Ficunam 2020 Interview: Chris Fujiwara On The Legacy Of Jacques Tourneur

Ficunam 2020 Interview: Chris Fujiwara On The Legacy Of Jacques Tourneur
French filmmaker Jacques Tourneur is, certainly, an important part of the history of horror cinema, because he was one of the directors in Val Lewton’s low-budget horror unit at Rko Pictures. In the forties, Tourneur directed the Lewton-produced classics Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie and The Leopard Man, notable for being able to build suspense and scare the audiences without being explicit. Several years later, in 1957, Tourneur also directed Night of the Demon, a masterpiece about the supernatural and those who vainly deny its existence. But Tourneur was much more than those horror efforts, he made a wide variety of movies once he left his country for Hollywood. The recent Tourneur retrospective that the Ficunam put together as part of its 10th...

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