RetroFan #3 celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Superman: The Movie with an exclusive interview with Superman director RICHARD DONNER! ANDY MANGELS dives in to Saturday morning’s undersea adventures of Aquaman! The Oddball World of SCOTT SHAW! unravels Marvel’s wackiest product ever: JIM SALICRUP and MARIE SEVERIN’s Spider-Man and Hulk toilet paper! ERNEST FARINO flips through monster fanzines of the Sixties and Seventies! SCOTT SAAVEDRA grows his own Sea-Monkeys®! Retro Travel to Metropolis, IL, home of the Superman Celebration! Plus: IRWIN ALLEN’s sci-fi universe, Funny Face beverages and collectibles, a fortress of Superman and Batman memorabilia; and more fun, fab features! Edited by Back Issue magazine’s MICHAEL EURY.
"Master of Disaster: A Behind-The-Scenes Mystery " by Ira Teller, introduces one of contemporary mystery fiction's most unusual protagonists, Irv North, a writer- producer of Motion Picture Movie Trailers (Coming Attractions) who's life and limbs are almost electrocuted, crushed, burned, drowned and buried alive on a movie set, where he is attempting to produce his first "Behind The Scenes documentary - aka Electronic Press kit (EPK). North, desperate to revive a once thriving motion picture marketing career, accepts a Studio assignment for a high energy, low budget, graphic novel inspired movie, "Master Of Disaster," filming in Augusta Georgia and plagued by local dissent, a series of unexplained "accidents" and a sabotage scheme. With the help of Larry and Jeff Knowl, his "Twin Tower" sized EPK cameraman and sound operator, Irv North uncovers a sabotage plot that, if successful, will not only end his new career before it begins, it could cause the deaths of innocent cast and crew members. For the first time, North is faced with putting the lives of others before his own. At first, suspicion falls on a host of Industry types, a bombastic Studio marketing executive, an egotistical film director who keeps upping the ante on the risks the stunt crew must take, a Bollywood star in his first American movie, who thinks he's immortal, his sexy firebrand assistant/ lover, who starts a riot with the Augusta locals and a publicist, who puts out PR fires and maybe starts them. In the end, it is discovered... "Master Of Disaster" is based on the author's personal experiences on movie sets and in the movie business. His very first "Behind-The-Scenes" documentary production was on the "accident" plagued movie, "The Crow," where he was the last person to interview rising star Brandon Lee, just days before the young actor's tragic, freak and startling death during filming. As Creative Director of his own Marketing Company, Ira Teller has earned many Industry awards for his innovative and successful Movie Ad Campaigns. Newsweek Magazine built an entire article around his copy line: "If this one doesn't scare you, you're already dead " His marketing credentials include producing more than 75 Behind-The-Scenes Electronic Press kits (EPKs) and documentaries, among them "Pulp Fiction," "Kiss The Girls," "Highlander 2,"Imax "Mission To Mir."and "The Crow," which became the inspiration for his first novel, "Master Of Disaster." His play " In Place Of Thought" was produced Off Broadway and his screenplay, "Silent Night, Bloody Night" was produced by Canon Films and has become a late night TV Horror cult classic; he has also been a marketing consultant for the Sundance Institute and an instructor at UCLA Extension.
Get the lowdown on the best fiction ever written. Over 230 of the world’s greatest novels are covered, from Quixote (1614) to Orhan Pamuk’s Snow (2002), with fascinating information about their plots and their authors – and suggestions for what to read next. The guide comes complete with recommendations of the best editions and translations for every genre from the most enticing crime and punishment to love, sex, heroes and anti-heroes, not to mention all the classics of comedy and satire, horror and mystery and many other literary genres. With feature boxes on experimental novels, female novelists, short reviews of interesting film and TV adaptations, and information on how the novel began, this guide will point you to all the classic literature you’ll ever need.
This three-volume set is a valuable resource for researching the history of American television. An encyclopedic range of information documents how television forever changed the face of media and continues to be a powerful influence on society. • Supplies historic context for why television shows were released at a particular moment in time • Covers key television genres—such as the western, sitcoms, crime shows, and variety programs—in detail • Provides readers with an understanding of the technical evolution of television that directly affected programming • Includes biographies of important individuals in the television industry
The first editon was called “the most valuable film reference in several years” 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 (“Excellent” 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.