Beasts and Behemoths: Prehistoric Creatures in the Movies

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Scarecrow Press, 1988 - Performing Arts - 179 pages
Films about prehistoric animals range in quality from classics like The Lost World (1925), KingKong (1933), and One Million B.C. (1940), to duds like Reptilicus (1962). This book offers critiques and background information on the best and worst in this sub-genre, full cast and production credits for each, and a checklist of lesser films.
 

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Contents

1 SILENT PREHISTORY
1
2 THE LOST WORLD
6
3 KING KONG
15
4 SON OF KONG
35
5 ONE MILLION BC
41
6 THE FLYING SERPENT
49
7 UNKNOWN ISLAND
52
8 THE JUNGLE
55
22 THE LAND UNKNOWN
104
23 THE MONSTER THAT CHALLENGED THE WORLD
108
24 RODAN
111
25 THE GIANT BEHEMOTH
114
26 JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH
118
27 DINOSAURUS
122
28 GORGO
125
29 REPTILICUS
129

9 THE LOST CONTINENT
57
10 UNTAMED WOMEN
60
11 THE BEAST FROM 20000 FATHOMS
62
12 THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON
67
13 IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA
71
14 KING DINOSAUR
74
15 THE ANIMAL WORLD
77
16 THE BEAST OF HOLLOW MOUNTAIN
80
17 GODZILLA KING OF THE MONSTERS
84
18 THE SHECREATURE
91
19 THE BLACK SCORPION
97
20 THE DEADLY MANTIS
100
21 THE GIANT CLAW
102
30 JOURNEY TO THE BEGINNING OF TIME
133
31 THE VALLEY OF GWANGI
137
32 WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH
141
33 THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT
144
34 SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER
149
35 CAVEMAN
152
36 Q
155
37 BABY
158
FEATURE FILM CHECKLIST
160
JAPANESE FEATURE FILM CHECKLIST
162
NAME INDEX
165
TITLE INDEX
172
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Roy Kinnard is a contributing editor on the staff of FIlmfax magazine. He is the author of Fifty Years of Serial Thrills (Scarecrow, 1983) and co-author of The American Films of Michael Curtiz (Scarecrow, 1986). His articles on movies have also appeared in such magazines as Fantastic Films, Classic Images, Films in Review, and Fangoria.

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