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Terence Fisher (February 23, 1904 - June 18, 1980), was a film director who worked for Hammer Films. He was born in Maida Vale, a district of London, England. February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... A poster for Dracula Prince of Darkness (1966). ... Maida Vale is a road in north-west London, and a district surrounding it. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem specific to England — the United Kingdom anthem is God Save the Queen. ...

Terence Fisher on a set in the 1960s
Terence Fisher on a set in the 1960s

Fisher was arguably one of the most influential horror directors of the second half of the 20th century. He was the first to bring gothic horror alive in full Technicolor, and the gore, sexual overtones and explicit horror in his films, while mild by modern standards, were unprecedented in his day. His first major gothic horror film was The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), which launched Hammer's long association with the genre and made British actors Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee leading horror stars of the era. He went on to film a number of adaptations of classic horror subjects, including Horror of Dracula (1958), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) and The Mummy (1959). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Horror Movie redirects here. ... The gothic novel is an English literary genre, which can be said to have been born with The Castle of Otranto (1764) by Horace Walpole. ... Logo celebrating Technicolors 90th Anniversary Technicolor is the trademark for a series of color film processes pioneered by Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation (a subsidiary of Technicolor, Inc. ... The Curse of Frankenstein is a 1957 British horror film by Hammer Film Productions. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Peter Cushing OBE Cushing (left) in the television adaptation of Nineteen Eighty-Four in the winter of 1954 on BBC Television. ... Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE (born May 27, 1922) is an English actor known for his professional longevity and his distinctive basso delivery. ... Dracula is a 1958 British horror film, and the first of a series of Hammer Horror films inspired by the Bram Stoker novel Dracula. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hound of the Baskervilles is a 1959 mystery movie produced by Hammer Studios and is directed by Terence Fisher. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Mummy is a 1959 British Hammer Horror film starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Given their subject matter and lurid approach, Fisher's films, though commercially successful, were largely dismissed by critics during his career. It is only in recent years that Fisher has become recognised as an auteur in his own right. His films are characterised by a blend of fairy-tale, myth and sexuality. They draw heavily on Christian themes, and there is usually a hero who defeats the powers of darkness by a combination of faith in God and reason, in contrast to other characters, who are either blindly superstitious or bound by a cold, godless rationalism (as noted by critic Paul Leggett in Terence Fisher: Horror, Myth and Religion, 2001). For a detailed discussion of Fisher's works, see The Charm of Evil: The Films of Terence Fisher by Wheeler Winston Dixon (Metuchen N.J. and London: Scarecrow Press, 1991). The term auteur (French for author) is used to describe film directors (or, more rarely, producers or writers) who are considered to have a distinctive, recognizable vision, because they (a) repeatedly return to the same subject matter, (b) habitually address a particular psychological or moral theme, (c) employ a recurring... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      A Christian () is a person who... Faith has two general implications which can be implied either exclusively or mutually; To Trust: Believing a certain variable will act a specific way despite the potential influence of known or unknown change. ... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... For other uses, see Reason (disambiguation). ... Superstition is a set of behaviors that may be faith based, or related to magical thinking, whereby the practitioner believes that the future, or the outcome of certain events, can be influenced by certain of his or her behaviors. ... In epistemology and in its broadest sense, rationalism is any view appealing to reason as a source of knowledge or justification (Lacey 286). ... Wheeler Winston Dixon in 1969 Wheeler Winston Dixon was born March 12, 1950 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and is best known as a writer of film history, theory and criticism. ...


Notable works

Peter Cushing in his final appearance as the Baron in Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell is a 1974 British horror film from Hammer Film Productions. ... Freddie Jones as the Creature in Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed is a British horror film directed by Terence Fisher for Hammer Film Productions in 1969. ... The Devil Rides Out is a Hammer Horror film starring Christopher Lee and Charles Gray. ... Night of the Big Heat is a science fiction novel written in 1959 by John Lymington. ... Frankenstein Created Woman is a 1967 British Hammer Horror film directed by Terence Fisher. ... Island of Terror is a 1966 British horror film released by Planet Film Productions. ... Title card from The Earth Dies Screaming (1965) The Earth Dies Screaming is a 1965 British science fiction film directed by Terence Fisher. ... The Gorgon is a 1964 British horror film directed by Terence Fisher for Hammer Studios. ... // The Phantom of the Opera (1962) Hammer Film Productions, noted for the full color British revivals in the fifties, sixties and early seventies of classic horror films and characters, produced a lavish (for Hammer) version of the Phantom of the Opera in 1962. ... For the characters, see Brides of Dracula. ... Oliver Reed and Yvonne Romain in Curse of the Werewolf promotional photo. ... The Mummy was a 1959 British horror movie starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. ... The Hound of the Baskervilles is a 1959 mystery movie produced by Hammer Studios and is directed by Terence Fisher. ... The Revenge of Frankenstein is a 1958 film made by Hammer Film Productions. ... Dracula (1958) is the first of a series of Hammer Horror movies inspired by Bram Stokers novel Dracula. ... The Curse of Frankenstein is a 1957 British horror film by Hammer Film Productions. ... Four Sided Triangle is a 1953 British science-fiction film directed by Terence Fisher for Hammer Film Productions. ... Stolen Face is a 1952 film directed by Terence Fisher for Hammer Film Productions. ... So Long at the Fair is a mystery-/suspense-thriller directed by Terence Fisher and Anthony Darnborough in 1950. ...

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Terence Fisher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (218 words)
Terence Fisher (1904-1980) was a British film director who worked for Hammer Films.
Fisher was arguably one of the most influential horror directors of the second-half of 20th-century.
They draw heavily on Christian themes, and there is usually a hero who defeats the powers of darkness by a combination of faith in God and reason, in contrast to other characters, who are either blindly superstitious or bound by a cold, godless rationalism.
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