The Hammer Story

The Hammer Story Fifty years ago Hammer Films released The Curse of Frankenstein The now legendary British company went on to make such classics as Dracula and its many sequels making international stars out of Pet

  • Title: The Hammer Story
  • Author: Marcus Hearn Alan Barnes
  • ISBN: 9781845761851
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Fifty years ago, Hammer Films released The Curse of Frankenstein The now legendary British company went on to make such classics as Dracula and its many sequels , making international stars out of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, changing the face of horror cinema, and inspiring a generation of Hollywood filmmakers, including George Lucas, Martin Scorsese and Tim BurtoFifty years ago, Hammer Films released The Curse of Frankenstein The now legendary British company went on to make such classics as Dracula and its many sequels , making international stars out of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, changing the face of horror cinema, and inspiring a generation of Hollywood filmmakers, including George Lucas, Martin Scorsese and Tim Burton.Now, for the first time, Hammer have given their active backing to an authorised history of the company, and have provided unlimited access to their archives.The Hammer Story provides a film by film dissection, dripping with rare promotional material and previously unpublished photographs.

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    • GoldGato says:

      You don't need to be a Hammer Films fan to enjoy this tasty volume. Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, and Oliver Reed are here in their full gory glory. The authors do an exceptional job on making the book as colorful as the Hammer flicks were, with lots of color photographs and lobby cards. Each film has a full section with the plot synopsis and behind-the-scenes gossip. For the cinema fan, this should be a must-have book for the library.Book Season = Autumn (when the air is chill)

    • Michael Kelly says:

      A great overview of Hammer films, with behind the scenes details of all the classic horrors, plus a commentary of the changing face of the British film industry which finally led to the decline of the studio as funding and distribution could no longer be found.Hammer films remain my favourite horrors, tapping into the mythic instead of just the horrifying. I think this is why they have stood the test of time so well. Today we have films which are much gorier and more realistic, but nowhere near [...]

    • Mark says:

      This is a terrific book about the history of Hammer Films ranging from the early days in the 30s to the time the book was published in 2007 when the studio was just starting to be able to consider producing new films. It covers the details of the production studio's many films and the careers of actors who worked with them. Of particular interest is the the financial ups and downs of the studio as it struggled to make product that would be commercial and find the financing to produce it in an ev [...]

    • Robert says:

      I grew up watching re-runs of the classic vampire films of Hammer Studios & fell in love with them. Those films introduced me to the classic British actors Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Ingrid Pitt, etc. This book is a total history of that classic studio and I learned MANY things that I never knew about. In the back is a COMPLETE filmography including not only the classic horror, sci-fi & fantasy films; but also the comedies and other non-genre films they produced. I recommend this bo [...]

    • Susan Rose says:

      Absolutely wonderful coffee table book for anyone interested in the world of Hammer Horror and British Horror film history. There are great pages detailing each film and how it was made, plus biography's of actors who worked with the company regularly like Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. I appreciate this book is for quite a niche audience, but this is a wonderful authorized guide particularly for that niche.(One thing for any readers that expect this book to detail the recent resurgence of H [...]

    • Belinda says:

      Gorgeous coffee table book filled with photos from on-set as well as great promo shots from the greatest horror film studio ever, Hammer Films. Has a fantastic listing of the Hammer films from the horror, to the comedies to the suspense and tons of great interviews with some of Hammer's best known stars. I love the chronological listing of the various titles--aside from being gorgeous, it's quite helpful for those of us who are collectors in terms of keeping a checklist. My only complaint would [...]

    • Patrick says:

      If you love the gothic horror films from Hammer, then you must own this handsome volume.Nobody did cheesy, bosomy horror like Hammer. Nobody ever said "ee-ville" better than Peter Cushing.And nobody ever did a "drunken yokels in public house" scene better.I was surprised to learn the company dates back to the 1930s, and I also didn't realize Hammer was responsible for "One Million Years B.C" the film that pioneered the fur-lined bikini.

    • Jaime Contreras says:

      The fangs are bared in this revealing look at the Hammer Studios. There is some tongue-in-cheek moments but this is for the fanatic.

    • Nate says:

      really comprehensive guide to england's largest and most influential horror studio. covers every film

    • Brian Sammons says:

      Love the Hammer films and this big, beautiful book is full of great pics and info on all the Hammer classics. Consider it a must have.

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