The Films of Terence Fisher

The Films of Terence Fisher

by Wheeler Winston Dixon


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Tracing the entire career of the British director Terence Fisher, best known for his Gothic horror films for Hammer-such as The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) and Dracula (1958)-The Films of Terence Fisher covers not only his horror films, but also his film noirs, comedies, and early apprenticeship work to create a full picture of Fisher's life and work. Brimming with rare stills, interviews, and detailed analysis of Fisher's films-both for Hammer as well as his earlier work-this is the ultimate "one-stop" book on Terence Fisher, both in his horror films, and his entire body of work, as well as his legacy to the British cinema.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781911325338
Publisher: Auteur Publishing in partnership with Liverpool University Press
Publication date: 10/24/2017
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 937,457
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Wheeler Winston Dixon is Ryan Professor of Film Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is the author of numerous volumes of film history, theory, and criticism, including A History of Horror (2010). He blogs at Frame by Frame (

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Chapter 1 The Apprentice 1

Chapter 2 Gainsborough 37

Chapter 3 The First of Hammer 95

Chapter 4 A Working Director 147

Chapter 5 The Gothic Impulse - Frankenstein 181

Chapter 6 The Gothic Impulse-Vampirism 237

Chapter 7 Satellite Projects 281

Chapter 8 Six Late Films 303

Filmography 377

Bibliography 405

Index 413

About the Author 417

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