Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows
Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (2007)

While his name was known to only the most obsessive film fans during the course of his career, Val Lewton produced a handful of low-budget horror movies in the 1940's that had a revolutionary impact on the genre. Working within a… More

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Release Date: September 2, 2007
DVD Release Date: August 19, 2008
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review

The most fascinating aspect revealed in this documentary is the way Lewton's suppressed emotions were embodied by his cinematic characters ....

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A well-deserved homage to producer Val Lewton.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Like any good documentary, Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows makes us want to know more....

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

'The Man in the Shadows' is an admirable and uniquely organized documentary about Val Lewton and his brooding works of darkness.

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Edward Havens

We may not learn much about who Val Lewton was. We may never truly know what made him tick. And we might find ourselves too engrossed in what we see and hear to even care.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
Overview of the career of the legendary producer who reluctantly made some of most poetic horror movies of the 1940s for RKO. Those who are already fans will… More