Directed by Jack Arnold


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About the Book

Arnold made some of the most enduring science fiction films of the 1950s—It Came from Outer Space, Creature from the Black Lagoon, and The Incredible Shrinking Man. But only recently has he been recognized as a distinguished genre director, 3-D pioneer, and artist of international repute.
This is the first complete critical appreciation of his career and works. Extensive interview material, many rare and previously unpublished photographs, storyboards, and the first complete Arnold filmography are included.

About the Author(s)

Dana M. Reemes teaches in the Department of History at California State University, Fullerton. He lives in Santa Monica, California.

Bibliographic Details

Dana M. Reemes
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 255
Bibliographic Info: 130 photos, filmography, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012 [1988]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6748-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1045-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Forryword by Forrest J Ackerman      ix
Preface      xi
Introduction      1

I. Getting Started, or From Stage to Screen      4
11. Jack Arnold Explores the Third Dimension      22
111. Infinitesimal and Infinite      57
IV. Tales of a Contract Storyteller      75
V. Spaced Kids and Space Children      110
VI. The Mouse That Roared      122
VII. Ups and Downs of a Working Director      136
VIII. A Lost World      166
IX. Art of the Storyteller      193

Filmography      213
Appendix I: Stop-Motion Dinosaur Sequences and Matte Paintings for The Lost World      221
Appendix 11: Screenplay Outline for A Circle of Wheels      226
Notes      231
Selected Bibliography      235
Index      237

Book Reviews & Awards

“unique and welcome study”—Booklist; “Reemes has produced a good, solid critical study…entertaining…this is just the kind of director who should be written about”—Classic Images; “will appeal most to serious students of fifties SF films”—Movie Collector’s World; “a good deal of useful biographical information otherwise unavailable…profusely illustrated”—Choice; “thorough attention to each of Arnold’s pictures, ably supported by lengthy interview quotes from the director”—Variety; “thoroughly researched and very interesting…highly recommended”—Cornerstone Magazine; “most comprehensive…essential…a delight to read”—Midnight Marquee; “interesting”—Film Review Annual; “informative…useful”—Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Review Annual.