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Mar 10 12 12:44 PM
Mar 10 12 1:51 PM
Chesterbelloc wrote:Robert Marrero's VINTAGE MONSTER MOVIES was the only book to tell us the truth: BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN is the highest grossing film in history. He also lifted whole paragraphs from Greg Mank's IT'S ALIVE!, and supplemented that info with sentences and information from Weaver and the Brunai's UNIVERSAL HORRORS.
Mar 10 12 2:31 PM
For years, CITIZEN KANE was missing from the list of Orson Welles' movies in the back of every Maltin MOTV guide.The prestigious AFI CATALOG says GONE WITH THE WIND is black-and-white.
Mar 10 12 3:29 PM
TomWeaver999 wrote:Could he possibly be related to .... ??
If I was aware of him/his book at the time, I've sure done a great job of forgetting him/it.
Mar 10 12 4:04 PM
AnthonyOsika wrote:TomWeaver999 wrote:
"Effing hack."Great potential nom de plume for an aspiring writer.
Mar 10 12 5:40 PM
Mar 11 12 2:24 AM
Gojira wrote:Picked up a second hand copy of the Aurum Encyclopedia on Science Fiction - which I remember spending many long hours with as a child whilst visiting a distant relative - and noticed some rather daft mistakes in it, further compounded by them being repeated in the stills!
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It was filled with entries like "Henry Hdfjggfrdsaf (1880- )" indicating that all these people were still around and in their 100s or 110s or 120s.
Links To All The Classic Monster Stills I've Posted: http://monsterkidclassichorrorforum.yuku.com/topic/30758
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Mar 11 12 2:21 PM
Kosmo13 wrote:In the 90's there was some book on vampire movies that misidentified the picture of Anthony Hopkins on the back cover as Anthony Perkins. In this case, I did judge a book by its cover. I left it on the bookstore shelf and didn't bother looking at what was printed on the pages.
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Mar 11 12 3:22 PM
TomWeaver999 wrote:"I didn't release that a boner had to be made twice to qualify as a boner. And by the way, it's Baron (not Count) Latos, pal."
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On a visit to my folks' house in Chicago some years ago, I found an old book from my collection, Monsters From The Movies, a 1972 paperback by Thomas G. Aylesworth, published by J. B. Lippincott. It has a bunch of marginal corrections by some young snotnose who felt he knew better than the author. No new blooper-scan: all of these I found 40 years ago.
Re Son of Dracula, he manages to assign the out-of-left-field name to the antagonist: "Chaney was not the suave gentleman that his father was, in spite of cleverly operating under the alias of Anthony Alucard (spell that one backwards). ..." [p. 103]
In 1939, we are told, Basil Rathbone played "Wolfgang Frankenstein." He must be confusing Frankenstein with Mozart. [p 36] Also, the monster's loyal friend was "Igor." [p 37]
The werewolf of London is really "an eccentric botanist who is attacked by a real werewolf while on an expedition."
"The Japanese gets away with the plant and the loveable botanist is killed by a silver bullet." [p 61]. In the next paragraph, he's a kindly physician. Eccentric (maybe), real (well, yeah, but ...), gets away (no way), loveable, kindly, physician . . . arrrgh!
On The Wolf Man [p 62], were told that Talbot's family lives in Transylvania, and that he's out for a moonlight stroll when "He breaks up a fight between a werewolf and a beautiful young girl." Talbot's pentagram is said to appear in the palm of his hand. He takes pains to describe the protagonist as a twenty-six-year-old college boy. Where he got that figure I don't know: Talbot's grave marker in the sequel says he was 31.
In the next film, The House of Frankenstein (1944), the monster "returns the favor and brings the wolf man back to life." [p 65]
The chapter on Self-Made Monsters ends with a discussion of The Fly, and states that "The fly with the human head ends up as a spider's dinner." [p 68] How could he forget that Herbert Marshall squished the hybrid critter?[Edit: Had to put back some punctuation that was lost as special characters.]
Mar 11 12 5:42 PM
On The Wolf Man [p 62], were told that Talbot's family lives in Transylvania,
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