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The Christopher Lee Filmography

By Tom Johnson,Mark A. Miller
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476608962
  • Pages : 480
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The career of Christopher Lee has stretched over half a century in every sort of film from comedy to horror and in such diverse roles as the Man With the Golden Gun, Frankenstein's monster, Fu Manchu and Sherlock Holmes. From Corridor of Mirrors in 1948 to Star Wars: Episode II-Attack of the Clones in 2002, this reference book covers 166 theatrical feature films: all production information, full cast and crew credits, a synopsis, and a critical analysis, with a detailed account of its making and commentary drawn from some thirty hours of interviews with Lee himself. Two appendices list Lee's television feature films and miniseries and his short films. The work concludes with an afterword by Christopher Lee himself. Photographs from the actor's private collection are included.

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  • Publisher : Modern Library
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A runaway bestseller on its publication in 1887, H. Rider Haggard’s She is a Victorian thrill ride of a novel, featuring a lost African kingdom ruled by a mysterious, implacable queen; ferocious wildlife and yawning abysses; and an eerie love story that spans two thousand years. She has bewitched readers from Freud and Jung to C. S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien; in her Introduction to this Modern Library Paperback Classic—which includes period illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen and Charles H. M. Kerr—Margaret Atwood asserts that the awe-inspiring Ayesha, “She-who-must-be-obeyed,” is “a permanent feature of the human imagination.”

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  • Pages : 240
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  • File Pdf: strange-but-true.pdf

Book Summary:

This is a chilling collection of 50 accounts of truly unusual events and experiences that are told by the people who experienced them. Are there ghosts here? Yes. Are there strange coincidences here? Yes. Are there strange creatures of the forest here? Yes. Are there conspiracies here? Yes. Are there horors here aplenty? Yes, yes! The accounts come from many regions of Canada and cover the last hundred or so years. These fascinating first-person accounts originate in the columns of old newspapers or in the highly readable narratives derived from correspondence conducted by the author with present-day witnesses. Shake hands with your fears and dreads. Here are engrossing and unsettling occurences that are supernatural or psychical, paranormal, or parapsychological, all betweent he covers of one book. Not for the faint of heart! Highly exciting reading!

AZ: Anno Zombie

By Peter Mark May
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Crossroad Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 120
  • File Pdf: az.pdf

Book Summary:

First fire rained from the sky. Then came the dust storms, covering the Tucson and other parts of the world. And out of this dust, the dead rose from their graves to consume the living and increased its undead army. Through this maelstrom of terror, ex-soldier Tom Hollinger races across town to save his son, and then with the help of friends old and new must battle for their lives to escape the horror that has befallen his hometown. He thought he had left behind death and killing when he left the army, he was wrong. His world no longer belongs to the living. A new era has dawned...Anno Zombie

The Mammoth Book of Dracula

By Stephen Jones
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Isbn : 1849019150
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 212
  • File Pdf: the-mammoth-book-of-dracula.pdf

Book Summary:

How will the King of Vampires adapt to the social and technological changes brought by the twenty-first century? Could the Count's condition be cured by modern medicine? How does the mythology perpetuated by literature and movies affect the existence of a real bloodsucker? What if Dracula found himself ruler of a world controlled by vampires? Or perhaps political and ecological catastrophe will result in the Count's final destruction? This tribute to the world's greatest vampire collects together more than 200,000 words of Dracula fiction by masters of dark fantasy such as: Hugh B. Cave, R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Basil Copper, John Gordon, Brian Hodge, Nancy Holder, Nancy Kilpatrick, Roberta Lannes, Thomas Ligotti, Paul J. McAuley, Nicholas Royle, Guy N. Smith and many more. It also includes a brand new story from Charlaine Harris.

Fictional Presidential Films

By Sarah Miles Bolam & Thomas J. Bolam
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 9781462893195
  • Pages : 327
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 613
  • File Pdf: fictional-presidential-films.pdf

Book Summary:

Fictional Presidential Films Hollywood’s manner of making films, its conventions, applies especially to fictional presidential films, allowing filmmakers to express their ideas that could not be done in traditional historical films. Fictional Presidential Films offers a complete filmography of these two-hundred-plus films decade by decade since 1930. The main body of the work provides a brief summary of each decade along with a summary on the overall nature of films in which a fictional President appeared. Each relevant film is then discussed with credits, plot summary, description of the presidential appearance, and, when possible, an assessment of the presidential portrayal included.

The Hong Kong Filmography, 1977Ð1997

By John Charles
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 147660262X
  • Pages : 397
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 160
  • File Pdf: the-hong-kong-filmography-1977Ð1997.pdf

Book Summary:

Thanks to the successes of directors and actors like John Woo, Jackie Chan, and Chow Yun-Fat, the cinema of Hong Kong is wildly popular worldwide, and there is much more to this diverse film culture than most Western audiences realize. Beyond martial arts and comedy, Hong Kong films are a celebration of the grand diversity and pageantry of moviemaking—covering action, comedy, horror, eroticism, mythology, historical drama, modern romances, and experimental films. Information on 1,100 films produced in British Hong Kong from 1977 to 1997 is included here.

Columbia Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, 1928Ð1982

By Michael R. Pitts
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 078645766X
  • Pages : 388
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 156
  • File Pdf: columbia-pictures-horror-science-fiction-and-fantasy-films-1928Ð1982.pdf

Book Summary:

From 1928 through 1982, when Columbia Pictures Corporation was a traded stock company, the studio released some of the most famous and popular films dealing with horror, science fiction and fantasy. This volume covers more than 200 Columbia feature films within these genres, among them Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers and The Revenge of Frankenstein. Also discussed in depth are the vehicles of such horror icons as Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, and John Carradine. Additionally highlighted are several of Columbia’s lesser known genre efforts, including the Boston Blackie and Crime Doctor series, such individual features as By Whose Hand?, Cry of the Werewolf, Devil Goddess, Terror of the Tongs and The Creeping Flesh, and dozens of the studio’s short subjects, serials and made-for-television movies.

Vampires in the New World

By Louis H. Palmer III
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 0313391343
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 537
  • File Pdf: vampires-in-the-new-world.pdf

Book Summary:

This book provides an engaging historical survey of the vampire in American popular culture over 100 years, ranging from Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula to HBO's television series True Blood.