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.
Did You Know?
The podcast series 'The Secret History Of Hollywood' is entirely about Val Lewton; it does not only handle his movie-making life but also his private life. The series handles all of Lewton's relations to other producers, studios, studio owners, actors, writers, and everything in-between. See more
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Features Cat People
2 September 2007 (USA)
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Martin Scorsese Presents: Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows
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