Fearing the Dark: The Val Lewton Career / Edition 1

Fearing the Dark: The Val Lewton Career / Edition 1

by Edmund G. Bansak, Robert Wise
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786417099

ISBN-13: 9780786417094

Pub. Date: 10/09/2003

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

Cat People (1942) and I Walked with a Zombie (1943) established Val Lewton's hauntingly graceful style where suggestion was often used in place of explicit violence. His stylish B thrillers were imitated by a generation of filmmakers such as Richard Wallace, William Castle, and even Walt Disney in his animated Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949). Through

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Cat People (1942) and I Walked with a Zombie (1943) established Val Lewton's hauntingly graceful style where suggestion was often used in place of explicit violence. His stylish B thrillers were imitated by a generation of filmmakers such as Richard Wallace, William Castle, and even Walt Disney in his animated Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949). Through interviews with many of Lewton's associates (including his wife and son) and extensive research, his life and output are thoroughly examined.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786417094
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/09/2003
Edition description:
ALT
Pages:
581
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Foreword1
Preface3
1Rites of Passage: Lewton's Early Years5
2Emigres and Icons: Dark Visionaries and Hollywood Wonders30
3Apprenticeship: Selznick and Lewton43
4Out of Left Field: The Orson Welles Connection70
5Staking the Territory88
6Cat People121
7I Walked with a Zombie141
8The Leopard Man162
9The Seventh Victim181
10The Ghost Ship202
11The Curse of the Cat People222
12Youth Runs Wild and Mademoiselle Fifi241
13Isle of the Dead263
14The Body Snatcher281
15Bedlam305
16Fellow Travelers326
17The Sincerest Form of Flattery362
18Closed Doors399
19Jacques Tourneur419
20Mark Robson441
21Robert Wise461
22Dark Legacy492
Filmography531
Bibliography539
Index543

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