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The Night Of The Hunter

Author : Simon Callow
ISBN : 0851708226
Genre : History
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'The Night of the Hunter' (1955) was the only film that Charles Laughton directed. Adapted from a best-selling novel by Davis Grubb, it is part expressionist horror movie, part luminous fairy tale, and it contains some of the most haunting images in cinema. Willa (Shelley Winters), her throat cut and her hair streaming out like seaweed, sitting upright in a submerged Model T Ford. Her children, framed by looming animals, in a downriver flight from Preacher (Robert Mitchum). Preacher a silhouetted threat on the horizon. 'The Night of the Hunter' is revered today, but it failed on its first release, and Laughton never recovered from the disappointment.

The Night Of The Hunter

Author : Jeffrey Couchman
ISBN : 0810125420
Genre : Performing Arts
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Reaching simultaneously into the realms of film and literature, this detailed exploration of The Night of the Hunter examines the genesis and the eclectic form of each work and the process of transformation by which the novel became a motion picture. It provides the first major study of the long-lost first-draft screenplay by James Agee and confronts a fifty-year controversy about the authorship of the film. This is a story of artistic convergence on many levels--of novelist and director, director and actor, and cinematic form and tastes. The novel, a 1953 debut from Davis Grubb, was a popular and critical success, remaining on the New York Times best-seller list for four months. Hollywood responded to its atmospheric lyricism, and in the hands of first time director Charles Laughton, the book became a film that is equal parts thriller, allegory, and fever dream, filled with slow, inexorable suspense. On the set, Laughton functioned both as an auteur and a collaborator to create his vision of the book, mixing cinematic flourishes both realistic and abstract in sometimes tense situations. The talents that clashed or came together along the road from book to movie make the final film a product of rich stylistic contradiction and rewarding complexity. Through biography, production history, and critical analysis of the novel and film, author Jeffrey Couchman makes the case that this initially overlooked cinematic gem is a prismatic work that continually reveals new aspects of itself.

The Night Of The Hunter

Author : Davis Grubb
ISBN : 9781101910061
Genre : Fiction
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The bestselling, National Book Award–finalist novel that inspired Charles Laughton’s expressionist horror classic starring Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters. Two young children, Pearl and John Harper, are being raised alone by their mother in Cresap’s Landing, Ohio. Their father Ben has just been executed for killing two men in the course of an armed robbery. Ben never told anyone where he hid the ten thousand dollars he stole; not his widow Willa, not his lawyer, nor his cell-mate Henry “Preacher” Powell. But Preacher, with his long history of charming his way into widows’ hearts and lives, has an inkling that Ben's money could be within his reach. As soon as he is free, Preacher makes his way up the river to visit the Harper family where—he hopes—a little child shall lead him to the fortune that he seeks. Foreword by JULIA KELLER From the Trade Paperback edition.

Night Of The Hunter

Author : R.A. Salvatore
ISBN : 9780786965502
Genre : Fiction
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R.A. Salvatore’s New York Times best-selling saga continues as dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden returns to Gauntlgrym with old friends by his side once again, as they seek to rescue Bruenor’s loyal shield dwarf-turned-vampire. But not only do Drizzt and his allies face a perilous journey through the Underdark and the dangers of the undead that lie within, but they must cross through a colony of drow, who would like nothing better than to see Drizzt Do’Urden dead.

Heaven And Hell To Play With

Author : Preston Neal Jones
ISBN : 0879109742
Genre : Performing Arts
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Jones uncovers the fascinating inside story of the making of this film, one of the American Film Institutes's 100 Greatest Thrillers. Every aspect is revealed of the film's development and production - casting, design, shooting, scoring, and editing - to the profound disappointment upon its release. This book is the result of over a decade of archival research and interviews with a dozen key people associated with the film, including Grubb, Gregory, actors Robert Mitchum and Lillian Gish and cinematographer Stanley Cortez. Their oral histories, along with numerous artifacts and film stills, are here deftly assembled into an account that is as compelling as the movie it celebrates.

Robert Mitchum

Author : Vincent Price
ISBN : 107742132X
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Robert Charles Durman Mitchum, born on August 6th, 1917, Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S., was a movie actor, director, author, poet, composer, and singer. Mitchum became famous for his starring roles in several classic films noir, being generally regarded as a forerunner of the antiheroes in movies of the '50s and '60s. His best-known films include Out of the Past (1947), The Night of the Hunter (1955), and Cape Fear (1962). Robert was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for The Story of G.I. Joe (1945). Mitchum was ranked # 23 on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest male stars of Classic American Cinema.

Night Of The Hunter

Author : Robert Boscarato
ISBN : 0557084881
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Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum) marries and murders widows for their money, believing he is helping God do away with women who arouse men's carnal instincts. Arrested for auto theft, he shares a cell with condemned killer Ben Harper (Peter Graves) and tries to get him to reveal the whereabouts of the $10,000 he stole. Only Ben's nine-year-old son, John and four-year-old daughter, Pearl know the money is in Pearl's doll and they have sworn to their father to keep this secret. After Ben is executed, Preacher goes to Cresap's Landing to court Ben's widow, Willa (Shelley Winters). He overwhelms her with his Scripture quoting, sermons and hymns, and she agrees to marry him. On their wedding night he tells her they will never have sex because it is sinful. When the depressed, confused, guilty woman catches him trying to force Pearl to reveal the whereabouts of the money, she is resigned to her fate but the children manage to escape downriver, with Preacher following close behind.

Night Of The Hunter

Author : Susan Harris
ISBN : 1634222881
Genre : Fiction
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Caitlyn Hardi is on a mission...a suicide mission. Driven by the pain of the past, she sets out to confront the monster deep in the Catacombs of Paris--the one who took everything from her. Caitlyn doesn't care if she survives Paris. Her only concern is that the vampire who made her does not take another family from her. If dying means keeping everyone she loves safe--especially Donnie--then Caitlyn can accept that...as long as she can take her maker to Hell with her. Donnie O'Carroll began to live the moment Caitlyn made him a vampire. Caitlyn gave him a family, a purpose, and he'll be damned if he's going to allow the darkness to overwhelm the woman he loves. He will fight to the end to prove to Caitlyn that love can conquer all--even if he has to die to do it. Sacrifice, a supernatural assassin, and immortal love are on a cosmic collision course in this powerful fourth installment of the Ever Chace Chronicles.

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Author : James Agee
ISBN : 044800237X
Genre : Performing Arts
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Movie Greats

Author : Philip Gillett
ISBN : 9781847886156
Genre : Performing Arts
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Why are some films regarded as classics, worthy of entry into the canon of film history? Which sorts of films make the cut and why? Movie Greats questions how cinema is ranked and, in doing so, uncovers a history of critical conflict, with different aesthetic positions battling for dominance. The films examined range across the history of cinema: The Battleship Potemkin, The 39 Steps, Modern Times, Citizen Kane, It's a Wonderful Life, Black Narcissus, The Night of the Hunter, Lawrence of Arabia, 8 1/2, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Godfather, Raging Bull, The Piano and Kill Bill: Vol. 1.Each chapter opens with a brief summary of the film's plot and goes on to discuss the historical context, the key individuals who made the film, and initial and subsequent popular and critical responses. Students studying the history of film, canon formation or film aesthetics will find this book relevant, provocative and absorbing.

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