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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Fujiwara devotes meaty individual chapters to each of the features, with a close reading and critical analysis leavened with production data and contextualizing commentary.

And his film Out of the Past is still acknowledged as the quintessential film noir. Elivn added it Mar 01, David Brown marked it as to-read Dec 07, The Cinema of Nightfall, which straddles the academic and popular, that will likely be the standard reference in English for the foreseeable future. The study also contains the credits for all of his films, including the French films, the short films he made for MGM between anda short made for the U.

John Hopkins University Press, Informative and immensely readable, this book provides an insightful and comprehensive study of an important and unjustly forgotten director. And his film Out of the Past is still acknowledged as the quintessential film noir.


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He cultivated the most fleeting and elusive aspects of experience, things that other filmmakers would never bother with but that, for Tourneur, were the essence of the movies. Cassandra Gillig added jacsues Jun 19, jacqeus Johnnysc rated it really liked it May 04, Many of his films, however, reveal a fluid artistry absent from the routine studio fare of the era.

Matt marked it as to-read Mar 02, Balaji Venkataraman rated it really liked it Aug 17, 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.

Movie Poster Price Almanac: Fans of these actresses will find this a diverting read. Johns Hopkins University Press, And his film Ou “Tourneur was nightfaall great director, fully deserving of the thoroughly researched and perceptive treatment he receives from Chris Fujiwara. Ryan Birch marked it as to-read Sep 20, Eddie Watkins marked it as to-read Mar 18, Lewton had been lured away from David O.


Benjamin rated it liked it Apr 25, A number of series programs directed by Tourneur were re-edited and released as feature films. While Tourneur worked within the language of the Hollywood cinema he often challenged its basic precepts.

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Jason marked it as to-read Nov 14, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Other editions – View all Jacques Tourneur: Sean Stevens marked it as to-read Jun 25, Overall, a worthy, well-written and -researched tribute to an auteur who deserves a higher ranking than Sarris, and too many other critics, has given him.

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