The Remarkable Michael Reeves

The Remarkable Michael Reeves
Author: John Bernard Murray
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2002
Genre: Motion picture producers and directors
ISBN: STANFORD:36105112646729

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Michael Reeves

Michael Reeves
Author: Benjamin Halligan
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2003-11-08
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 0719063515

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Michael Reeves died at age 25 in 1969, between the end of Swinging London and the collapse of the British film industry--an apt candidate to represent all that could have been. This critical biography claims Reeves as the great, lost auteur of British cinema and traces his conception of film back to his childhood and formative experiences. Benjamin Halligan examines Reeves' films in the context of the times, citing The Sorcerers and Witchfinder General as foreshadowing and critiquing the psychedelic and revolutionary zeitgeist. Reeves's earlier work on the fringes of the freewheeling European exploitation cinema is also covered, with particularly emphasis on his Revenge of the Blood Beast.

Sixties British Cinema Reconsidered

Sixties British Cinema Reconsidered
Author: Petrie Duncan Petrie
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2020-03-02
Genre: Electronic books
ISBN: 9781474443913

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This collection of exciting new research on British cinema of the 1960s reconsiders and reframes the film culture that emerged from that tumultuous decade. Challenging assumptions around Sixties stardom, the book focuses on creative collaboration and the contribution of production personnel beyond the director, and discusses how cultural change is reflected in both film style and cinematic themes. With perspectives and insights from established scholars and new critical voices, Sixties British Cinema Reconsidered draws on under-explored archival resources to explore four key research areas: stars and stardom; creative collaborations in filmmaking; developments in genre and film style; and how the cinema of the period both responded and contributed to social and cultural transformation in the 1960s.

Directors in British and Irish Cinema

Directors in British and Irish Cinema
Author: Robert Murphy
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2019-07-25
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781838715328

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A guide to directors who have worked in the British and Irish film industries between 1895 and 2005. Each of its 980 entries on individuals directors gives a resume of the director's career, evaluates their achievements and provides a complete filmography. It is useful for those interested in film-making in Britain and Ireland.

Witchfinder General

Witchfinder General
Author: Ian Cooper
Publsiher: Liverpool University Press
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2011-12-13
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781800346857

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Witchfinder General (1968), known as The Conqueror Worm in America, was directed by Michael Reeves and occupies a unique place in British cinema. Equally praised and vilified, the film fictionalizes the exploits of Matthew Hopkins, a prolific, real-life "witch hunter," during the English Civil War. For critic Mark Kermode, the release proved to be "the single most significant horror film produced in the United Kingdom in the 1960s," while playwright Alan Bennett called the work "the most persistently sadistic and rotten film I've ever seen." Steadily gaining a cult reputation, unimpeded by the director's death just months after the film's release, the film is now treated as a landmark, though problematic, accomplishment, as it exists in a number of recut, retitled, and rescored versions. This in-depth study positions the film within the history of horror and discusses its importance as a British and heritage film. It also considers the inheritance of Hopkins, the script's relationship to the novel by Ronald Bassett, and the iconic persona of the film's star, Vincent Price. Ian Cooper conducts close textual readings of specific scenes and explores the film's various contexts, from the creation of the X certificate and the tradition of Hammer gothic, to the influence on Ken Russell's The Devils (1971) and the "torture porn" of twenty-first-century horror.

Creeping Flesh

Creeping Flesh
Author: David Kerekes
Publsiher: Critical Vision
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2003
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 1900486369

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Horror and fantasy cinema from around the world with a distinctive retro sensibility, "Creeping Flesh" focuses upon obscure and vilified horror movies, the discovery of "lost" films, and an appreciation of exploitation. Contents include: An interview with Alan Birkinshaw, director of the surreal drug and schoolgirl opus, "Killer's Moon"; The forgotten inspiration for "The Wicker Man," and Robin Hardy's disastrous follow-up "The Fantasist"; The lifting of the ban on Ray Brady's controversial "Boy Meets Girl"; Bill Landis and Michelle Clifford on the seminal film zine "Sleazoid Express," and the grindhouse theaters of old Times Square; plus an overview of BBC television fantasy of the '70s, now gaining cult popularity on both sides of the Atlantic.

Subversive Horror Cinema

Subversive Horror Cinema
Author: Jon Towlson
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-03-20
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780786474691

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Horror cinema flourishes in times of ideological crisis and national trauma--the Great Depression, the Cold War, the Vietnam era, post-9/11--and this critical text argues that a succession of filmmakers working in horror--from James Whale to Jen and Sylvia Soska--have used the genre, and the shock value it affords, to challenge the status quo during these times. Spanning the decades from the 1930s onward it examines the work of producers and directors as varied as George A. Romero, Pete Walker, Michael Reeves, Herman Cohen, Wes Craven and Brian Yuzna and the ways in which films like Frankenstein (1931), Cat People (1942), The Woman (2011) and American Mary (2012) can be considered "subversive."

The Christopher Lee Filmography

The Christopher Lee Filmography
Author: Tom Johnson,Mark A. Miller
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-05-01
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781476608969

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The career of Christopher Lee has stretched over half a century in every sort of film from comedy to horror and in such diverse roles as the Man With the Golden Gun, Frankenstein's monster, Fu Manchu and Sherlock Holmes. From Corridor of Mirrors in 1948 to Star Wars: Episode II-Attack of the Clones in 2002, this reference book covers 166 theatrical feature films: all production information, full cast and crew credits, a synopsis, and a critical analysis, with a detailed account of its making and commentary drawn from some thirty hours of interviews with Lee himself. Two appendices list Lee's television feature films and miniseries and his short films. The work concludes with an afterword by Christopher Lee himself. Photographs from the actor's private collection are included.

The A to Z of Horror Cinema

The A to Z of Horror Cinema
Author: Peter Hutchings
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2009-09-02
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 0810870509

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Horror is one of the most enduring and controversial of all cinematic genres. Horror films range from the subtle and the poetic to the graphic and the gory but what links them all is their ability to frighten, disturb, shock, provoke, delight, irritate, amuse, and bemuse audiences. Horror's capacity to serve as an outlet to capture the changing patterns of our fears and anxieties has ensured not only its notoriety but also its long-term survival and its international popularity. Above all, however, it is the audience's continual desire to experience new frights and evermore-horrifying sights that continue to make films like The Exorcist, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, Night of the Living Dead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Psycho, Ringu, and The Shining captivate viewers. The A to Z of Horror Cinema traces the development of horror cinema from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries. Entries cover all the major movie villains, including Frankenstein and his monster, the vampire, the werewolf, the mummy, the zombie, the ghost, and the serial killer; the film directors, producers, writers, actors, cinematographers, make-up artists, special effects technicians, and composers who have helped to shape horror history; significant production companies and the major films that have come to stand as milestones in the development of the horror genre; and the different national traditions in horror cinema as well as horror's most popular themes, formats, conventions, and cycles.

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 2003

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 2003
Author: Stephen Jones
Publsiher: Robinson
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-03-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781780337166

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The finest exponents of horror fiction writing today, Neil Gaiman, China Mieville, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Graham Joyce, Paul McCauley, Stephen Gallagher, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Basil Cooper, Glen Hirshberg, Jay Russell, feature in the world's premier annual horror anthology series, another bumper showcase devoted exclusively to excellence in macabre fiction. To accompany the very best in short stories and novellas is the year's most comprehensive horror overview and contacts listing as well as a fascinating necrology.

Little Shoppe of Horrors magazine 17

Little Shoppe of Horrors magazine  17
Author: Little Shoppe of Horrors
Publsiher: Little Shoppe of Horrors & BearManor Media
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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The Making of CAPTAIN CLEGG'S NIGHT CREATURES by Bruce G. Hallenbeck The best of Hammer's pirate adventures This 1961 classic blends a mixture of the supernatural (those marsh phantoms) and great action. With Peter Cushing, Patrick Allen, Oliver Reed, Yvonne Romain and Michael Ripper. It remains one of Hammer's greatest films! Interviews with: John Temple Smith (Producer) Peter Graham Scott (Director) Patrick Allen (Lead Actor) * Peter Cushing wrote his own Dr. Syn script at the time! Wayne Kinsey and producer John Temple Smith talk about this forgotten treasure. * "The Horrible Historie of Dr. Syn". Denis Meikle looks at the Dr. Syn novels of Russell Thorndyke * "The Ladies of Hammer 5" Jonathan Sothcott talks to Linda Hayden (TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA & BLOOD ON SATAN'S CLAW) *A Photographic Tour Behind the Scenes at Hammer: Full page photos showing interior and exterior sets and how Hammer filmed their horrors! * "Interview with Kenneth Hyman" by Denis Meikle. Hyman and his father were the secret powers behind the throne at Hammer. Find out about the inside dealings during Hammer's heyday. * "The Corporate House of Hammer" by Wes Walker. To keep the company afloat Hammer played many business games and operated under many different company names. Wes Walker takes you behind the scenes on the business history of our favorite horror film company. * also the latest in book and magazine reviews * Hammer News * DVD Reviews * Hundreds of rare photographs including many behind-the-scenes Front Cover painting by Steve Karchin Back Cover painting by Norm Bryn Interior art by : Bruce Timm Neil Vokes Murad Gumen Adrian Salmon

Women in the Horror Films of Vincent Price

Women in the Horror Films of Vincent Price
Author: Jonathan Malcolm Lampley
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2014-01-10
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780786457496

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Many of the key films in the career of horror icon Vincent Price (1911–1993) contain commentaries both obvious and subtle on the role of women, not only in the context of the times in which the films were created, but also during the historical periods depicted in the storylines. This examination of Price’s horror films focuses on how the principal female characters—portrayed by such notable actresses as Barbara Steele, Hazel Court and Diana Rigg, to name but a few—are simultaneously villains, victims and objects of veneration. Also considered are issues of gender and sexuality as addressed in Vincent Price’s most memorable movies. Included are dozens of rare production stills and a selected filmography that provides significant background information on the films cited.

Historical Dictionary of Horror Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Horror Cinema
Author: Peter Hutchings
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2017-11-22
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781538102442

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The Historical Dictionary of Horror Cinema traces the development of the genre from its beginnings to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries.

The Making of Horror Movies

The Making of Horror Movies
Author: Jennifer Selway
Publsiher: White Owl
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2021-06-09
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781526774712

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Horror films divide opinion. It wasn’t until 1973 that a horror film (The Exorcist) was nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture and many respected critics still regard them with amused condescension. The public’s view is also sharply divided. Some cinema goers revel in the thought of being made very, very afraid, while some just don’t like horror films because they don’t want to be frightened. This guide, which is for both the fan and the more faint-hearted, steers an illuminating path through a genre that has, since the early days of cinema, split off into many sub-divisions - folk horror, slasher movies, Hammer, sci-fi horror, psychological thrillers, zombie movies, among others. Times change but movie-makers can always find a way to tap into what we fear and dread, whether it’s blood-sucking vampires or radioactive mutations, evil children or the living dead. This book also gives concise biographies of the many actors and directors who saw their careers – for better or worse – defined by their association with horror movies, and who created a genre that is instantly recognisable in all its forms and continues to find new and ingenious ways of scaring us in the dark.

The Unquenchable Flame

The Unquenchable Flame
Author: Michael Reeves
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-04-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781433671456

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Burning pyres, nuns on the run, stirring courage, and comic relief: the Protestant Reformation is a gripping tale, packed with drama. But what motivated the Reformers? And what were they really like? The Unquenchable Flame, a lively, accessible, and fully informative introduction to the Reformation by Michael Reeves, brings to life the movement’s most colorful characters (Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin, The Puritans, etc.), examines their ideas, and shows the profound and personal relevance of Reformation thinking for today. Also included are a lengthy Reformation timeline, a map of key places in the Reformation, further reading suggestions, and, in this U.S. edition, a new foreword by 9 Marks Ministries president Mark Dever.