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Badass Women Of Cinema: A Collection Of Interviews by Chris Watson (book review).

March 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Badass Women Of Cinema: A Collection Of Interviews by Chris Watson (book review).

When you see a title like ‘Badass Women Of Cinema: A Collection Of Interviews’, you have to be piqued a little to at least see who is covered. Chris Watson was a director for Roger Corman back in the 1970s including doing films with the likes of Pam Grier and at the start of making […]

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Invasion Of The Body Snatchers: The Making Of A Classic by Mark Thomas McGee (book review).

February 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers: The Making Of A Classic by Mark Thomas McGee (book review).

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when looking through BearManor Media’s back catalogue. Mark Thomas McGee’s name kept coming up against books based on particular films and your mind tend to think they must be roll-offs. That is, quickly written, drawing from sources that the author had to rely on because he was too […]

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Movie Comics: Page To Screen/Screen To Page by Blair Davis (book review).

February 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Movie Comics: Page To Screen/Screen To Page by Blair Davis (book review).

To many people, the first SF comicstrip that went on film was ‘Flash Gordon’ in 1936. However, I was surprised to discover that it wasn’t the first comicstrip. Back in the silent movies era, the ‘Katzenjammer Kids’ appeared in 1898 followed by a dozen shorts of ‘Happy Hooligan’ from 1900-1903. When it comes to the […]

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Deadlier Than The Male: Femme Fatales Of 1960s And 1970s Cinema by Douglas Brode (book review).

January 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Deadlier Than The Male: Femme Fatales Of 1960s And 1970s Cinema by Douglas Brode (book review).

Having covered a special edition of ‘Retro Cinema’ on femme fatales last year, it seemed appropriate to have a look at Douglas Brode’s book, ‘Deadlier Than The Male: Femme Fatales Of 1960s And 1970s Cinema’ where he looks at 108 actresses who played femme fatales in their acting careers. As Brode points out in his […]

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Interviews Too Shocking To Print by Justin Humphreys (book review).

December 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Interviews Too Shocking To Print by Justin Humphreys (book review).

Writer Justin Humphreys points out in his introduction that ‘Interviews Too Shocking To Print’ doesn’t represent the material content being crude or exploitive, even if the sub-title is ‘Conversations With Horror Filmmakers And Their Accomplices’ does make it sound covert. What you have here are twelve interviews and four essays covering a selection of older […]

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Climate Trauma: Foreseeing The Future In Dystopian Film And Fiction by E. Ann Kaplan (book review).

July 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Climate Trauma: Foreseeing The Future In Dystopian Film And Fiction by E. Ann Kaplan (book review).

On the top of E. Ann Kaplan’s hit list in her introduction to her book, ‘Climate Trauma: Foreseeing The Future In Dystopian Film And Fiction’ is that Science Fiction should have a climate sub-genre ie ‘cli-fi’. Although I’m not sure if such a name will ever catch on, I’m not sure if she has a […]

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Kathryn Bigelow Interviews edited by Peter Keough (book review).

July 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Kathryn Bigelow Interviews edited by Peter Keough (book review).

To look at the title, ‘Kathryn Bigelow Interviews’, you would think that this Peter Keough edited book is just that. Actually, it is a collection of 38 articles and interviews from different magazine sources that cover director Kathryn Bigelow’s film life from 1987-2011. On top of that, at the beginning of her career, she was […]

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Neuroscience In Science Fiction Films by Sharon Packer, M.D. (book review).

December 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Neuroscience In Science Fiction Films by Sharon Packer, M.D. (book review).

I have to confess that I wasn’t quite sure what ‘Neuroscience In Science Fiction Films’ was going to cover. I mean, is it the use of neuroscience or some aspects used within the film. In the introduction, author Sharon Packer defines it as neuropunk, with an accent on physical aspects and playing with the brain […]

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Shoot Like Tarantino by Christopher Kenworthy (book review).

August 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Shoot Like Tarantino by Christopher Kenworthy (book review).

Contrary to the picture on the cover, ‘Shoot Like Tarantino’ is not a book about what the director does at the target range but rather as the sub-title says’ ‘The Visual Secrets Of Dangerous Storytelling’. In other words, how Quintin T directs some scenes in his films. Author Christopher Kenworthy recommends that you watch Tarantino’s […]

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