THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM, PREMATURE BURIAL, TALES OF TERROR, THE HAUNTED PALACE, THE RAVEN, MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH, THE TOMB OF LIGEIA…
Produced on modest budgets for American International Pictures, Roger Corman’s adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe stories were popular in their time as escapist horror cinema. Most starred horror icon Vincent Price and were written (and “freely adapted”) by the likes of Richard Matheson, Charles Beaumont and Robert Towne. Today the series is recognized as unique and sophisticated, one that delivers decadent Gothic chills while exploring ideas of faith, sexuality, psychology and the supernatural.
CORMAN/POE: Interviews and Essays Exploring the Making of Roger Corman’s Edgar Allan Poe Films, 1960–1964 is the only book to fully examine this important chapter in horror film history. In-depth conversations with the maverick Roger Corman are book-ended by engaging critical analyses of each of the eight films, which together stand as a fully realized and consistent creative vision.
The book is illustrated with dozens of photographs and stills, many of which have never been published before, and features a brand-new foreword from Corman.
Foreword By Roger Corman
The Fall Of The House Of Usher
The Pit And The Pendulum
The Premature Burial
Tales Of Terror
The Haunted Palace
The Masque Of The Red Death
The Tomb Of Ligeia
The Censoring Of The
Masque Of The Red Death
Throughout the history of cinema, there have been few figures as important and influential as Roger Corman.
A career spanning decades and touching on countless genres and styles, Corman’s impact on film cannot be overstated.
Despite his many achievements, there has never been a book that specifically focuses on one of his most iconic and enduring contributions to the medium, his Poe films. That is, until now.
This incredible volume features exhaustive interviews with Corman himself, providing unparalleled insight into his creative process and personal motivations.
What’s more, it has been authorized by Corman, giving fans an unprecedented look at the making of some of the most beloved movies of all time.
And with stunning visuals throughout, readers will feel transported to a bygone era of filmmaking, as they learn about Corman’s unique approach and influential techniques.
All in all, this is an absolute must-read for anyone interested in the art of cinema and the timeless legacy of Roger Corman.
Subtitle: Interviews and Essays Exploring the Making of Roger Corman’s Edgar Allan Poe films, 1960–1964
Author: Chris Alexander
Street Date: June 6, 2023
Retail Price: UK £22.99 / US $27.95
Size: 235mm x 191mm
Illos: 105 colour and B&W stills, posters and photos
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