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Conan the Barbarian: The Official Story of the Film (Hardcover)

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Official retrospective hardback book telling the story of the making of Conan The Barbarian, including interviews with cast and crew and featuring behind-the-scenes photography from the shoot.

In 1982, Robert E. Howard's iconic literary anti-hero, Conan, slashed his way from page to screen after a perilous decades-long journey. With its potent mix of epic vistas and bloody battles, Conan the Barbarian thrilled moviegoers around the world and launched the career of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Forty years after its release, this cult-classic film is celebrated in Conan the Barbarian – The Official Story of the Film, a lush hardback volume that tells the full story of how the film was made. Brand new interviews with cast and crew, as well behind-the-scenes photography from the set and concept art created for the production, give fascinating insights into the development of one of the best-loved fantasy films of the 1980s.

About the Author

John Walsh is a London-based award winning filmmaker with a focus on social justice. His work ranges from television series to feature films. He is a double BAFTA and double Grierson Awards nominee for his groundbreaking work. John’s 1989 documentary on Ray Harryhausen (Movement Into Life) is held in the Ray and Diana Foundation’s archive. John also produced HD audio and film commentary recordings with Ray in his final years.

Praise For…

“Whatever your take on its glorious trash, Conan - best remembered now for its breakthrough Arnold Schwarzenegger performance as the titular fantasy warrior - earns the Titan Books treatment in this handsome hardback tome, suitable for the coffee table in your living room or your orgy chamber”  **** 4 stars - Empire

 “The book really hits the mark” - SFX

“Most fans of the world’s most famous Cimmerian and his first and best [what remake?] will find this book highly informative and rewarding, and such a lovely one to just own. A lot of effort has clearly been made to make it look as appealing as possible and be something you will just want to keep and dig into every now and again” - Horror Cult Films

“If you are a lover of film or you are a fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger or even of the works of Robert E. Howard, then this is certainly a book that you will want to check out and add to your library” Blazing Minds

“Makes for a great conversation piece to have around the house as it proudly sits on your coffee table. It’s a great book for movie fans in general, but would also make for a great gift for any Conan fans out there that love the movie and want to learn more about how the film evolved into its final form” SciFi Pulse

“A great addition to the movie-making section of your bookshelf” SciFi Bulletin

Product Details
ISBN: 9781803361765
ISBN-10: 180336176X
Publisher: Titan Books
Publication Date: August 8th, 2023
Pages: 176
Language: English