The Overlook Film Encyclopedia: Horror

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Phil Hardy, Tom Milne, Paul Willemen
Overlook Press Woodstock, 1995 - Performing Arts - 496 pages
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Since the initial publication of the first three groundbreaking volumes -- Horror, Science Fiction, and The Western -- The Overlook Film Encyclopedia series has been deemed the most authoritative, stylish, and compulsively readable film reference series ever. In The Gangster Film, series editor Phil Hardy has created yet again a landmark in film reference.

Included in this lavish volume are critical entries on more than 1,500 gangster films, complete with plot synapses and credits, and 650 black and white photographs to capture the look of this exciting genre. Arranged chronologically, The Gangster Film offers deliciously opinionated and detailed descriptions, statistical information, credits and trivia from early classics such as Public Enemy, Key Largo, Dragnet, and On the Waterfront to contemporary blockbusters such as The Grifters, Chinatown, The Godfather, and Pulp Fiction. Essential, authoritative, and entertaining, The Gangster Film is the guide for serious students of film, film buffs, and home viewers.

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Must have encyclopedia for collector and enthusiast of horror cinema. Exhaustive, complete, with synopsis, cast & crew listings, fully illustrated, gosh kids! Why are you sitting here reading this? Buy it now! Read full review

Contents

Contents
vii
European Nightmares and American Daydreams
26
The Sons and Daughters of Universal
46
Horror in Limbo
74
Dracula Frankenstein and Horror Triumphant
98
The Horror Film Goes International
128
Big and Small Budgets Horror Goes
216
Into the Mainstream
458
AllTime Horror Rental Champs
488
Copyright

About the author (1995)

Phil Hardy has edited many reference books on popular cinema. He is also an authority on popular music and is co-editor of "The Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music".

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