Thursday, December 06, 2007
VAL LEWTON BLOGATHON
It's about time The Evening Class hosts a blogathon, don't you think? And in tandem with the Turner Classic Movies premiere broadcast of Martin Scorsese's new documentary Val Lewton: The Man In the Shadows on Monday, January 14, 5:00PM PT, I thought now would the perfect time for this perfect opportunity.
So I'm announcing the Val Lewton Blogathon starting Monday, January 14, 2008, and running throughout the week so that writers can either react to the TCM program lineup or wax eloquent from memory on their favorite Lewton film.
The following is the schedule for the premiere and marathon of Lewton classics (all times Pacific):
Monday, Jan. 14
5:00PM Martin Scorsese Presents: Val Lewton: The Man In the Shadows.
6:30PM Cat People (1942), starring Simone Simon, Kent Smith and Tom Conway.
7:45PM I Walked with a Zombie (1943), starring Frances Dee and Tom Conway.
9:00PM Martin Scorsese Presents: Val Lewton: The Man In the Shadows.
10:30PM The Leopard Man (1943), starring Dennis O’Keefe and Margo.
11:45PM The Seventh Victim (1943), starring Kim Hunter, Tom Conway and Hugh Beaumont.
1:00AM The Curse of the Cat People (1944), starring Simone Simon and Kent Smith.
2:15AM The Body Snatcher (1945), starring Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and Henry Daniell.
3:30AM Isle of the Dead (1945), starring Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew and Marc Cramer.
4:45AM Bedlam (1946), starring Boris Karloff, Anna Lee and Ian Wolfe.
Tuesday, Jan. 15
6:15AM Martin Scorsese Presents: Val Lewton: The Man In the Shadows.
7:45AM Youth Runs Wild (1944), starring Kent Smith, Bonita Granville, Jean Brooks and Glenn Vernon.
9:00AM Mademoiselle Fifi (1944), starring Simone Simon, John Emery, Kurt Kreuger and Alan Napier.
12/11/07 UPDATE: The Film Society of Lincoln Center's "homegrown talent" Kent Jones, their Associate Director of Programming, Film Comment's Editor-at-Large, and author of Physical Evidence, a recently published collection of film criticism, will be hosting an advance screening on Thursday, December 13, of Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows, which he likewise wrote and directed. The documentary will be followed by a screening of I Walked With A Zombie (1943). Details can be found here.