Dr Cyclops

Author: Henry Kuttner
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575128976
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Dr Cyclops from the Author: Henry Kuttner. A brilliant scientist learns to reduce humans to Lilliputian size and finds the perfect guinea pigs when three colleagues try to discover his secret. Dr. Bulfinch, Bill Stockton, beautiful Mary Phillips, and the Mexican, Pedro, did not remember what had happened after the furious scientist caught them snooping in his secret room. Now they did not know where they were. They rose, shakily, breathing in great gasps. Everything was dark. "Where are we?" Mary cried out. Suddenly horror grew in Pedro's eyes as he remembered something. He gasped, "He made my Pinto, the mule, little. Now I know... He has made us little like my mule..."

Science S Most Wanted

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Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 161234223X
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Science S Most Wanted from the Author: . Science and technology have had more than their share of the good, the bad, and the bogus. Alfred William Lawson, the designer of the first airliner, believed that two types of creatures lived within the brain Menorgs, A which were the mental organizers responsible for all good things, and Disorgs, A which infect all cells with disorganization. Chonosuke Okamura collected and catalogued what he thought were tiny men and animals, all 1/100-inch long, which most geologists think are actually mineral grains. Peter Fong found that the expression happy as a clamA had a scientific basis when he tested the effects of Prozac on fingernail clams. The dashing figure of dinosaur hunter Roy Chapman Andrews was the model upon which Indiana Jones was based. Physician John Brinkley believed that consuming goat glands would restore youth and virility. In keeping with the format of the popular Most WanteduA Series, this new volume comprises sixty top-ten lists. These include worst ideas by great scientists, most unlikely inventors, greatest unsolved mysteries, most ridiculous attempts at flight, biggest hoaxes, most suppressed inventions, and top UFO sightings. Science's Most Wantedushows how throughout history, mankind has tried, often wildly unsuccessfully, to come to grips with lifeas biggest questions."

The Pleasure And Pain Of Cult Horror Films

Author: Bartłomiej Paszylk
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786453273
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The Pleasure And Pain Of Cult Horror Films from the Author: Bartłomiej Paszylk. The horror genre harbors a number of films too bold or bizarre to succeed with mainstream audiences, but offering unique, startling and often groundbreaking qualities that have won them an enduring following. Beginning with Victor Sjöström’s The Phantom Carriage in 1921, this book tracks the evolution and influence of underground cult horror over the ensuing decades, closing with William Winckler’s Frankenstein vs. the Creature from Blood Cove in 2005. It discusses the features that define a cult film, trends and recurring symbols, and changing iconography within the genre through insightful analysis of 88 movies. Included are works by popular directors who got their start with cult horror films, including Oliver Stone, David Cronenberg and Peter Jackson.

Ray Harryhausen Master Of The Majicks Vol 2

Author: Mike Hankin
Publisher: Ray Harryhausen - Majicks
ISBN: 9780981782904
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Ray Harryhausen Master Of The Majicks Vol 2 from the Author: Mike Hankin. A 3-volume definitive career/biography of stop motion animator/visual effects creator Ray Harryhausen, written over a period of 10 years with Harryhausen's cooperation. This edition, Vol. 2, features interviews with Ray and his colleagues, and is profusely illustrated with hundreds of rare images (many never previously published). In-depth chapters cover Mighty Joe Young, The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, It Came From Beneath the Sea, The Animal World, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, 20 Million Miles to Earth and The 7th Voyage of Sinbad. Supplemental material includes advertising art & posters from different countries, Filmographies of key cast and crew, Glossary of technical terminology, Ray Harryhausen "Timeline," trivia and obscure facts and figures related to Ray's films, and a section on Harryhausen collectibles.

New York Magazine

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New York Magazine from the Author: . New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Henry Bumstead And The World Of Hollywood Art Direction

Author: Andrew Horton
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292705190
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Henry Bumstead And The World Of Hollywood Art Direction from the Author: Andrew Horton. From a hotel in Marrakech in The Man Who Knew Too Much, to small-town Alabama in To Kill a Mockingbird, to Mission Control in Space Cowboys, creating a fictional, yet wholly believable world in which to film a movie has been the passion and life's work of Henry Bumstead, one of Hollywood's most celebrated production designers. In a career that has spanned nearly seventy years, Bumstead has worked on more than one hundred movies and television films. His many honors include Academy Awards for Art Direction for To Kill a Mockingbird and The Sting, as well as nominations for Vertigo and The Unforgiven. This popularly written and extensively illustrated book tells the intertwining stories of Henry Bumstead's career and the evolution of Hollywood art direction. Andrew Horton combines his analysis of Bumstead's design work with wide-ranging interviews in which Bumstead talks about working with top directors, including Alfred Hitchcock, George Roy Hill, Robert Mulligan, and Clint Eastwood, as well as such stars as Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Doris Day, Jimmy Stewart, Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Jerry Lewis, and James Cagney. Numerous production drawings, storyboards, and film stills illustrate how Bumstead's designs translated to film. This portrait of Bumstead's career underscores an art director's crucial role in shaping the look of a film and also tracks the changes in production design from the studio era through location shooting to today's use of high-tech special effects.

Texas Monthly

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Texas Monthly from the Author: . Since 1973, TEXAS MONTHLY has chronicled life in contemporary Texas, reporting on vital issues such as politics, the environment, industry, and education. As a leisure guide, TEXAS MONTHLY continues to be the indispensable authority on the Texas scene, covering music, the arts, travel, restaurants, museums, and cultural events with its insightful recommendations.

The Encyclopedia Of Super Villains

Author: Jeff Rovin
Publisher: Facts on File
ISBN:
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The Encyclopedia Of Super Villains from the Author: Jeff Rovin. Identifies villains from comic books, movies, television, comic strips, and literature, and includes information about each one's costume, first appearance, and background

Turner Classic Movies Presents Leonard Maltin S Classic Movie Guide

Author: Leonard Maltin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698197291
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Turner Classic Movies Presents Leonard Maltin S Classic Movie Guide from the Author: Leonard Maltin. The definitive guide to classic films from one of America's most trusted film critics Thanks to Netflix and cable television, classic films are more accessible than ever. Now co-branded with Turner Classic Movies, Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide covers films from Hollywood and around the world, from the silent era through 1965, and from The Maltese Falcon to Singin’ in the Rain and Godzilla, King of the Monsters! Thoroughly revised and updated, and featuring expanded indexes, a list of Maltin’s personal recommendations, and three hundred new entries—including many offbeat and obscure films—this new edition is a must-have companion for every movie lover. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Encyclopedia Of Film Themes Settings And Series

Author: Richard B. Armstrong
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476612307
Size: 16.49 MB
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Encyclopedia Of Film Themes Settings And Series from the Author: Richard B. Armstrong. The first editon was called "the most valuable film reference in several years" by Library Journal. The new edition published in hardcover in 2001 includes more than 670 entries. The current work is a paperback reprint of that edition. Each entry contains a mini-essay that defines the topic, followed by a chronological list of representative films. From the Abominable Snowman to Zorro, this encyclopedia provides film scholars and fans with an easy-to-use reference for researching film themes or tracking down obscure movies on subjects such as suspended animation, viral epidemics, robots, submarines, reincarnation, ventriloquists and the Olympics ("Excellent" said Cult Movies). The volume also contains an extensive list of film characters and series, including B-movie detectives, Western heroes, made-for-television film series, and foreign film heroes and villains.