The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Movies - Phil HardyOctopus, 1986, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, fading to the spine. Boards faded at the extremities.
First in this, revised, edition. [First: Aurum Press, 1984] Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “The science fiction genre has offered fertile ground forfilm makers since the late nineteenth century, giving us everything from forgettable nonsense like Astro-Zombies and I Married a Monster from Outer Space to some of the greatest films ever made: 2000: A Space Odyssey, Fritz Long’s Metropolis, the classic horror/SF movies of the thirties, and more. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Movies offers plot summaries and complete statistical information on over 1,200 science fiction films, from the pioneering efforts of Georges Melies to ET, The Return of the Jedi, and beyond. It also includes lists of the top-grossing films, all Oscar winners, the favourite films of both critics and science fiction writers, plus a list of the winners of the Trieste Festival of Science Fiction Films.
- The great directors from Georges Méliès to Steven Spielberg
- The comic-book serials of Buck Rogers and Superman
- The Japanese Kaiju Eiga — those incredible monster movies
- The literary adaptations from Jules Verne to Arthur C. CIarke
- Horror/SF, Comedy/SF, Western/SF, and other variations
- George Lucas and the modern science fiction movie industry
- The spectacular Russian science fiction films Aelita, Stalker, Planeta Burg, and others
- The classics: Metropolis, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alphaville, Star Wars, and more