The Unknown Peter Cushing

The Unknown Peter Cushing

More than six years in the making, The Unknown Peter Cushing explores various areas related to the life and career of Peter Wilton Cushing with a focus on his familial acting legacy via his grandfather Henry William Cushing, his early stage ...

Author: Michael G. McGlasson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1593936656

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 110

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More than six years in the making, The Unknown Peter Cushing explores various areas related to the life and career of Peter Wilton Cushing with a focus on his familial acting legacy via his grandfather Henry William Cushing, his early stage career, and his life with his beloved wife Helen Beck Cushing. Often described as the "Gentle Man of Horror," Peter Cushing was much more than an actor, for he was also a talented painter, model maker, author, a lover of books and literature, and a poet. With chapters like "Rogues, Vagabonds, and Scoundrels," "The Life and Times of Henry William Cushing," "The Moon in June is Full of Beauty," and "Helen: The Poetry of Her Presence," The Unknown Peter Cushing reveals facts about Peter's acting ancestry via a journey through time from the early 1700s and up to Peter's early days as a stage actor when he met his "Helen," the guiding force of his life and the source of his creative spirit.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Peter Cushing Companion

The Peter Cushing Companion

Peter Cushing was a perfectionist , ' Kneale remembers . ' He would always
challenge something . He ' d say “ I don ' t believe this . Why am I doing this ? "
And he would want an answer . He would then play to the answer he got and
convince ...

Author: David Miller

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112796326

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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Categories: Performing Arts

Into the Unknown

Into the Unknown

Peter Cushing played Winston Smith in a state of , as usual , emaciation ,
because he was shaped like that . He even took his teeth out , very nobly , for the
very final , tiny scene where he has suffered horribly from torture and all the rest !

Author: Andy Murray

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105122284248

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 191

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Looks at the life and career of pioneering British television writer Nigel Kneale.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The New Yorker

The New Yorker

Freddie Francis ) , with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee . Aug. 17 : " Jason
and the Argonauts " ( 1963 , Don Chaffey ) , with Todd Armstrong and Nancy
Kovack ; and “ Hercules in the Haunted World " ( 1961 , Mario Bava ) , with Reg
Park ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000080754835

Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial

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Categories: American wit and humor, Pictorial

The Unknown 1930s

The Unknown 1930s

He can with some justice be seen as an anti - hero like Margaret Lockwood ' s
wicked ladies and James Mason ' s degenerate lords in the Gainsborough
melodramas and Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee ' s aristocratic predators .

Author: Jeffrey Richards

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: UOM:39015040375639

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 276

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A group of leading British film historians reassess the films, stars, genres and directors usually omitted from accounts of 1930s British cinema, including how MGM dealt with the dictates of the Films Act and a view of audiences during this period.
Categories: Performing Arts

Hammer House of Horror

Hammer  House of Horror

( Opposite ) Peter Cushing in a scene cut from the British release print of The
Curse of Frankenstein . ... dithered over this proviso , ultimately opting for an actor
unknown in the States but already very well known in Britain : Peter Cushing .

Author: Howard Maxford

Publisher: B. T. Batsford Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017740825

Category: Horror films

Page: 192

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In its heyday during the Fifties, Sixties and early Seventies, Hammer Films produced a legacy of horror films such as Dracula, The Curse of Frankenstein and The Quatermass Experiment, featuring stars who included Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Bette Davis, Ursula Andress, Raquel Welch, Stephanie Beacham and Julie Ege. This book provides a chronological, film-by-film history of the studio, from its obscure beginnings in the 1930s to its decline and virtual disappearance five decades later. It includes coverage of the pre-horror, science-fiction films of the 1950s, and post-horror comedy of the 1980s, with complete credits for all Hammer films.
Categories: Horror films

Profoundly Disturbing

Profoundly Disturbing

Other notable titles from this developing period are WOMEN WITHOUT MEN (
1955 ) and the Quatermass sequel X THE UNKNOWN ( 1957 ) . Peter Cushing
would be best known for Van Helsing , not Frankenstein , but he also appeared ...

Author: Joe Bob Briggs

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: IND:30000086878927

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 252

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From the murky depths can come the most extraordinary things. . . . Profoundly Disturbing examines the underground cult movies that have--unexpectedly and unintentionally-- revolutionized the way that all movies would be made. Called "exploitation films" because they often exploit our most primal fears and desires, these overlooked movies pioneered new cinematographic techniques, subversive narrative structuring, and guerrilla marketing strategies that would eventually trickle up into mainstream cinema. In this book Joe Bob Briggs uncovers the most seminal cult movies of the twentieth century and reveals the fascinating untold stories behind their making.
Categories: Performing Arts

Film Review

Film Review

In 1965 he was chosen to play Winston Smith in the remake of Nigel Kneale's
adaptation of Nineteen Eighty - Four , and he was interviewed , along with
Kneale and Peter Cushing ( star of the 1954 production ) on the BBC2
programme Line ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066368922

Category: Motion pictures

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Categories: Motion pictures

Inside Hammer

Inside Hammer

It was only in retrospect that I realised I used a similar ' turn of phrase ' in X the
Unknown . ' Pass the marmalade . ' The Baron ( Peter Cushing ) maintains a
veneer of civility with cousin Elizabeth ( Hazel Court ) in The Curse of
Frankenstein ...

Author: Jimmy Sangster

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111174475

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula, and The Mummy—all of Hammer's greatest horror films were all scripted by Jimmy Sangster. Sangster spent four decades at Hammer, working as a production manager, scriptwriter, producer, and director. Nobody knows more about the inner workings of Britain's most famous film studio. In this book, Sangster takes the reader inside the world of Hammer Studios in its heyday for the first time. Highlights include a foreword by Oscar-winning cinematographer Freddie Francis; previously unpublished extracts from early drafts of Sangster's scripts; Bury Him Darkly, a 1970 Sangster treatment for a Hammer Horror that was never made; and scores of previously unseen images from Sangster's private collection and the archives of Hammer Film Productions.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Movie Guide

The Movie Guide

MINIVER MUF 1984 Chile Tri - S Juliar Art MUMMY , THE 1959 86mc Horror
Hammer ( U . K . ) Peter Cushing ( John Banning ) , Christopher Lee ( Kharis , the
Mummy ) , Yvonne Furneaux ( Isobel Banning Princess Ananka ) , Eddie Byrne ...

Author: James Monaco

Publisher: Perigee Trade

ISBN: STANFORD:36105000440987

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1099

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From The Big Sleep to Babette's Feast, from Lawrence of Arabia to Drugstore Cowboy, The Movie Guide offers the inside word on 3,500 of the best motion pictures ever made. James Monaco is the president and founder of BASELINE, the world's leading supplier of information to the film and television industries. Among his previous books are The Encyclopedia of Film, American Film Now, and How to Read a Film.
Categories: Motion pictures

The House of Horror

The House of Horror

Hammer's next science - fiction thriller X – the Unknown ( 1956 ) , proved
similarly useful for packaging with another French ... provided the basis for The
Abominable Snowman ( 1957 ) with Forrest Tucker as the botanist and Peter
Cushing the ...

Author: Allen Eyles

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105036892490

Category: Horror films

Page: 127

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Categories: Horror films

Hammer Films

Hammer Films

43 - year - old Peter Cushing was already an accomplished British television
actor , having had won the Daily Mail National ... 9 James Carreras arranged a
private screening of X the Unknown for Cushing in order to show what Hammer
were ...

Author: Wayne Kinsey

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112644559

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

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'Hammer Films' tells the story of a mansion that was converted into a studio, a close film-making community and some of the best-loved horror movies ever made. Acclaimed Hammer expert Wayne Kinsey has gained exclusive access to production files and censor reports, and has conducted numerous interviews.
Categories: Performing Arts

Scream Queens

Scream Queens

... is generally recognized that The Curse of Frankenstein was their milestone ,
launching as well the film careers of two comparatively unknown actors ,
Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing , and advancing director Terence Fisher ' s
status after ...

Author: Calvin Thomas Beck

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105005343228

Category: Horror films

Page: 344

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Heroines of the Horrors.
Categories: Horror films

Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing and Horror Cinema

Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing and Horror Cinema

(A 1958 American film, The Blob, owes much to X— The Unknown.) Sangster's
scripts for The Curse of Frankenstein and most of the other early Hammer horrors
were so successful that he relinquished his post as production manager at ...

Author: Mark A. Miller

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476638423

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 408

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From their first pairing in Hamlet (1948) to House of the Long Shadows (1983), British film stars Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing forged perhaps the most successful collaboration in horror film history. In its revised and expanded second edition, this volume examines their 22 movie team-ups, with critical commentary, complete cast and credits, production information, details on cinematography and make-up, exhibition history and box-office figures. A wealth of background about Hammer, Amicus and other production companies is provided, along with more than 100 illustrations. Lee and Cushing describe particulars of their partnership in original interviews. Exclusive interviews with Robert Bloch, Hazel Court and nearly fifty other actors, directors and others who worked on the Lee-Cushing films are included.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Horror People

The Horror People

Baron Frankenstein was played by Peter Cushing and the monster by the then
unknown Christopher Lee . “ There was no conscious policy of creating a
Hammer team of actors , ' said Carreras . ' It just happened . Cushing at that time
was a ...

Author: John Brosnan

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: IND:39000002920432

Category: Horror films

Page: 304

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Horror people is compiled from research, exclusive interviews, and illustrated with over 100 photographs.
Categories: Horror films

In All Sincerity Peter Cushing

In All Sincerity  Peter Cushing

He steals most of the scenes he is in, giving Peter Cushing a run for his money.
Perhaps as a nod to the BBC version of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty—Four
which starred Cushing and Pleasance, Hare has a severe fear of rats, much like ...

Author: Christopher Gullo

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469120638

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 420

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“In All Sincerity... Peter Cushing” by Christopher Gullo with a foreword by Peter Sasdy In All Sincerity...Peter Cushing is a new book examining the career of the gentle man of horror. In a career spanning six decades and many mediums, including film, television, theatre, radio, and writing, Peter Cushing has been hailed as a consummate actor who was loved by both fans and co-workers alike. Whether through his early days touring with Laurence Olivier, becoming England’s first television star, recreating the characters of Baron Frankenstein and Abraham Van Helsing for Hammer Films, or appearing in Star Wars, the most famous science fiction film ever produced, Peter Cushing exemplified dignity, preparedness and dedication to his craft. Four years in the making, “In All Sincerity...Peter Cushing” breaks down the actor’s career into decades from his very beginnings in local theatre, his stint in Hollywood, and his rise to fame as the king of horror and beyond. Over eighty actors, actresses and directors have contributed to the book, including Val Guest, Robert Quarry, Francis Matthews, Brian Cox, Forrest J. Ackerman, Yvonne Monlaur, Mark Hamill, John Carpenter, Ted Newsom, Caroline Munro and the late Sir Nigel Hawthorne. Featuring dozens of pictures, “In All Sincerity...Peter Cushing” includes some rare candid and never before published photos of Peter Cushing on the sets of The Curse of Frankenstein, The Gorgon, The Skull, Frankenstein Created Woman, and Tendre Dracula, at leisure; indulging in his love of painting, the 1975 Famous Monsters convention and the 1992 opening of ‘Cushing’s View.’ Also featured is a dedication from his life-long love Helen Beck six months before their marriage. In All Sincerity...Peter Cushing offers fans a personal look at a truly talented man. Author Christopher Gullo has been a life-long admirer of actor Peter Cushing. He has spent the last four years collecting rare materials and conducting interviews with Cushing’s co-workers for his research on the book. In the beginning of 2000, he took over the running of The Peter Cushing Association, a club for all fans of the great actor, which was created under the guidance of Peter Cushing’s former secretary, Joyce Broughton. YOU COULD OWN A GENUINE PIECE OF PETER CUSHING MEMORABILIA: Author Christopher Gullo is offering all fans who order the book and e-mail him at [email protected] (including their name, mailing address, and e-mail address) the chance to win an actual letter written by Peter Cushing to the BBC in 1986. It is on a piece of Mr. Cushing’s official stationery, written on both sides, and signed by him. All names and addresses will be kept on file, and at the time of the book’s publication will be entered into a draw - the first one drawn will win Peter Cushing’s letter.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

English Gothic

English Gothic

16 Sadistic suburban melodrama : Peter Cushing ' s farewell to Hammer in TV ' s
The Silent Scream ( 1980 ) An OBE ... Reminiscent of Journey to the Unknown ,
Hammer ' s collaboration with Twentieth Century - Fox back in 1968 , the ...

Author: Jonathan Rigby

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119834294

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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Traces the rise and fall of the horror genre from its nineteenth century beginnings to the present day, encompassing the lost films of the silent era, the Karloff and Lugosi chillers of the 1930's, the lurid classics from Hammer's house of horror and the explicit shockers of the 1970's.
Categories: Performing Arts

It s Alive

It s Alive

Further Frankensteins Peter Boyle and Kenneth Mars in Young Frankenstein (
1974 ... The shocker brought to the fore two hitherto - unknown actors : 43 - year -
old Peter Cushing ( as Dr . Victor Frankenstein ) and 35year - old Christopher
Lee ...

Author: Gregory W. Mank

Publisher: Oak Tree Publications

ISBN: UVA:X000849274

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 196

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Celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the Frankenstein film by examining Universal Studios' series of Frankenstein movies, the horror films, the series spawned, and the actors who portrayed the monster
Categories: Performing Arts

International Motion Picture Almanac

International Motion Picture Almanac

... FLESH , THE . . . . COLUMBIA . ( R ) October , 1972 . Christopher Lee , Peter
Cushing . Color . CREEING UNKNOWN , THE ( Brit . ) ... Peter Cushing , Sue
Lloyd , " Noel Trevarthon . Color . COSMIC MAN , THE . . . . . ALLIED ARTISTS .

Author: Terry Ramsaye

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068857344

Category: Actors

Page:

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Categories: Actors