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Donovan’s Brain
Donovan’s Brain
Donovan’s Brain
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Donovan’s Brain

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The SF classic novel of the terror that lurked in DONOVAN’S BRAIN.

DEAD…Doomed by disease, then mangled in a plane crash, there was no doubt that Donovan was dead.

YET…floating in a tank of nutrient, linked to complex apparatus, Donovan’s brain still lived…

ALIVE…someone walked with Donovan’s gait, wrote his signature, knew his foulest secrets—and carried out his last, weirdest plan!

“Donovan’s Brain is terrific!”—THE NEW YORK TIMES
Release dateOct 21, 2016
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Curt Siodmak

Curt Siodmak (August 10, 1902 - 2 September 2000) was a German-American novelist and screenwriter. He established himself in Hollywood with horror and science fiction films, most notably The Wolf Man (1941) and Donovan’s Brain (1953), which was adapted from his bestselling novel of the same name, first published in 1942. Born in Dresden, Germany to Jewish parents, Siodmak earned a degree in mathematics before turning to writing novels. He invested early royalties earned by his first books in the movie Menschen am Sonntag (1929), a documentary-style chronicle of the lives of four Berliners on a Sunday based on their own lives. The movie was co-directed by Siodmak’s older brother, noir director Robert Siodmak. In the following years, Curt Siodmak wrote many novels, screenplays, and short stories, including the novel F.P.1 antwortet nicht (F.P.1 Doesn’t Answer) (1932), which was adapted into a film featuring Hans Albers and Peter Lorre. He decided to emigrate after hearing an anti-Semitic tirade by the Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and departed for England, where he made a living as a screenwriter, before moving to the United States in 1937. His big break in Hollywood came with the screenplay for The Wolf Man (1941), starring Lon Chaney, Jr., which established this fictional creature as the most popular movie monster after Dracula and Frankenstein’s monster. In the film, Siodmak created several werewolf "legends”, including being marked by a pentagram and being practically immortal apart from being struck/shot by silver implements/bullets. He won the Berlinale Camera at the 48th Berlin International Film Festival in 1998. Siodmak died in California in 2000 at the age of 98.

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