Val Lewton

Val Lewton

The Man in the Shadows

DVD - 2008
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A portrait of Val Lewton, the Hollywood genius who fused light and dark, the bizarre and the everyday into hypnotic gems that transcended the horror genre. Features insightful analysis, on-screen interviews with Lewton collaborators and clips from his films.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2008
ISBN: 9781419852695
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.43 L59
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., col. & b&w ; 4 3/4 in


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Mar 25, 2017

"The Man In the Shadows" is a fairly interesting bio-documentary that covers the life and career of low-budget, B-movie producer, Val Lewton, who worked almost exclusively for RKO Studios (poverty row) from the years 1942-1951.

Originally from Russia - Lewton was clearly one of those very resourceful men who knew just how to produce good quality horror pictures on budgets of only $150,000, or less.

Through stills, film clips, and interviews - The viewer learns all about the ins & outs of being a successful, but unappreciated, film producer like Lewton..... (*Watch "Bio" video-clip*)

*Note* - In 1951 (at the age of 46) Val Lewton died from a heart attack.


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