The Remarkable Michael Reeves: His Short and Tragic Life

The Remarkable Michael Reeves: His Short and Tragic Life

by John Murray

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Overview

Mike Reeves, a public schoolboy in the late 1950s, gets permission from his Housemaster to visit the local cinema every Saturday. There he worships Hollywood movies, especially those made by Don Siegel and Roger Corman, who become his idols. He dreams of emulating them. Ten years later, having directed only three films for a total budget less than £200,000, Mike Reeves is dead. A couple of years later, Roger Corman comes to England to make a film. Actor Nicky Henson, who worked with Mike Reeves, is invited to an interview for a part in the film. As he walks into the room, Roger Corman says, "Tell me about Michael Reeves!" Another couple of years pass. Don Siegel comes to England to make a film. Again Nicky Henson is invited to an interview for a part in the film. As he walks into the room, Don Siegel says, "Tell me about Michael Reeves!" Author John B. Murray does indeed tell film fans about The Remarkable Michael Reeves and His Short and Tragic Life in this intriguing biography of the talented but fragile filmmaker, whose death at an early age assured him eternal cult status among horror film fans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781887664493
Publisher: Midnight Marquee Press, Inc.
Publication date: 12/03/2018
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

8 Author’s Note

13 Foreword by Ian Ogilvy

15 Prologue

16 Chapter One: Beginnings

39 Chapter Two: Getting a Foothold

62 Chapter Three: Italy

82 Chapter Four: London Projects

104 Chapter Five: The Sorcerers

130 Chapter Six: Witchfinder General

208 Chapter Seven: Aftermath

224 Chapter Eight: Yeoman’s Row

235 Chapter Nine: Final Projects

253 Chapter Ten: Decline

265 Epilogue: Mike Reeves’ Legacy

274 Filmography

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