Val Lewton

Val Lewton

The Man in the Shadows

DVD - 2008
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A look at the life and career of Val Lewton, an American filmmaker best known for the 9 horror films he produced for RKO Pictures in the 1940s. Includes extensive interviews with Lewton's collaborators and clips from his films.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2008.
Edition: Standard format.
ISBN: 9781419852695
1419852698
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Man in the shadows

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Mar 25, 2017

"The Man In the Shadows" is a fairly interesting bio-documentary that covers the life and career of low-budget, B-movie producer, Val Lewton, who worked almost exclusively for RKO Studios (poverty row) from the years 1942-1951.

Originally from Russia - Lewton was clearly one of those very resourceful men who knew just how to produce good quality horror pictures on budgets of only $150,000, or less.

Through stills, film clips, and interviews - The viewer learns all about the ins & outs of being a successful, but unappreciated, film producer like Lewton..... (*Watch "Bio" video-clip*)

*Note* - In 1951 (at the age of 46) Val Lewton died from a heart attack.

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