History of Horrors / Edition 440

History of Horrors / Edition 440

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by Denis Meikle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810841894

ISBN-13: 9780810841895

Pub. Date: 10/30/2001

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

A History of Horrors traces the life and spirit of the "House of Hammer" from its fledging days of the late 1940s, through its successes of the 1950s and 60s, to its decline in the 1970s. Through the eyes of many of the studio's key players, and through the works of film critics and historians, the book paints a vivid and fascinating picture of the rise and fall of

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A History of Horrors traces the life and spirit of the "House of Hammer" from its fledging days of the late 1940s, through its successes of the 1950s and 60s, to its decline in the 1970s. Through the eyes of many of the studio's key players, and through the works of film critics and historians, the book paints a vivid and fascinating picture of the rise and fall of a film empire, offering what author Denis Meikle refers to as "the truth behind that legend."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810841895
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/30/2001
Series:
Scarecrow Filmmakers Series, #51
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introductionxiii
1The Rebirth of Frankenstein 1947-19571
2New Blood for Old 1957-195949
3Diminishing Returns 1960-1962107
4The House of Horror 1963-1969171
5Last Rites 1970-1979227
After the Fall291
The Spirit of Hammer295
Notes299
Appendix 1The Hammer Horrors: Cast and Credits311
Appendix 2Hammer Filmography 1946-1979383
Bibliography401
Index403

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