- Paperback: 277 pages
- Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers; Revised edition (March 8, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0786426616
- ISBN-13: 978-0786426614
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,793,055 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Gary A. Smith, a contributing writer for Little Shoppe of Horrors since 1980, has also written for Films in Review, Filmfax, Superstar Cine, and Cult Movies. Mr. Smith recently assisted in the video restoration of the complete version of Hammer's The Lost Continent. He is also the author of Epic Films: Casts, Credits and Commentary on Over 300 Historical Spectacle Movies, 2d ed. (2003) and lives in Los Angeles.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book has a good selection of stills, some of which I had not seen before, and it is well written. The synopses and reviews of the 319 films are concise and accurate, but I think they are a bit too concise for a book at this price. I was hoping for a more detailed review and some information about the films that I had not read elsewhere. This was rarely the case.
Unless you are a newcomer, and want a book that gives a reasonable introduction to the subject, you won't learn much from this book that you don't already know.
The star rating is a bit restrictive - I would say 4 stars for the newcomer and only 2 for someone looking to increase their knowledge, an average of 3 stars.