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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
History of horrors.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, ©1996
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Denis Meikle; Christopher T Koetting
|Description:||xv, 420 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||The rebirth of Frankenstein, 1947-1957 --
New blood for old, 1957-1959 --
Diminishing returns, 1960-1962 --
The house of horror, 1963-1969 --
Last rites, 1970-1979 --
After the fall --
The spirit of Hammer / Michael Carreras.
|Series Title:||Filmmakers series, no. 51.|
|Responsibility:||Denis Meikle ; with Christopher T. Koetting, research associate.|
A History of Horrors traces the history of the House of Hammer in rich and highly readable detail, providing a unique perspective on the creative spirit that built the studio into one of the most successful British film companies of its time and on the changing world that brought about the studio's downfall. With the aid of many of Hammer's key players - including actors Peter Cushing, Oliver Reed, and Christopher Lee; producers Anthony Hinds and Kenneth Hyman; and studio head Michael Carreras - Denis Meikle paints a compelling picture of a bygone era in filmmaking.
College-level film studies collection will find this documentary a vivid survey of the changing British film industry, with chapters considering both major productions and industry trends. Film