With blockbusters like Jurassic Park, it's easy to see that filmmakers and audiences alike are interested in seeing dinosaurs on screen. This comprehensive filmography, arranged alphabetically by title, contains entries that include basic facts (year of release, country of origin, studio, and running time) followed by four primary sections: Plot Summary, Commentary (the author's review of the film), People and Production, and Causes and FX (information on the special effects). A separate section contains capsule entries on films that deal only briefly with dinosaurs. To be included, the movie must show on screen one or more creatures represented as prehistoric, reptilian, and non-humanoid. Inaccurate portrayals are included, as long as the intent is to represent a real or fictional dinosaur. Mythical creatures are excluded.
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Mark F. Berry is a senior technical writer. He lives in Glasgow, Kentucky.Review:
Berry, who is knowledgeable both about dinosaurs and film history, ventures far beyond the basics ... much insightful and humorous commentary. -- C&RL News, February 2003
Concise and thoughtful reviews ... also tracks the progress of special effects over the past 70 years ... a comprehensive history. -- Rue Morgue, March/April 2003
Dino heaven ... I doubt anyone could improve on this incredibly researched volume ... the definitive book on dinosaur movies. -- Classic Images, February 2003
Research is first-rate, well documented, alive with the quoted comments of the people involved, and written in an engaging style. -- Big Reel, May 2003
Wonderfully engaging new reference book ... the only one of its kind ... [grade] A. -- Sci-Fi (Sci-Fi Channel Magazine), April 2003
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Book Description McFarland & Company, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0786410280
Book Description McFarland & Company, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110786410280