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    DescriptionThe influential horror noir Cat People (1943) was the first production from the unit set up by RKO Pictures to make low-cost, high-return horror movies. Producer Val Lewton was handed the title and ordered to come up with a film to fit. He and director Jacques Tourneur created an innovative film that is now legendary for its elliptical style - its emphasis on the terrors of what is suggested but not seen. Kim Newman considers this ambitious work in light of its place in film history, exploring its relationship with the horror film genre from which it emerges and against which it rebels. Through close analysis, he teases out the layers of meaning and intent that make this at once a supernatural drama and an unusual psychological study. This second edition features a postscript about the sequel, The Curse of the Cat People (1944), and original cover artwork by Graham Humphreys.

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    Cat People
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kim Newman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 190 mm
    Thickness: 7 mm
    Weight: 174 g
    ISBN 13: 9781844576432
    ISBN 10: 1844576434

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BISAC V2.8: PER004000
    LC classification: PN
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    Libri: I-PR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25880
    B&T General Subject: 221
    Abridged Dewey: 791
    BISAC V2.8: PER004050, PER004030
    BIC subject category V2: APFA
    DC22: 791.4301
    DC23: 791.4372
    Thema V1.0: ATFA
    2, New edition
    Edition statement
    2nd New edition
    British Film Institute
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    Publication date
    08 November 2013
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    Author Information
    Kim Newman is a novelist, film critic, broadcaster and journalist. He is editor of The BFI Companion to Horror (1997), Science Fiction/Horror: A Sight and Sound Reader (2002).
    Table of contents
    Introduction 'Cat People' Afterword: The Curse of the Cat People Notes Credits Bibliography