Jacques Tourneur - The Cinema of Nightfall

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  • 340 Pages
  • Hardcover
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  • Originally Released: 1998
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company

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At least three of director Jacques Tourneur's films - Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie and The Leopard Man - are recognized as horror classics. Yet his contributions to these films are often minimized by scholars, with most of the credit going to the films' producer, Val Lewton.

A detailed examination of the director's full body of work reveals that those elements most evident in the Tourneur-Lewton collaborations - the lack of monsters and the stylized use of suggested violence - are equally apparent in Tourneur's films before and after his work with Lewton. Mystery and sensuality were hallmarks of his style, and he possessed a highly artistic visual and aural style. This insightful critical study examines each of Tourneur's films, as well as his extensive work on MGM shorts (1936-1942) and in television. What emerges is evidence of a highly coherent directorial style that runs throughout Tourneur's works.

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  • ISBN: 9780786404919
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