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It's Alive: Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Movie Posters

Daniel Finamore Joseph E. LeDoux Steve Almond

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Rizzoli International
01 September 2017
Poster art; Film & movie: styles & genres; Fiction-related items; Occult; Other Film, TV & Media; Contemporary Sci-Fi; Contemporary Horror
Kirk Hammett is the lead guitarist of Metallica, one of the most successful and beloved bands in rock history. But even before Hammett assumed the heavy metal mantle, he was a geek for the imaginative universe of horror. From the age of six, the guitarist gathered toys, ephemera, and memorabilia from his favourite films. This generously illustrated book highlights the finest examples of Hammett's personal collection of horror and sci-fi movie posters - an astonishing trove that spans the history of the genre.
By:   Daniel Finamore, Joseph E. LeDoux
Text by:   Steve Almond
Imprint:   Rizzoli International
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 302mm,  Width: 229mm, 
Weight:   567g
ISBN:   9780847860982
ISBN 10:   0847860981
Pages:   120
Publication Date:   01 September 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Daniel Finamore is the Russell W. Knight Curator of Maritime Art and History at the Peabody Essex Museum. Joseph LeDoux is the Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science at New York University in the Center for Neural Science and directs the Emotional Brain Institute of New York University and the Nathan Kline Institute. Steve Almond s essays appear regularly in publications including T Magazine and the Boston Globe.

Reviews for It's Alive: Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Movie Posters

Metalheads know him as the guitarist for Metallica, but Kirk Hammett also has quite a thing for horror. It's Alive (Skira Rizzoli), shows off some of his collection--a splendid selection of some of the greatest film posters of the horror and sci-fi genres, from classics to cult faves, along with essays from experts about their significance as art and how they reflect on our larger issues and fears. --Parade The book combines oddities such as the aforementioned Caligari poster, Roland Coudon's funeral procession tableaux for Frankenstein, and a Karoly Grosz Mummyposter that spotlights the film's human cast members with a lot of more common promos for pictures such as Dracula's Daughter, Barbarella, Mystery of the Wax Museum, and Island of Lost Souls. Hammett favors pre-sixties posters, though there is a scattering of later day ones for movies such as Alien, Rosemary's Baby, Blacula, and of course, It's Alive. It's an impressive collection. --Psychobabble Blog . . . 120 pages of images that feature the personal movie poster collection of Hammett, which include some of the most beautiful, obscure, rare, and/or famous sci-fi and horror posters that have ever been released. --Dread Central The book is a real visual treat and if you're anyone like me it brings back many childhood and young adolescent memories. --Boyce McClain Collector's Corner Kirk has just released his new book It's Alive! showcasing his amazing collection of classic horror movie posters. --FrightFind.com It's Alive features the most iconic images ever made, revealing our unquenchable desire to mediate the realms of the unknown, where dark forces come to the light on a quest for dominance--and fail every time. Whether Frankenstein, Dracula, the Werewolf, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, aliens, zombies, or beasts and ghoul s of any kind, It's Alive lovingly reflects on our rapacious desire to be scared time and again by the boogieman. --Crave Online Kirk [Hammett] is showing is love affair with horror once again. His latest book, It's Alive, features a look at some of the horror posters in his collection and features classic Universal monsters posters, cult classics, and even an assortment of modern cinema. --Underland Online . . . this handsomely designed book features emblematic posters for great genre films as well as rare and unusual images from around the world. --LeonardMaltin.com The book combines oddities such as the aforementioned Caligari poster, Roland Coudon's funeral procession tableaux for Frankenstein, and a Karoly Grosz Mummyposter that spotlights the film's human cast members with a lot of more common promos for pictures such as Dracula's Daughter, Barbarella, Mystery of the Wax Museum, and Island of Lost Souls. Hammett favors pre-sixties posters, though there is a scattering of later day ones for movies such as Alien, Rosemary's Baby, Blacula, and of course, It's Alive. It's an impressive collection. --Psychobabble Blog


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