Review on Jonathan Rigby's Book

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Attempting to document and describe the film career of Christopher Lee is not only a mammoth undertaking, but as Lee's career can be seen to reflect just about every type of role in the post-war film industry, also an ambitious one. The sheer number of films-- well over 250-- is alone a daunting proposition faced by the historian. The greatest pitfall awaiting any author when approaching this voluminous output of celluloid is the temptation to take a glorified "grocery list" approach. Although a list approach can provide a good indication of the length and sheer volume of Lee's film career, it gives very little indication of the breadth or quality of roles that he has undertaken in these past 54 years. A list also fails to demonstrate any sort of contextual background within which the film student, or interested fan, can judge the reasoning behind particular film choices. In short, a list is merely

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Re: Review on Jonathan Rigby's Book

My dear Charles, if anyone can accomplish this task it will be you.
gena



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Re: Review on Jonathan Rigby's Book

Having a copy of this book I can thoroughly recommend it. The still shots are incredible and my interest was especially with the older stuff and pre Dracula. Every C.L. fan should have a copy

CGW



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Re: Review on Jonathan Rigby's Book

Charles, after your comments is impossible not to want to have this work in the own hands. I am a person impassioned by pictures, mainly for those "out of scene of the film", family, etc... Also the whole history of Mr. Lee's work to today, with certainty is very touching.
It would be a great present to Mr. Lee's Brazilian fans if the book could be translated to the Portuguese or Spanish. Hopes don't lack.

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Re: Review on Jonathan Rigby's Book

Great review Charles, I have the book on order and I am looking foreward to reading it. Thanks for the overview Kaitlin

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