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    Mickey Spillane on Screen: A Complete Study of the Television and Film Adaptations (Paperback) By (author) Max Allan Collins, By (author) James L. Traylor

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    DescriptionIn the mid-20th century, Mickey Spillane was the sensation of not just mystery fiction but publishing itself. The level of sex and violence in his Mike Hammer thrillers (starting with I, The Jury in 1947) broke down long-held taboos and engendered a near hysterical critical backlash. Nonetheless, Spillane's influence has been felt--reflections of Hammer are visible in nearly every subsequent tough guy of fiction and film, including James Bond, Dirty Harry, Shaft, Billy Jack, and Jack Bauer. Spillane's fiction came to the screen in a series of films that include Kiss Me Deadly (1955) and The Girl Hunters (1963) with the author himself playing his private eye. These films, and television series starring Darren McGavin and Stacy Keach respectively, are examined in a lively, knowledgeable fashion by Spillane experts. Included are cast and crew listings, brief biographical entries on key persons, and a lengthy interview with Spillane.

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    Mickey Spillane on Screen
    A Complete Study of the Television and Film Adaptations
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Max Allan Collins, By (author) James L. Traylor
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 210
    Width: 175 mm
    Height: 251 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    ISBN 13: 9780786465781
    ISBN 10: 0786465786

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    McFarland & Co Inc
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    Publication date
    15 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Jefferson, NC