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Atkins' book, although outdated in many ways, is a great sampling of the history of film production. It is extremeley informative in that it not only describes how many classic (and genuinely campy) science fiction films came to be, but it also connects films through overlapping trends in the industry. My favorite part about this book is that it includes several still frames of the movies being discussed. Many of these films I have never seen, and to see these photos helps understand what the author is describing to a large degree. As I have said, however, the book is outdated, for it was written for a time when science fiction movies were not as nearly as popular as they are today, making it less relatable to current audiences/readers.