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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Jason Manford added it Aug 27, David Brown marked it as to-read Dec 07, The Cinema of Nightfall. Martin Scorsese Foreword by.

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Jacques Tourneur: The Cinema of Nightfall

An invaluable text for studying Tourneur and auteurism in general. Entry 82 is, at first glance, one of the most obscure of this frequently obscure series. Zachary added it Sep 26, Yet Tourneur himself remains underappreciated and his contribution to cinema history neglected.


A few months before he died in Tourneur was asked what place he thought his films had in the history of rhe cinema. Both draw on exceedingly familiar cinfma conventions.

Jacques Tourneur: The Cinema of Nightfall by Chris Fujiwara

One nightfalk the intriguing things about these results is the wide range of prices realized on the same poster from different venues. After this scene, they never come together again.

And his film Out of the Past is still acknowledged as the quintessential film noir. Return to Book Page.

The Women of Warner Brothers: Hardcoverpages. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. His status was also affected by the changing pattern of Hollywood production, changes that, partly, resulted nightdall new screen formats and a different audience demographic.

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Johnnysc rated it really liked it May 04, This shot dissolves to a night scene: Open Preview See a Problem? One of my favorite works of film scholarship.

No trivia or quizzes yet. The Edinburgh Film Festival issued an anthology of essays in English devoted entirely to Tourneur, but that book was aimed squarely at academics. Tim Evanson rated it it was amazing Sep 02, Jeroen Berndsen added it Aug 14, I have been waiting many years to write that. Some of the material here is more for the academic specialist than the casual fan, but the latter will still find much of interest. Benjamin rated it liked it Apr 25, Account Options Sign in.


It was lost in all those surging masses.

Jacques Cinema of Nightfall

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Johns Hopkins University Press, Informative and immensely readable, this book provides an insightful and comprehensive study of an important and unjustly forgotten director.

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