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For many years, the name Christopher Lee was virtually synonymous with the best in screen horror. His Count Dracula has rarely been equaled, and his performances in classics like The Mummy, The Face of Fu Manchu, and The Wicker Man are just as striking. Lee's film and television appearances, however, outnumber those of any other British star, and his work stretches well be ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Reynolds Hearn (first published March 1st 2001)
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Jim Dooley
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ve had an ongoing, troubled “relationship” with Christopher Lee. On the one hand, I am acutely aware that he created many memorable roles ... and even enhanced what might otherwise have been truly disastrous productions. Conversely, I would sometimes read quotes from updates he sent to his fan club in which he made superior and condescending remarks about the possible result of an upcoming project ... and the first frame of film had yet to be shot! I considered that to be very poor behavior, i ...more
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Jun 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Lee, Hammer and euro Gothic
Christopher Lee: The Authorised Screen History could also be called Christopher Lee: Jonathan Rigbys fan letter to his idol. I understand his enthusiasism; Lee has a wonderful career which these modern stars cannot even dream, and Rigby sounds a bit like yours truly gushing about highlights of Hammer classics: he uses every superlative to tell how magnificent, glorious and sensational Lee is in every role. (The fact that Lee left his own country instead of paying its taxes is mentioned without c ...more
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Michael Samerdyke
Apr 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A look at Lee's career.

In some ways, a bit depressing. He was in so many movies and so many of them sound not worth the effort. But Lee clearly kept a good attitude and so he is an inspiration to us all.

There was a very nice story about his comforting a crying child actor on one of his movies from the 1990s. So "Dracula" had a heart after all.
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