Serials-ly Speaking

Essays on Cliffhangers

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About the Book

This collection of essays (first published in Big Reel) lovingly recalls the glory days of the movie serial. The primary focus is on the fans of the serials—what they thought of them in their heyday, what they think of them now, and why these episodic tales are still so popular. Preceding each article is a brief commentary about the essay explaining why the topic was chosen and the reader response it evoked when first published.

About the Author(s)

The late William C. Cline was a widely known movie serials specialist who wrote a popular column for Big Reel. He lived in Concord, North Carolina.

Bibliographic Details

William C. Cline
Foreword by Frank Coghlan, Jr.
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 271
Bibliographic Info: 112 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2000 [1994]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-0918-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0723-8
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Lovingly recalls the glory days of the movie serial”—Westerns and Serials
  • “Fun to read, a delightful skirmish over the hills and roughs of serialdom”—Nostalgia Westerns
  • “Cover[s] all aspects of serial production. A good book”—Wrangler’s Roost
  • “Nostalgic essays on cinema serials”—Interzone.