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  • Eaten Alive at a Chainsaw Massacreby John Kenneth Muir

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 25.00

    The sound of chainsaws revving on "haunted" Halloween trails has evoked untold screams since Tobe Hooper's 1974 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre hit the cinemas. Since that first take-no-prisoners horror movie, Hooper's reputation as a master of horror has been secured by his adaptations of Stephen King (Salem's Lot, 1978, and The... more...

  • The Biology of Science Fiction Cinemaby Mark C. Glassy

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2005; US$ 39.95

    Science fiction films of the 1930s and 1940s were often set in dark laboratories that had strange looking glass containers with bubbling fluids and mad scientists conducting glandular and hormonal experiments. In the 1950s, films were more focused on radiation induced mutations. The 1960s and 1970s brought more sophisticated biological sciences to... more...

  • The Gorehound's Guide to Splatter Films of the 1980sby Scott Aaron Stine

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2003; US$ 35.00

    Reviews of The Gorehound's Guide to Splatter Films of the 1960s and 1970s: "recommended"--Booklist; "exhaustive...useful"--ARBA; "a solid reference work"--Video Watchdog; "bursting with information, opinion and trivia...impeccably researched"--Film Review; "interesting and informative"--Rue Morgue;... more...

  • Pervert in the Pulpitby Jeff Johnson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2004; US$ 35.00

    Filmmaker David Lynch's work is viewed here as patriotic and Puritanical. This Lynch is an idealistic conservative on a reformer's mission. Lynch promotes a return to the values inherent in a mythological America, but he indulges in a voyeuristic pleasure which he simultaneously condemns. Like Jeffrey peeking through the slats of Dorothy's... more...

  • The Films of John Carpenterby John Kenneth Muir

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2005; US$ 25.00

    The films of John Carpenter cover a tremendous range and yet all bear his clear personal stamp. From the horrifying (Halloween) to the touching (Starman) to the controversial (The Thing) to the comic (Big Trouble in Little China), his films reflect a unique approach to filmmaking and singular views of humanity and American culture. This analysis of... more...

  • Movie Listsby Paul Simpson

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 13.31

    Action, African greats, alcohol, Robert Aldrich, aliens, Woody Allen, Pedro Almodovar, Robert Altman, animated, anime, apocalypses, Argentina, art, Asia minor, avant garde... And that's just A for you. A taste of this fabulously quirky and enjoyable book which is both a celebration of movies - and movie trivia - and a handy, entertaining guide to... more...

  • How to Watch a Movieby David Thomson

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 10.65

    From one of the most admired critics of our time, brilliant insights into the act of watching movies and an enlightening discussion about how to derive more from any film experience. Since first publishing his landmark Biographical Dictionary of Film in 1975 (now in its sixth edition), David Thomson has been one of the most trusted authorities... more...

  • Golden Imagesby Eve Golden

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2000; US$ 39.95

    This work contains 41 engaging essays on players of the silent screen, from superstars like Rudolph Valentino and Clara Bow to fascinating figures like Clarine Seymour and Arthur Johnson. These stories range from the tragic (early deaths, drug problems, talkie-related career failures) to the triumphant (a surprising number of silent stars enjoyed long,... more...

  • Tim Burtonby Johnson Cheu

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2016; US$ 65.00

    Since his early days at Disney, Tim Burton has possessed a unique talent and vision. His writing and directing credits range from big-budget features such as Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992), to the comically grisly The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and Corpse Bride (2005), to the twisted fairy tale Edward Scissorhands (1990), to literary... more...

  • Celluloid Indiansby Neva Jacquelyn Kilpatrick

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2016; US$ 23.00

    Native American characters have been the most malleable of metaphors for filmmakers. The likeable Doc of Stagecoach (1939) had audiences on the edge of their seats with dire warnings about “that old butcher, Geronimo.” Old Lodgeskins of Little Big Man (1970) had viewers crying out against the demise of the noble, wise chief and his kind and simple... more...