Alien : the special effects / Don Shay and Bill Norton
London: Titan Books, 1997.
Call No: 236ALI SHA Author: Norton, Bill; Shay, Don Edition: First edition Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Titan Books PubDate: 1997 PhysDes: 144 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 21 x 23 cm Subject: SPECIAL EFFECTS; CINEMATOGRAPHY; TECHNOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; COSTUME DESIGNING; SCIENCE-FICTION FILMS; MONSTERS IN FILMS; COMPUTERS AND THE CINEMA; ALIEN (UK, Ridley Scott, 1979); ALIEN 3 (US, David Fincher, 1992); ALIENS (US, James Cameron, 1986) Summary: "Discover how the amazing special effects in Alien, Aliens, and Alien3 were achieved in this inside, in-depth, look behind the scenes. All the secrets of these visually stunning and innovative blockbuster films are contained in this first, exciting, collaboration between Titan books and respected special effects magazine Cinefex. " -- BOOK BLURB Notes: "This collection comprises three articles originally published in Cinefex magazine" - t.p. verso ISBN: 1852866950 Contents: -- alien: creating an alien ambience by Don Shay -- aliens: this time it's war by Don Shay -- alien3: zealots and xenomorphs by Bill Norton --- More info
The atomic bomb in Japanese cinema : critical essays / edited by Matthew Edwards
Jefferson, N. C.: McFarland & Company Inc, 2015.
Call No: 737.34 EDW Author: Edwards, Matthew Source: US Place: Jefferson, N. C. Publisher: McFarland & Company Inc PubDate: 2015 PhysDes: viii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm Subject: NUCLEAR WARFARE IN FILMS; MONSTERS IN FILMS; GOJIRA (JA/US, Inoshiro Honda & Terry Morse, 1955); HIROSHIMA (JA, Hideo Sekigawa, 1953) Summary: "This collection of new essays explores the cultural aftermath of the bombings and its expression in Japanese cinema. The contributors take on a number of complex issues, including the suffering of the survivors (hibakusha), the fear of future holocausts and the danger of nuclear warfare. Exclusive interviews with Go Shibata and critically acclaimed directors Roger Spottiswoode (Hiroshima) and Steven Okazaki (White Light/Black Rain) are included." -- BOOK BLURB ISBN: 9780786479122 Contents: Prologue: Hiroshima Nagasaki / Matthew Edwards -- Gojira and the bomb. The rhetorical significance of Gojira: equipment for living through trauma / Shannon Stevens -- Japan removed: Godzilla adaptations and erasure of the politics of nuclear experience / Jason C. Jones -- Atomic reaction: Godzilla as metaphor for generational attitudes toward the United States and the bomb / John Vohlidka -- Japanese atomic cinema, 1945-2014. Suppression and censorship: Japanese cinema during the occupation / Matthew Edwards -- Pica-don: Japanese and American reception and promotion of Hideo Sekigawa's Hiroshima / Mick Broderick and Junko Hatori -- The shadow of the bomb in Hiroshi Teshigahara's The face of another / Tony Pritchard -- Nuclear skin: Hiroshima and the critique of embodiment in Affairs within walls / Julia Alekseyeva -- The atomic bomb experience and the Japanese family in Keiji Nakazawa's anime Hadashi no gen (barefoot gen) / Kenji Kaneko -- Yuichi and Jizo in Black rain: Imamura's phenomenological attempt to render a Hiroshima wormhole experience among his audience / Keiko Takioto Miller -- Trauma and witness in Hideo Nakata's Ring- Tienfong ho: the fragile roots of memory / Robert McParland -- Inconceivable anxiety: representation, disease and discrimination in atomic-bomb films / Yuki Miyamoto -- Kazuo Kuroki and Hisashi Inoue's Chichi to Kuraseba: remember, protest and return to ordinary life / Yoshiko Fukushima -- Breaking the silence of the atomic bomb survivors in Japanese graphic novel Town of evening calm, country of cherry blossoms and the film adaptation / Senjo Nakai -- The sound of the bomb: Go Shibata's nn891102 / Johannes Schonherr -- Western perspectives. Hiroshima films: cultural contexts before, during and after the Cold War / Greg Nielsen and Margaret M. Ferrara -- Hiroshima: an interview with director Roger Spottiswoode / Matthew Edwards -- White light/Black rain: the "atomic films" of Steven Okazaki / Matthew Edwards -- A[nime] bomb: an interview with Hibakusha director Steve Nguyen / Matthew Edwards -- Hibakusha: our life to live: an interview with director David Rothauser / Matthew Edwards -- All that remains: an interview with Ian and Dominic Higgins / Matthew Edwards More info
Box-office universe expands
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The dead that walk / Leslie Halliwell
London: Collins, 1986.
Gospel of the living dead : George Romero's visions of hell on earth / Kim Paffenroth
Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 2006.
Call No: 81ROM PAF Author: Paffenroth, Kim Source: US Place: Waco, Texas Publisher: Baylor University Press PubDate: 2006 PhysDes: 219 p. ; 24 cm Subject: USA; HORROR FILMS; MONSTERS IN FILMS; ZOMBIES IN FILMS AND TV; SOCIAL ISSUES IN FILMS. USA; SOCIETY IN FILMS. USA; RELIGION IN FILMS. USA; CONSUMERISM IN FILMS. USA; VIOLENCE IN FILMS. USA; RACIAL PROBLEMS IN FILMS. USA; GENDER AND THE CINEMA. USA; ROMERO, GEORGE; SNYDER, ZACK; NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (US, George A. Romero, 1968); DAWN OF THE DEAD (US, George A. Romero, 1978); DAY OF THE DEAD (US, George A. Romero, 1985); DAWN OF THE DEAD (US, Zack Snyder, 2004); LAND OF THE DEAD (CN/FR/US, George Romero, 2005) Summary: "For nearly forty years the zombie films of George A. Romero have presented viewers with hellish visions of our world overrun by flesh-eating ghouls. This rigorous but entertaining study shows how these films use Christian imagery from the Bible and Dante to probe deeper questions of human nature and purpose, while also giving a chilling and darkly humorous critique of modern, secular America that should be heeded by Christian and humanist alike." (Taken from the back cover) Notes: Includes bibliography, index ISBN: 9781932792652 Donation: Donated by Senses of Cinema, 2009 More info
The horror reader / edited by Ken Gelder
New York, NY: Routledge, 2000.
Call No: 735.2 HOR Author: Gelder, Ken, 1955 Place: New York, NY Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 2000 PhysDes: xiii, 414 p. ; 25 cm Subject: CANNIBALISM IN FILMS; DRACULA IN FILMS; ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS; FAN MAGAZINES; FANTASTIC FILMS; GENDER AND THE CINEMA; GHOST FILMS; HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; HORROR FILMS; HORROR FILMS. HONG KONG; HORROR FILMS. ITALY; HORROR FILMS. USA; IMPERIALISM AND THE CINEMA; MONSTERS IN FILMS; PORNOGRAPHY AND THE CINEMA; PSYCHOANALYSIS AND THE CINEMA; RACE AND THE CINEMA; SERIAL KILLERS IN FILMS; SLASHER FILMS; THEORY; VAMPIRE FILMS; WOMEN AND THE CINEMA; ARGENTO, DARIO; BAVA, MARIO; CASTLE, TERRY; CHEUNG, LESLIE; CORMAN, ROGER; CRONENBERG, DAVID; TODOROV, TZVETAN; AMERICAN GOTHIC (US, John Hough, 1987); CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE (UK, Terence Fisher, 1957); BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE (US, James Whale, 1935); FRANKENSTEIN (US, James Whale, 1931); FRIDAY THE 13TH (US, Sean S. Cunningham, 1980); HALLOWEEN (US, John Carpenter, 1978); HAUNTING, THE (US, Robert Wise, 1963); KING KONG (US, Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933); NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (US, George A. Romero, 1968); OPERA (IT, Dario Argento, 1987); ROSEMARY'S BABY (US, Roman Polanski, 1968); PSYCHO (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1960); SINNUI YAUMAN (HK, Ching Siu Tung, 1987); CHINESE GHOST STORY, A (HK, Ching Siu Tung, 1987); SUSPIRIA (IT, Dario Argento, 1977); YANZHI KOU (HK, Stanley Kwan, 1987) Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 041521355X (HB : alk. paper); 0415213568 (PB : alk. paper) LON: 21262689 More info
Kiss of the beast : From Paris salon to King Kong / Ted Gott (ed.)
Brisbane: Queensland Art Gallery, 2005.
Call No: 175 KIS Source: AT Place: Brisbane Publisher: Queensland Art Gallery PubDate: 2005 PhysDes: 127 p. : ill. ; 25 cm Subject: AUSTRALIAN CINEMATHEQUE; MONSTERS IN FILMS; ANIMALS IN FILMS; PREHISTORIC ANIMALS IN FILM; LOST WORLD, THE (US, Willis O'Brian, 1925); GRASS (US, Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1926); CHANG (US, Ernest B. Schoedsack & Merian C. Cooper, 1927); FRANKENSTEIN (US, James Whale, 1931); BLONDE VENUS (US, Josef von Sternberg, 1932); MUMMY, THE (US, Karl Freund, 1932); ISLAND OF LOST SOULS, THE (US, Erle C. Kenton, 1932); KING KONG (US, Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933); SON OF KONG (US, Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933); TARZAN AND HIS MATE (US, Cedric Gibbons, 1934); BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE (US, James Whale, 1935); BRIDE OF THE GORILLA (US, Curt Siodmok, 1951); CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (US, Jack Arnold, 1954); HSING HSING WANG (HK, Meng-Hwa Ho, 1977) Summary: Kiss of the Beast: From Paris Salon to King Kong explores images of gorillas, wild beasts and monsters in art, film, science, literature and popular culture from the late nineteenth century to today. It examens humanity's highly charged relationship with primates and draws connections between debates about evolution, race, aesthetics and sex - from satirical cartoons of gorillas in Punch! to HR Hopp's famous World War One recruiting poster Destroy this mad brute: enlist, which shows Kaiser Wilhelm as a large ape. Many incarnations of the Beauty and the Beast tale in art and film unfold in Kiss of the Beast - from French artist Emmanuel Fremiet's sculptures of a gorilla carrying off a woman of 1859 and 1887, to the classic 1933 image o Fay Wray in the grip of King Kong. Early short films and animations; groundbreaking expeditionary documentaries; iconic 'monster' movies from 130s to 1950s Hollywood; and some of the many versions of the Kong story from America, Japan and Hong Kong are also featured. Kiss of the Beast: From Paris Salon to King Kong is richly illustrated with film stills from many famous big ape and monster movies - including King Kong, Frankenstein and Creature from the Black Lagoon - as well as posters, sculptures, painting, prints and rare books. This book was published in conjunction with 'Kiss of the Beast', an integrated exhibition and film program presented by the Australian Cinematheque, Queensland Art Gallery. ISBN: 1876509082 Donation: Australian Cinematheque, Queensland Art Gallery More info
The making of King Kong : the story behind a film classic / Orville Goldner and George E. Turner
London: A.S. Barnes & Co., Tantivy Press, 1975.
Monster hits, super profits
Daily Telegraph (15/04/2017) p.60 More info
The monster times
New York: Monster Times, 1972-1976.
Call No: Issues held -- v. 1 n. 4 [March 15, 1972] -- v. 1 no. 6 [April 12, 1972] -- v. 1 n. 10 [May 31, 1972] -- v. 1 n. 21 [April 1973] -- v. 1 n. 27 [Oct. 1973] -- v. 1 n. 30 [Feb. 1974] -- v. 1 n. 31 [March 1974]; -- IN STORAGE. OVERNIGHT RETRIEVAL Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Monster Times PubDate: 1972-1976 Subject: MONSTERS IN FILMS More info
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Monsters in the machine : science fiction film and the militarization of America after World War II / Steffen Hantke
Jackson [Mississippi]: University Press of Mississippi, 2016.
Call No: 735.1(73) HAN Author: Hantke, Steffen Source: US Place: Jackson [Mississippi] Publisher: University Press of Mississippi PubDate: 2016 PhysDes: 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm Subject: SCIENCE-FICTION FILMS; MONSTERS IN FILMS; ALIENS IN FILMS; NUCLEAR WARFARE IN FILMS; COLD WAR AND THE CINEMA Summary: "With admirable scope and lucidity, Monsters in the Machine insightfully analyzes sci-fi films of the postwar period to expose the cultural politics and political ethos of an era dominated by the aura of World War II and the nuclear shadow it cast over Henry Luce's 'American Century'. Providing rich touchstones for the major tensions and contradictions that informed the groteque mechanisms of the Cold War, Monsters in the Machine should be required for any course on American Cold War culture." -- ALAN NADEL Notes: Includes bibliographical references, notes, and index ISBN: 9781496805652 Donation: donated by Senses of Cinema Contents: Acknowedgments -- Introduction: A bright new future, with monsters -- Chapter One: Military stock footage -- Chapter Two: Veterans -- Chapter Three: The Southwest -- Chapter Four: Decolonization -- Conclusion: The long shadow of the Fifties -- Notes -- Works Cited -- Index. More info
Movie magic : the story of special effects in cinema / John Brosnan
London: Abacus, 1977.
Call No: 236 BRO Author: Brosnan, John Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Abacus PubDate: 1977 PhysDes: 207 p. : ill. ; 20 cm Subject: SPECIAL EFFECTS; HORROR FILMS; SCIENCE-FICTION FILMS; FANTASTIC FILMS; DISASTER FILMS; MODEL WORK; MONSTERS IN FILMS; WAR FILMS; ANIMATION; MONSTER DESIGN; MINIATURE WORK; OPTICAL EFFECTS; MATTES; FRONT PROJECTION; CINEMATOGRAPHY; HIGH-SPEED CINEMATOGRAPHY; MAKE-UP; SPLIT SCREEN; STOP-MOTION TECHNIQUE; STUNTS; CAMERAS; TRAVELLING MATTE; EXPLOSIONS IN FILMS; HARRYHAUSEN, RAY; PAL, GEORGE; 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (US, Stanley Kubrick, 1968); KING KONG (US, Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933); POSEIDON ADVENTURE, THE (US, Ronald Neame, 1972) Notes: first published in Great Britain by Macdonald and Jane's 1974; Includes: Appendix with Academy Awards winners and nominees for Engineering Effects/Special Effects from 1927-8 to 1975-6; References; Bibliography; Index of Names; Index of Film Titles; Index of Subjects and Techniques ISBN: 0349103682 Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 More info
Phallic panic : film horror and the primal uncanny / Barbara Creed
Carlton, Vic: Melbourne University Press, c2005.
Call No: 735.21 CRE Author: Creed, Barbara Source: AT Place: Carlton, Vic Publisher: Melbourne University Press PubDate: c2005 PhysDes: xix, 232 p. : ill, ports ; 21cm Subject: CRIMINALS IN FILMS; DRACULA IN FILMS; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; FRANKENSTEIN; FREDDY KREUGER IN FILMS; GHOSTS IN FILMS; HORROR FILM; JACK THE RIPPER IN FILMS; MASCULINITY IN FILMS; MONSTERS IN FILMS; REALISM IN FILMS; VAMPIRE IN FILMS; VIOLENCE IN FILMS; WERWOLVES IN FILMS Summary: In Phallic Panic, Barbara Creed explores the nature of male monstrosity, through twentieth century form of cinema. Whether vampire, mad scientist, cannibal, or Freud's wolf man, these monsters all strike at the heart of masculinity, and what it means to a society. Notes: Bibliography: p. 215-224; Filmography: p.212-214; Includes index ISBN: 052285172 More info
The saga of special effects / Ron Fry and Pamela Fourzon
London: Robert Hale & Company, 1978.
Call No: 236 FRY Author: Fry, Ron; Fourzon, Pamela Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Robert Hale & Company PubDate: 1978 PhysDes: 212 p. ; 29 cm Subject: ANIMATION; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; MINIATURE WORK; MODEL WORK; MONSTERS IN FILMS; ROBOTS IN FILMS; SCIENCE-FICTION FILMS; SPECIAL EFFECTS; SPECIAL EFFECTS DESIGNERS; STOP-MOTION TECHNIQUE; STORMS IN FILMS; WORLD WAR II AND THE CINEMA; COOPER, MERIAN C.; FULTON, JOHN P.; DEMILLE, CECIL B.; DISNEY, WALT; DUNN, LINWOOD; GILLESPIE, A. ARNOLD; O'BRIEN, WILLIS; PAL, GEORGE; EARTHQUAKE (US, Mark Robson, 1974); KING KONG (US, Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933); 20, 000 [TWENTY THOUSAND] LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA (US, Richard Fleischer, 1954) ISBN: 0709170738 Contents: 1. A definition of "special effects" -- 2. The birth of an industry: Edison, Melies, Urban, Paul, and Porter -- 3. Epics without soundtracks: Griffith, Sennett, Keaton, and Lang -- 4. The entertainment decade: Warner's sound, Dunn's optical printer, and O'Brien's King Kong -- 5. Re-creating a world at war: Gillespie, Jennings, Edouart, Hitchcock, and Disney -- 6. The creature-ridden fifties: Pal, Corman, Howard, Japan's Toho studios, Harryhausen and De Mille -- 7. The spectacular sixties, from The time machine to 2001: Vogel, Cruickshank, Danforth, Lee, and Knoth -- 8. The "disastrous" seventies: Allen, Trumbull, Abbott, Mattey, Robinson, Whitlock, and Von Buelow -- Epilogue: De Laurentis' King Kong - the present (and future) of special effects More info
Vampires and zombies : transcultural migrations and transnational interpretations / Edited by Dorothea Fischer-Hornung and Monika Mueller
Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2016.
Call No: 735.2 FIS Author: Fischer-Hornung, Dorothea; Mueller, Monika Edition: 2016 Place: Jackson Publisher: University Press of Mississippi PubDate: 2016 PhysDes: vi, 256 : illus. ; 24 cm Subject: VAMPIRE FILMS; ZOMBIES IN FILMS AND TV; MONSTERS IN FILMS; THAILAND; MEXICO; WORLD WAR Z (US/MT, Marc Forster, 2013); VAMPYR : DER TRAUM DES ALLEN GRAY (G/FR, Carl Th. Dreyer, 1932); VAMPIRO, EL (MX, Paul Nagle, 1959) Notes: The undead are very much alive in contemporary entertainment and lore. Indeed, vampires and zombies have garnered attention in print media, cinema, and on television. The vampire, with roots in medieval European folklore, and the zombie, with origins in Afro-Caribbean mythology, have both undergone significant transformations in global culture, proliferating as deviant representatives of the zeitgeist.
As this volume demonstrates, distribution of vampires and zombies across time and space has revealed these undead figures to carry multiple meanings. Of all monsters, vampires and zombies seem to be the most trendy--the most regularly incarnate of the undead and the monsters most frequently represented in the media and pop culture. Moreover, both figures have experienced radical reinterpretations. If in the past vampires were evil, blood-sucking exploiters and zombies were brainless victims, they now have metamorphosed into kinder and gentler blood-sucking vampires and crueler, more relentless, flesh-eating zombies. Although the portrayals of both vampires and zombies can be traced back to specific regions and predate mass media, the introduction of mass distribution through film and game technologies has significantly modified their depiction over time and in new environments. Among other topics, contributors discuss zombies in Thai films, vampire novels of Mexico, and undead avatars in horror videogames. This volume--with scholars from different national and cultural backgrounds--explores the transformations that the vampire and zombie figures undergo when they travel globally and through various media and cultures.
Contributions by Katarzyna Ancuta, Daniella Borgia, Timothy R. Fox, Richard J. Hand, Ewan Kirkland, Sabine Metzger, Timothy M. Robinson, Carmen Serrano, Rasmus R. Simonsen, and Johannes Weber -- publisher's blurb More info