Recently released is Clive Young’s exhaustively-researched book “Homemade Hollywood: Fans Behind the Camera.”  It is the first major look at the genre of the fan film, those backyard homages to adventure, horror and science fiction movies.  The book covers the early years (including a section on our favorite filmmaker Robbins Barstow and his 1936 film “Tarzan and the Rocky Gorge“), the “monster kid” era, and the explosion of Star Wars tributes.  Young has interviewed all of the major (and not so major) players in the field, with looks at the films, as well as the legal issues and wrangling with the studios that provided the inspiration.

More: Clive Young’s website, MySpace, Amazon