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- DescriptionThis work offers a critical, colorful and informative examination of different types of monster movies, spanning the silent period to today. Chapter One focuses on dragons, disaurs, and other scaly giants from films like 1953's <em>The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms</em>, an impressive stop-motion production that ushered in a new era of atomic-spawned monster films. Chapter Two examines big bug flicks, beginning with 1954's giant ant-infested <em>Them</em>. Chapter Three focuses on ordinary animals grown to improbable proportions through scientific or sinister experimentation, such as the huge octopus in 1955's <em>It Came from Beneath the Sea</em>. Chapters Four, Five, and Six look at films in which nature goes berserk, and otherwise incuous animals flock, swarm, hop or run about on a menacingly massive scale, including 1963's <em>The Birds</em> and 1972's <em>Frogs</em>. Finally, Chapter Seven focuses on films featuring beasts that defy easy definition, such as 1958's <em>The Blob</em> and <em>Fiend Without a Face</em>.
- Author Biography<strong>William Schoell</strong> is the author of many books about the performing arts and pop culture. He lives in New York.
- Author(s)William Schoell
- PublisherMcFarland & Co Inc
- Date of Publication30/05/2014
- SubjectFilm, TV & Radio
- Place of PublicationJefferson, NC
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMcFarland & Co Inc
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight386 g
- Width178 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine15 mm
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