Thursday, 23 October 2014

DIANA DORS: BORN TODAY : THE SWINDON SIREN REMEMBERED


REMEMBERING: Diana Dors born today, October 23rd 1931. '"I’m the kind of girl that things naturally happen to. When they don’t, I give them a push"....Dors much loved and real national treasure for many years with a career as a model, actress, television personality and 'blonde bombshell'...and also a co star in TWO Peter Cushing films. 'From Beyond The Grave' for Amicus films and Nothing But The Night also with Christopher Lee.


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

MARTIN SCORSESE : HAMMER FAN HINT FOR 2014 HALLOWEEN COMPETITION


Busy lining things up ready for our 2014 Halloween competition next week. Great prizes! What is the competition about this year? Here's a little hint from a big Hammer film fan....


LEGEND OF THE WEREWOLF: 'I AM PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN YOUR WOLVES!'


Peter Cushing as police pathologist and amateur detective, Paul Cataflanque in 'Legend of the Werewolf' (Tyburn 1975)

.....'..Cushing seems to be enjoying himself enormously - almost all his scenes, until the last have a ghoulish humour about them. It is never forced, it is just a witty, clever, concentrated performance. Cataflanque is eating his tea as the newest cadaver is brought in. 'Ooh dear,' Cushing clucks, with his mouth full, peering under the sheet, 'that's very nasty...' He gets rid of his pompous superiors by mischievously presenting them with a gullet and when he does a bit of undercover research in the local brothel he is left bashfully holding a frilly garter!'
( David Miller, The Peter Cushing Companion. 2000)

Monday, 20 October 2014

ANTON DIFFRING BORN TODAY AND REMEMBERED.


REMEMBERING: ANTON DIFFRING. Born today in 1918, Anton Diffring came from a family that boasted generations of actors. Cool and noble with a German accent, he was first in line when the casting call went out for German officers with a nasty streak. He quickly slipped into the role of Baron Frankenstein for the pilot episode of Hammer films and Colombia Pictures, 'Tales of Frankenstein' in 1958 and even quicker filled the role of Dr. Georges Bonnet in Hammer's 'The Man Who Could Cheat Death' in 1959, when the studio found themselves without Peter Cushing for the role.


Diffring is probably best remembered for his roles in 'The Blue Max' in 1966, 'Where Eagles Dare' in 1968 and Fran├žois Truffaut's Fahrenheit 451 (1966) He was also cast in several film alongside Peter Cushing, 'Shatter' for Hammer in 1974, 'The Beast Must Die' for Amicus also 74 and Tyburn's 'The Masks of Death' with Peter Cushing as an elderly Sherlock Holmes in 1984. Anton Diffring died in 1989 aged 70.

Full review and gallery to be found on our supplement website theblackblackboxclub.com: HERE 

BBC4 SCREENS CLASSIC HAMMER DRACULA 1958 TONIGHT!


Following on from our HEADS UP on Friday...here's a reminder to friends in the UK, that Hammer films 1958 DRACULA gets a screening tonight on BBC4 at 22.00 ... http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00vffvv Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing meet for the first time in this UNCUT classic! AND here's a great feature compete with LOBBY STILLS and VINTAGE trailer frames to whet your appetite at our website: http://petercushingblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/peter-cushing-and-christopher-lee.html
 


Sunday, 19 October 2014

DEAD GOOD PRIZES TO COME! PCASUK HALLOWEEN COMPETITION 2014


Dead Good Prizes... your PCASUK Halloween Competition for 2014.
Stay tuned for details!


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SIMON WARD REMEMBERED : THE BARON'S APPRENTICE!


REMEMBERING: Born today, Simon Ward. If you take a look at the raft of obituaries for Simon Ward who sadly passed away in 2012, it's a common fault that they state that his career was kick started when he was 'plucked from obscurity' and appeared in Richard Richard Attenborough’s 'Young Winston' in 1972. Maybe that is how the press and publicity agents remember it....but for Ward, it was not so.


Ward acknowledged Hammer films 'Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed' made in 1969 as the film 'that started it all' and the generous help and assistance from his co star Peter Cushing, that made anything afterwards possible... In a interview with pcasuk in 1979, Ward acknowledges his debt to Cushing, who he said, '..had time and patience with me. I knew nothing of the technique needed for working with a camera or about the studio floor. Peter was extremely kind, taking time to explain the simple but very important rules of pace and nuance, so the editor can get in there. This and try to not fall over the cables. He did so much for me. Quite extraordinary. I mean, no one has the time to do that, everyone is busy. But he did it for me, many times through out the film. And it's something I've always remembered, and not come across since... a very kind, gentle, gracious man. He really did save my skin'.



Simon Ward sadly left us in 2012.

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