Jacques Tourneur: The Cinema of Nightfall, by Chris Fujiwara. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, Trade paper, $, pp. 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. In Jacques Tourneur: The Cinema of Nightfall, the first in-depth exploration of Tourneur’s career, Chris Fujiwara offers a detailed film-by-film analysis of the.

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Yet Tourneur himself remains underappreciated and his contribution to cinema history neglected.

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Overall, a worthy, well-written and -researched tribute to jxcques auteur who deserves a higher ranking than Sarris, and too many other critics, has given him. Account Options Sign in.

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Selznick to head a new unit formed at RKO for low budget horror films. The bleak, unresolved ending of lf film challenges the formal conventions of the Classical Hollywood system.


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Elivn added it Mar 01, Chris Fujiwara, Jacques Tourneur. Included are a detailed bibliography and filmography, along with photos.

Robert Dunbar rated it really liked it Jun 17, The Cinema of Nightfall by Chris Fujiwara. A number of series programs directed by Tourneur were re-edited and released as feature films.

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Tourneur and Lewton were never to achieve such box office success again. Zachary added it Sep 26, Add to Flipboard Magazine. In Louis B. Ryan Birch marked it as to-read Sep 20, View my Flipboard Magazine.

This seems especially important at a time when large numbers of films continue to disappear and digital technologies threaten to overtake celluloid as the moving-image medium of choice. Want to Tourmeur saving…. A series of detailed appendices cover everything from reviews of the film to box-office grosses to pressbook reproductions.


As Fujiwara shows, mystery, sensuality, and a deliberately restrained expressionism were the hallmarks cjnema Tourneur’s style, which frequently overcame the difficult circumstances in which he worked.

Jacques Tourneur: The Cinema of Nightfall by Chris Fujiwara

Tosh marked it as to-read Jun 29, May 16, Empyrean rated it it was amazing. Jandy marked it as to-read Sep 07, The Women of Warner Brothers: Joris van Laarhoven marked it as to-read Sep 20, Balaji Venkataraman rated it really liked it Aug 17, Evan rated it really liked it Jan 25, Working in a variety of genres, from Westerns Canyon Passage and spy films Berlin Express to swashbucklers Rourneur Flame and the Arrow and melodramas Experiment PerilousTourneur imposed a personal cinematic vision that emphasized uncertainty and ambiguity.

John Doll rated it really liked it Nov 08, The rarity of some items can be gauged by their lack of representation here: Many of his films, however, reveal a fluid artistry absent from the routine studio fare of the era. University Press of Mississippi, Martin Scorsese Foreword by.