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The Gothic Impulse – Frankenstein

Wheeler Winston Dixon

in The Films of Terence Fisher

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325345
eISBN:
9781800342279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325345.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter cites The Curse of Frankenstein, which was a ground-breaking film that was brought together for the first time by the key members of the Hammer horror team. It recounts how Terrence ... More


The Curse of Frankenstein

Marcus K. Harmes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733858
eISBN:
9781800342170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733858.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Critics abhorred it, audiences loved it, and Hammer executives were thrilled with the box office returns: The Curse of Frankenstein was big business. The 1957 film is the first to bring together in a ... More


Studying Hammer Horror

Victoria Walden

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733322
eISBN:
9781800342569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733322.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

When Hammer Productions was formed in the 1920s, no one foresaw the impact this small, independent studio would have on the international film market. Christopher Lee's mesmerizing, animalistic, yet ... More


The Wandering Trail, 1981–1993

Brain Taves

in Hollywood Presents Jules Verne: The Father of Science Fiction on Screen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813161129
eISBN:
9780813165523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813161129.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

If the explosion of science fiction filmmaking in the wake of Star Wars (1977) impacted Verne filmmaking, it was only in a deleterious way. Tackling two novels for the first time—Mystery on Monster ... More


The Apprentice

Wheeler Winston Dixon

in The Films of Terence Fisher

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325345
eISBN:
9781800342279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325345.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides a background on Terence Fisher's career that is regarded by most as that of a journeyman director and by French critics that argued that Fisher was a master filmmaker since the ... More


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