadway theatre and devotes separate chapters to each of his 20 feature films. Nichols’ permanent achievements are his critique of the ways in which culture constructs conformity and his tempered optimism about individuals’ liberation by transformative awakening.

Little Shoppe of Horrors #13

By Little Shoppe of Horrors
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little Shoppe of Horrors & BearManor Media
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 956
  • File Pdf: little-shoppe-of-horrors-13.pdf

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Little Shoppe of Horrors #13 The Hammer “Dracula” films make up one of the most popular Horror Series ever made. From 1957 to 1974, nine films (seven with Christopher Lee) were built around Bram Stoker’s classic character. Now, Little Shoppe of Horrors #13 takes you behind the scenes on the making of DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE, TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA and SCARS OF DRACULA. Filmed in 1968, 1969 and 1970, this un-official trilogy is a fan favorite. ★ Inside Production Information Interviews with the production crew members ★ An EXCLUSIVE to LSoH INTERVIEW with Dracula himself – Christopher Lee ★ We talk with: HAS RISEN… Veronica Carlson and Barbara Ewing TASTE… Linda Hayden, Isla Blair, Martin Jarvis, Geoffrey Keen and Peter Sallis SCARS… Christopher Matthews and Delia Lindsey ★ AND many more interviews – The Producer, Directors, Composer, etc. ★ Dozens of Rare Photos – With many behind-the-scenes shots PLUS ★ Gorgeous Color Cover by Steve Karchin ★ Interior artwork by: Bruce Timm, Neil Vokes ★ Tributes to Peter Cushing and Michael Carreras ★ Letters, News on Hammer, Books, Videos, Music and even MORE interviews ★ A color section devoted to Hammer’s Dracula

Studying Hammer Horror

By Victoria Walden
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Liverpool University Press
  • Isbn : 1800347367
  • Pages : 143
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 891
  • File Pdf: studying-hammer-horror.pdf

Book Summary:

When Hammer Productions was formed in the 1920s, no one foresaw the impact this small, independent studio would have on the international film market. Christopher Lee's mesmerizing, animalistic, yet gentlemanly performance as Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, and the Mummy were celebrated worldwide, and the Byronic qualities of Peter Cushing's Dr. Frankenstein, among his many other Hammer characters, proved impossible to forget. Hammer maintained consistent period settings, creating a timeless and enchanting aesthetic. Studying Hammer Horror treats Hammer as a quintessentially British product and through a study of its work investigates larger conceptions of national horror cinemas. The book examines genre, auteur theory, stardom, and representation within case studies of Curse of Frankenstein (1957), Twins of Evil (1971), and Hammer's latest film, Beyond the Rave (2008). Walden weighs Hammer's impact on the British film industry, past and present. Intended for students, fans, and general readers, this book transcends superficial preconceptions of Hammer horror in order to reach the essence of Hammer.

Keep Watching the Skies!

By Bill Warren
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476625050
  • Pages : 1040
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 845
  • File Pdf: keep-watching-the-skies.pdf

Book Summary:

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).

Generation Multiplex

By Timothy Shary
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Isbn : 9780292774902
  • Pages : 338
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 876
  • File Pdf: generation-multiplex.pdf

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When teenagers began hanging out at the mall in the early 1980s, the movies followed. Multiplex theaters offered teens a wide array of perspectives on the coming-of-age experience, as well as an escape into the alternative worlds of science fiction and horror. Youth films remained a popular and profitable genre through the 1990s, offering teens a place to reflect on their evolving identities from adolescence to adulthood while simultaneously shaping and maintaining those identities. Drawing examples from hundreds of popular and lesser-known youth-themed films, Timothy Shary here offers a comprehensive examination of the representation of teenagers in American cinema in the 1980s and 1990s. He focuses on five subgenres—school, delinquency, horror, science, and romance/sexuality—to explore how they represent teens and their concerns, how these representations change over time, and how youth movies both mirror and shape societal expectations and fears about teen identities and roles. He concludes that while some teen films continue to exploit various notions of youth sexuality and violence, most teen films of the past generation have shown an increasing diversity of adolescent experiences and have been sympathetic to the particular challenges that teens face.

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Film Sequels, Series and Remakes

By Kim R. Holston,Tom Winchester
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476629854
  • Pages : 374
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 800
  • File Pdf: science-fiction-fantasy-and-horror-film-sequels-series-and-remakes.pdf

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Science fiction, fantasy and horror movies have spawned more sequels and remakes than any other film genre. Following Volume I, which covered 400 films made 1931-1995, Volume II analyzes 334 releases from 1996 through 2016. The traditional cinematic monsters are represented--Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, a new Mummy. A new wave of popular series inspired by comics and video games, as well as The Lord of the Rings trilogy, could never have been credibly produced without the advances in special effects technology. Audiences follow the exploits of superheroes like Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man and Thor, and such heroines as the vampire Selene, zombie killer Alice, dystopian rebels Katniss Everdeen and Imperator Furiosa, and Soviet spy turned American agent Black Widow. The continuing depredations of Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers are described. Pre-1996 movies that have since been remade are included. Entries features cast and credits, detailed synopsis, critics' reviews, and original analysis.

Spanish Horror Film

By Antonio Lazaro-Reboll
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Isbn : 0748636404
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 794
  • File Pdf: spanish-horror-film.pdf

Book Summary:

Spanish Horror Film is the first in-depth exploration of the genre in Spain from the 'horror boom' of the late 1960s and early 1970s to the most recent production in the current renaissance of Spanish genre cinema, through a study of its production, circulation, regulation and consumption. The examination of this rich cinematic tradition is firmly located in relation to broader historical and cultural shifts in recent Spanish history and as an important part of the European horror film tradition and the global culture of psychotronia.