In his first film role after the war, Christopher Lee was required to act being shot. His performance, based on his wartime experience, was badly received and he was told to try again. Obstinately, he stuck with his realistic approach. But when he saw the result on screen: ‘It was plain to me that there was one great fault in all the deaths I’d witnessed in the real world. The people who died were all novices. They’d had no practice.’
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'"Dutch Light" roots its subject in his local environment, explaining, for example, how an abundance of sand for making glass led naturally to a thriving business in optical instruments in Holland.'
Patricia Fara on the life & work of Christiaan Huygens.
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