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Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows

  • 6.5 10
  • 2007
  • Nonemin
Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows
  • Original Title: Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows

Martin Scorsese narrates this tribute to Val Lewton, the producer of a series of memorable low-budget horror films for RKO Studios. Raised by his mother and his aunt, his films often included strong female characters who find themselves in difficult situations and who have to grow up quickly. He is best remembered for the horror films he made at RKO starting in 1940. Starting with only a title - his first was The Cat People - he would meticulously oversee every aspect of the film's completion. Although categorized as horror films, his films never showed a monster, leaving it all to the viewers imagination, assisted by music, mood and lighting.

Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows
Kent Jones
Kent Jones Writer, Director
Elias Koteas
Elias Koteas Voice of Val Lewton
Glen Gabbard
Glen Gabbard Himself - Interviewee (as Dr. Glen Gabbard)
Roger Corman
Roger Corman Himself - Interviewee

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