Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (2007)

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.

Directing:
  • Kent Jones

Writing:
  • Kent Jones

Stars:
Release Date: 2007-09-02
TMDb: 7/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English | Français | 日本語
  • Runtime: 77
Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorse...
Narrator
Roger Corman
Roger Corman
Himself - Interviewee
Elias Koteas
Elias Koteas
Voice of Val Lewton
Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Kiyoshi Kuros...
Himself - Interviewee
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