By Chris Fujiwara

ISBN-10: 0786404914

ISBN-13: 9780786404919

ISBN-10: 0786466111

ISBN-13: 9780786466115

a minimum of 3 of director Jacques Tourneur’s films—Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie and The Leopard Man—are famous as horror classics. but his contributions to those motion pictures are frequently minimized via students, with many of the credits going to the movies’ manufacturer, Val Lewton.
an in depth exam of the director’s complete physique of labor unearths that these components most blatant within the Tourneur-Lewton collaborations—the loss of monsters and the stylized use of prompt violence—are both obvious in Tourneur’s motion pictures earlier than and after his paintings with Lewton. secret and sensuality have been hallmarks of his kind, and he possessed a hugely creative visible and aural type. This insightful severe research examines every one of Tourneur’s movies, in addition to his vast paintings on MGM shorts (1936–1942) and in tv. What emerges is facts of a hugely coherent directorial kind that runs all through Tourneur’s works.

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