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New Book on Larry Cohen


There is a new book on director Larry Cohen by Michael Doyle, entitled "Larry Cohen: The Stuff of Gods and Monsters," which has just been published in hardback and softback editions by BearManor Media. It is available to buy on Amazon and here is the link:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Larry-Cohen-Stuff-Gods-Monsters/dp/1593938500/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1446851051&sr=81&keywords=larry+cohen+the+stuff+of+gods+and+monsters

Derived from countless interviews conducted over a period of more than three years, the book traces the legendary writer/producer/director's near sixty-year career from its beginnings during the golden age of American television – writing for iconic shows like The Defenders and The Invaders – through to the making of such cult films as Black Caesar, Hell up in Harlem, It's Alive, God Told Me To, The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover, It Lives Again, Full Moon High, Q – The Winged Serpent, The Stuff, A Return to Salem's Lot, Maniac Cop, The Ambulance, Original Gangstas, Phone Booth, and Masters of Horror.

With remarkable candour, Cohen recounts his many outrageous adventures in independent filmmaking, and shares lively personal memories of such legendary figures as Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Bette Davis, Martin Scorsese, Andy Kauffman, David Carradine, Sam Fuller, Bernard Herrmann, Fred Williamson, James Brown, Traci Lords, Samuel Z. Arkoff, Evelyn Keyes, Roger Corman, and many others.

Coming in at 702 pages, the book is comprised of 28 chapters and features a foreword by actress Laurene Landon (Maniac Cop) and an introduction by filmmaker Mick Garris (The Stand, The Shining). It also contains more than 70 rare photographs from Cohen's personal archives, some of which have never been published before. There is also a complete filmography as well as an extensive notes section.

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