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A special thanks to Lord Summerisle
on 9 June 2010
Since I own the first edition of this book I was unsure whether this was worth buying again. However once again this is a deliciously indiscreet account of the making of Britain's finest horror movie with even more information, particularly concerning the aborted sequel, than the Sidgwick and Jackson edition.
Besides detailing the differences that have grown up since the making of the movie between Director Robin Hardy and writer Anthony Shaffer writer Allan Brown also provides a non-stop stream of anecdotes from almost all of the crew who worked on that windswept set in Dumfries and Galloway in autumn 1972. Christopher Lee comes across as an egomaniac with a deep love of the film who is prepared to go to any lengths to get it the recognition it deserves whilst Britt Ekland is painted as a humourless diva much disliked by the crew. The nicest members of the cast were clearly Edward Woodward and Diane Cilento!
What sets this apart from most other movie books is the fact that it tells it like it was, arguments and all, with the input of all those who got a knife in the back from everybody else.
Candid, thoroughly revised and frequently laugh out loud funny. Get it!