The Resource A history of horrors : the rise and fall of the house of Hammer, Denis Meikle ; with Christopher T. Koetting, research associate

A history of horrors : the rise and fall of the house of Hammer, Denis Meikle ; with Christopher T. Koetting, research associate

Label
A history of horrors : the rise and fall of the house of Hammer
Title
A history of horrors
Title remainder
the rise and fall of the house of Hammer
Statement of responsibility
Denis Meikle ; with Christopher T. Koetting, research associate
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The story begins in the late 1940s when the little-known British film studio was struggling to survive. That all changed in 1957 with the overwhelming success of The Curse of Frankenstein and continued through the 1960s and well into the 1970s. During those years, Hammer Film Productions produced more than sixty films that transported cinema-goers from a world facing the threat of nuclear war and the demise of the planet to a dark, Gothic fantasyland peopled with vampires and virgins, madmen and mummies. While film critics might not always have responded favorably, audiences loved them
  • 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
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meikle, Denis
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1999.H3
LC item number
M45 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Koetting, Christopher T
Series statement
Filmmakers series
Series volume
51
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hammer Film Productions
  • Hammer Film Productions
  • Hammer Film Productions
  • Horror films
  • Horror films
  • Horrorfilm
  • Great Britain
  • Großbritannien
Label
A history of horrors : the rise and fall of the house of Hammer, Denis Meikle ; with Christopher T. Koetting, research associate
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [401]-402) and index
  • Filmography: p. [383]-400
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 420 pages, [36] pages of plates
Isbn
9780810829596
Lccn
96013939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34473463
  • (OCoLC)ocm34473463
Label
A history of horrors : the rise and fall of the house of Hammer, Denis Meikle ; with Christopher T. Koetting, research associate
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [401]-402) and index
  • Filmography: p. [383]-400
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 420 pages, [36] pages of plates
Isbn
9780810829596
Lccn
96013939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34473463
  • (OCoLC)ocm34473463

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