Science Fiction Confidential: Interviews with 23 Monster Stars and Filmmakers

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McFarland & Company, Jan 1, 2002 - Performing Arts - 312 pages
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David Hedison, who plays a tiny human-headed insect menaced by a spider at the climax of the SF classic The Fly (1958), says the moviemakers spoiled the scene by giving him a squeaky voice. "Imagine if, as the camera moved in closer, you actually heard me screeeeaming for my life, " the actor rhapsodizes. "That is horror. THAT is horror." In Tom Weavers eighth interview book, Hedison--and 22 other moviemakers--talk about their horror and science fiction movie experiences as part of such films and TV series as The Blob, It Came from Outer Space, Tarzan the Ape Man, Star Trek, The Wild Wild West, Somewhere in Time, The Devil Bat, and Forbidden Planet. Among those interviewed are Dan OHerlihy, Eve Brent, Kate Phillips, John Alvin, Anthony Cardoza, Tod Griffin, Alex and Richard Gordon, Denny Miller, Andrey Dalton, Suzanne Kaaren, and Warren Stevens. Full credits are provided for the actors, actresses, and producers.

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User Review  - Mike Rogers - Book Verdict

The title pretty much spills it. Weaver, who has written numerous interview books with B stars of yesteryear, focuses on the actors and directors behind some of the worst stinkers ever on celluloid ... Read full review

About the author (2002)

Tom Weaver lives in Sleepy Hollow, New York, and has been interviewing moviemakers since the early 1980s. The New York Times called him one of the leading scholars in the horror field and USA Today has described him as the king of the monster hunters. Classic Images called him "the best interviewer we have today." He is a frequent contributor to numerous film magazines and has been featured in the prestigious Best American Movie Writing. A frequent DVD audio commentator, he is the author of numerous reference and other nonfiction books about American popular culture.

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