Christopher Lee describes being the face of evil and looking to entertain and thrill cinema goers.
Christopher Lee in Ireland to film 'The Face of Fu Manchu' talks to Des Keogh about his career.
As people go the cinema, essentially to be entertained, to see things, perhaps rather than to listen, they like to be thrilled. It gives them a tremendous outlet for their emotions.
Lee explains how over 13 years he has played many parts but recently has become known for playing villains. He puts this down to playing the Marquis Evremonde in the film 'A Tale of Two Cities'.
Lee goes on to explain that when he plays villains or monsters, he likes to show the audience the loneliness of evil. Talking about audiences for horror films Lee says that people go to the cinema to be entertained and they like to be thrilled. Film offers an outlet for a range of feelings and being frightened is one of those emotions.
The report for 'Newsbeat' was broadcast on 24 February 1965. The reporter is Des Keogh.
'The Face of Fu Manchu' was a German/British production filmed on location in Dublin. The film was the first in a series of five.
'Newsbeat' was a half-hour feature programme presented by Frank Hall and ran for 7 years from September
1964 to June 1971. 'Newsbeat' went out from Monday to Friday on RTÉ television and reported on current affairs and issues of local interest from around Ireland. The final programme was broadcast on the 11 June, 1971.