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 will still find much of interest. While Tourneur worked within the language of the Hollywood cinema he often challenged its basic precepts. It is a tragic inflection in a predominantly melodramatic genre:.

Derek rated it really liked it Jun 02, Informative and immensely readable, this book provides an insightful and comprehensive study of an important and unjustly forgotten director. Andrew marked it as to-read May 21, Public Health Service Uacques 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 and editor.

Jacques subsequently directed four films in France between to and then returned to Hollywood where he worked at MGM as a second-unit director on features and as a director of numerous short films. Steve Knezevich marked it as to-read May 10, Balaji Venkataraman rated it really liked it Aug 17, Many of his films, however, reveal a fluid artistry absent from the routine studio fare of the era.

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Benjamin rated it liked it Apr 25, View my Flipboard Magazine. Working in a variety of genres, from Westerns Canyon Passage and spy jacqkes 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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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. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.