Raymond Durgnat

Unusual Cinema Books

After being involved in the UK film industry for so long I can’t quite break the habit of buying cinema books, but there are surprisingly few interesting ones appearing now, as film publicity is micro-controlled by studios – so we get Disney coffee table books that whitewash the real stories, plus the odd exposé in […]

The Fascination With British Gothic Cinema

Year after year, books continue to appear on the subject of  British horror film and the ways in which they vary from US horror output. They can generally be summed up like this. US Horror films – the great silents featuring Lon Chaney, the 1930s Universal cycle, 1950s SF leading to ‘The Fly’, ‘Wax Museum’ […]