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Peeping Tom Movie Review Summary

Actors: Karlheinz Böhm, Moira Shearer, Anna Massey, Maxine Audley, Pamela Green, Nigel Davenport

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PEEPING TOM is a movie produced and directed by british director Michael Powell in 1960.

Mark Lewis, a part time movie technician, part time nude photographer, is obsessed with the idea to film close-ups of faces distorted by fear. As a boy, he was himself observed the whole day by his father, a scientist making experiments about the influence of fear in the human nervous system. Helen Stephens, a young neighbour, falls in love with him as he has more and more often psychotic moments during which he kills young women.

A masterpiece.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   criminal/victim falls in love with victim/criminal    -   criminal becomes sensitive    -   catching/stopping killer If this is a criminal POV story...    -   bad criminals on the run

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   producer/director Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British Unusual characteristics    -   Mentally Ill

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Misc setting    -   scientific labs    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts Kind of violence:    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   fright    -   perforation--swords/knives

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