Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Bat to the Bone

Hammer's bats weren't ever convincing
Stiff and flat, through the air they'd come mincing
When a big scene transpires
Then the screen's thick with wires
Sham theatrics leave audience wincing.

David Cairns

Top: Peter Cushing fends off a not-so-special effect in the Hammer production Brides of Dracula (Terence Fisher; 1960) Above: The cast ducks under the wires in The Kiss of the Vampire (Don Sharp; 1963).

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