Cover of: Disaster movies | Glenn Kay

Disaster movies

a loud, long, explosive, star-studded guide to avalanches, earthquakes, floods, meteors, sinking ships, twisters, viruses, killer bees, nuclear fallout, and alien attacks in the cinema!!!!

1st ed.

Published by Chicago Review Press in Chicago .
Written in English.

About the Book

Complete with a foreword by Mike Nelson, host of Mystery Science Theater 3000, this dynamic guide to one of Hollywood's most popular and enduring genres provides a history of the disaster genre, descriptions of its trends and unusual traits, portraits of famous stars, and reviews of more than 150 disaster movies. The films reviewed include everything from famous titles such as The Poseidon Adventure, Titanic, and The Towering Inferno to more obscure movies such as The Night the World Exploded, Terror on the 40th Floor, and War Between the Planets. Casual disaster-movie fans, as well as die-hard lovers of the genre will benefit from the rating system, which ranges from "Highly Recommended" to "Avoid at All Costs," and the dubious "Recommended for All the Wrong Reasons."

Edition Notes

"An A Cappella book."


Dewey Decimal Class 791.43/6556
Library of Congress PN1995.9.D55 K39 2006

The Physical Object

Pagination xiii, 402 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of pages 402

ID Numbers

Open Library OL3414031M
Internet Archive disastermovieslo00kayg
ISBN 10 1556526121
ISBN 13 9781556526121
LC Control Number 2005030182
OCLC/WorldCat 62109986
Library Thing 2330892
Goodreads 841466

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