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    The Overlook Film Encyclopedia Series (Phil Hardy, edt.)

  1. Horror Practically every horror movie is reviewed!

  2. Science Fiction Just as thorough!

  3. The Western More from this great series!


  1. The Official Godzilla Compendium The king of the monsters gets a detailed look at all of his movies and foes! I can't think of anything they left out except the NEW movie (thank goodness!)

  2. Mondo Macabro: Weird & Wonderful Cinema Around the World (Pete Tombs) Bizarre films! Definitely NOT for children, this takes a look at many Asian film genres.

  3. Immoral Tales: European Sex & Horror Movies 1956-1984 (Pete Tombs, Cathal Tobill) More bizarre films! Also not for kids, this book is very graphic and has a lot of great essays and overviews!

  4. That's All Folks!: The Art of Warner Bros. Animation (Steve Schneider) The history of everyone from Bugs Bunny to Taz! It also lists every short they ever made!

  5. Industrial Light & Magic: The Art of Special Effects (Thomas G. Smith) George Lucas' effects studio, 1975-1986 This book explains how Lucas started his effects shop from the ashes of cinema past and took it into the future!

  6. ILM: Into the Digital Realm (Mark Cotta Vaz, Patricia Rose Duignan) Continuing where the last book left off! It tells how ILM discovered computers and lead the digital revolution in cinema!

  7. Re-Search No.10: Incredibly Strange Films A look at such cult movie directors such as Russ Meyer and such genres as Women in Prison and Biker films!

  8. Filmmaking on the Fringe (Maitland McDonagh) A kind of sequel to the above book!