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still from Peeping Tom (Michael Powell, GB 1960)

Voyeurism Night

Koolhoven & Simons: Voyeurism Night

This evening we can take a peek at Peeping Tom on 35mm from the collection, preceded by clips and trailers featuring other famous voyeurs from film history, including Manhunter and Blue Velvet.

poster Peeping Tom (Michael Powell, GB 1960)

Is every film-lover a voyeur at heart? Tonight we put this theory to the test and watch Peeping Tom on 35mm from the collection, preceded by clips and trailers from films including Manhunter (1986), which is all about watching and being watched. Blue Velvet was made the same year, and contains the famous scene in which Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) watches from the closet as one of the best bad guys in the history of film, Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper), goes about his awful business.

In Peeping Tom (Michael Powell, Great Britain 1960, 109') a murderous maniac (Carl Boehm) records on his camera the reactions of women at the moment they are murdered. On its release in 1960, Peeping Tom was castigated and pulled from the cinemas almost immediately. It wasn’t until the 1980s that Powell’s reputation was restored, thanks mainly to Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola. In 1999 Eye obtained a fully restored copy of this classic about the voyeurism of the camera.

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Koolhoven & Simons

Every month, Koolhoven and Simons will be scrutinizing the genre film, presenting films within pretty forthright themes that have never before been screened at Eye. Expect evenings on Trucker, Grindhouse or Revenge of Nature films. A tribute to rarely screened trailers and forgotten classics, where possible in 35mm, using films from Eye’s collection.

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still from Peeping Tom (Michael Powell, GB 1960)
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