I am watching the original Jacques Tourneur "Cat People" with Simone Simon
King John of Serbia
Jealous? Hell no. "Cat People" is ridulously overrated. And whatever happened to Simone Simone?
I watched it the other night. I never get tired of it. For a cheap little movie it is really well made and well acted and pretty creepy and daring in some parts. I love old RKO black and white movies.
Great film. They referenced it in the recent vampire movie "Let Me In"- during the climactic indoor pool scene.
Terrific little film, much better than it had any right to be.%0D\
Is it me, or does there seem to be a lesbian subtext to the film?
There is a lesbian subtext, R5 And I''m not a %0D\
"oh yes, of course there is a lesbian subtext" kind of guy.
I walked with a zombie
This was a great film and I hate scary films normally.
What lesbian subtext? Between Irina and Alice? I''ll admit to being stupid about these subtle film themes.%0D\
Last month TCM was showing some lousy movies, lots of westerns and strange British stuff, but this month is going to be great. They showed The Leopard Man, another Val Lewton movie and I hope they''ll show The Seventh Victim another one of my favorites.
I just watched this again on Halloween. It''s a fun little movie.
The movie was written by a gay man!%0D\
There is some stuff about him in William J. Mann''s book about gay Hollywood called Behind the Screens.%0D\
There is definitely some gay/lesbian subtext
Why would anyone be jealous of this, OP? It''s not like you''re watching Stroheim''s original cut of "Greed"--we can watch "Cat People" whenever we want.
I Walked With a Zombie is my favorite Lewton/Tourneur picture, but they''re all terrific - the atmosphere just drips right off the screen.
It''s a little slow, but it''s gorgeously photographed.
"I Walked with a Zombie" = "Jane Eyre"
"It''s a little slow, but it''s gorgeously photographed".........on sets left over from The Magnificent Ambersons (the staircase) and an Astaire Rogers musical (the zoo scene, but I am not sure which musical)
Love the scene where the cat-like woman comes up to Irina at the restaurant and says "Moia sestra". Quite an impact for such a brief scene. I also love that scene when Dr. Judd kisses Irina and she just stands there blankly and coldly as she transforms into a panther - creepy.
"the cat-like woman comes up to Irina at the restaurant and says "Moia sestra"%0D\
Actually the person speaking is Simone Signoret herself; they used her as a voice double for the actress. %0D
Ah, didn''t know that, thanks R17.
I'm sorry now i discovered this thread so i i sent what i should send now there. However, there's never too late. i put it here too, where it fits so much better.
Alice was played by Jane Randolph. Of course you remember her, right?
Doctor Louis Judd was played by Tom Conway. Did you know that Tom was was the older brother of George Sanders?
He appeared in three Jacques Tourneur films.
'Cat People', 'I Walked with a Zombie', 'The Seventh Victim'
My lovely Dataloungers, i know that many of you know these little details, but what the heck...i wanted to send it for all to know.
I like Cat People but prefer Curse of the Cat People. The whole movie has a similar magic, fairytale quality as the "ride down the river" scene in Night of the Hunter.
My favorite scene is where the panicky architect wards off evil by holding up his T-square in front of him & its shadow on the wall forms a cross.
My second favorite scene is where the husband grips the distraught wife's shoulders & tells her that maybe she should consider consulting a [deep breath] psychiatrist!
R22 and R23 i downloaded the ' The Curse of the Cat People', cause i haven't seen it yet. I'm so excited, i'll watch it tonight!!!!!!!! I really enjoyed 'Cat People' when i first saw it. I feel pleasure!
Moja sestra=my sister.
The creepy woman who says "Moja sestra" to her in Cat People has one of the lead roles in Curse of the Cat People. Simon basically has a cameo.
Well The Curse of the Cat People has some inspiring moments but it has certain flaws too. I liked the movie though.
Damn the webmaster is a dumb fuck. Who the hell shuts down a gay gossip board during the oscars? What a fucking retard.
I've never seen the remake with N. Kinski. Nobody ever shows it.
Ha, R29, that's funny. It played on a nearly constant loop in the early days of HBO ca. late 70s/early 80s. (That and The Boys from Brazil, French Postcards, and Fame.) I watched it repeatedly. What I vividly remember is a zoo worker getting his arm torn off by a lion near the beginning. It was very graphic for the time.
They've been showing the 80's remake a lot on cable. I'm always disappointed to see it come up on the schedule because I'm always hoping they're going to show the original instead.