Encyclopedia of Film Themes, Settings and Series

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2000
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The first editon was once known as "the most dear movie reference in numerous years" through Library magazine. the recent version released in hardcover in 2001 comprises greater than 670 entries. the present paintings is a paperback reprint of that version. every one access includes a mini-essay that defines the subject, by way of a chronological checklist of consultant films.

From the Abominable Snowman to Zorro, this encyclopedia offers movie students and enthusiasts with an easy-to-use reference for discovering movie topics or monitoring down vague video clips on topics equivalent to suspended animation, viral epidemics, robots, submarines, reincarnation, ventriloquists and the Olympics ("Excellent" acknowledged Cult Movies).

The quantity additionally comprises an in depth checklist of movie characters and sequence, together with B-movie detectives, Western heroes, made-for-television movie sequence, and overseas movie heroes and villains.

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The Bad News Bears (¡976); The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (¡977); The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (¡978) Baines, Scattergood Guy Kibbee starred as Clarence Budington Kelland’s genial country philosopher in this RKO series. Actually, the films were produced by little Pyramid Pictures Corporation, which convinced RKO that a six-film series based on the popular radio program was bound to be profitable. It wasn’t — the public never warmed up to Scattergood, not even when RKO tried to hide the fact that a movie was part of the series (the studio changed the title of Scattergood Swings It to Cinderella Swings It).

Female bigamists have been rare in the movies, perhaps reflecting a male chauvinistic attitude among filmmakers. Karen Valentine played a stewardess with multiple families in Co›ee, Tea, or Me (¡972). Dyan Cannon’s fashion design business allowed her to keep a husband on each coast in Having It All (¡982). Sally Field lived with two husbands in Kiss Me Goodbye (¡982), but one of them was a ghost (thus, according to the law, she was not a bigamist). Jean Seberg had two husbands in the gold rush musical Paint Your Wagon (¡969), but that’s only because Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood bought her wifely services jointly at an auction.

Debut in ¡996 (directing Double Team) and Chow Yun Fat two BIGFOOT years later (starring in The Replacement Killers). The ¡994 Return to a Better Tomorrow, which features none of the original characters, does not appear to be part of the series. ) and Dan Aykroyd (Trading Places), Eddie Murphy took charge of his solo career with the ¡984 blockbuster Beverly Hills Cop. Ironically, the film was originally written as an action vehicle for Sylvester Stallone (who allegedly integrated some of his Beverly Hills Cop ideas into ¡986’s Cobra).

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