Voajer

Voajer, 1960
kriminalni
Peeping Tom, Velika Britanija, 101 min Imdb ocena: 7.7 Žanr: kriminalni, drama, grozljivka, triler Igrajo: Karlheinz Böhm, Moira Shearer, Anna Massey, Maxine Audley Režija: Michael Powell Avtorji: Leo Marks (original story), Leo Marks (scenarij) Jezik: angleški
Voajer - Peeping Tom

Slovenski opis filma:

Angleški film, 1960 Režija: Michael Powell Scenarij: Leo Marks Igrajo: Karlheinz Böhm, Anna Massey, Moira Shearer Svetlolasi mladenič Mark Lewis umori prostitutko in zločin posname s kamero. Čez dan dela v ekipi filmskega studia in tudi sam želi postati filmski režiser. Za dodaten zaslužek pod pultom prodaja mehke pornografske slike. V družbi, posebej med ženskami, je sramežljiv in zaprt, izven službe nima družabnih stikov. Kljub temu se zanj zanima dobrosrčna soseda Helen, ki ji Mark zaupa, da je bil v otroštvu podvržen mučnim psihološkim eksperimentom, ki jih je izvajal njegov oče, ugledni znanstvenik. Mark umori naslednjo žrtev, sodelavko Vivian. Medtem ko policija raziskuje umor, pa Mark nadaljuje svojo zvezo s Helen, ki se zaljubi vanj. Njena občutljiva mati kljub slepoti zasluti, da ima hčerin fant moteno osebnost. Helen na smrt prestrašijo Markovi snuffovski posnetki, ki jih je pogledala iz radovednosti. Pojasni ji, da je ženske ubijal iz obsedene želje, da bi s kamero posnel izraz čiste groze na njihovih obrazih. Nato odkloni priložnost, da bi ubil še Helen. Medtem ko ga išče policija, se Mark zabode in s tem priskrbi zaključni prizor svojega dokumentarnega filma o grozi. Kritiki niso dobro sprejeli kontroverzne tematike filma, kar je imelo negativen vpliv na kariero Michaela Powella v Veliki Britaniji. Tekom let je film dobil zvesto občinstvo in kultni status; danes uživa status mojstrovine in velja za zgodnjega predhodnika sodobnega žanra slasher grozljivke.

Originalni opis filma:

Mark Lewis, works as a focus puller in a British film studio. On his off hours, he supplies a local porno shop with cheesecake photos and also dabbles in filmmaking. A lonely, unfriendly, sexually repressed fellow, Mark is obsessed with the effects of fear and how they are registered on the face and behavior of the frightened. This obsession dates from the time when, as a child, he served as the subject of some cold-blooded experiments in the psychology of terror conducted by his own scientist father. As a grown man, Mark becomes a compulsive murderer who kills women and records their contorted features and dying gasps on film. His ongoing project is a documentary on fear. With 16mm camera in hand, he accompanies a prostitute to her room and stabs her with a blade concealed in his tripod, all the while photographing her contorted face in the throes of terror and death. Alone in his room, he surrounds himself with the sights and sounds of terror: taped screams, black-and-white "home movies" of convulsed faces. At his house, he meets Helen Stephens, a young woman who lives with her blind mother in a downstairs flat. She visits his flat, where he shows her black-and-white films that were taken of him when he was a child. She is horrified to see that his father used him as a guinea pig in various experiments, taking movies of his reactions of fear.