The Films of Oliver Reed

The Films of Oliver Reed

Following a concise biography, the authors chronologically list all 96 of Reed's films, among them The Curse of the Werewolf, Oliver!, The Devils, The Three Musketeers and Tommy.

Author: Susan D. Cowie

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: 0786439068

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

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"The authors chronologically list all 96 of Reed's films, among them The Curse of the Werewolf, Oliver!, The Devils, The Three Musketeers and Tommy. Each entry contains extensive cast and production credits, a synopsis, critical commentary and contemporary reviews. Included are forewords by actors Sir Christopher Lee and Ron Moody, and an afterword by director Michael Winner. "--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Performing Arts

Evil Spirits

Evil Spirits

Bestselling author Cliff Goodwin uses material from first-hand interviews with Reed's family, friends and colleagues and never before seen photographs to explore Reed's eventful career.

Author: Cliff Goodwin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780753546185

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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In May 1999, after a 40-year career including 100 films, Oliver Reed died, as he had invariably lived, drinking with friends while making a film - his well-reviewed performance in the blockbuster Gladiator. Having risen through Hammer Horror films to international stardom as Bill Sykes in Oliver!, Reed became, in his own works, 'the biggest star this country has got'. With his legendary off-screen exploits and blunt opinions - especially of his co-stars - he was also one of the most infamous. Bestselling author Cliff Goodwin uses material from first-hand interviews with Reed's family, friends and colleagues and never before seen photographs to explore Reed's eventful career. But he also reveals another side to this unique and complex man.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Hammer Complete

Hammer Complete

The Mad Monk (1966, cinematographer), Slave Girls (1968, cinematographer)
Reed, Oliver One of the bad boys of British cinema, this talented but hell-raising
leading man (1938–1999, real name Robert Oliver Reed) was the nephew of the
 ...

Author: Howard Maxford

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476629148

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 992

View: 474

Think you know everything there is to know about Hammer Films, the fabled "Studio that Dripped Blood?" The lowdown on all the imperishable classics of horror, like The Curse of Frankenstein, Horror of Dracula and The Devil Rides Out? 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? This lavishly illustrated encyclopedia covers every Hammer film and television production in thorough detail, including budgets, shooting schedules, publicity and more, along with all the actors, supporting players, writers, directors, producers, composers and technicians. Packed with quotes, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, credit lists and production specifics, this all-inclusive reference work is the last word on this cherished cinematic institution.
Categories: Performing Arts

Twice the Thrills Twice the Chills

 Twice the Thrills  Twice the Chills

trailer Filmmaker John (An American Werewolf in London) landis called The
Curse of the Werewolf“an extremely handsome picture” and “probably the best
looking hammer film.” he further noted, “oliver reed is an excellent werewolf,”
before ...

Author: Bryan Senn

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476635712

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 433

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In the mid-1950s, to combat declining theater attendance, film distributors began releasing pre-packaged genre double-bills—including many horror and science fiction double features. Though many of these films were low-budget and low-end, others, such as Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Horror of Dracula and The Fly, became bona fide classics. Beginning with Universal-International’s 1955 pairing of Revenge of the Creature and Cult of the Cobra, 147 officially sanctioned horror and sci-fi double-bills were released over a 20-year period. This book presents these double features year-by-year, and includes production details, historical notes, and critical commentary for each film.
Categories: Performing Arts

What Fresh Lunacy is This

What Fresh Lunacy is This

With never-heard-before anecdotes and new interviews with Reed’s family, friends and peers, What Fresh Lunacy Is This? is a revealing examination of his mould-breaking personality. ‘Lively . . . always entertaining.’ Sunday Times ...

Author: Robert Sellers

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472101143

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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Oliver Reed may not have been Britain's biggest film star - for a period in the early 70s he came within a hairsbreadth of replacing Sean Connery as James Bond - but he is an august member of that small band of people, like George Best and Eric Morecambe, who transcended their chosen medium, became too big for it even, and grew into cultural icons. For the first time Reed's close family has agreed to collaborate on a project about the man himself. The result is a fascinating new insight into a man seen by many as merely a brawling, boozing hellraiser. And yet he was so much more than this. For behind that image, which all too often he played up to in public, was a vastly complex individual, a man of deep passions and loyalty but also deep-rooted vulnerability and insecurities. Why was a proud, patriotic, intelligent, successful and erudite man so obsessed about proving himself to others, time and time again? Although the Reed myth is of Homeric proportions, he remains a national treasure and somewhat peculiar icon. Praise for other books by Robert Sellers: Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole, and Oliver Reed: 'So wonderfully captures the wanton belligerence of both binging and stardom you almost feel the guys themselves are telling the tales.' GQ. Vic Armstrong: The True Adventures of the World's Greatest Stuntman: 'This is the best and most original behind-the-scenes book I have read in years, gripping and revealing.' Roger Lewis, Daily Mail. Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down: '...a rollicking good read... Sellers has done well to capture a vivid snapshot of this exciting time.' Lynn Barber, Sunday Times.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Behaving Badly Richard Harris

Behaving Badly  Richard Harris

In desperation, Dean cornered Richard Todd, as the film's senior actor, and
asked if he could do something to curb the pair's ... Late one afternoon when
shooting on both films had finished Oliver Reed went in search of his old friend
Ronald ...

Author: Cliff Goodwin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780753546512

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 268

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Richard Harris was never an easy person to get along with. He was a difficult schoolboy (and was later disowned by his Limerick teachers), then he went to work in the family flour and milling business - where he organised a strike against his father. It was as a gifted and compelling actor that Richard Harris dominated stage and screen for more than four decades. He was nominated for an Oscar twice: for his earthy portrayal of a rugby player in This Sporting Life and as a dominant and bullish Irish farmer in The Field. More recently he delivered gripping screen performances in Gladiator and two Harry Potter films. But it was his violent, drunken, womanising private life that fed the public myth and made Harris, one of a new breed of rogue male actors, an international celebrity. Married and divorced twice, with three sons - two actors, one a film director - he claimed the only time he had been miscast was as a husband. His lovers included legends such as Merle Oberon, Sophia Loren, Ava Gardner and Vanessa Redgrave.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Oliver

Oliver

Romulus Films Ltd. would willingly employ Mr. Sellers for the role if he was
available and his health permitted since they ... of strange coincidences relating
to paternal legacies, it is fitting that Carol Reed was eventually selected to direct
Oliver!

Author: Marc Napolitano

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190207304

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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When the show was first produced in 1960, at a time when transatlantic musical theatre was dominated by American productions, Oliver! already stood out for its overt Englishness. But in writing Oliver!, librettist and composer Lionel Bart had to reconcile the Englishness of his Dickensian source with the American qualities of the integrated book musical. To do so, he turned to the musical traditions that had defined his upbringing: English music hall, Cockney street singing, and East End Yiddish theatre. This book reconstructs the complicated biography of Bart's play, from its early inception as a pop musical inspired by a marketable image, through its evolution into a sincere Dickensian adaptation that would push English musical theatre to new dramatic heights. The book also addresses Oliver!'s phenomenal reception in its homeland, where audiences responded to the musical's Englishness with a nationalistic fervor. The musical, which has more than fulfilled its promise as one of the most popular English musicals of all time, remains one of the country's most significant shows. Author Marc Napolitano shows how Oliver!'s popularity has ultimately exerted a significant influence on two separate cultural trends. Firstly, Bart's adaptation forever impacted the culture text of Dickens's Oliver Twist; to this day, the general perception of the story and the innumerable allusions to the novel in popular media are colored heavily by the sights, scenes, sounds, and songs from the musical, and virtually every major adaptation of from the 1970s on has responded to Bart's work in some way. Secondly, Oliver! helped to move the English musical forward by establishing a post-war English musical tradition that would eventually pave the way for the global dominance of the West End musical in the 1980s. As such, Napolitano's book promises to be an important book for students and scholars in musical theatre studies as well as to general readers interested in the megamusical.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Christopher Lee Filmography

The Christopher Lee Filmography

The police had arrested Oliver Reed a few hours earlier after he had clambered
into the fish tank in the dining room of the ... The British Academy of Film and
Television Arts nominated The Three Musketeers for four BAFTA Awards: Best Art
 ...

Author: Tom Johnson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476608969

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 480

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The career of Christopher Lee has stretched over half a century in every sort of film from comedy to horror and in such diverse roles as the Man With the Golden Gun, Frankenstein's monster, Fu Manchu and Sherlock Holmes. From Corridor of Mirrors in 1948 to Star Wars: Episode II-Attack of the Clones in 2002, this reference book covers 166 theatrical feature films: all production information, full cast and crew credits, a synopsis, and a critical analysis, with a detailed account of its making and commentary drawn from some thirty hours of interviews with Lee himself. Two appendices list Lee's television feature films and miniseries and his short films. The work concludes with an afterword by Christopher Lee himself. Photographs from the actor's private collection are included.
Categories: Performing Arts

War and Film

War and Film

Like other late 1960s and early 1970s genre films, Kelly's Heroes is something of
a hybrid — an 'attempt to cross The ... a hybrid of the adventure film and the POW
film, in which Brooks (Oliver Reed), assigned to a work detail at a Bavarian zoo ...

Author: James Chapman

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861895851

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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From the onset of the film medium, directors have found war an endlessly compelling and fruitful subject for their art. In War and Film, Chapman explores their fascination as well as audiences’ enduring need to examine and experience the vicissitudes of war. Chapman examines the issues of truthfulness and realism that arise in depictions of war, whether in the supposed truth telling of war documentaries or Hollywood battle scenes that are “more realistic than the real thing.” The book considers films from the U. S., Britain, and Europe, and the national responses to cinematic depictions of particular conflicts. In case studies of such legendary works as Das Boot, Apocalypse Now, and All Quiet on the Western Front, the book parses their dominant narrative themes, ranging from war as a pointless tragedy to combat as an exciting and heroic adventure. But few films, Chapman contends, probe into the deeper ramifications of war—the psychological scars left on the soldier and civilians. A study of remarkable breadth and scope, War and Film exposes the power of cinema in shaping our perceptions of violent conflict.
Categories: Performing Arts

Hammer Films Psychological Thrillers 1950 1972

Hammer Films  Psychological Thrillers  1950 1972

In the film, Simon (played by Oliver Reed) is a psychopath who has been
protected by his devoted Aunt Harriet (Sheila Burrell). She dresses up in a
grotesque mask to deter any- one from discovering Simon in his more
unbalanced moods ...

Author: David Huckvale

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476604213

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 204

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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.
Categories: Performing Arts

Film Flam

Film Flam

That took some thinking about, and while I was thinking about it I sat through two
awful Oliver Reed films (Sitting Target and The Crimson Blade). After that, being
in the mood for a bit of animal life, I visited Tarzan's Jungle Rebellion, and flew ...

Author: Larry McMurtry

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439129703

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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A noted screenwriter himself, Pulitzer Prize-winner Larry McMurtry knows his Hollywood. In Film Flam, he takes a funny, original, and penetrating look at the movie industry and gives us the truth about the moguls, fads, flops, and box-office hits. With successful movies and television miniseries made from several of his novels -- Terms of Endearment, The Last Picture Show, Lonesome Dove, and Hud -- McMurtry writes with an outsider's irony of the industry and an insider's experience. In these essays he illuminates the plight of the screenwriter, cuts a clean, often hilarious path through the excesses of film reviewing, and takes on some of the worst trends in the industry: the decline of the Western, the disappearance of love in the movies, and the quality of the stars themselves. From his recollections of the day Hollywood entered McMurtry's own life as he ate meat loaf in Fort Worth to the pleasures he found in the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Film Flam is one of the best books ever written about Hollywood.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Werewolf Book

The Werewolf Book

Filmed with the style and high production values that Great Britain's Hammer
Films brought to all of its horror pictures, The Curse of the Werewolf is very
loosely based on Guy Endore's novel The Werewolf of Paris. Leon (Oliver Reed),
the ...

Author: Brad Steiger

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 9781578593767

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

View: 389

When Darkness Reigns and the Full Moon Glows, Terror Emerges to Stalk the Unsuspecting… From lycanthropic creatures found on television and film such as Teen Wolf, Twilight, and True Blood to the earliest folklore of shape-shifting creatures, The Werewolf Book: The Encyclopedia of Shapeshifting Beings is an eye-opening, blood-pounding tour through the ages of monsters with the most amazing camouflage capabilities—they hide among us! Along the way, you’ll land at the doorstep of creatures like hirsute mass-murderer Albert Fish, and Fritz Haarman, who slaughtered and ate his victims—selling the leftovers as steaks and roasts in his butcher shop—as well as visits to mythical shamans, sirens, and skin walkers. Covering 140,000 years of legend, mythology, and fact, The Werewolf Book provides hair-raising evidence of strange and obsessional behavior through the centuries. Learn the basics of becoming a werewolf and the intricacies of slaying the beast. A true homage to werewolves and other full moon beasts, it includes topics such as … • Bear, tiger, coyote, and other shape-shifting people • Classic and modern werewolf movies • Gargoyles, totem poles, and Internet depictions • Serial killers and sadistic rulers • Sorcery, spells, and talismans • Television shows, songs, and computer games
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Werewolf Filmography

The Werewolf Filmography

(Indeed, Reed earned a reputation as a notorious hellraiser, as fond of brawling
and engaging in shocking behavior as he ... films, Curseis populated by a cadre
of talented character actors (and a riveting lead in the smoldering Oliver Reed) ...

Author: Bryan Senn

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476626918

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 408

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From the horrific to the heroic, cinematic werewolves are metaphors for our savage nature, symbolizing the secret, bestial side of humanity that hides beneath our civilized veneer. Examining acknowledged classics like The Wolf Man (1941) and The Howling (1981), as well as overlooked gems like Dog Soldiers (2011), this comprehensive filmography covers the highs and lows of the genre. Information is provided on production, cast and filmmakers, along with critical discussion of the tropes and underlying themes that make the werewolf a terrifying but fascinating figure.
Categories: Performing Arts

Guide to Jewish Films on Video

Guide to Jewish Films on Video

Thriller with some fascinating moments and great performances by Voight and
Schell . Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber . 162 OLIVER TITLE : OLIVER YEAR
PRODUCED : 1968 DIRECTOR : Carol Reed CAST : Ron Moody , Oliver Reed ...

Author: Larry Anklewicz

Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.

ISBN: 0881256056

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 378

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A compendium of information on over 400 feature length films of Jewish intrest available on video
Categories: Performing Arts

Knock Wood

Knock Wood

As a 1970 story in Time magazine put it, “Candice has been bedded by Elliott
Gould in Getting Straight, deflowered by Bekim Fehmiu in The Adventurers, and
raped by Oliver Reed in The Hunting Party.” So went my image: When I wasn't
cast ...

Author: Candice Bergen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451651740

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 356

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Candice Bergen’s bestselling 1984 memoir: an “engaging, intelligent, and wittily self-deprecating autobiography” (The New York Times).
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

English and English Literature

English and English Literature

As well as being a lean, mean maiming machineheis also a convincingly moral
and heroic character whose virtues stand in stark and satisfying contrast to the
cynicism of those around him. Oliver Reed, who died during the making of the
film, ...

Author: Steven Croft

Publisher: Letts and Lonsdale

ISBN: 1843155060

Category: English language

Page: 200

View: 622

New editions of the bestselling Revise GCSE Study Guides with a fresh new look and updated content in line with curriculum changes. Revise GCSE contains everything students need to achieve the GCSE grade they want. Each title has been written by a GCSE examiner to help boost students' learning and focus their revision. Each title provides complete curriculum coverage with clearly marked exam board labels so students can easily adapt the content to fit the course they are studying. Revise GCSE is an ideal course companion throughout a student's GCSE study and acts as the ultimate Study Guide throughout their revision.
Categories: English language

Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures

Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures

The culmination of this experience was his commissioning, writing, and
coproducing the film Women in Love, based on the novel by D. H. Lawrence.
Directed by Ken Russell and starring Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, and Alan
Bates, the 1969 ...

Author: George Haggerty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135585136

Category: Reference

Page: 986

View: 273

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Reference

The Comedy Film Nerds Guide to Movies

The Comedy Film Nerds Guide to Movies

budget bad horror films like Plan 9 from Outer Space or Troll 2 because this type
of film often has a charm all its own. ... Oliver Reed plays a psychologist whose
controversial new treatment causes a patient to manifest her anger in the form of
 ...

Author: Graham Elwood

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 9781614482222

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 496

A movie guide for film and comedy fans, by filmmakers and comedians, for the movie lover with a good sense of humor. Tired of the usual boring, dry movie discussion? The Comedy Film Nerds Guide to Movies is something new. Is it serious movie discussion? Is it funny? Do the writers know what the hell they are talking about? Yes, yes, yes, and yes. Okay, that’s too many yes’s, but you get the point. Graham Elwood and Chris Mancini, both professional filmmakers and comedians, created comedyfilmnerds.com to mind meld the idea of real movie talk and real funny. And they called in all of their professionally funny and filmy friends to help them. Comedians and writers who have been on everything from the Tonight Show to their own comedy specials tell you what’s what about their favorite film genres. While The Comedy Film Nerds Guide to Movies is funny and informative, each genre is given a personal touch. All of the Comedy Film Nerds have a love of film and a personal connection to each genre. Read about a love of film from an insider’s perspective. The Comedy Film Nerds Guide to Movies brings what has been missing from movie discussion for too long: a healthy dose of humor.
Categories: Performing Arts

Reflections on Blaxploitation

Reflections on Blaxploitation

The film, which features the late great Oliver Reed, is a sociological study of a
futuristic society in which human reproduction is outlawed. In 1973, Campus
crafted the film for which he is best known—the blaxploitation classic The Mack.

Author: David Walker

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810867062

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 237

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This is a collection of interviews with many of the men and women who defined blaxploitation—a genre of films produced mainly in the 1970s that were marketed to a predominantly black audience. Among those interviewed are such icons as Jim Brown, Antonio Fargas, Gloria Hendry, Jim Kelly, Rudy Ray Moore, Ron O'Neal, William Marshall, Glynn Turman, Melvin Van Peebles and Fred Williamson.
Categories: Performing Arts

Actors of the Spaghetti Westerns

Actors of the Spaghetti Westerns

... film director was Alberto Lattuada. It starred Gabriel Byrne, Faye Dunaway,
Oliver Reed, Nicol Williamson, Eli Wallach, Max Von Sydow, Charles Borromel,
Jose Ferrer, to name a few. Berger and Reed were particularly great to watch in
their ...

Author: James Prickette

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469144290

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 543

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Musical accompaniment were jazzed up renditions that basically fit the art form like a glove with a stylish beat that usually pounded out the action as the story unfolded. The music set the mood and the audiences followed. Most of these films would never reach America during the era, even though they were generally aimed at the American film goers. The Actors who went to Italy and got involved in these lucrative new genre spinoffs all enjoyed star status, recognition and glow of the limelight that came with it. These are the Actors were talking about here.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography