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It Came From... The Stories and Novels Behind Classic Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction Films

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The cinema of the fantastic has benefitted from literary adaptations on a level unlike any other genre. With such brilliant authors as Mary Shelley, Robert Bloch, Pierre Boulle, Edgar Rice Burroughs and Robert Louis Stevenson to choose from, it's no surprise that fantastic film sha
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Published May 19th 2020
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Keith Chawgo
Jun 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It Came from by Jim Nemeth and Bob Madison is an interesting book which looks fantastic with its professional design and in-depth look at films and the books that they are based on. Divided into three subsections which are horror, science fiction and fantasy, it is a kaleidoscope of different eras and styles.

The book tends to stick to well-known films and books but does go beyond this to pull out some very interesting films as well. Starting with Body Snatchers and working through classic books
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Richard
Aug 14, 2020 rated it it was ok
Interesting idea: the authors look at classic science-fiction, fantasy, and horror movies along side the books they were based on, telling the history of their development, comparing and contrasting their merits and failures, and commenting a bit on the culture they reflect. Unfortunately, the writing is clumsy, even annoying (especially the many distracting parenthetical remarks), while the commentary is rarely insightful, and often clueless.
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