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Monsters in the movies : 100 years of cinematic nightmares

Author: John Landis
Publisher: New York : DK Publishing, 2011. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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Landis presents a personal celebration of the greatest monsters ever to rampage across the silver screen. He also explores the origins of vampires, zombies, and werewolves; reveals the secrets of legendary special-effects wizards; and converses with leading movie makers. Open your eyes to a fascinating world of movies: some classics, some quirky, some forgotten, and some unforgettable crazy!
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Landis
ISBN: 9780756683702 075668370X 9781465451446 1465451447
OCLC Number: 694830247
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 319 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Vampires. Dracula ; A stake through the heart! ; In conversation: Christopher Lee --
Werewolves. Lon Chaney, Jr. ; In conversation: Joe Dante --
Mad scientists. Dr. Frankenstein and the Monster ; Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde ; In conversation: David Cronenberg --
Zombies. The monster carry ; In conversation: Sam Raimi --
Ghosts --
Mummies. In conversation: Guillermo Del Toro --
Myths, legends, & fairy tales. In conversation: Ray Harryhausen --
Dragons & dinosaurs --
Monstrous apes. Planet of the apes ; King Kong ; In conversation: Rick Baker --
Nature's revenge --
Atomic mutations --
The devil's work. The devil ; Hell ; Wicked witches ; Killer dolls ; Scary children ; In conversation: John Carpenter --
Space monsters. Dystopias --
Monstrous machines --
Human monsters. Nazi monsters ; Scary older women ; Burke & Hare --
The monster makers.
Responsibility: John Landis.
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Landis presents a personal celebration of the greatest monsters ever to rampage across the silver screen. He also explores the origins of vampires, zombies, and werewolves; reveals the secrets of legendary special-effects wizards; and converses with leading movie makers. Open your eyes to a fascinating world of movies: some classics, some quirky, some forgotten, and some unforgettable crazy!

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"A delicious romp through the film world, this book provides a nostalgic pull for anyone who grew up a fan of the great horror flicks." Booklist"

 
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