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Terence Fisher: Horror, Myth, and Religion

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Some critics in England and France have long maintained that British director Terence Fisher, whose films dominated world markets in the 1950s and 60s, was one of the greatest directors of fantasy films in history. Since his death in 1980, Fisher's reputation has grown from relative obscurity and his influence on the development of the modern horror film has been widely re ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published January 15th 2002 by McFarland & Company (first published January 1st 2002)
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Julie Davis
Sep 05, 2015 Julie Davis rated it it was amazing
"Please - I never made horror films. They're fairy tales for adults." — Terence Fisher, London Daily Telegraph, Nov. 27, 1976

This book is simply fantastic as well as being extremely easy to read. Not only am I coming away with a new list of films to watch but in considering Terence Fisher's work one also learns what to look for in all horror films. How are good and evil defined? Are all supernatural influences considered equal or are some superior to others? Does science trump everything or is t
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Terence Fisher directed some of my favorite films, like exquisite The Brides of Dracula, and he was a man who gave due credit to others, was it importance of scripts, Bernard Robinsons sets or Jack Ashers Technicolor lighting. He wasnt interested in sci-fi and loathed filthy, boring The Exorcist - two sentiments I share. Oscars? Tell me when The Brides wins Best film and Asher Best Photography. ...more
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