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Mickey Spillane on Screen

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ISBN : 0786492422
Pages : 222 pages
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Download Free Mickey Spillane on Screen PDF by Max Allan Collins Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-01-12 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the mid–20th century, Mickey Spillane was the sensation of not just mystery fiction but publishing itself. The level of sex and violence in his Mike Hammer thrillers (starting with I, the Jury in 1947) broke down long-held taboos and engendered a near hysterical critical backlash. Nonetheless, Spillane’s influence has been felt—reflections of Hammer are visible in nearly every subsequent tough guy of fiction and film, including James Bond, Dirty Harry, Shaft, Billy Jack, and Jack Bauer. Spillane’s fiction came to the screen in a series of films that include Kiss Me Deadly (1955) and The Girl Hunters (1963) with the author himself playing his private eye. These films, and television series starring Darren McGavin and Stacy Keach respectively, are examined in a lively, knowledgeable fashion by Spillane experts. Included are cast and crew listings, brief biographical entries on key persons, and a lengthy interview with Spillane.


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Maximum Movies—Pulp Fictions

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ISBN : 081355103X
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A Mickey Spillane Companion

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ISBN : 9780313323348
Pages : 338 pages
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Download Free A Mickey Spillane Companion PDF by Robert L. Gale Full Book and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2003 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hundreds of A-Z entries detail the plots and characters of one of America's greatest mystery writers.


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Johnny Dynamite: Explosive Pre-Code Crime Comics—The Complete Adventures of Pete Morisi’s Wild Man of Chicago

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Detectives in the Shadows

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ISBN : 1421437090
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ISBN : 1476626715
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Download Free Mystery Classics on Film PDF by Ron Miller Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-04-26 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Watching the screen version of a classic mystery novel can be disappointing. By necessity or artistic license (or possibly just ego) changes are often made by the filmmakers—many of them ineffective or even detrimental. This book focuses on the screen adaptations of 65 famous mysteries and examines how the filmmakers either succeeded or failed in the telling of the story. Interviews with several famous mystery writers are included, with their comments on how filmmakers treated their work.


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Historical Dictionary of Crime Films

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ISBN : 081087900X
Pages : 514 pages
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Looking-Glass Wars: Spies on British Screens since 1960

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ISBN : 1622732901
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The Culture of the Cold War

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ISBN : 9780801851957
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ISBN : 0595332560
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ISBN : 1477315446
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Download Free CinemaTexas Notes PDF by Louis Black Full Book and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2018-02-26 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Austin’s thriving film culture, renowned for international events such as SXSW and the Austin Film Festival, extends back to the early 1970s when students in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin ran a film programming unit that screened movies for students and the public. Dubbed CinemaTexas, the program offered viewers a wide variety of films—old and new, mainstream, classic, and cult—at a time when finding and watching films after their first run was very difficult and prohibitively expensive. For each film, RTF graduate students wrote program notes that included production details, a sampling of critical reactions, and an original essay that placed the film and its director within context and explained the movie’s historical significance. Over time, CinemaTexas Program Notes became more ambitious and were distributed around the world, including to luminaries such as film critic Pauline Kael. This anthology gathers a sampling of CinemaTexas Program Notes, organized into four sections: “USA Film History,” “Hollywood Auteurs,” “Cinema-Fist: Renegade Talents,” and “America’s Shadow Cinema.” Many of the note writers have become prominent film studies scholars, as well as leading figures in the film, TV, music, and video game industries. As a collection, CinemaTexas Notes strongly contradicts the notion of an effortlessly formed American film canon, showing instead how local film cultures—whether in Austin, New York, or Europe—have forwarded the development of film studies as a discipline.


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The Big Showdown

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ISBN : 0786036176
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Download Free The Big Showdown PDF by Mickey Spillane Full Book and published by Pinnacle Books. This book was released on 2017-03-28 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The sheriff is about to head for greener pastures—until outlaws stain his small town with blood in the New York Times bestselling author's action Western. Caleb York is saddling up to try his hand as a Pinkerton man out California way. But before he can leave Trinidad, New Mexico, a peaceful morning erupts in a barrage of gunfire. When the dust settles, Caleb has gunned down two bad men, with another just dodging a ticket to hell . . . after leaving Trinidad's new sheriff dead in the street. Lightning quick, Caleb rides after the fleeing gunman, only to be swept up in an evil wind blowing back through the sleepy town, threatening its very existence. Caleb's only chance to restore justice is to load his guns, dig in his spurs, and take on a ruthless killer. In a town riddled with bullets and hoping for a hero, Caleb York is ready to face the vengeful outlaws in a chilling, storm-swept showdown. Shortly before his death, legendary crime writer Mickey Spillane asked that his friend and protégé Max Allan Collins—himself an acclaimed writer—complete his unfinished works. Among them was an unproduced screenplay featuring Sheriff Caleb York, which sparked the action-packed, truly gritty Caleb York Western series. Praise for Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins “Collins displays his mastery of Spillane's distinctive two-fisted prose.” —Publishers Weekly “Spillane is a pioneer of tough-guy ethics.” —Washington Post


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Encyclopedia of Film Themes, Settings and Series

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ISBN : 1476612307
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Download Free Encyclopedia of Film Themes, Settings and Series PDF by Richard B. Armstrong Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-07-11 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.