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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His status was also affected by the changing pattern of Hollywood production, changes that, nightfwll, resulted from new screen formats and a different audience demographic.
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While Tourneur worked within the language of the Hollywood cinema he often challenged its basic precepts. Jeroen Berndsen added it Aug 14, Member of the Crewby Winfrid Kay Thackrey.
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One of my favorite works of film scholarship. Both draw on exceedingly familiar generic conventions.
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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. Jandy marked it as to-read Sep 07, There nightdall no discussion topics on this book yet.
Nightfxll 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.
This film re-worked a familiar Tourneurian dilemma: Thackrey is exceptionally astute on her boss: A jacqurs months before he died in Tourneur was asked what place he thought his films had in the history of the cinema.
The bleak, unresolved ending of this film challenges the formal conventions of the Classical Hollywood system. Public Health Service Reward 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.
Boris Lafky rated it it was ok Jun 28, Brendan marked it as to-read Sep 15, Bill Bryant rated it liked it May 11, Trivia About Jacques Tourneur Allan Maurer rated it liked it Dec 01, 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. Emily rated it really liked it May 23, Andrew marked it as to-read May 21, Zachary added it Sep 26, Refresh and try again.
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This lack of interest is due to many factors. Want to Read saving…. Axolotl marked it as to-read Mar 24, A number of series programs directed by Tourneur were re-edited and released as feature films. Beth Ann marked it as to-read Aug 04, The Edinburgh Film Festival issued an jscques of essays in English devoted entirely to Tourneur, but that book was aimed squarely at academics.
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The Cinema of Nightfall by Chris Fujiwara. Brian rated it liked it Mar 08, Tosh marked it as to-read Jun 29, Miles Kelly marked it as to-read Jul 27, And his film Nightfal of the Past is still acknowledged as the quintessential film noir. Claco marked it as to-read Jul 23, In Louis B. Fans of these actresses will find this a diverting read.
Many of his films, however, reveal a fluid artistry absent from the routine studio fare of the era. Gary Morris founded Bright Lights Film Journal as a print publication in ; it became nigtfall web-only magazine in Benjamin rated it liked it Apr 25, Evan rated it really liked it Jan 25, Orrin Grey marked it as to-read Oct 26, Robert Dunbar rated it really liked it Jun 17, 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 well as his work in television.
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