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Terence Fisher

By Peter Hutchings

Terence Fisher
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  • ISBN: 9780719056376
  • Publish Date: Mar 2002
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    Book Information

    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN: 978-0-7190-5637-6
    • Pages: 208
    • Price: £19.99
    • Published Date: March 2002
    • Series: British Film-Makers

    Description

    Terence Fisher is best known as the director who made most of the classic Hammer horrors - including The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula and The Devil Rides Out. But there is more to Terence Fisher than Hammer horror. In a busy twenty-five-year career, he directed fifty films, not just horrors but also thrillers, comedies, melodramas and science-fiction. This book offers an appreciation of all of Fisher's films and also gives a sense of his place in British film history.

    Looking at Fisher's career as a whole not only underlines his importance as a film-maker but also casts a new, interesting light on the areas in which he worked - Gainsborough melodrama, the 1950s B film, 1960s science-fiction and, of course, Hammer, one of the most successful independent film companies in the history of British cinema.

    Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Fisher before horror
    3. The horror man: 1957-62
    4. Highs and lows: 1962-72
    Conclusion
    Filmography
    Select bibliography
    Index

    Author

    Peter Hutchings is Professor of Film Studies at Northumbria University

    Terence Fisher

    By Peter Hutchings

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