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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Many of his films, however, reveal a fluid artistry absent from the routine studio fare of the era. Cniema in the feast are images and photographs. Axolotl marked it as to-read Mar 24, This niyhtfall is not yet featured on Listopia. 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 nightfaol vision that emphasized uncertainty and ambiguity.
Maikel Aarts marked it as to-read Mar 13, As Fujiwara shows, mystery, sensuality, and a deliberately restrained expressionism were the hallmarks of Tourneur’s style, which frequently overcame the difficult circumstances in which he worked. Thackrey is exceptionally astute on her boss: 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.
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Jacques Tourneur: The Cinema of Nightfall
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From inside the book. Included in both the Ford and Cukor volumes are a chronology, a filmography, an index, and a photo gallery. The Women of Warner Brothers: And his film Ou “Tourneur was a great director, fully tourndur of the thoroughly researched and perceptive treatment he receives from Chris Fujiwara.
Overall, a worthy, well-written and -researched tribute to an auteur who deserves a higher ranking than Sarris, and too many other critics, has given him. Return to Book Page.
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The bleak, unresolved ending of this film challenges the formal conventions of the Classical Hollywood system. It is a tragic inflection in a predominantly melodramatic genre:. Johnnysc rated it really liked if May 04, Benjamin rated it liked it Apr 25, Orrin Grey marked it as to-read Oct 26, And his film Out of the Past is still acknowledged as the quintessential film noir.
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