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July 16 – 19    New York, NY    FILM FORUM

Peeping Tom Play Dates


United Kingdom, 1960
Director: Michael Powell
Producer: Michael Powell, Albert Fennell
Cast: Carl Boehm, Anna Massey, Moira Shearer
Screenwriter: Leo Marks
Cinematography: Otto Heller
Music: Brian Easdale
Genre: Drama, Horror
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Language: English
Running Time: 101 minutes

The bodies pile up as sensitive film studio focus puller Mark Lewis (Carl Boehm) moonlights as a private photographer of scantily-clad woman, while obsessively working on his own "documentary" of the women's dying expressions. Director Powell's career was effectively destroyed by the critical backlash to the film.

Reviews and Quotes 2

"The quintessential Michael Powell film, at once mischievous and compassionate, ironic and evangelistic, comic and tragic. A film of visceral terror."
- Film Comment

"A masterpiece full of dread, raw with vulgarity. No wonder the critics were shocked, the film was so far ahead of the game."
- David Thomson

"Peeping Tom and Fellini's 8 1/2 are the two great films that deal with the philosophy and danger of filmmaking."
- Martin Scorsese

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