Wax Museum Movies

67, 85, 95, 266n25, 266n26, 268n11 Lee, Christopher 196, 197, 198, 269n47; wax figure 253 Leni, Paul 8, 28, 35–38 Letter from an Unknown Woman (film entry) 119–120 Lewis, Shari 213, 214 Liar's Edge (film entry) 222–224 Linares-Rivas, ...

Author: George Higham

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476662190

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 297

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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.

Encyclopedia of Film Themes Settings and Series

Bad movie favorite Cameron Mitchell gave it a halfhearted shot in ¡969's Nightmare in Wax, in which he injected folks with a drug that made them look (and act) like wax figures. The second type of wax museum film is the one where ...

Author: Richard B. Armstrong

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786445721

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 239

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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.

Fantastic Cinema Subject Guide

Mystery of the Wax Museum , like Doctor X , was one of the first horror films ever made with a color process ( utilizing the inferior three - strip technicolor process ) . In 1954 , the last known print of the film was destroyed ...

Author: Bryan Senn

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: UOM:49015002920180

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 714

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About 2,500 genre films are entered under more than 100 subject headings, ranging from abominable snowmen through dreamkillers, rats, and time travel, to zombies, with a brief essay on each topic: development, highlights, and trends. Each film entry shows year of release, distribution company, country of origin, director, producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, cast credits, plot synopsis and critical commentary.

Vintage Monster Movies

Warner Brother's HOUSE OF WAX ( 1953 ) was a big budget remake of Lionel Atwill's classic 1932 horror film MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM . The remake starred still up - and - coming horror star Vincent Price in one of his better and more ...

Author: Robert Marrero


ISBN: IND:30000035570211

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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Vintage Monster Movies details the history of the vintage horror film, beginning with the silent era and concluding with the 1950s. Photographs throughout.

John Carradine

The Films Tom Weaver, Gregory W. Mank ... Look , ' they said , you can do a wax museum story and make it modern . ... Horror movies with wax museum settings have proliferated since silent days , hitting their peak with Warners ' Mystery ...

Author: Tom Weaver

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015047519999

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 537


John Carradine played a wildly varied series of characters - those he constructed for himself as well as those he played on stage and in film. And what characters they were, ranging in real life from "banana messenger" to flamboyant Shakespearean actor to loutish drunk, and onscreen from Casy in The Grapes of Wrath (1940) to a blood-drinking poetry lover in Vampire Hookers (1979). No book has ever captured Carradine's entire film career until now. This complete filmography, from his first appearance (Tol'able David, 1930) to his last (Buried Alive, 1990), is packed with detail and lavishly illustrated - the essential Carradine reference for every film historian and fan.

Film History

Museum collections include some 220 wax replicas of major movie and television celebrities , musicians , sports figures and U.S. Presidents , including figures of Clint Eastwood , Elizabeth Taylor , Austin Powers ' , John Kennedy ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105123034170

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 504

View: 145


The Media in the Movies

A Catalog of American Journalism Films, 1900-1996 Larry Langman. zations enhance the overall quality of ... He has been the custodian of London's famous wax museum before coming to the United States . Early in the film Farrell berates ...

Author: Larry Langman

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015040367040

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 333

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Cynical news hounds, grumbling editors, snooping television newscasters, inquisitive foreign correspondents, probing newsreel cameramen, and a host of others--all can be found in this reference work to Hollywood's version of journalism: from the early one-reelers to modern fare, over a thousand silent and sound films can be found. Each entry includes title, date of release, distributor, director, screenwriter, and major cast members. These credits are followed by a brief plot summary and analysis, cross-references and other information of interest to students and fans of films. The book is arranged alphabetically, and includes a preface, introduction, bibliography, a list of abbreviations, appendices, and an index of names. The detailed introduction covers an historical survey of the topic, with numerous examples of films and dates. The work also includes a selection of stills from various films.

The Overlook Film Encyclopedia

Author: Tom Milne

Publisher: Overlook Books

ISBN: UCSD:31822023748940

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 500

View: 404


Since the initial publication of the first three groundbreaking volumes -- Horror, Science Fiction, and The Western -- The Overlook Film Encyclopedia series has been deemed the most authoritative, stylish, and compulsively readable film reference series ever. In The Gangster Film, series editor Phil Hardy has created yet again a landmark in film reference. Included in this lavish volume are critical entries on more than 1,500 gangster films, complete with plot synapses and credits, and 650 black and white photographs to capture the look of this exciting genre. Arranged chronologically, The Gangster Film offers deliciously opinionated and detailed descriptions, statistical information, credits and trivia from early classics such as Public Enemy, Key Largo, Dragnet, and On the Waterfront to contemporary blockbusters such as The Grifters, Chinatown, The Godfather, and Pulp Fiction. Essential, authoritative, and entertaining, The Gangster Film is the guide for serious students of film, film buffs, and home viewers.

3 D Movies

International distribution RGH International Film Enterprises , Inc. ( An Earl Owensby production . An EO Corporation picture . ... Based on the screenplay “ The Mystery of the Wax Museum " by Don Mullaly and Carl Erickson .

Author: R.M. Hayes

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: UOM:39015046494558

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 476

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Includes credits and details of over 200 films from the early part of the 20th c. to the present. Full technical specifications are included, sometimes with patent drawings and equipment photos. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Encyclopedia of Movie Special Effects

Author: Patricia D. Netzley

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015066783245

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 291

View: 410


"A unique resource detailing the developments and use of special effects in the American movie industry, this title is well indexed and illustrated with 366 entries. It covers Academy Award-winning special effects movies, groundbreaking techniques, equipment, and devices, special effects houses, and pivotal figures in mechanical and visual special effects, makeup, creature design, directing, and stunt work."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.