A Sci-Fi Swarm and Horror Horde: Interviews with 62 Filmmakers
By: Tom Weaver (author)Paperback
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In this jam-packed jamboree of conversations with movie industry veterans, over 60 interviewees describe their experiences on the sets of some of the world's most beloved sci-fi and horror movies and television series. Including groundbreaking oldies ("Flash Gordon", "One Million B.C."); 1950s and 1960s milestones ("The War of the Worlds", "Psycho", "House of Usher"); classic schlock ("Queen of Outer Space", "Attack of the Crab Monsters"); and cult TV favorites ("Lost in Space", "Land of the Giants"), the discussions offer a frank and fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the genres' classic and lesser-known interpretations both. The interviewees include: Roger Corman, Pamela Duncan, Richard and Alex Gordon, Tony 'Dr. Lao' Randall, Troy Donahue, Sid Melton, Fess Parker, Nan Peterson, Alan Young, John 'Bud' Cardos, and over four dozen more.
Tom Weaver lives in Sleepy Hollow, New York, and has been interviewing moviemakers since the early 1980s. The New York Times has 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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