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Robert Fuest obituary

27 March 2012 4:08 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Director who blended sophistication and sickness in the horror film The Abominable Dr Phibes

With its mix of pop art, sophisticated humour, pulp science fiction and English eccentricity, the television series The Avengers was among the most influential and significant products of "swinging London" in the 1960s. Robert Fuest, who has died aged 84, cut his teeth on the series under the aegis of the writer-producer Brian Clemens, initially as a production designer when the show was produced "as live" in the studio in black and white and co-starred Honor Blackman with Patrick MacNee, then as director when the series had moved on to colour, film and Linda Thorson.

As designer and director, Fuest learned how to achieve style on a budget – making a great deal of the show's famously minimalist aesthetic – and he carried this over into his best-known works as a film director, the two Dr Phibes horror movies of the early 1970s, »

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Robert Fuest obituary

26 March 2012 1:29 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Director who blended sophistication and sickness in the horror film The Abominable Dr Phibes

With its mix of pop art, sophisticated humour, pulp science fiction and English eccentricity, the television series The Avengers was among the most influential and significant products of "swinging London" in the 1960s. Robert Fuest, who has died aged 84, cut his teeth on the series under the aegis of the writer-producer Brian Clemens, initially as a production designer when the show was produced "as live" in the studio in black and white and co-starred Honor Blackman with Patrick MacNee, then as director when the series had moved on to colour, film and Linda Thorson.

As designer and director, Fuest learned how to achieve style on a budget – making a great deal of the show's famously minimalist aesthetic – and he carried this over into his best-known works as a film director, the two Dr Phibes horror movies of the early 1970s, »

- Kim Newman

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Rest in Peace: Robert Fuest

21 March 2012 6:13 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The film world has lost another one of their own today with the passing of classic horror film director Robert Fuest. You may not know the name, but we guarantee you know his work.

Fuest was best known for bringing the world The Abominable Dr. Phibes and Dr. Phibes Rises Again, along with lesser known classics such as The Devil's Rain, And Soon the Darkness, and Revenge of the Stepford Wives. He has passed on at age 84.

We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to offer our sincerest of condolences to Robert's friends, family, and constituents. Thanks for all the macabre memories, sir! Try not to raise too much hell with Mr. Price while you're up there.

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