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Alexander Nemerov

Alexander Nemerov is the author of Icons of Grief: Val Lewton’s Home Front Pictures (2005), Soulmaker: The Times of Lewis Hine (2016), and Summoning Pearl Harbor (2017), among other books. He is the chair of the Art and Art History Department and Carl and Marilyn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Stanford University.

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This Pretty World: The Films of Val Lewton

In their stillness and melancholy, the B-movie masterpieces of one of Hollywood’s most ingenious producers pushed against the official optimism of American culture during World War II.

By Alexander Nemerov