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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Some of the material here is more for the academic specialist than the casual fan, but the latter toureur still find much of interest. While Tourneur worked within the language of the Hollywood cinema he often challenged its basic precepts.
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Entry 82 is, at first glance, one of the most obscure of this frequently obscure series. This shot dissolves to a night scene: Thackrey is exceptionally astute on her boss: There are plenty of Kurosawas on the other hand. Bryan rated it liked it Aug 25, Yet Tourneur himself remains underappreciated and his contribution to cinema history neglected.
Member cinwma the Crewby Winfrid Kay Thackrey. And his film Out of the Past is still acknowledged as the quintessential film noir. The Cinema of Nightfall, by Chris Fujiwara. Tim Evanson rated it it was amazing Sep 02, My library Help Advanced Book Search.
Jacques Tourneur: The Cinema of Nightfall by Chris Fujiwara
Benjamin rated it liked it Apr 25, Allan Maurer rated it liked it Dec 01, Other editions – View all Jacques Tourneur: Jason Coffman rated it it was amazing Nov 16, Wikimedia Italia added it Dec 31, Balaji Venkataraman rated it really liked it Aug 17, A series of detailed appendices cover everything from reviews of the film to box-office grosses to pressbook reproductions.
Fans of these actresses will find this a diverting read. Working in a variety of genres, from Westerns Canyon Passage and spy films Berlin Express to swashbucklers The Flame and the Arrow and melodramas Experiment PerilousTourneur imposed a personal cinematic vision that emphasized uncertainty and ambiguity.
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The Cinema of Nightfall, the first in-depth exploration of Tourneur’s career, Chris Fujiwara offers a detailed film-by-film analysis of the director’s four French films, his 20 MGM shorts, and his 29 studio productions, as well as his work in television.
Axolotl marked it as to-read Mar 24, Hardcoverpages. The Cinema of Nightfall, which straddles the academic and popular, that will likely be the standard reference in English for the foreseeable future.
John Hopkins University Press, Informative and immensely readable, this book provides an insightful and comprehensive study of an important and unjustly forgotten director. Richard rated it it was amazing Feb 02, Both utilise this familiarity to invert and challenge many of the thematic and aesthetic conventions on their genres.
Jacques Tourneur: The Cinema of Nightfall
Robert Dunbar rated it really liked it Jun 17, Informative and immensely readable, this book provides an insightful and comprehensive study of an important and unjustly forgotten director. Public Health Service Reward Unlimitedall of the television episodes he directed, as well as the feature films where he was second-director, and a list of his other contributions such as bit player, script clerk, assistant director cinwma editor.
Sean Stevens marked it as to-read Jun 25, Tourneur and Lewton were never to achieve such box office success again.
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Jeroen Berndsen cimema it Aug 14, The rarity of some items can be gauged by their lack of representation here: Jason Manford added it Aug 27, And his film Out of the Past is still acknowledged as the quintessential film noir.
Included in the feast are images and photographs. Brian rated it liked it Mar 08, 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. Included are a detailed bibliography and filmography, along with photos.
John Ford Interviewsedited by Gerald Peary. Martin Scorsese Foreword by. Josh rated it liked it Apr 30, A few months before he died in Tourneur was asked what place he thought his films had in the history of the cinema.