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Cat People

Posted by martinteller on October 12, 2008

My first experience with a Val Lewton film.  The metaphorical implications are intriguing (as in The Devil and Daniel Webster, Simone Simon is a vessel for our xenophobia), but if you’re just watching this for fun, it can be dull.  It’s a short movie, but it still takes quite a while to get to “the good stuff”.  There’s a lot of build-up, but Tourneur does what he can to make it interesting, especially in the noir-style lighting.  The sequel is also on the DVD, but I’ve decided not to bother with it.  Rating: 7


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