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The Films of Terence Fisher$
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Wheeler Winston Dixon

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781911325345

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781911325345.001.0001

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The First of Hammer

The First of Hammer

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(p.95) Chapter 3 The First of Hammer
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The Films of Terence Fisher
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Wheeler Winston Dixon

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781911325345.003.0003

This chapter reviews Terence Fisher's initial work for Eros Films Ltd. on the production of Home to Danger, that starred Guy Rolfe. It discusses how Fisher embarked on a long period of highly uneven filmmaking after leaving behind the Gainsborough glossies, bouncing from one small company to another and making everything from domestic comedies and crime films to science-fiction dramas. It also looks at the period Fisher began his first work for Hammer, which used to be a very small British production company that relied upon co-production deals arranged by Robert Lippert. The chapter discusses Home to Danger, a successful program picture that is considered a modest and unpretentious crime thriller. It describes Fisher's crisp and authoritative compositions that favors neatly composed low-angle shots, which emphasized the grandeur of Barbara's home in Home to Danger.

Keywords:   Terence Fisher, Eros Films Ltd., Home to Danger, Guy Rolfe, domestic comedies, crime films, science-fiction dramas

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