A Pictorial History of Science Fiction Films (Jeff Rovin) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Movies section. priced at just £5.00!
Secaucus: Citadel Press, 1975, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs;
From the cover: The world of science fiction is that fanciful genre well within the realm of possible reality. Whether the subject is A Trip to the Moon, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, A Clockwork Orange or2001: A Space Odyssey, it could happen. As opposed to fantasy, where the elements are based solely on mans imagination, science fiction takes a basic, logical premise and, with this foundation, builds a realistic and often prophetic story.
This book spans all of film history as well as the many different aspects of science fiction which are part of it. Whatever the subject matter of these films, whether a prehistoric monster wakened from centuries of hibernation, a voyage to the end of the universe, a war of attrition carried to final obliteration or a trip through time all are depicted in these pages.
The nearly four hundred and fifty photographs selected to illustrate the book emphasize the amazing pictorial scope of the science fiction film. Just as special effects, settings and art direction remain the primary fascination of films of this type, the pictures provide the most captivating aspect of the book. The text accompanying the photographs offers a survey of hundreds of motion pictures. And, in each category, the films are examined in the context of their times, the impact of each thoroughly delineated in the overview of science fiction cinema history.
This is a critical, loving work and the most comprehensive presentation yet published on the subject.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.
Quarter-bound Black on Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 240 pages. 11″ x 8½”.