Rungs on a Ladder: Hammer Films Seen Through a Soft Gauze

Rungs on a Ladder: Hammer Films Seen Through a Soft Gauze

Christopher Neame


Rungs on a Ladder seems to be at a part of the motion picture from a different point of view. Christopher Neame, son of director Ronald, begun his profession (in the early Nineteen Sixties) on the very backside, yet determinedly made his solution to the head. Neame fondly recollects his studying years at Bray Studios and past. easily and infrequently amusingly, he recounts his days with Hammer motion pictures and observes a number of the 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 severe eye for others by myself, Neame willingly says mea culpa while deserved. The ebook starts along with his impolite awakening to the "string and sealing wax" international of Dracula Prince of Darkness and follows his trip via 16 next productions together with 3 Frankensteins, The satan Rides Out (which American vendors suggestion used to be going to be a Western!), and 2 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 images.

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