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Martin Scorsese narrates this tribute to Val Lewton, the producer of a series of memorable low-budget horror films for RKO Studios... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Martin Scorsese ... Narrator (voice)

Elias Koteas ... Val Lewton (voice)

Orson Welles ... Himself (archive footage) (voice)
Val E. Lewton ... Himself, son of Val Lewton
Alexander Nemerov ... Himself, author of 'Icons of Grief'

Roger Corman ... Himself
Glen Gabbard ... Himself, Dr., author of 'Psychiatry and the Cinema'
Jacques Tourneur ... Himself (archive footage)

Kiyoshi Kurosawa ... Himself
Geoffrey O'Brien ... Himself, author of 'The Phantom Empite'
Ann Carter ... Herself (as Ann Carter Newton)

Robert Wise ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Kent Jones 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kent Jones  written by

Produced by
Mikaela Beardsley .... line producer
Margaret Bodde .... producer
Tom Brown .... executive producer: Turner Classic Movies
Martin Scorsese .... producer
Emma Tillinger Koskoff .... executive producer: Sikelia Productions (as Emma Tillinger)
Cinematography by
Robert Shepard (director of photography) (as Bobby Shepard)
Film Editing by
Kristen Huntley 
Art Department
Tony Aramburu .... graphic artist
Sound Department
James Baker .... sound recordist
Chris Fielder .... assistant sound editor
Steuart Pearce .... sound recordist
Reilly Steele .... sound mixer
Philip Stockton .... sound editor
Jimmy Williams .... sound recordist (as James Williams)
Visual Effects by
Tony Aramburu .... title design
Camera and Electrical Department
Hirohisa Ota .... additional camerawork
Richard Pearce .... additional camerawork
Editorial Department
Mikaela Beardsley .... additional assistant editor
Will Cox .... colorist
Will Cox .... on-line editor
Chris Pressler .... additional assistant editor
Bryan Quinn .... additional assistant editor
Kristin Rodriguez .... additional assistant editor
Tyler H. Walk .... assistant editor
Other crew
Ralph P. Brescia .... legal services
Maria Franzese .... production accountant
Shigehiko Hasumi .... interviewer: Japanese
Arnie Herrmann .... accounting services
Michael Mann .... accounting services
John Migliore .... researcher
Allison Niedermeier .... production associate
Freida Orange .... assistant: Martin Scorsese
Robert Stein .... legal services (as F. Robert Stein)
James Yeagashi .... translator
Marianne Bower .... special thanks
Scott Brock .... special thanks
Bruni Burres .... special thanks
John Carpenter .... special thanks
Ned Comstock .... special thanks
Nick Damiano .... special thanks
George Feltenstein .... special thanks
Don Fleming .... special thanks
Greg Ford .... special thanks
Amanda Gabbard .... special thanks
Pattie Giordan .... special thanks
Peter Gizzi .... special thanks
Bruce Goldstein .... special thanks
Carter Gunn .... special thanks
Hadley Gwin .... special thanks
Kristen Hassell .... special thanks
Shigehiko Hasumi .... special thanks
Linda Hoaglund .... special thanks
Madoka Imura .... special thanks
Andrézj Jones .... special thanks
Ethan Jones .... special thanks
Tom Karsch .... special thanks
Val E. Lewton .... very special thanks
Bryan McKenzie .... special thanks
Kristen Molina .... special thanks
Stephen Newton .... special thanks
Sandy Patch .... special thanks
Mark Raker .... special thanks
Laura Rosenthal .... special thanks
Nicolas Saada .... special thanks
Richard Schickel .... special thanks
Joel E. Siegel .... very special thanks
Airi Suzuki .... special thanks
Charles Tabesh .... special thanks
David Tedeschi .... special thanks
Tom Weaver .... special thanks
Elizabeth Willis .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Martin Scorsese Presents: Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows" - USA (complete title)
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USA:77 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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It will make you want to watch all the movies one more time, 14 January 2008
Author: dbborroughs from Glen Cove, New York

New Documentary produced and narrated by Martin Scorsese on the life and work on the films of Val Lewton. It premiered tonight on Turner Classic Movies and has occasioned the reissue of the box set of the Lewton RKO horror films on DVD. To be honest I don't think this is really a documentary so much as its film essay on the Lewton produced films and his life. There is no nitty gritty about the making of the films (the fact that one of his films occasioned the last screen teaming of Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi is not mentioned). If one wants details one has to look to the documentary that was originally released with the DVD set, Shadows in the Dark:The Val Lewton Legacy. Here Scorsese talks about the deeper meanings of the films Lewton over saw and how they affected the people who saw them.Its clear that Scorsese is in love with the poetry of the movies, and its nice to have him as a guide into their recesses, indeed watching the film I picked up a good many details that I had never noticed before. It also reveals symbols and character types that reoccur in his movies. Its an examination of how Lewton's melancholy nature produced some very dark and troubling films, films which echo to this day. I liked the film a great deal but I'm not in love with it. While I learned some new things I didn't learn enough (I think the earlier Shadows in the Dark is slightly better, but that may be purely a matter of personal taste).Its very good but there is something that keeps me from saying its great. Is it worth seeing, absolutely, it will reveal many things to you about the films that you probably never noticed. Ultimately it will make you want to see all the films again, which is a pretty good thing if you ask me

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