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by Peter Nicholls
Throughout, the book is heavily illustrated with stills in colour and black and white, graphically evoking the world of the fantastic in all its strangeness and excitement.
The years from 1968 to the present are, without doubt, the high point of fantastic cinema, with the best commercial talents of the day, such as Kubrick, Lucas, Spielberg, Roeg and Carpenter, creating box-office and critical successes on a huge scale. Throughout, the book is heavily illustrated with stills in colour and black and white, graphically evoking the world of the fantastic in all its strangeness and excitement.
Peter Nicholls offers a fascinating comprehensive overview of the history of fantasy movies, while also interjecting his personal opinion on the films involved. My only regret is that there has never been an updated version released.
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Fantastic Cinema: An Illustrated Survey (1984; vt The World of Fantastic Films: An Illustrated Survey 1984) .
Fantastic Cinema: An Illustrated Survey (1984; vt The World of Fantastic Films: An Illustrated Survey 1984), Nicholls's first solo book as author, is a critical history of sf, horror and fantasy Cinema. He won a Pilgrim Award in 1980 for services to sf scholarship. In 2000 Nicholls was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, a degenerative disease of the central nervous system, and his contributions to sf criticism and scholarship were increasingly curtailed.
The titles presented here are all from Peter Nicholls' 1984 book "The World of Fantastic Films:An Illustrated Survey". From 1902-1983, . to the former . Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror movies are shown in all their varieties. Giallo to junk, arthouse to popcorn epics, ballet even an opera(!)-something for everyone. I'd say 55% are horror, with zombie flicks making up at least half of those(other than "Warm Bodies" and "Zombieland", I don't care for that stuff).
NICHOLLS, STAN (1949- ); (about) (chron. Adding the Flesh and Blood, (iv) Interzone Aug 1993.
NICHOLLS, R. B. (chron. The Bunyip, (ss) Australian Short Stories 1989. Connections, (ss) Australian Short Stories 1995. NICHOLLS, STAN (1949- ); (about) (chron. Adventures in Storytelling, (iv) Million: The Magazine of Popular Fiction 1992.
Peter Nicholls at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Peter Nicholls at Library of Congress Authorities, with 10 catalogue records.
Fantastic cinema: an illustrated survey. Coauthors & Alternates. ISBN 9780852233658 (978-0-85223-365-8) Hardcover, Ebury Press, 1984.
Peter Nicholls is an Australian literary scholar and critic. Published in the United States as The World of Fantastic Films). A film on his interest and work in science fiction, titled The What-If Manitoba was completed. Nicholls is the father of five children.
This book covers the best of the genre, particularly between '68 and 83 - a must own for Horror, Fantasy, Sci-Fi film fans. of Horror EC: Weird Science Fantastic Four The Flash Full Metal Alchemist Galactus Ghost Rider GI Joe Goon Green Arrow Green Goblin Green Lantern Hawkman Hellblazer Hellboy House of Mystery Incredible Hulk Invincible Iron Fist Iron Man Jimmy Olsen The Joker Justice League Legion of Super Heroes Luke Cage Little Lulu Lois Lane Looney Tunes Magneto Master of Kung Fu Moon Knight Nick.