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Keep watching the skies! : American science fiction movies of the fifties

Author: Bill Warren
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 21st century edView all editions and formats
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"The book is filled with witty, fanatically in-depth critiques, with insider anecdotes. In addition to detailed plot synopses and production data, Warren cites good and bad reviews from the period, then adds his own analysis of how the film stands up after two or three decades. Credits add to and correct other published sources"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Warren
ISBN: 9780786442300 0786442301
OCLC Number: 340961514
Description: xi, 1004 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Foreword / Howard Waldrop --
Films --
Appendix I. Films in Order of Release --
Appendix II. Oh, Yes, They're the Great Pretenders --
Appendix III. Announced Titles --
Appendix IV. Bowery Boys --
Appendix V. 1950s Movies That Have Been Remade --
Appendix VI. Science Fiction Serials of the 1950s --
Appendix VII. Notable Posters of the Period --
Appendix VIII. One More Film --
Appendix IX. Farewell to the Birdman of South El Monte.
Responsibility: Bill Warren ; research associate, Bill Thomas ; foreword by Howard Waldrop.

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Includes critiques of science fiction classics and cult hits released between 1950 and 1962, from "Abbott" and Costello Go to Mars" to "X the Unknown", with hundreds of films in between. This book is  Read more...

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"this detailed chronicle from a devoted sf buff is recommended for film studies students and dedicated aficionados of the genre...highly recommended"--<i>Library Journal Read more...

 
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