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Legendary all-stars of cinema bring to life the evolution of science-fiction and special effects films from the wild and funny days of B-movies to blockbusters that have captured the world's imagination. This is the story of the Sci-Fi Boys, who started out as kids making amateur movies inspired by Forrest J Ackerman's FAMOUS MONSTERS magazine and grew up to take Hollywood by storm, inventing the art and technology for filming anything the mind can dream Written by Universal Studios Home Entertainment LLC

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Excellent Documentary on the genesis of early Sci-Fi films.
6 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Correct name of that periodical was "Famous Monsters of Filmland." Much like the movie makers in this documentary, I too (genuinely) looked forward to each monthly issue.

This documentary is an oral history enhanced with "out takes" galore.

Half a century later I can still recall some of the great photos spreads that lied within. I can recall the actual smell of those slim glossy 8.5" x 11" magazines. I used to roll up the current issue and carry it about half-stuffed in my back pocket when they were still new. That was the essence of hipness as a pre-pubescent adolescent. That was in the 1950's. Aaargh ! Now you know that I am a grizzled old codger.

The older that one grows the greater the cachet memories have. More than you youngsters can imagine. Seeing this flick was a quasi- divine experience as I could relate to it so deeply. I recorded it via TIVO natch'


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