THE MAN WHO DREW BUG-EYED MONSTERS

THE MAN WHO DREW BUG-EYED MONSTERS

    Price: $310.00

    Code: 1105
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Mel Bucklin
    1994, 59 minutes
    Purchase: $310 | Classroom Rental: $125

    This fascinating and entertaining documentary celebrates the work of Reynold Brown, one of the most acclaimed movie poster artists of the Fifties and early Sixties, whose work colorfully encapsulated the nation's postwar social climate. The video illustrates scores of Brown's compelling posters-often interwoven with "Coming Attractions" previews--for films such as Attack of the 50 Foot Woman,This Island Earth, I Was a Teenage Werewolf, Tarantula, The Creature from the Black Lagoon and Monster on the Campus. Art critics, curators and authors as well as B-movie producers Roger Corman and Samuel Z. Arkoff discuss Brown's work in an art historical and social context, discussing the artistry of posters often more memorable than the films themselves.

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    Festivals & Awards

    Gold Apple, National Educational Media Network Competition


    Reviews

    "This excellent documentary is highly recommended."-Library Journal

    *** "...wonderfully entertaining...a nifty little video. Recommended."-Video Librarian