Hammer Complete

Author: Howard Maxford
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476670072
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Think you know everything there is to know about Hammer Films, the fabled "Studio that Dripped Blood?" The lowdown on all the imperishable Technicolor classics of horror? What about the company's less blood-curdling back catalog? What about the musicals, comedies and travelogues, the fantasies and historical epics--not to mention the pirate adventures--and the television series? This lavishly illustrated two-volume encyclopedia covers every Hammer film and television production in thorough detail, with entries covering all of the actors, supporting players, writers, directors, producers, composers and technicians, as well as budgets, shooting schedules, publicity and more. Packed with quotes, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, credit lists and production specifics, this all-inclusive reference is the last word on the cherished cinematic institution.

Hammer Films

Author: Wayne Kinsey
Publisher: Tomahawk
ISBN: 9780953192625
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Foreword by Peter Hutchings, Northumbria University. Wayne Kinsey reveals the story of Hammer Films from 1967 to the present day, following the highs and lows of the company as it bedded into its new home at Elstree Studios. Based on extensive oral history recording with Hammer personnel, the book describes in fascinating detail how the studio would plummet from one of the most successful British film companies and proud recipients of the Queen's Award for Industry, to the depths of bankruptcy within a single decade. As the British Censor relaxed, Hammer took full advantage, steeping their films in the seventies with sex and nudity as well as ever increasing gore. Even better than Kinseys previous volume, the acclaimed "Hammer Films: The Bray Studios Years", this book is heavily illustrated throughout by rare, never before published photographs and documents, many taken behind the scenes of the famous "House that Dripped Blood".

A History Of Horrors

Author: Denis Meikle
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810863812
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No company in the history of cinema did more to legitimize the horror film than Hammer Films—the small British independent, which operated out of its tiny Bray Studios on the banks of the River Thames. From the Gothic elegance of The Curse of Frankenstein and Dracula to the violent sexploitation of The Vampire Lovers and Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde, the Hammer name stood for one thing to a generation of films fans as the term "Hammer Horror" became a part of the language. This revised and updated edition of A History of Horrors traces the life and "spirit" of Hammer, from its fledgling days in the late 1940s through its successes of the 1950s and '60s to its decline and eventual liquidation in the late 1970s. With the exclusive participation of all of the personnel who were key to Hammer's success, Denis Meikle paints a vivid and fascinating picture of the rise and fall of a film empire, offering new and revealing insights into "the truth behind the legend." Much has been written about Hammer's films, but this is the only book to tell the story of the company itself from the perspective of those who ran it in its heyday and who helped to turn it into a universal byword for terror on the screen. This definitive history also includes cast and credits listings for the "Hammer Horrors" and a complete filmography of all of Hammer's feature productions.

Hammer Films Psychological Thrillers 1950 1972

Author: David Huckvale
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476604215
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Hammer Film's is justly famous for Gothic horror but the company also excelled in the psychological thriller. Influenced by Henri-Georges Clouzot and Alfred Hitchcock, Hammer created its own approach to this genre in some of the company's very best films. This book takes a chronological, film-by-film approach to all of Hammer's thrillers. Well-known classics such as Seth Holt's The Nanny (1965) and Taste of Fear (1961) are discussed, together with less well known but equally brilliant films such as The Full Treatment (dir. Val Guest, 1960) and Michael Carreras' Maniac (1963). The films' literary ancestry, reflection of British society and relation to psychological theories of Freud and Jung, architectural metaphor, sexuality, religion, and even Nazi atrocities are all fully explored.

Hammer Films

Author: Tom Johnson
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786491868
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Though best known for its horror films, Hammer produced a wide variety of movies in many genres. The British studio was famous for its exciting stories and expert action--all on very small budgets and short shooting schedules. From The Public Life of Henry the Ninth (1935) to The Lady Vanishes (1978), this is the definitive work on Hammer's 165 films. Complete filmographic data are provided for each film, including release dates in both the United Kingdom and the United States, running time, length, distributor, complete cast and production credits, and alternate titles. These data are followed by an extensive plot synopsis, including contemporary critical commentary and behind-the-scenes information from many of the players and crew members.

House Of Horror

Author: Jack Hunter
Publisher: Creation Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781871592191
Size: 52.62 MB
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The Complete Hammer Films Story Traces the complete history of Hammer from its early origins through to its golden era of classic horro movies and presents a comprehensive view of Hammer's importance and influence in world cinema. Includes interviews with Hammer stars, detailed analysis of all horror and fantasy films, and dozens of rare and exciting photographs and posters, fully illustrated A-Z of key Hammer personnel, directory of unfilmed projects, complete filmography and full film index.

We Re Going To Have To Let You Go

Author: Isaac Hammer
Publisher: Advantage Media Group
ISBN: 1599326051
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TAKE THE fear and loathing OUT OF FIRING EMPLOYEES–FOR YOUR GOOD AND THE good of your company Employees―you respect, value, and care about them, which makes terminating them one of the hardest things you have to do in business. Faced with this heart-wrenching problem in his high-growth law firm, Isaac Hammer developed a system to alleviate much of the turmoil associated with the actual act. You cannot control your employees’ emotions, but you can control yours. Inside, learn how to confidently: • Manage the environment and the final conversation • Take precautions to safeguard sensitive materials • Ease the company through the sensitive days after a termination No one likes to terminate employees, but with the proven techniques in We’re Going to Have to Let You Go, you can decisively navigate the process and keep your company focused and growing. “Isaac Hammer has made a subject no one likes simple and systematic. Any company or executive would benefit from the chapters in this book. No fluff. Straight and to the point, We’re Going to Have to Let You Go will guide you into a workable system to handle a most difficult task. Read it and keep it in your personal business library.” ―Mark DeEulio, president, Vanguard Management Systems

Uneasy Dreams

Author: Gary A. Smith
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476605300
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There has been a tremendous amount of renewed interest in the output of Britain's Hammer Films. But there remain a great number of worthwhile British horror films, made at the same time by other companies, that have received little attention. The author provides a comprehensive listing of British horror films--including science fiction, fantasy, and suspense films containing horror-genre elements--that were released between 1956 and 1976, the "Golden Age" of British horror. Entries are listed alphabetically by original British title, from Vincent Price in The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) to Zeta One (1969). Entries also include American title, release information, a critique of the film, and the film's video availability. The book is filled with photographs and contains interviews with four key figures: Max J. Rosenberg, cofounder of Amicus Productions, one of the period's major studios; Louis M. Heyward, former writer, film executive and producer; Aida Young, film and television producer; and Gordon Hessler, director of such films as The Oblong Box and Murders in the Rue Morgue.