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NOW ON THE BIG SCREEN [Kindle Edition]

Charles Norton
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Now you can see them in colour on the big screen,
closer than ever before.
So close, you can feel their fire.
So thrilling, you must be there...'

(Dr Who and the Daleks - original theatrical trailer)

In 1965, two American filmmakers took the BBC's Doctor Who television series to the cinema. Starring Peter Cushing, Dr Who and the Daleks and Daleks - Invasion Earth: 2150AD brought a colourful world of Dalek invaders and a time-travelling Police Box to the big screen for the very first time.

In the decades since, many other filmmakers have tried and failed to replicate the success of those two movies. Barely a year has gone by without someone, somewhere, trying to make a new motion picture based around Doctor Who.

Through new interviews with those involved and never before published paperwork from the British Board of Film Censors, the story of Doctor Who's difficult relationship with the cinema can now be told.

This is the complete story of the few Doctor Who films that were made and the many more that were not. It is an exciting adventure of Scarecrows, Yeti and the deadly game of Cricket. It is also a cautionary tale of a hopeless place called 'development hell' and the souls of the many lost motion-pictures that have ended up there.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 706 KB
  • Print Length: 388 pages
  • Publisher: Telos Publishing Ltd (14 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DY9KM34
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #202,231 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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You can't fault this book for its full account of the behind the scenes efforts to get a movie made. The story behind the two Peter Cushing films is interesting and will be to any fan. The plot outlines of the films that never got made are also entertaining. Some of the detail about, for example, the negotiations over rights, and changes in personnel etc can get a bit much, but otherwise an interesting read. I found the book sort of peters out at the end , a bit like the vast majority of the attempts to get films made! But if you are a Doctor Who obsessive, or completionist, a must read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars In depth look at 'Who at the Movies 2 Sep 2013
By Griff
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This is an exhaustive account of the making of the two Sixties filma and the plans for films that almost were.

I've been reading about the series for over thirty years and this book contained lots of info I hadn't seen before.

The Kindle edition is well formatted and the numerous footnotes are easy to access
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3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for the Doctor Who fan. 20 July 2014
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A decent book that gives a lot of information on Doctor Who on the big screen, both the movies that were made, and the movies that never saw the light of day.
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