By Tom Weaver
During this jam-packed jamboree of conversations, greater than 60 motion picture veterans describe their reports at the units of a few of the world's so much liked sci-fi and horror video clips and tv sequence. together with groundbreaking oldies (Flash Gordon, a million B.C.); Fifties and Nineteen Sixties milestones (The battle of the Worlds, Psycho, residence of Usher); vintage schlock (Queen of Outer area, assault of the Crab Monsters); and cult television favorites (Lost in area, Land of the Giants), the discussions provide a frank and engaging behind-the-scenes glance. one of the interviewees: Roger Corman, Pamela Duncan, Richard and Alex Gordon, Tony "Dr. Lao" Randall, Troy Donahue, Sid Melton, Fess Parker, Nan Peterson, Alan younger, John "Bud" Cardos, and dozens extra.
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In the hospital, they gave Dad concentrated blood transfusions to keep his blood level up, but he never really got any better. Nowadays there would be a possibility my brother or I might have been a bone marrow match for him, but they weren’t doing that in 1965–1966 and aplastic anemia was 100 percent fatal in those days. They kept giving him transfusions, and he was able to work in between transfusions. After a transfusion, he’d get better and he could work for a while, but because he wasn’t producing any red blood cells of his own, he would soon go downhill and have to go back into the hospital and get another transfusion that would help him to be okay for a while.
John! A. on Oscar night 1946 when his Wonder Man special effects took the prize. Shortly afterward, he posed for this photo with the movie’s star Danny Kaye. 22 A Sci-Fi Swarm and Horror Horde The night of the Oscars [March 7, 1946], I was six years old so I wasn’t paying a whole lot of attention, but Mom was in the kitchen, listening to it on the radio, and Dad was in his workshop, completely unmindful of the whole thing. All of a sudden there was Mom running out to the garage saying, “John! John!
2. Joanne Fulton on John P. Fulton 21 graduating from high school, he very badly wanted to be a cinematographer, but Dad boycotted him from the ASC. Dad said, “I do not want my kids to be in the movie business. ” He ﬁxed it so that Johnny couldn’t do it—and, as you can imagine, that caused some problems! But Dad had had too many battles with the higher-ups through the years over the budgets he was given to do his effects. He wasn’t free to do his work in that he was always shackled by this money thing.
A Sci-Fi Swarm and Horror Horde: Interviews with 62 Filmmakers by Tom Weaver