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ANOBILE, RICHARD J. (EDITOR)
Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho
London, Picador. 1974, First U.K. Edition. (ISBN: 033024213X) Paperback, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Psycho is a 1960 American psychological thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins. The film is based on the screenplay by Joseph Stefano, who adapted it from the 1959 novel of the same name by Robert Bloch. The novel was loosely inspired by the crimes of Wisconsin murderer and grave robber Ed Gein, who lived just 40 miles from Bloch. The film depicts the encounter between a secretary, Marion Crane (Leigh), hiding at a secluded motel after embezzling money from her employer, and the motel's disturbed owner and manager, Norman Bates (Perkins), and the aftermath of their encounter. Psycho initially received mixed reviews, but outstanding box office returns prompted a re-review which was overwhelmingly positive and led to four Academy Award nominations. Psycho is now considered one of Hitchcock's best films and is highly praised as a work of cinematic art by international critics. The film spawned two sequels, a prequel, a remake, and a television movie spin-off. The film is often categorized by multiple sources as a drama, horror, mystery and thriller film. Good.
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Book number: 020573
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Keywords: Film Cinema Screen Movies Hollywood Sociology Entertainment Horror Gothic Fantasy Crime Criminology Social History Serial Killers Ed Gein Jeffrey Dahmer John Wayne Gacy Ted Bundy Charles Manson Murder Homicide Alfred Hitchcock 033024213X

 
ANOBILE, RICHARD J. (EDITOR)
Drat!: Being the Encapsulated View of of Life by W.C. Fields In His Own Words
New York, Signet. 1969, First Paperback Edition. Paperback, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Nice clean copy. Fine.
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Book number: 032949
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Keywords: Biography Entertainers Comedians W.C. Fields Hollywood Film Cinema Screen Comedy Stage Vaudeville Showbusiness Movies Humour Entertainment American Social History Sociology

 
D'ARCY, SUSAN
The Films of Liza Minnelli
London, Barnden Castell Williams Limited. 1973, First Edition. (ISBN: 0904159027) Pamphlet, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Small pen number written on top front cover. Very Good.
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Book number: 017685
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Keywords: Showbusiness Cinema Biography Hollywood Film Directors Screen Movies Entertainment Sociology Social History Liza Minnelli 0904159027

 
BARROWCLOUGH, SUSAN (EDITOR)
Jean-Pierre Lefebvre: The Quebec Connection
London, British Film Institute. 1982, First Edition. Paperback, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Jean Pierre Lefebvre is one of the seminal figures in Quebec and Canadian cinema. He has made 24 feature films, a number of short films and an intriguing cycle of videos (known collectively as L'âges des images). A genuine independent, Lefebvre has always spoken out for a cinema that is true to itself and to the resources it has at hand. He has eschewed the allure of commercial cinema, preferring to work in complete freedom with smaller budgets. BFI Dossier Number 13. Some wear and creasing to covers. Good.
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Book number: 015299
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Keywords: Canada Filmography Biography Hollywood Canadian Film Directors Screen Cinema Movies Entertainment Sociology Social History Reference Jean-Pierre Lefebvre Quebec French Canadian

 
VAN BEBBER, JIM
Charlie's Family: An Illustrated Screenplay
London, Creation Books. 1998, First Edition. (ISBN: 1871592941) Paperback, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Jim Van Bebber’s mind-blowing movie Charlie’s Family is the most accurate and uncompromising cinematic portrayal of the exterminating angels of Death Valley ’69, a psychotic assault of sex, drugs and violence that propels the viewer headlong into the Manson experience. The illustrated screenplay of Charlie’s Family contains nearly 100 amazing photographs, including 16 in full colour, as well as the complete script and 16 original storyboards. It also includes the definitive illustrated essay on Manson related movies, written by Jim Morton (main contributor to Incredibly Strange Films), as well as an introduction by esteemed underground film critic Jack Sargeant. Very Good.
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Book number: 038967
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Keywords: Erotica Sexology Sociology Psychology Crime Criminology Serial Killers Murder Charles Manson Biography Drugs Hippy Hippies Counterculture Homicide Sharon Tate Velvet Lsd Psychedelic Religious Cults Politics Social History Film Cinema Movies Jim Vanbebber

 
BERNSTEIN, LEONARD
West Side Story
London, Program Publishing Company. 1961, First Edition. Paperback, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Souvenir booklet for the London premier of the FIlm. Covers a little grubby. Directors: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise. Writers: Ernest Lehman (screenplay), Arthur Laurents (book) Stars:Natalie Wood, George Chakiris and Richard Beymer. Good.
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Book number: 040538
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Keywords: Music Hall Songs Ballads Musicology Social History Jazz Jerome Kern Musicals Musical Theatre Cinema Film Movies Hollywood West Side Story

 
BOYLE, ANDREW
Only the Wind Will Listen: Reith of the BBC
London, Hutchinson. 1972, First Edition. (ISBN: 0091138205) Hardcover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library, John Charles Walsham Reith, 1st Baron Reith, KT, GCVO, GBE, CB, TD, PC (20 July 1889 - 16 June 1971) was a Scottish broadcasting executive who established the tradition of independent public service broadcasting in the United Kingdom. In 1922 he was employed by the BBC (British Broadcasting Company Ltd.) as its General Manager; in 1923 he became its Managing Director and in 1927 he was employed as the Director-General of the British Broadcasting Corporation created under a Royal Charter. His concept of broadcasting as a way of educating the masses marked for a long time the BBC and similar organizations around the world. Good/Good.
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Book number: 023532
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Keywords: Sociology Film Social History Marketing Mass Media Politics Television Bristish Broadcasting Corporation Bbc Radio Lord John Charles Reith 0091138205

 
STEIGER, BRAD AND MANK, CHAW
Valentino: An Intimate and Shocking Expose
New York, Macfadden Books. 1966, First Edition. Paperback, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Biography of Rudolph Valentino. Very Good.
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Book number: 005898
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Keywords: Film Cinema Movies Screen Rudolph Valentino Hollywood Biography

 
BROSNAN, JOHN
Future Tense: Cinema of Science Fiction
London, Macdonald & Evans Ltd. 1978, First Edition. (ISBN: 035404222X) Hardcover with dust jacket, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. New/New.
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Book number: 040409
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Keywords: Gothic Horror Literary Criticism Mary Shelley Bibliography Fantasy Monsters Frankenstein Mythology Supernatural Fiction Gender Studies Romantics English Literature Women Romanticism Feminism Sexuality Sexology Wollstonecraft Bram Stoker Dracula H.G. Wells

 
BROTTMAN, MIKITA
Hollywood Hex: An Illustrated History of Cursed Movies
London, Creation Books. 1999, First Edition. (ISBN: 1871592852) Paperback, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. From the myths of old Hollywood to recent on-screen accidents, the motion picture industry has long been associated with violent and untimely death. Hollywood has always been a magnet for suicides, murders, mysterious accidents and brutal mayhem; the simple fact is that, in the age of motion pictures, human death has become an inescapable part of show business. Hollywood Hex is a study of films that have, in one way or another, resulted in death and destruction. Some are directly responsible for the accidental deaths of those involved in their creation; others have caused tragedy indirectly by inspiring occult movements, serial killers, copycat crimes, psychotic behaviour in audiences, or bizarre and freakish coincidences. These "cursed" films include The Exorcist, Rosemary's Baby, Twilight Zone, The Movie and The Crow; films that have become notorious and compelling in their new role as inadvertent epitaphs, as documents on the subject of human mortality. Subjects covered range from the earliest Hollywood suicides and jinxed movies, to the death cult of James Dean, to links with Charles Manson, Satanic churches, snuff culture and mass murders, plus Cover creased. the mysterious death of Bruce Lee and the equally strange demise of his son Brandon. In the tradition of Kenneth Anger's Hollywood Babylon, Hollywood Hex discloses and examines the dark, enigmatic connections between cinematic narratives and human catastrophe, forming a psychogeographic study of the Dream Factory which will fascinate the reader with its far-reaching implications. Very Good.
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Book number: 043052
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Keywords: Film Cinema Screen Movies Hollywood Drugs Alcohol Sociology Death Entertainment Suicide Murder 1871592852

 
BROTTMAN, MIKITA
Meat is Murder!: An Illustrated Guide to Cannibal Culture
London, Creation Books. 2001, Second Edition. (ISBN: 1840680407) Paperback, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A brand new, updated and expanded edition of the best-selling Creation cinema title: Meat is Murder! This remains the only title to fully explore the myths and stories that surround cannibals from centuries past, to reveal the atrocious crimes of real-life cannibals, and to report on the whole range of cannibal-related films, such as the recent thriller: Hannibal. Now with an extra chapter on Flesh-Eating Zombies in cinema from George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead to classics like Lucio Fulci’s Zombi 2 and Peter Jackson’s Braindead, this new edition also includes a new, full-colour photo section of extreme screen gore - as well as approx. 100 b/w images from cinema and real-life - and reports on the very latest cannibal movies. Crossing all filmic genres, Meat is Murder! covers mondo and exploitation films such as Cannibal Holocaust, horror movies such as Texas Chainsaw Massacre, arthouse classics such as Peter Greenaway's The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover and more mainstream films such as Alive. One of the book’s strengths is in the juxtaposition of these films with details of the atrocious crimes of real-life cannibals including Ed Gein, Albert Fish, Jeffrey Dahmer and Andrei Chikatilo; who paradoxically have long been a source of inspiration to many film-makers. 'Mikita Brottman provides an excellent study of cannibal culture both historically and in the movies with much to take one's interest.' Film Review, August 1998. 'A truly tasty read for gourmets of transgressive culture and the macabre.' Neon, June 1998. New.
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Book number: 043027
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Keywords: Film Cinema Screen Movies Hollywood Drugs Alcohol Sociology Death Entertainment Murder Snuff Cannibalism Social History Documentary Homicide Suicide Media Anthropology Ethnology Crime Criminology Murder Homicide Headhunters 1840680407

 
BUTLER, IVAN
To Encourage the Art of the Film
London, Robert Hale. 1971, First Edition. (ISBN: 0709124090) Hardcover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library, Good/Good.
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Book number: 027074
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Keywords: Filmography Biography Hollywood British Film Directors Screen Cinema Movies Entertainment Sociology Social History Reference 0709124090

 
CASHIN, FERGUS
Mae West
London, W.H. Allen. 1981, First Edition. (ISBN: 0491029845) Hardcover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library, West, Mae, 1893-1980, American stage and movie comedienne, b. Brooklyn, N.Y. as Mary Jane West. The unparalleled mistress of double entendre, West began in burlesque and continued in vaudeville, stage, and films, making a career of self-admiration and treating sex with broad humor. As a result, she was constantly battling against the Production Code. Many of her one-liners, such as Come up and see me sometime, have become classics. Her plays include Sex (1926) and Diamond Lil (1928). Among her films are She Done Him Wrong (1933) and My Little Chickadee (1940). Good/Good.
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Book number: 023520
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Keywords: Erotica Sexology Films Movies Cinema Screen Sociology Hollywood Entertainment Biography Mae West 0491029845

 
CURRY, CHRISTOPHER WAYNE
A Taste of Blood: The Films of Herschell Gordon Lewis
London, Creation Books. 1999, First Edition. (ISBN: 1871592917) Paperback, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The incredibly popular, violent horror films of recent decades, such as Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th, and Nightmare on Elm Street, owe much of their existence to the undisputed Godfather of Gore, Herschell Gordon Lewis. In 1963 Lewis, with his monumental splatter movie Blood Feast, single-handedly changed the face of horror cinema forever. As well as virtually inventing the gore genre, Lewis also produced a number of nudie and roughie movies, as well as sampling the full gamut of exploitation subjects ranging from wife-swapping and ESP to rock 'n' roll and LSD. A Taste of Blood details all these, plus gore classics such as 2,000 Maniacs, Gore-Gore Girls and Color Me Blood Red, placing them in context amid the roots and developments of the exploitation films. A Taste of Blood is a definitive study which not only chronicles Lewis' career as the master of exploitation but also contains interviews with him and many of his former collaborators, including David F. Friedman, Bill Rogers, Daniel Krogh, Mal Arnold and Hedda Lubin. These are interwoven with commentary, extremely rare photographs, production stills, posters, and a thorough synopsis of each of Lewis' three dozen influential films. Also included is a stunning 8-page colour section of graphic screen gore. 'BOOK OF THE MONTH: A pacy.book, packed with anecdotes, and not without humour, this is exactly the kind of tribute Lewis's films needed, and for devotees it'll be the ultimate word on the subject.' - Film Review. Some minor creasing. Very Good.
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Book number: 043461
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Keywords: Film Cinema Screen Movies Hollywood Sociology Entertainment Horror Gothic Fantasy Herschell Gordon Lewis Social History Vampires Blood Feast 1871592917

 
DEARDEN, BASIL (DIRECTOR)
Man in the Moon
London, Allied Film Makers. 1960, First Edition. Paperback, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Souvenir booklet from the London Premiere. Coffee splash to front cover. Directed by Basil Dearden, written by Bryan Forbes and Michael Relph and starring Kenneth More, Shirley Anne Field and Michael Hordern. The concept that space flight is too dangerous to waste highly trained astronauts on is so splendidly British.Spike Milligan would have been proud to have thought it up. This forgotten film has many felicities, a cast of top-drawer English comedy actors and is beautifully photographed by one of the busiest cameramen in the business, Harry Waxman who shot around 70 films including the superb "Brighton Rock" and the cult classic "The Wicker man". Mr Kenneth More is cast as William Blood, the very epitome of hale and heartiness, who has never had a day's illness in his life, thus meeting the most important criterion set out by the British Space Programme. The lovely Miss Shirley Anne Field, displays a nice light touch as his nemesis. It seemed at the time that Miss Field might be at the start of a long career in comedy as a sort of "Liz Fraser with brains"character, but it never happened. Shortly after "The man in the moon" she made the serious "The War Lover" where she gave Mr Steve McQueen a run for his money. Mr More was a genuine copper-bottomed star. He was far more versatile than often given credit for. His "Freddy" in "The Deep Blue Sea" showed the depth beneath his eternal cheeriness. Critics were forced to take him seriously after TV's "The Forsyte Saga", but ordinary moviegoers had long recognised his qualities. Like Samson of old he is undone by a beautiful woman, falls in love with Miss Field and catches a cold. Those were the days when our space programme, such as it was, was based in Woomera where the only living things at risk from our falling rockets were a few kangaroos. We liked to think we approached space exploration with the Corinthian spirit but the fact is we were dabblers, the merest of amateurs compared to the Americans and Russians. To them - the glory. To us - Kenneth More sleeping on his iron bedstead in a field of cows. Good.
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Book number: 038813
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Keywords: Film Cinema Movies Science Fiction Novel Fantasy Horror Gothic Basil Dearden Bryan Forbes Michael Relph Kenneth More Shirley Anne Field Michael Hordern Man in the Moon

 
ZEC, DONALD AND FOWLES, ANTHONY
Barbra: A Biography of Barbra Streisand
London, New English Library. 1981, First U.K. Edition. (ISBN: 0450048578) Hardcover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Intimate Biography of American, actress and singer Barbra Streisand. Minor damp stain to lower right corner. Good/Good.
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Book number: 017717
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Keywords: Erotica Sexuality Sexual Behaviour Sexology Barbra Streisand Biography Film Cinema Screen Movies Hollywood Music Theatre Theater Jewish Judaica 0450048578

 
FAULKNER, ROBERT R.
Hollywood Studio Musicians: Their Work and Careers in the Recording Industry
Chicago, Aldine Publishing. 1970, First Edition. (ISBN: 0202300994) Hardcover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 042028
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Keywords: Biography Hollywood Film Directors Screen Cinema Movies Entertainment Animal Stars Social History Hollywood Studio Musicians Music Musicology 0202300994

 
FIORE, CARLO
Bud The Brando I Knew: The Untold Story of Brando's Private Life
London, Dell. 1975, First Paperback Edition. Paperback, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Biography of Marlon Brando. Good.
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Book number: 005895
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Keywords: Film Cinema Movies Screen Marlon Brando Hollywood Biography

 
FLETCHER, CYRIL
Nice One Cyril: Being the Odd Odessey and the Anecdotage of a Comedian
London, Barrie & Jenkins. 1978, First Edition. (ISBN: 0214205819) Hardcover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library, This autobiography of one of Britain best loved comedians is the idyllic love story of his thirty-seven year marriage to Betty Astell and tells how over the years he has topped the bill at most theatres in the country, appeared in cabaret, on radio and television etc. His "Odd Odes" being his trademark. Good/Good.
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Book number: 023539
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Keywords: Social History Entertainment T.V. Comedy Radio Bbc Humour Drama Cyril Fletcher That's Life 0214205819

 
FORBES, C. SCOTT (LESLIE CHARTERIS)
The Saint: Simon and Delilah
Borehamwood, Bamore Film Productions Ltd. 1967, First Edition. Paperback, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Orignal script for the famous TV series aired 24 March 1967 (Season 5, Episode 21). From the archive of actor Peter Holt with his signature on the cover and signed photograph loose. Patrick Holt's real name was Patrick G. Parsons. Some of his childhood was spent in India where his father, who claimed kinship with the great actress Mrs Siddons, was Deputy Inspector-General of the Indian Police. Perhaps surprisingly, given such a background, Patrick was sent to Christ's Hospital, a famous charity school in England, UK. He formed a close friendship with a boy in the same boarding house, the future film star Michael Wilding. There were those who thought Holt the better actor. He started his career in repertory theatres, and in 1939 landed a leading part on the London stage, but World War II broke out and he joined the army. He saw service in Burma, Singapore and India, often on secret missions behind enemy lines, and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. After the war he joined the J Arthur Rank charm school and steadily established himself as a leading actor in Fifties "second features". Quinlan has called him "the Dennis Price of the B film." By evolving into a character actor he sustained his career into old age, working on stage and television as well as in the cinema, and he was still listed in the Spotlight casting directory at the time of his death. His first wife was the actress Sonia Holm. In 1954 he married Sandra Dorne, with whom he had occasionally co-starred. The marriage was happy and he is said never to have recovered from her death on Christmas Day 1992. Probably unique. Very Good.
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Book number: 013406
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Keywords: The Saint Leslie Charteris Sociology English Social History Tv Drama Film Cinema Television Theatre Peter Holt Screenplay C. Scott Forbes Signed Simon Templar Sir Roger Moore

 
TETI, FRANK WITH KAREN MOLINE
Streisand Through the Lens
London, Sidgwick & Jackson. 1982, First U.K. Paperback Edition. (ISBN: 0283989580) Paperback, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. An intimate biography of American, actress and singer Barbra Streisand. Very Good.
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Book number: 017719
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Keywords: Erotica Sexuality Sexual Behaviour Sexology Barbra Streisand Biography Film Cinema Screen Movies Hollywood Music Theatre Theater Jewish Judaica 0283989580

 
FRENCH, WARREN
Filmguide to The Grapes of Wrath
Bloomington, Indiana University Press. 1973, First Edition. (ISBN: 0253393035) Cloth, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Guide to the 1940 John Ford film. Oklahoma in the Thirties is a dustbowl and dispossessed farmers migrate westward to California. After terrible trials en route they become little more than slave labor. Among the throng are the Joads who refuse to knuckle under. Detailed critical text, includes analysis, critique, filmography, production history and bibliography. A volume in the Indiana University Press Filmguide Series. Some minor staining to boards. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 017209
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Keywords: Cinema Social History Sociology French Movies Screen the Grapes of Wrath John Ford Entertainment John Steinbeck 0253393035

 
FREWIN, LESLIE
Dietrich: The Story of a Star
London, Coronet. 1974, First Thus. (ISBN: 0240186633) Paperback, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Biography. Very Good.
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Book number: 029127
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Keywords: Film Cinema Actress German Singers Biography Entertainers Movies Hollywood Marlene Dietrich Vamps Screen 0240186633

 
FUCHS, CHRISTIAN
Bad Blood: An Illustrated History of Psycho Cinema
London, Creation Books. 2002, First English Edition. (ISBN: 1840680253) Paperback, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ever wondered if there is a real life 'Hannibal Lecter' out there? What about Natural Born Killers Micky and Mallory? Or female psychopaths, one who was the inspiration behind 'Bunny Boiler' Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction? Or whether the New Zealand 'Mother Murderer' realises that her true story would provide the launch pad for the high profile career of Kate Winslett in Heavenly Creatures. These are just a few of the questions explored and answered in the latest, and arguably the most fascinating addition to the Creation Cinema Collection: Bad Blood: A History of Psycho Cinema. In this heady mixture of true crime and cinema, author Christian Fuchs reveals how 20th century history is not only full of psychopathic outsiders, such as Ed Gein, Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, and Charles Manson to name but a few, but that this macabre collection of serial killers, mass-murderers, killer couples, human cannibals actually directly inspired movie directors to produce some of the biggest grossing movies of all time. Bad Blood examines the case histories of these real-life killers, and in every instance presents their onscreen counterparts and details of the films in question such as Badlands, American Psycho, Bonnie & Clyde, Fatal Attraction, Hannibal, Kalifornia, Natural Born Killers, New York Ripper and Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. Illustrated throughout with both true crime photos and film stills, Bad Blood also delves into the controversial realm of life imitating art, those allegedly inspired to murder after exposure to movies. This is a trip into not only the darkest recesses of human existence, but also one of the most exciting and disturbing zones of cinema. An essential read. 'Serial killers and murderers have always held a fascination for cinema-goers, and this illustrated guide to psycho cinema explores their murky deeds, comparing real-life killers with the on-screen counterparts they inspired. Among the psychos investigated are Ed Gein, David Berkowitz and Martha Beck whose blood-spattered crimes inspired Psycho, Summer of Sam and The Honeymoon Killers respectively. Every film you'd hope to find is in here. Well researched and with plenty to fascinate, this has all the allure of a car crash, you don't want to look, but you just can't help it.' - Film Review. Some minor knocks and creases. Very Good.
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Book number: 044948
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Keywords: Film Cinema Screen Movies Hollywood Sociology Entertainment Horror Gothic Fantasy Crime Criminology Social History Serial Killers Ed Gein Jeffrey Dahmer John Wayne Gacy Ted Bundy Charles Manson Murder Homicide Alfred Hitchcock Sex Crimes Sexuality Sexolog

 
FUCHS, CHRISTIAN
Kino Killer: Morder in Film
Wien, Edition Suhrkamp. 1995, First Edition. (ISBN: 3704606901) Paperback, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. German text. Ever wondered if there is a real life 'Hannibal Lecter' out there? What about Natural Born Killers Micky and Mallory? Or female psychopaths, one who was the inspiration behind 'Bunny Boiler' Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction? Or whether the New Zealand 'Mother Murderer' realises that her true story would provide the launch pad for the high profile career of Kate Winslett in Heavenly Creatures. These are just a few of the questions explored in this heady mixture of true crime and cinema, author Christian Fuchs reveals how 20th century history is not only full of psychopathic outsiders, such as Ed Gein, Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, and Charles Manson to name but a few, but that this macabre collection of serial killers, mass-murderers, killer couples, human cannibals actually directly inspired movie directors to produce some of the biggest grossing movies of all time. Bad Blood examines the case histories of these real-life killers, and in every instance presents their onscreen counterparts and details of the films in question such as Badlands, American Psycho, Bonnie & Clyde, Fatal Attraction, Hannibal, Kalifornia, Natural Born Killers, New York Ripper and Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. Illustrated throughout with both true crime photos and film stills, Bad Blood also delves into the controversial realm of life imitating art, those allegedly inspired to murder after exposure to movies. This is a trip into not only the darkest recesses of human existence, but also one of the most exciting and disturbing zones of cinema. An essential read. 'Serial killers and murderers have always held a fascination for cinema-goers, and this illustrated guide to psycho cinema explores their murky deeds, comparing real-life killers with the on-screen counterparts they inspired. Among the psychos investigated are Ed Gein, David Berkowitz and Martha Beck whose blood-spattered crimes inspired Psycho, Summer of Sam and The Honeymoon Killers respectively. Every film you'd hope to find is in here. Well researched and with plenty to fascinate, this has all the allure of a car crash, you don't want to look, but you just can't help it.' - Film Review. Good.
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Book number: 020524
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Keywords: Film Cinema Screen Movies Hollywood Sociology Entertainment Horror Gothic Fantasy Crime Criminology Social History Serial Killers Ed Gein Jeffrey Dahm Er John Wayne Gacy Ted Bundy Charles Manson Murder Homicide Alfred Hitchcoc K 3704606901

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