12 December 2007
BFI exhibits rare Hammer
HAMMER STILLS EXHIBITION
at BFI Southbank until 6 January 2008
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.
Nearest tube Waterloo. London SE1 8XT
* The BFI restoration of Dracula continues to play in cinemas across the UK. A dedicated webpage is at www.bfi.org.uk/dracula