Director: Michael Powell Run Time: 101 min. Format: 35mm Rating: NR Release Year: 1960
Starring: Anna Massey, Karlheinz Böhm, Moira Shearer
Film’s a killer in Michael Powell’s PEEPING TOM.
A 35mm presentation.
Now revered as a British new wave classic, Michael Powell’s career-ending Peeping Tom fetishizes film, the camera, and screening room in what Martin Scorsese has called indulging in the audience’s “morbid urge to gaze.” The film shows Mark Lewis, a socially awkward young man who works in the film industry by day and takes racy films of women at night. But the camera he uses is also an instrument for murder and for recording those murders. His disturbing secret and reason behind his murderous actions are revealed, and healed, when he befriends his neighbor Helen.
Part of Nitehawk’s fall CRIME series.