Savage Detours

The Life and Work of Ann Savage Lisa Morton, Kent Adamson. Shot through the apartment set's window, Vera (Ann Savage) and Al (Tom Neal) play cards in this rare production still from Detour (note lamp stand to left).

Author: Lisa Morton

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786457066

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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This is the first book-length study of the career and life of Ann Savage, whose performance in Detour earned her a place in Time Magazine’s list of the top 10 greatest movie villains. The biography covers her abused childhood and her career as a studio contract player, pin-up queen, B movie star, jetsetter and award-winning aviatrix. A complete annotated filmography with release date, credits, cast, synopsis and commentary for each of her films is included.

Edgar G Ulmer

On the extraordinary career of Ann Savage see my short tribute, “When Faces Mattered Most,” Vertigo 4, no. 3 (Spring/Summer 2009): 64–65. See also Lisa Morton and Kent Adamson, Savage Detours: The Life and Work of Ann Savage (Jefferson, ...

Author: Noah Isenberg

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520957176

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 362

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Edgar G. Ulmer is perhaps best known today for Detour, considered by many to be the epitome of a certain noir style that transcends its B-list origins. But in his lifetime he never achieved the celebrity of his fellow Austrian and German émigré directors—Billy Wilder, Otto Preminger, Fred Zinnemann, and Robert Siodmak. Despite early work with Max Reinhardt and F. W. Murnau, his auspicious debut with Siodmak on their celebrated Weimar classic People on Sunday, and the success of films like Detour and Ruthless, Ulmer spent most of his career as an itinerant filmmaker earning modest paychecks for films that have either been overlooked or forgotten. In this fascinating and well-researched account of a career spent on the margins of Hollywood, Noah Isenberg provides the little-known details of Ulmer’s personal life and a thorough analysis of his wide-ranging, eclectic films—features aimed at minority audiences, horror and sci-fi flicks, genre pictures made in the U.S. and abroad. Isenberg shows that Ulmer’s unconventional path was in many ways more typical than that of his more famous colleagues. As he follows the twists and turns of Ulmer’s fortunes, Isenberg also conveys a new understanding of low-budget filmmaking in the studio era and beyond.


Commenting in 1985 on the resurgence of interest in Detour, Ann Savage attributes the success solely to Ulmer: 'Without his direction, Detour would have been just another B.' Cited in Caulfield, 'So What Ever Happened to Bad Girl Ann ...

Author: Noah Isenberg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838715274

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 105

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Long considered an unpolished gem of film noir, the private treasure of film buffs, cinephiles and critics, Edgar G. Ulmer's Detour (1945) has recently earned a new wave of recognition. In the words of film critic David Thomson, it is simply 'beyond remarkable.' The only B-picture to make it into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, Detour has outrun its fate as the bastard child of one of Hollywood's lowliest studios. Ulmer's film follows, in flashback, the journey of Al Roberts (Tom Neal), a pianist hitching from New York to California to join his girlfriend Sue (Claudia Drake), a singer gone to seek her fortune in Hollywood. In classic noir style, Detour features mysterious deaths, changes of identity, an unforgettable femme fatale called Vera (Ann Savage), and, in Roberts, a wretched, masochistic antihero. Noah Isenberg's study of Detour draws on a vast array of archival sources, unpublished letters and interviews, to provide an animated and thorough account of the film's production history, its critical reception, its afterlife (including various remakes) and the different ways in which the film has been understood since its release. He devotes significant attention to each of the key players in the film – the crew as well as the principal actors – while charting the uneasy transformation of Martin Goldsmith's pulp novel into Ulmer's signature film, the disagreements between the director and writer, and the severe financial and formal limitations with which Ulmer grappled. The story that Isenberg tells, rich in historical and critical insight, replicates the briskness of a B-movie.

Haunted Nights

... Apocalypse': Washington Deceased The Cinema of Tsui Hark Ghosts: A Haunted History A Hallowe'en Anthology: Literary and Historical Sources Over the Centuries The Halloween Encyclopedia Savage Detours: The Life and Work of Ann Savage ...

Author: Lisa Morton

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9781101973844

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Sixteen never-before-published chilling tales that explore every aspect of our darkest holiday, Halloween, co-edited by Ellen Datlow, one of the most successful and respected genre editors, and Lisa Morton, a leading authority on Halloween. In addition to stories about scheming jack-o'-lanterns, vengeful ghosts, otherworldly changelings, disturbingly realistic haunted attractions, masks that cover terrifying faces, murderous urban legends, parties gone bad, cult Halloween movies, and trick or treating in the future, Haunted Nights also offers terrifying and mind-bending explorations of related holidays like All Souls' Day, Dia de los Muertos, and Devil's Night. "With Graveyard Weeds and Wolfbane Seeds" by Seanan McGuire "Dirtmouth" by Stephen Graham Jones" "A Small Taste of the Old Countr" by Jonathan Maberry "Wick’s End" by Joanna Parypinski "The Seventeen Year Itch" by Garth Nix "A Flicker of Light on Devil’s Night" by Kate Jonez "Witch-Hazel" by Jeffrey Ford "Nos Galen Gaeaf" by Kelley Armstrong "We’re Never Inviting Amber Again" by S. P. Miskowski "Sisters" by Brian Evenson "All Through the Night" by Elise Forier Edie "A Kingdom of Sugar Skulls and Marigolds" by Eric J. Guignard "The Turn" by Paul Kane "Jack" by Pat Cadigan "Lost in the Dark" by John Langan "The First Lunar Halloween" by John R. Little

Witch Hunts

... by Lisa Morton (2011) Stephen King: A Literary Companion, by Rocky Wood (2011) Horrors: Great Stories of Fear and Their Creators, by Rocky Wood; Illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne (2010) Savage Detours: The Life and Work of Ann Savage, ...

Author: Rocky Wood

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786491513

Category: History

Page: 192

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For three centuries, as the Black Death rampaged through Europe and the Reformation tore the Church apart, tens of thousands were arrested as witches and subjected to torture and execution, including being burned alive. This graphic novel examines the background; the witch hunters’ methods; who profited; the brave few who protested; and how the Enlightenment gradually replaced fear and superstition with reason and science. Famed witch hunters Heinrich Kramer, architect of the infamous Malleus Maleficarum, and Matthew Hopkins, England’s notorious “Witchfinder General,” are covered as are the Salem Witch Trials and the last executions in Europe.

The Mammoth Book of Dracula

... non-fiction books: The Cinema of Tsui Hark, The Halloween Encyclopedia, the Bram Stoker Award-winning A Hallowe'en Anthology: Literary and Historical Writings Over the Centuries and Savage Detours: The Life and Work of Ann Savage.

Author: Stephen Jones

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781849019156

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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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.

Ten Ways to Detect and Detour Children From Gang Membership

This is the breeding ground for gangs. If they are in an institution give strong family support. Knowing their family has their back can detour them from joining a gang. When Savage pulled up in his car to the projects.

Author: Charles Anthony Dickerson

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525582615

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 162

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Children as young as nine can unwittingly become involved or associated with gangs and gang activity. Quite often, an uninformed and seemingly harmless choice quickly becomes a spiral into gang involvement and gun violence. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers often have no idea how to detect their children’s involvement in gang activity, and if they do, they don’t know what to do about it. Learn the true politics of being a gang member. Stories and interviews with active, former, and retired gang members provide a realistic picture of what gang membership looks like, giving ample reasons to avoid it. Each chapter provides the tools and instruction to educate and help parents and caregivers choose and create a safer and healthier lifestyle—and future—for their children

Wax Museum Movies

Savage Detours: The Life and Work of Ann Savage. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2009. Morton, Ray. King Kong: The History of a Movie Icon from Fay Wray to Peter Jackson. NY: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2005. Muir, John Kenneth.

Author: George Higham

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476640112

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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Spanning over a century of cinema and comprised of 127 films, this book analyzes the cinematic incarnations of the "uncanniest place on earth"--wax museums. Nothing is as it seems at a wax museum. It is a place of wonder, horror and mystery. Will the figures come to life at night, or are they very much dead with corpses hidden beneath their waxen shells? Is the genius hand that molded them secretly scarred by a terrible tragedy, longing for revenge? Or is it a sinner's sanctum, harboring criminals with countless places to hide in plain sight? This chronological analysis includes essential behind the scenes information in addition to authoritative research comparing the creation of "real" wax figures to the "reel" ones seen onscreen. Publicly accessible or hidden away in a maniac's lair, wax museums have provided the perfect settings for films of all genres to thrillingly play out on the big screen since the dawn of cinema.

Character Based Film Series Part 3

... Anderson - 1984 The RKO Story by Richard B. Jewell - 1982 Savage Detours by Lisa Morton & Kent Adamson – 2010 Scifi chronicles by Firefly books - 2014 Shatner Rules with Chris Regan - 2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Centenary Celebration by ...

Author: Terry Rowan


ISBN: 9781365021312

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 242

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Whodoneit A Film Guide

... and Television By Thomas S. Hischak - 2008 Peter Falk just one more thing by Peter Falk - 2006 Raised on Radio by Gerald Nachman - 2000 Rex Stout by David Anderson - 1984 The RKO Story by Richard B. Jewell - 1982 Savage Detours by ...

Author: Terry Rowan


ISBN: 9781312308060

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 317

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