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March 22, 2005

In All Sincerity...Peter Cushing

As another treat to myself today, I purchased the book "In All Sincerity...Peter Cushing," by Christopher Gullo. I bought the hardback version. I've known about the book since shortly before it was released, but I had neglected to buy it until now. Peter Cushing has always been one of my favorite actors.

Here's a blurb from the book's web site:

"In All Sincerity…Peter Cushing is a new book examining the career of the gentle man of horror. In a career spanning six decades and many mediums, including film, television, theatre, radio, and writing, Peter Cushing has been hailed as a consummate actor who was loved by both fans and co-workers alike. Whether through his early days touring with Laurence Olivier, becoming England’s first television star, recreating the characters of Baron Frankenstein and Abraham Van Helsing for Hammer Films, or appearing in Star Wars, the most famous science fiction film ever produced, Peter Cushing exemplified dignity, preparedness and dedication to his craft. Four years in the making, In All Sincerity…Peter Cushing breaks down the actor’s career into decades from his very beginnings in local theatre, his stint in Hollywood, and his rise to fame as the king of horror and beyond."

Gullo won second place for Best Book of the Year in the Third Annual Rondo Hatton classic horror awards. He is currently working on his second book about actor Robert Quarry.

I'm going to enjoy this book very much.

Posted on March 22, 2005 at 06:38 PM | Permalink

Comments

"Evacuate? In our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances."

Best line reading in the original Star Wars not delivered by Alec Guinness.

Posted by: Lance Mannion at Mar 22, 2005 6:56:20 PM

Damn it! You beat me to it!

Posted by: Linnaeus at Mar 22, 2005 7:02:02 PM

"Charming, to the last. You don't know how hard I found it to sign the order to terminate your life."

Posted by: Lance at Mar 22, 2005 10:29:49 PM

"Monsters? We're British, you know."

Peter Cushing, from "Horror Express."

Posted by: Trish Wilson at Mar 23, 2005 9:18:43 AM

"You would prefer another target? A military target? Then name the system"

It's the spin he puts into system that gets me. Every time.

Posted by: Lance at Mar 23, 2005 7:42:50 PM