George Pal: Man of Tomorrow (ebook)
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George Pal: Man of Tomorrow
The Life and Films of the Father of Modern Science Fiction Cinema
by Justin Humphreys
Authorized by the George Pal Estate
The authoritative biography of the twentieth century’s most influential science fiction filmmaker!
George Pal: Man of Tomorrow chronicles the life and films of the trailblazing producer/director/ animator who fathered modern science fiction cinema. Pal’s classics like Destination Moon, When Worlds Collide, The War of the Worlds, and The Time Machine were a quantum leap forward for the genre and inspired generations of filmmakers. Authorized by the George Pal Estate, Justin Humphreys’ compelling biography involved twenty years of exhaustive research-- including unprecedented access to the Pal family’s archive-- and features dozens of new interviews with many of Pal’s coworkers, family members, and admirers. Profusely illustrated, this is the definitive biography of this visionary movie futurist and fantasist.
About the Author: Justin Humphreys is a writer, film historian, and curator. His other books include the Rondo Award-winning The Dr. Phibes Companion.
Praise for Justin Humphreys:
“Justin Humphreys is simply as good as film historians get. He's got brains, heart, range and nuance each in great supply and uses his powers without prejudice: to remind the world of what and who is truly worthwhile in film. Whether reading him or speaking with him, I'm always challenged and strengthened by his point of view.”
-Sam Wasson, New York Times bestselling author of Fosse and The Big Goodbye.
"This 572-page biography has been a long-term labor of love for its author, who has worked with producer Pal’s family and interviewed countless numbers of his colleagues and associates. The end result is an exhaustive chronicle of a great filmmaker’s journey from Hungary to Hollywood. I especially enjoyed learning about the creation of his Puppetoons from the people who labored so long and hard to make them. I suspect most potential readers will want to learn more about the influential science-fiction features Pal is remembered for, like Destination Moon, When Worlds Collide, War of the Worlds, and The Time Machine. You won’t be disappointed, as Humphreys has packed his book with detail upon detail. There isn’t much to learn about Pal away from his work, but judging from the evidence here, he was a genial man who lived his life through his work."
- Leonard Maltin
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