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Making Movies at Hammer

Victoria Grace Walden

Victoria Walden is a film and media studies A Level teacher at Queen Mary's College, Hampshire U.K., and a freelance teaching trainer, coursework moderator, and short filmmaker. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying Hammer Horror

Auteur, 2016

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...Hammer’s First Rise and Fall The production history of Hammer is illustrative of the complexities of the British film industry, which has often struggled to compete with Hollywood. Though Hammer had a difficult start, it flourished...

Animation and Memory

Victoria Grace Walden

Victoria Walden is a film and media studies A Level teacher at Queen Mary's College, Hampshire U.K., and a freelance teaching trainer, coursework moderator, and short filmmaker. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Animation Studies Reader

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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... post-memory generations need to play through traumatic pasts in order to feel bodily invested in them (Walden forthcoming). While ‘working through’ necessitates a critical distance and is most appropriate for first-hand witnesses, playing...

Hammer Rises from the Grave

Victoria Grace Walden

Victoria Walden is a film and media studies A Level teacher at Queen Mary's College, Hampshire U.K., and a freelance teaching trainer, coursework moderator, and short filmmaker. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying Hammer Horror

Auteur, 2016

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... the film is the explication of Christian values. Almost every time Owen’s mother is on screen, she says Grace. Towards the end of the film Owen phones his father, asking ‘do you think there’s such a thing as evil? Can people be evil?’ However, his...

Terence Fisher Through the Auteur Lens

Victoria Grace Walden

Victoria Walden is a film and media studies A Level teacher at Queen Mary's College, Hampshire U.K., and a freelance teaching trainer, coursework moderator, and short filmmaker. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying Hammer Horror

Auteur, 2016

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...Terence Fisher, Hammer’s most celebrated director once stated, ‘I’m only a working director’ (in Hutchings, 2001:11). Fisher directed twenty- eight Hammer films between 1952 and 1974 and vehemently refused to be considered an auteur for his...

Conclusion

Victoria Grace Walden

Victoria Walden is a film and media studies A Level teacher at Queen Mary's College, Hampshire U.K., and a freelance teaching trainer, coursework moderator, and short filmmaker. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying Hammer Horror

Auteur, 2016

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...Hammer has long been celebrated as the most significant horror producer in the history of British cinema, however as we have seen, the national identity of these films has always been fluid because of the studio’s reliance on overseas...

Introduction

Victoria Grace Walden

Victoria Walden is a film and media studies A Level teacher at Queen Mary's College, Hampshire U.K., and a freelance teaching trainer, coursework moderator, and short filmmaker. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying Hammer Horror

Auteur, 2016

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...When Enrique Carreras and Will Hinds (stage name: Will Hammer) formed the distribution company Exclusive Films in 1935, they had no plans to become horror film producers. After a wartime hiatus, in 1947 they re-established their small...

Classic Hammer Beyond Frankenstein

Victoria Grace Walden

Victoria Walden is a film and media studies A Level teacher at Queen Mary's College, Hampshire U.K., and a freelance teaching trainer, coursework moderator, and short filmmaker. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying Hammer Horror

Auteur, 2016

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...The success of The Curse of Frankenstein encouraged a succession of Hammer horror productions, the most profitable of which were produced between 1957 and 1966. Kinsley contests that there is much dispute about what constitutes Hammer...

Hammer and British Cinema

Victoria Grace Walden

Victoria Walden is a film and media studies A Level teacher at Queen Mary's College, Hampshire U.K., and a freelance teaching trainer, coursework moderator, and short filmmaker. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying Hammer Horror

Auteur, 2016

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...British Cinema Alan Lovell argues that the history of British cinema has been characterised by a strong dedication to realism, in its many forms (2001: 5). From the documentaries of the 1930s with a focus on social responsibility...

Hammer After the ‘X’

Victoria Grace Walden

Victoria Walden is a film and media studies A Level teacher at Queen Mary's College, Hampshire U.K., and a freelance teaching trainer, coursework moderator, and short filmmaker. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying Hammer Horror

Auteur, 2016

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...The success of The Quatermass Xperiment, despite, or because of its X rating, enabled Hammer to test the BBFC’s boundaries of taste. Correspondence between the censor and Hammer illustrate the studio’s desire to shock audiences, while still...

Hammer Horror as Genre Film

Victoria Grace Walden

Victoria Walden is a film and media studies A Level teacher at Queen Mary's College, Hampshire U.K., and a freelance teaching trainer, coursework moderator, and short filmmaker. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying Hammer Horror

Auteur, 2016

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...Hammer’s Type Audiences have specific expectations of a Hammer horror film – blood, sexual references, the architecture of Bray Studios and surrounding woodlands, James Bernard’s music and particular stars including Christopher Lee, Peter...