Re: RE : Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: The Siege of Trencher's Farm redux

From: William Ahearn (
Date: 17 Feb 2008

--- JIM DOHERTY <> wrote:

 Within the constraints of
> that budget, Lewton was trying to do something
> different, and succeeding at it in my view.
I haven't been convinced of Lewton's "genius" at this point. Scorsese has done a fine job of resurrecting lost films and filmmakers (Purple Noon, the first film made of Highsmith's Ripley, from 1960 is a good example and director Michael Powell is another) but I'm just not feeling Lewton yet. Simone Simon is one of my favorite actresses (I've even seen 7th Heaven, the flick that she did with James Stewart), but even Cat People isn't a good film as much as it's a different one. It's beautifully shot and atmospheric and all that and I'm glad I saw it again (saw it many times as a kid) and I saw I Walk With a Zombie recently and liked it. I just don't get all the hoopla about these films. Yes, better than most poverty row B movies. Is that it?


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