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The Fall of Hammer

Victoria Grace Walden

in Studying Hammer Horror

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733322
eISBN:
9781800342569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733322.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes how Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) set a new precedent for horror which eventually posed a serious threat to Hammer Films. It was set in modern times and featured a human ... More


Happily Ever After…

James Gracey

in The Company of Wolves

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325314
eISBN:
9781800342262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325314.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Neil Jordan's The Company of Wolves as a pivotal film that secured much wider distribution than a lot of other British films at the time. It recounts how The Company of Wolves ... More


Voices from the Past – Recent Nordic Historical Films

Gunnar Iversen

in Nordic Genre Film: Small Nation Film Cultures in the Global Marketplace

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780748693184
eISBN:
9781474412223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693184.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Nordic cinema since the 2000s has turned to history to a greater degree than before, employing historical subject matter and settings to entertain, show off costumes and tell stories, but also to ... More


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