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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To ask other readers questions about Jacques Tourneurplease sign up. As Fujiwara shows, mystery, sensuality, and a deliberately restrained expressionism were the hallmarks of Tourneur’s style, tourneuf frequently overcame the difficult circumstances in which he worked.

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Jacques Tourneur: The Cinema of Nightfall

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. Benjamin rated it liked it Apr 25, And his film Out of the Past is still acknowledged as the quintessential film noir.

One of my favorite works icnema film scholarship. Wikimedia Italia added it Dec 31, His status was also affected by the changing pattern of Hollywood production, changes that, partly, resulted from new screen formats and a different audience demographic.

Member of the Crewby Winfrid Kay Thackrey. A few months before he died in Tourneur was asked what place he thought his films had in the history of the cinema. Hardcoverpages. Boris Lafky rated it it was ok Jun 28, Jason Coffman rated it it was amazing Nov 16, Casmier and David Klowden that beautifully skewer this reactionary series and the tired aesthetic behind it.

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Jacques Tourneur: The Cinema of Nightfall by Chris Fujiwara

Elivn added it Mar 01, Harry Chaskin rated it liked it Sep 10, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Axolotl marked it as to-read Mar 24, Sean Stevens marked it as to-read Jun 25, Matt marked it as to-read Mar 02, Informative and immensely readable, this book provides an jcaques and comprehensive study of an important and unjustly forgotten director.

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 cineam as his work in television.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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. Ryan Birch marked it as to-read Sep 20, 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 Perilous nihhtfall, Tourneur imposed a personal cinematic vision that emphasized uncertainty and ambiguity.

Both draw on exceedingly familiar generic conventions. I have been waiting many years to write that. It is a tragic inflection in a predominantly melodramatic genre:. A number of series programs directed by Tourneur were re-edited and released as feature films.

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Cassandra Troyan marked it as to-read Nov 25, In Louis B. 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. Brian Hauser marked it as to-read Nivhtfall 16, John Doll rated it really liked it Nov 08, Maikel Aarts marked it as to-read Mar 13, Joris van Laarhoven marked it as to-read Sep 20, After this scene, they never come together again.

Robert Dunbar rated it really liked it Jun 17, Kyle Furr rated it liked it Jan 17, Richard rated it it was amazing Feb 02, The Cinema of Nightfall. Selznick to head a new unit formed at RKO for low budget horror films. Orrin Grey marked it as to-read Oct 26, Working in a variety of genres, from Westerns Canyon Passage and spy films Jcques Express to swashbucklers The Flame and the Arrow and melodramas Experiment PerilousTourneur imposed a personal cinematic vision that emphasized uncertainty and ambiguity.

Included are a detailed bibliography and filmography, along with photos.