Download e-book for kindle: Rungs on a Ladder: Hammer Films Seen Through a Soft Gauze by Christopher Neame,Christopher Lee

By Christopher Neame,Christopher Lee

ISBN-10: 0810847353

ISBN-13: 9780810847354

Rungs on a Ladder appears to be like at a part of the motion picture from a special point of view. Christopher Neame, son of director Ronald, all started his occupation (in the early Nineteen Sixties) on the very backside, yet determinedly made his option to the pinnacle. Neame fondly remembers his studying years at Bray Studios and past. easily and sometimes amusingly, he recounts his days with Hammer motion pictures and observes the various characters either in entrance of and in the back of the camera—names synonymous with these vintage stories of Gothic horror: director Terrence Fisher, manufacturers Anthony Hinds, Michael Carreras and Anthony Nelson Keys, screenwriter/producer Jimmy Sangster, and naturally, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. alongside the way in which, he encounters these much less evidently hooked up to Hammer like Joan Fontaine, Joseph Cotten, Norman Lloyd, and Bette Davis. by no means the single to order his serious eye for others by myself, Neame willingly says mea culpa whilst deserved. The publication starts off together with his impolite awakening to the "string and sealing wax" global of Dracula Prince of Darkness and follows his trip via 16 next productions together with 3 Frankensteins, The satan Rides Out (which American vendors concept used to be going to be a Western!), and a pair of Mummy motion pictures. Neame additionally stocks tales of his participation in non-genre ventures like Quatermass and the Pit, The Anniversary, Demons of the Mind and Fear within the Night.

Includes sixteen pages of photos.

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