Science Fiction Film Directors, 1895–1998


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About the Book

This enormous and exhaustive reference book has entries on every major and minor director of science fiction films from the inception of cinema (circa 1895) through 1998.
For each director there is a complete filmography including television work, a career summary, a critical assessment, and behind-the-scenes production information. Seventy-nine directors are covered in especially lengthy entries and a short history of the science fiction film genre is also included.

About the Author(s)

Dennis Fischer has been writing on films for more than twenty years and has made major contributions to the St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, the Midnight Marquee Actors series, and the Backstory series of books on popular Hollywood screenwriters. A career educator, he lives in Elk Grove, California.

Bibliographic Details

Dennis Fischer
Format: softcover (8.5 x 11 in 2 vols.)
Pages: 767
Bibliographic Info: 257 photos, filmographies, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011 [2000]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6091-5
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8505-5
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“useful”—Library Journal; “this exhaustive reference book represents a major contribution to the literature of science fiction cinema…an authoritative source…highly recommended”—ARBA; “one of the most detailed and comprehensive works of its kind. A major achievement”—Film Review; “entries are comprehensive…enjoyable to read…essential”—Choice; “a good addition to the field”—Booklist; “well-researched”—Reference Reviews; “outstanding”—Big Reel; “lots of information…recommended”—Interzone; “essays are detailed and intelligent”—Science Fiction Studies.