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IT'S ALIVE! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Movie Posters From the Kirk Hammett Collection

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IT'S ALIVE! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Movie Posters From the Kirk Hammett Collection

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Almost Gone! Recommended. Edited by Daniel Finamore. One of the world’s premier collections of horror and sci-fi movie posters amassed, not altogether surprisingly, by the dark mind of Metallica’s lead guitarist, Kirk Hammett. Before Kirk Hammett assumed the heavy metal mantle of one of the most successful and beloved bands in rock history, he was a geek for the imaginative universe of horror. This generously illustrated book highlights the finest examples from Hammett’s personal collection—an astonishing trove of horror and sci-fi film posters that span the history of the genre.

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One of the world’s premier collections of horror and sci-fi movie posters amassed, not altogether surprisingly, by the dark mind of Metallica’s lead guitarist, Kirk Hammett. Before Kirk Hammett assumed the heavy metal mantle of one of the most successful and beloved bands in rock history, he was a geek for the imaginative universe of horror. This generously illustrated book highlights the finest examples from Hammett’s personal collection—an astonishing trove of horror and sci-fi film posters that span the history of the genre.

Ultra-rare posters like one for the original Metropolis, the 1931 Dracula, the 1924 Notre Dame de Paris (Hunchback of Notre Dame). the 1921 Hamlet, the 1931 Frankenstein, 1936's Dracula's Daughter, a beautiful horizontal The Bride of Frankenstein from 1935, War of the Worlds, Invaders from Mars, a near-unique example of the King Kong standee from 1933, the Mummy, White Zombie, Invisible Man...all the classic originals, in superbly preserved posters.

The guitarist credits his musical force to a lifelong fascination with the gothic fantasy developed in these films and their original posters. In this volume, several intriguing essays cover the history of the film poster, the brain’s response to fear, and Hammett’s own contributions to the world of the macabre.

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Item Code ITALH
Publisher Peabody Essex Museum
Publish Date 2017
ISBN 9780847860982
Print Status Out of Print
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 9x12
# Pages 120pg
Color Full Color
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