Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Peter Cushing

Today is the anniversary of the death in 1994 of Peter Cushing. NeedCoffee.com links to "A One Way Ticket to Hollywood, a feature-length interview/retrospective". FilmReference.com says,
Peter Cushing was identifiable by his noble air and refined manner, by all appearances a gentleman. Yet he is best remembered for those moments in film where he plunges the stake, without reservation or mercy, into the waiting chest of the sleeping vampire, amid deafening screams from the dying and a pool of blood to reassure us that the deed is done. For Cushing was one of the mainstays of the British horror film, as defined by Hammer Films.

I have blog posts on the following of his films:

Hamlet (1948)
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954)
Alexander the Great (1956)
The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
The Horror of Dracula (1958)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
The Mummy (1959)
The Brides of Dracula (1960)
The Flesh and the Fiends (1960)
The Gorgon (1964)
Island of Terror (1966)
I, Monster (1971)
Horror Express (1973)
The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)
The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)
Madhouse (1974)
At the Earth's Core (1976)
Shock Waves (1977)
Star Wars (1977)
House of Long Shadows (1983)

And here's a Hammer Frankenstein fan video featuring music by Queen:

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