Graven Images Edited By: Notes By: Place Order
The Best Of Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction film Art
From The Collection Of Ronald V. Borst
Ronald V. Borst
Ronald V. Borst
Margaret A. Borst
Forrest J Ackerman
Grove Press 1992
Clive Barker Introduces the Sixties
Ghouls, goblins, mummies, vampires, werewolves, zombies,; mind-bending flights of fancy, apocalyptic visions of the future, electrifying jolts of supernatural fright, twisted glimpses of warped imagination..
..for most of the twentieth century, the film genre that has come to be known as "horror, fantasy, and science fiction" has produced not only the biggest thrills and chills (not to mention box-office profits), but some of the greatest poster art ever. From seminal works such as The Cabinet Of Dr, Caligari (1919) and The Phantom Of The Opera (1925) to such classics as Dracula (1931) and Frankenstein (1931); from the cult "b" films of the fifties through great sixties blockbusters such as Psycho (1960), Planet Of The Apes (1968), and Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssesy (1968), the art created to promote these beloved films-some of which are cinematic classics, others second-rate curiosities-shines on long after the last flickering image has died on-screen. Who could have predicted that these posters, fleetinfg advertisements of the local theater's current attraction, would one day become priceless icons of Americana?
One such visionary, Ronald V. Borst, has amassed nearly six decades' worth of vintage film memorabilia, and in graven Images he reveals his extraordinary collection for the first time. As accompaniment, seven legendary authors of the fantastic- Stephen King, Robert Bloch (the author of psycho), Ray Bradbury. Harlan lon, Peter Straub, clive Barker, and Forrest J. Ackerman (the father of monster fan magazines)- offer their wit and wisdom, making Graven Images one of the greatest literary-hollywood collaborations ever. King, the master of fright himself, sets the tone in his introduction, which includes a list of his ten favorite horror films and his ten favorite horror-film posters. Each author then introduces the decade of his youth, sharing recollections of his earliest trips to his hometown movie house for a couple of hours of sheer terror and pure entertainment, and of the films that would inspire a lifetime fascination with the supernatural.
Featuring a stunning selection of more than 500 of the finest vintage film posters (and related memorabilia) of all time, presented in a one- of-a-kind volume for collectors and casual fans alike, graven Images promises to captivate film buffs and moviegoers worldwide.
Format: Hardcover, 1st ed., 240pp.
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Pub. Date: September 1992