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Peeping Tom


Karlheinz Bohm, Moira Shearer, Anna Massey, Maxine Audley View All


Michael Powell (Director), Leo Marks (Screenplay) View All

Release: Apr. 6th, 1960
Runtime: 1 hour, 41 minutes
Loner Mark Lewis works at a film studio during the day and, at night, takes racy photographs of women. Also he's making a documentary on fear, which involves recording the reactions of victims as he murders them. He befriends Helen, the daughter of the family living in the apartment below his, and he tells her vaguely about the movie he is making.
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Captain Spaulding
Unlike Psycho, which relied on clumsy dialogue to diagnose and deliver Bates's back story, Peeping Tom uses a much more effective method: Mark, at Helen's insistence, rolls footage from his youth that shows his dad waking him in the middle of the night, purposely frightening him, throwing lizards on....
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Visual storytelling genius Michael Powell teamed up with scripter Leo Marks to make this audacious film which predated Psycho by months and was lambasted by the British critics as a "sexual snuff" film at the time of its release.