Nicholas Musuraca, master of chiaroscuro.

However, he only came into his own in his fifties (love late bloomers) at the relatively relaxed atmosphere at RKO Pictures. where his supreme gift for contrasting shadows and light (chiaroscuro) was essential to the look of RKO’s seminal film noirs such as “Out of the Past” and the feel of Producer Val Lewton’s horror movies like “Cat People” and “The Seventh Victim”.

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