"There is so much writing in English on Japanese cinema that can't be accepted at face value — not because the writers are careless, but because the differences in culture and language are just too intricate. When I see August Ragone's name on a piece of writing, it gives me permission to place my faith in it completely. Among Japanese fantasy film historians, he's the best working in English." —Tim Lucas, Video Watchdog


Saturday, April 19, 2008

AUGUST RAGONE VS. JOHN STANLEY
Giant Against Giant... The Ultimate Battle!




On Saturday, April 26th @ 2:00 pm, I will be appearing with author, columnist, filmmaker and former "Creature Features" host, John Stanley at Clayton Books in Clayton, California, for a monstrous double-feature book signing event. It's giant against giant in the ultimate struggle for supremacy of the world!



As a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. John Stanley covered the science fiction, fantasy, and horror scene for more than thirty years, and has authored a fistfull of books, including several editions of the lauded "Creature Features Movie Guide," which Leonard Maltin called "A must", even as Fangoria magazine called John, "The Leonard Maltin of Horror."

John will be appearing to bask in the glory of his recent magnum opus, "I Was a TV Horror Host" — a star-studded overview of the radio, film and television horror host, highlighted by a detailed behind-the-scenes look at his own journey on "Creature Features." As the legendary Ray Bradbury so aptly put it, "Everybody should read this book! EVERYBODY!"

And that means YOU!

Clayton Books is located at 5433 D Clayton Road, Clayton, CA 94517 (just past Walnut Creek on Ygnacio Valley Road). Call 925-673-3325 for more information.

2 comments:

Cinebeats said...

I hope the book signing goes well. EIJI TSUBURAYA: MASTER OF MONSTERS is a fabulous piece of work.

And many thanks for the link exchange! I was happy to discover that you linked to my humble efforts over at Cinebeats. I've enjoyed reading your thoughts on Asian cinema for many years.

August Ragone said...

You're welcome and thanks for the kind words about the book and blog! You've got something quite impressive over there at Cinebeats—keep up the excellent coverage on that late, great period of filmmaking!

Cheers,
August