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HAMMER STILLS EXHIBITION at BFI Southbank until 6 January 2008

image from The Devil Ship Pirates, from the BFI stills exhibition. Image courtesy Canal+

Hammer films became synnonymous with horror. Yet the company produced a wide range of films including comedies, period costume adventures, psychological thrillers and war pictures. These were frequently frowned upon by critics who viewed the company as the purveyor of inconsequential exploitation pictures-an unfair representation of a brand that was one of the biggest success stories of the British film industry. Many of our most celebrated actors and technicians worked for Hammer - Joseph Losey, Freddie Francis, Val Guest, Robert Aldrich, Terrence Fisher all directed Hammer films.

A selection of stills from the national collection are described by Wayne Kinsey and on display daily on the Mezzanine Level of the BFI 11.00am until 22.30pm daily.
Admission free.
Nearest tube Waterloo. London SE1 8XT


page posted 18 December 2007




see also....



* BFI restoration of Dracula (events)





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