No, not a review this week and not my usual post on Friday evening! This is not a new schedule; next week’s post will be a review and will be posted on Friday, from the title you can probably tell why I delayed this week. As I am sure many of you are aware today see’s what would have been the 100th Birthday of the Gentleman of Horror, Peter Cushing. I’ve made my love for this particular actor obvious in the past and I could not let such an event pass by without doing something in honour of this great and wonderful actor. I considered doing a review but decided that wasn’t special enough, besides choosing one film to represent a 100 years was simply too difficult. I thought about doing a biography type tribute but it’s been done in the past and I didn’t think that I could add anything new to the pot; also it just didn’t seem personal enough. I wanted to show something to express my love for the gentleman of horror. To show his impact on my life and how he became one of my all time idols. So instead I settled for this, a personal tribute to my favourite actor.
I was first introduced to Peter Cushing at the age of five years old when I caught the last five minutes of Dr Who and The Daleks (1965). Admittedly the main attraction for me was the same as any five year old, the Daleks. However there was something about Cushing’s interpretation of the character that fascinated me, I’d never seen anything like it. He was silly, a bit of a scatter-brain but...there was something about him. Despite his silly jokey moments this Doctor had a magical quality to him, you sensed that whilst he sometimes appeared senile he really had everything worked out in a clever plan. I became even more fascinated with this Doctor when about a month later I saw Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD (1966). I personally find this to be not only the better of the two movies but also Cushing’s best performance out of the two, him really getting a grip on how to play the character here. His speech to the Daleks where he discusses their weakness to the magnetic core of the earth is a great moment and had me captivated. I remember as a child making a toy Tardis with the interior based on Cushing’s over the TV Doctor’s.
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