Classic Cliffhangers, Volume 2: 1941-1955
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Paperback Book Details
- 279 Pages
- Released: July 10, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Publisher: Midnight Marquee Press
Description by OLDIES.com:
These are movie serials. It's OK to appreciate their art and laugh at their lunacy. Not all the laughs were intended, but that shouldn't stop us. This isn't grimly serious business. Most of the serials were made for a young Saturday matinee audience, who were much less sophisticated than the savvy film fan of today. There is something wrong if we can't laugh, as well as nod our heads in appreciation, at what these skilled professionals have accomplished, often under very trying conditions and with ridiculously low budgets.
Volume 1 of Classic Cliffhanger covers the years 1914-1940.
Customers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 3 ratings.
I must give credit where credit is due! Hank Davis provides a wonderful insight to the world of cliffhanger serials particularly during the golden years of 1941-1955! This book is an easy read with wonderful photos and a brief synopsis of all your favorite serials from the Adventures of Captain Marvel to the King of The Carnival! Serial fans will be excited to read about the origins of Batman, Superman, Captain America,Commander Cody and Captain Video! Curiously, I was reading this book on the train and really got into it and I missed my stop! That's the powerful effect this book will have on you also so please purchase it!
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