Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Flashbacks: Conversations with 24 Actors, Writers, Producers and Directors from the Golden Age

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McFarland, Jan 1, 2004 - Performing Arts - 359 pages
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As a 12-year-old, Richard Eyer co-starred with Robby the Robot. In Robinson Crusoe on Mars, Paul Mantee's co-star was a monkey named Barney who received billing as "Mona, the Woolly Monkey." Actress Randy Stuart played the wife of The Incredible Shrinking Man. Alan Caillou wrote the original pilot outline for television's The Six Million Dollar Man. Asked to look over the final script six months later, he noticed that exactly one of his lines was being used (and that out of context) and that 27 writers were being given writing credit! Tom Weaver--author of Attack of the Monster Movie Makers, Science Fiction Stars and Horror Heroes, They Fought in the Creature Features, and Interviews with B Science Fiction and Horror Movie Makers--returns with a new collection of interviews that go behind the scenes of Golden Age science fiction, horror and fantasy filmmaking. Among the interviewed are Casey Adams, John Badham, Antony Carbone, Robert Clarke, Sidney Hayers, Lewis Allen, Gene Evans, Alex Gordon, Jackie Joseph, Ken Miller, John Moxey, Arthur Ross, Arianne Ulmer, Debra Paget and Edward Dmytryk.
  

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Contents

Acknowledgments
1
LEWIS ALLEN
16
JOHN BADHAM
26
ALAN CAILLOU
41
ANTONY CARBONE
64
ROBERT CLARKETOM BOUTROSS
80
EDWARD DMYTRYK
99
GENE EVANS
119
JACKIE JOSEPH
181
PAUL MANTEE
192
DONNA MARTELL
211
KEN MILLER
221
Jo MORROW
237
JOHN MOXEY
255
DEBRA PAGET
269
ARTHUR Ross
288

RICHARD EYER
139
JOHN FIEDLER
148
ALEX GORDON
157
SIDNEY HAYERS
172
RANDY STUART
304
ARIANNE ULMER
314
Index
343
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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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