By Christopher Neame,Christopher Lee

Rungs on a Ladder appears to be like at a part of the motion picture from a distinct viewpoint. Christopher Neame, son of director Ronald, began his occupation (in the early Nineteen Sixties) on the very backside, yet determinedly made his approach to the pinnacle. Neame fondly recollects his studying years at Bray Studios and past. easily and sometimes amusingly, he recounts his days with Hammer motion pictures and observes a few of the characters either in entrance of and at the back of the camera—names synonymous with these vintage stories of Gothic horror: director Terrence Fisher, manufacturers Anthony Hinds, Michael Carreras and Anthony Nelson Keys, screenwriter/producer Jimmy Sangster, and naturally, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. alongside the best way, he encounters these much less evidently hooked up to Hammer like Joan Fontaine, Joseph Cotten, Norman Lloyd, and Bette Davis. by no means the only to order his serious eye for others by myself, Neame willingly says mea culpa while deserved. The publication starts off along with his impolite awakening to the "string and sealing wax" global of Dracula Prince of Darkness and follows his trip via 16 next productions together with 3 Frankensteins, The satan Rides Out (which American vendors inspiration was once going to be a Western!), and 2 Mummy movies. Neame additionally stocks tales of his participation in non-genre ventures like Quatermass and the Pit, The Anniversary, Demons of the Mind and Fear within the Night.

Includes sixteen pages of photos.

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