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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

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

Wheeler Winston Dixon

Liverpool University Press

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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