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Film Culture

Film Culture

Why did you choose the journal FILM CULTURE as the subject for an edited book? Isn’t that too avant-garde a publication for you, knowing what I know about your taste in films?   I do have a background in the avant-garde, you know—particularly avant-garde theater and drama. But yes, my taste in films runs toward the realistic or naturalistic. That said, FILM CULTURE was never limited strictly to coverage of the avant-garde. It’s great service was to call attention to avant-garde currents in the cinema and to explain their relationship to such currents in the other arts, as well as...

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Giant Bug Cinema

Giant Bug Cinema

Nominated for the 2023 Rondo Award   Mark Bailey - Giant Bug CinemaBearManor Media Interview1. Why the "Monster Kid" era of movies? With there being so many eras and so many genres of movies out to enjoy, why did you pick this particular time period and genre to focus on?a. Within the last ten years, I discovered a vibrant online Monster Kid culture and found it matched my love of retro and ‘60s space-age graphics. Although I’m relatively new to embracing this Neo Monster Kid scene, it does bring me a lot of joy. And when I noticed the glut...

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Q & A: How to Produce a Low Budget Film

Q & A: How to Produce a Low Budget Film

  Q & A - How to Produce a Low-Budget Film Q – What is this book about?A – The title essentially explains much of what the book is about. Primarily it describes how to produce a low-budget feature film, without any previous film experience and the important part is to accomplish it without any of your money. Lots of people talk about making films with other people’s money, but I explain it as a step-by-step guide from concept to final execution, including finding the money, and securing distribution and world sales. It’s very comprehensive and a useful tool for...

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The Forrest J. Ackerman Scrapbook

The Forrest J. Ackerman Scrapbook

“The Forrest J Ackerman Scrapbook” Brian Anthony Interview with BearManor Media   Q - Tell us about “The Forrest J Ackerman Scrapbook: Tales from the Ackermansion.” BA – It’s about Forrest J Ackerman (1916 – 2008) who was the editor of the magazine “Famous Monsters of Filmland,” and his fabulous collection of  science fiction, horror, and fantasy memorabilia. Q - You knew Mr. Ackerman personally? BA – Yes, very well. I was a monster-kid in the 1960s and grew up on “Famous Monsters” magazine.  Forry Ackerman was a self-professed agent-editor-lecturer-archivist-researcher-esperantist-anthologist. He really inserted himself into the narrative, along with stories...

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Q&A on The James Bond Film Series

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Q&A on The James Bond Film Series

Q&A for James L. Neibaur and Gary Schneeberger, authors of the BearManor book “From Connery to Craig: The James Bond Film Series.” How did you two end up collaborating on a book?James: Gary and I had been friends since college, both writers, but in different areas. Gary owns a public relations firm so his first book was in that field. I am a film historian and have over 30 published books, several of which are for Bear Manor. He and I found a subject we both liked and felt we could create a definitive study.Why the James Bond films?Gary: James...

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