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Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows ()


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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. Raised by his mother and his aunt, his films often... See more »

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Kent Jones

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Produced by

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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)

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Robert Shepard ... director of photography (as Bobby Shepard)

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Kristen Huntley

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Mikaela Beardsley ... additional assistant editor
Will Cox ... colorist / on-line editor
Chris Pressler ... additional assistant editor
Bryan Quinn ... additional assistant editor
Kristin Rodriguez ... additional assistant editor
Tyler H. Walk ... assistant editor

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Tony Aramburu ... graphic artist

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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)

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Tony Aramburu ... title design

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Hirohisa Ota ... additional camerawork
Richard Pearce ... additional camerawork

Other crew

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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

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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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Plot Summary

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. Written by garykmcd

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  • Martin Scorsese Presents: Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (United States)
  • Val Lewton: El hombre en la sombra (Spain)
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Trivia The narrator said that Val Lewton hated Boris Karloff and didn't want to work with him. However, the narrator further says that Karloff said about Lewton "he rescued me and restored my soul". It is, however, unclear why. See more »
Movie Connections Features Anna Karenina (1935). See more »
Crazy Credits All credited performers following Robert Wise are identified by a graphic or orally by the narrator. See more »

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