Encyclopedia of Film Themes, Settings and Series

Encyclopedia of Film Themes, Settings and Series

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The first editon was called qthe most valuable film reference in several yearsq by Library Journal. The new edition published in hardcover in 2001 includes more than 670 entries. The current work is a paperback reprint of that edition. Each entry contains a mini-essay that defines the topic, followed by a chronological list of representative films. From the Abominable Snowman to Zorro, this encyclopedia provides film scholars and fans with an easy-to-use reference for researching film themes or tracking down obscure movies on subjects such as suspended animation, viral epidemics, robots, submarines, reincarnation, ventriloquists and the Olympics (qExcellentq said Cult Movies). The volume also contains an extensive list of film characters and series, including B-movie detectives, Western heroes, made-for-television film series, and foreign film heroes and villains.The rock groupa#39;s lead singer Roger Daltry recreated his stage role as a€œthe deaf, dumb, and blind kid who sure plays a mean pinball.a€ Elton John appeared as his opponent, the Pinball Wizard. The ultimate video game movie was Disneya#39;s Tron anbsp;...

Title:Encyclopedia of Film Themes, Settings and Series
Author:Richard B. Armstrong, Mary Willems Armstrong
Publisher:McFarland - 2000-11-15


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