Terence Fisher (paperback)

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The Authorised Biography by Tony Dalton


Paperback Edition


Written by renowned author Tony Dalton, a firm friend of Terence Fisher and his family, this is the fully authorised biography of Terence Fisher, approved by Fisher’s family and with an introduction by Fisher’s daughter Micky Harding.

From The Curse of Frankenstein to The Horror of Dracula, The Mummy to The Curse of the Werewolf, and The Phantom of the Opera to The Devil Rides Out, Terence Fisher is best known for his now classic Gothic horror films, which he began making (he claimed by accident) in the late 1950s. But before he directed those now cult pictures, he had a very long, outstanding and distinguished career in film, first as a clapper boy, then as an assistant editor and then as an editor. He gained a reputation for swift and sympathetic editing and then high regard as a director of inexpensive productions that exposed him to all types of genres including thrillers, mysteries, comedy, fantasy, romance and action. In those early films he honed his skills so that when Hammer offered him The Curse of Frankenstein he was ready to indelibly stamp his unique talents on a genre that had been popular with audiences since the 1920s and continues, in large part because of Terry and Hammer, to be so vital and influential today.

This epic book is the result of five years of research and writing. TERENCE FISHER: Master of Gothic Cinema runs to more than 500 pages, over 200,000 words and close to 500 photos!



Tony Dalton
Film Historian, Producer and Author.
Tony Dalton worked in the film and television industry from 1969 to 2015.  He started at the British Film Institute and then was film programmer at The Everyman Cinema in Hampstead, London.  In 1977 he became the publicity officer for Leslie Halliwell at Granada Television following which he went into film research working on documentaries and feature film projects for Granada.  In 1992 he became a freelance film researcher working for various independents production companies and the BBC.  He has worked for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) during which he worked on various film tributes. In 2002 he published AN ANIMATED LIFE about friend and special effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen, after which he published four more books about Harryhausen - THE ART OF RAY HARRYHAUSEN (2005), A CENTURY OF MODEL ANIMATION (2008), RAY HARRYHAUSEN - A LIFE IN PICTURES (2010) and RAY HARRYHAUSEN’S FANTASY SCRAPBOOK (2011).  In 2013 he wrote FREDDIE FRANCIS - THE STRAIGHT STORY FROM MOBY DICK TO GLORY about cinematographer and director Freddie Francis.  His latest book is about friend and director Terence Fisher called TERENCE FISHER MASTER OF GOTHIC CINEMA (2021).  


— 504 pages
— Page size 189mm x 246mm (7 1/2’’ x 10’’)
— 490 illustrations
— Packed weight 1.975kg


Product CodeTerence Fisher
ManufacturerFAB Press

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