The Night of the Hunter, Paperback Book

The Night of the Hunter Paperback

Part of the BFI Film Classics series

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This is an examination of "The Night of the Hunter", Charles Laughton's only outing as a film director.

It looks at the symbolism of the piece, at Willa, her throat cut sitting in the Model-T Ford, and the Preacher, a silhouetted threat on the horizon.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 79 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: British Film Institute
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  • Category: Film theory & criticism
  • ISBN: 9780851708225



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A clever criticism of Charles Laughton's film masterpiece. The only movie Laughton ever directed is cleverly dissected by Simon Callow in an extraordinary review.

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