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Why the Gorgon is so much Fun



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-ambiance

-mood music

-Lee & Cushing natch

-Barbara Shelley,'nuff said

-Terence Fisher:director

-even the Columbia logo is suffused w\the elegant music !

-the Gorgon herself in that decrepit Castle

mby

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-technicolor

-over acting (Sasha's flailing scene through the woods immediately comes to mind)

-snake puppetry!

-bad mannequin head effects

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-literate script

-strong character actors,for ex. : Pat Troughton,etc

-good pacing

-crisp dialogue

-again,Babs Shelley !

etc

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Oh yes, the music. The music and the ambiance. And the castle. These three factors are the playground for the wonderful actors. I love The Gorgon!



"I don't discriminate between entertainment
and arthouse. A film is a goddam film."

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The interplay of the 3 elements are unbeatable !

Really quite a splendid delight ~

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Beautiful, rich color photography, sets and atmosphere.
Script/story by John Gilling and J. Llewellyn Devine.
Cast.

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It might not be my favourite Hammer film, but it is certainly one of the most eerie...it has a real menacing atmosphere to it at times, created by all of the above!
Great horror film!

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Yes, ChristianeK -all of IT


..I couldn't agree more

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And it's interesting and refreshing that the antagonist is not just another vampire or werewolf.

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There's much to like in The Gorgon. Terrific cast, nice ambiance; a well above Hammer horror. A classy film all-round.

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