It's Alive!: The Science of B-Movie Monsters

byMichael LaBarbera

Kobo ebook | June 18, 2013

It's Alive!: The Science of B-Movie Monsters by Michael LaBarbera
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The B-movie monster—be it gap-toothed gorilla, ripped-from-time dinosaur, overstretched arachnid, or another outrageous anthropomorphic fantasy—has thrilled moviegoers for decades, and firmly sunk its claws into popular culture. In It’s Alive!, Michael LaBarbera delves into the science behind these characters’ construction, from the biology surrounding tyrannosaurid postures in Jurassic Park and King Kong to the questionable physics employed by The Incredible Shrinking Man. Accompanied by a treasure trove of images from old movie posters and stills, and ranging from the 1930s to such recent films as The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the latest installments of the Alien franchise, It’s Alive! cleverly uses science to remind us that the best parts of moviemaking might indeed be magic–for all creatures, great and small.

Title:It's Alive!: The Science of B-Movie MonstersFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 18, 2013Publisher:University of Chicago PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:022609488X

ISBN - 13:9780226094885

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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