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Please talk Mr. Holmes…

Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce

Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce

“I think that you know me well enough, Watson, to understand that I am by no means a nervous man. At the same time, it is stupidity rather than courage to refuse to recognize danger when it is close upon you.” Sherlock Holmes

The Final Problem

Peter Cushing
Peter Cushing

 

 

 

“A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber-room of his library where he can get it if he wants.” Sherlock Holmes

The Five Orange Pips

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Benedict Cumberbatch

 

 

 

“How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?’ Sherlock Holmes

The Sign of Four

Robert Downey Jr. & Jude Law

Robert Downey Jr. & Jude Law

“I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to him gets crowded out, or at best is jumbled up with a lot of other things, so that he has a difficulty in laying his hands upon it.” Sherlock Holmes

A Study in Scarlet

 
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Publicado por en julio 29, 2013 en Actors, Books, Citas

 

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Peter Cushing: The gentleman of Hammer Films and much more.

Peter Cushing: The gentleman of Hammer Films and much more.

Peter Cushing, 26 May 1913 – 11 August 1994) was an English actor,  known for his many appearances in Hammer Films, in which he played the distinguished-looking but sinister scientist Baron Frankenstein and the vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing, amongst many other roles, often appearing opposite Christopher Lee, and occasionally Vincent Price. A familiar face on both sides of the Atlantic, his most famous roles outside of “Hammer Horror” include his many appearances as Sherlock Holmes, as Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars (1977) and as the mysterious Doctor in Dr. Who and the Daleks and Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. in 1965 and 1966, two cinema films based on the television series Doctor Who.

This little biography dosen’t reflects the greatness of this man as an actor and wonderful person. I said I could not resist the temptation of naming him back into my blog and here it is because Mr. Peter Cushing was an unique and irrepetible actor of extraordinary talent, able to perform with absolute mastery to the dark sinister Doctor Frankenstein, an ingenious and enigmatic Professor Van Helsing, or the most famous detective Sherlock Holmes.

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In real life proved to be a big romantic, if we can so define of this way his unconditional love for his lovely wife Helen. In one occasion, he said of his beloved wife: “I always said I was born in 1913, began to live in 1941 when I met Helen, and died in 1971 when she passed away.”

Peter Cushing-Complete-Memoirs

Peter Cushing-Complete-Memoirs

 In 1989 he was named Officer of the British Empire in recognition of his contributions to the profession in the UK and worldwide. He was a great lover of painting and before dying he wrote a two-volume autobiography to raise funds for cancer research, a disease that took him away a sad August 11, 1994 in Canterbury, at age 81.

About Peter Cushing

I don`t want to sound gloomy, but, at some point of your lives, every one of you will notice that you have in your life one person, one friend whom you love and care for very much. That person is so close to you that you are able to share some things only with him. For example, you can call that friend, and from the very first maniacal laugh or some other joke you will know who is at the other end of that line. We used to do that with him so often. And then when that person is gone, there will be nothing like that in your life ever again“. — Christopher Lee

 

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The UK Postal Service has announced that this year Great Britons special stamp issue will comprise of ten 1st. Class values commemorating photographer Norman Parkinson, when you can find one dedicated to Peter Cushing.

I have not much to add about Peter Cushing except to express my deep admiration for the wonderful and endearing human and artistic legacy he left us. Sitting in an outdoor café, somewhere in England and keep a nice chat with this gentleman would have been a dream come true.

Thank you, my dearest Peter Cushing.

 

 

 
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Publicado por en junio 12, 2013 en Actors, Movies

 

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La fiesta de Orfeo / Orpheus Party

Javier Márquez Sánchez (Sevilla, 1978)

Javier Márquez Sánchez (Sevilla, 1978)

A horrible crime takes place in a Scottish village and Detective Andrew Carmichael andhis inseparable companion, Harry Logan, are sent to investigate the incident and who specialize in strange events. Once there they encounter nightmarish scenes and discover the first clue: A diary that talks about a roll of film…

So begins this fabulous novel that takes us through the horrors of a brutal slaughter accompanied, not only by the detective and his partner, but as a special guest is Mr. Peter Cushing. In 1956, the actor is about to participate in the filming of The Curse of Frankenstein with Hammer Films and give the task of documented and study the origin of human fear. To do this, he goes to talk with various experts who speak him about a damn movie: La Fête du Monsieur Orphée.

Baron Victor Frankenstein

Baron Victor Frankenstein

With these ingredients, there’s not much to say, just let go of the hand of the author in a great and easily lecture, with facts and stories seamlessly intertwined, surprising discoveries, Hammer Films and Peter Cushing showing that besides being a perfect English gentleman, can become a daring adventurer and elegant.

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A more than perfect tribute to the horror literary genre, Hammer movies and unique and brilliant actor as Peter Cushing who I cannot resist talking later in this blog.

 

 
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Publicado por en mayo 31, 2013 en Books, Movies

 

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