Commentary Track

Dracula (1958)

This week on The Spectator Film Podcast…

Dracula (1958) 10.24.19
Featuring: Austin, Maxx

Commentary Track begins at 12:57

— Notes —

  • We watched the Warner Archive release of Dracula for the show this week.
  • Terence Fisher by Peter Hutchings — An engaging and insightful book on the director of many of Hammer’s greatest movies, Terence Fisher. Peter Hutchings is a wonderful writer, and this book fits right in with a lot of his other writing.
  • A New Heritage of Horror: The English Gothic Cinema by David Pirie — This study by David Pirie was one of the foremost academic examinations of the gothic tradition in British filmmaking. The book isn’t exclusively dedicated to Hammer, but Pirie still discusses Hammer films extensively, while also dedicating an entire chapter to Terence Fisher. Recommended for anyone looking to learn some more about Hammer.
  • Dracula: The British Film Guide by Peter Hutchings — Here’s yet another wonderful book on horror from Peter Hutchings. If you’re interested in learning about Dracula specifically, this is the best resource available.

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