Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Eyes Without a Face

Eyes Without a Face is a 1960 horror film directed by Georges Franjou. Maurice Jarre gets credit for the music. This is another film well worth having so we can watch it next October. It's going on my to-buy list.

Watch it online at The Auteurs with a quick, easy and free registration. Youtube has it available in parts here. part 1:

FilmReference.com calls it "a cruel but tender film". The New York Times says, "Like other horror film classics, "Eyes Without a Face" succeeds by sustaining an atmosphere of sinister obsession." Images Journal opens by saying, "Rarely has a movie been simultaneously as beautiful and horrifying as Eyes Without a Face." Senses of Cinema closes with this: "It is certain that, to this day, there is much to be left to be understood about this powerful and mysterious film." Slant Magazine says,
The kind of horror film that's commonly referred to as "poetic," but which could just as easily be described as "slow," Eyes Without a Face (Les Yeux sans visage) is a landmark genre film...

The picture at the top of the post is from Wikipedia.

5/30/2010: Horror Squad wants you to watch it for their movie club, and here's the discussion.

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