Sunday, May 8, 2011

Recovering Norman Foster

Norman Foster was a writer/director of enormous skill who made impressive contributions to film noir (like the freaky WOMAN ON THE RUN and the tragically romantic KISS THE BLOOD OFF MY HANDS). He was also an expat whose fascinating work in Mexican cinema in the mid-forties (like the freakier-than-freaky EL AHIJADO DE LA MUERTE) is ripe for rediscovery. For years, Foster has been overlooked, but I explore his life--a life as surprising and fascinating as that of his friend and collaborator Orson Welles--in an essay in the new issue of Bright Lights Film Journal.

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