History Film / PeepingTom

4th Jul '17 8:39:15 PM Zeiss
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* ShoutOut: Mark's stepmother (shown briefly only in home movies) is styled and dressed identically to Kim Novak's "Madeleine" from ''Film/{{Vertigo}}''. Director Powell started out working for [[Creator/AlfredHitchcock Hitchcock]].
6th Mar '17 1:00:44 PM JulianLapostat
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* SympatheticMurderer: Mark, arguably one of the first examples.

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* SympatheticMurderer: Mark, arguably one of the first examples. The movie came out in the same year as ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' but differed in that we knew the murderer and spent the whole film from his perspective from the first shot, whereas Hitchcock's film took a baroque approach in making the audience feel a connection for Norman.
6th Mar '17 12:56:11 PM Kaltes
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* SympatheticMurderer: Mark, arguably one of the first examples of one.

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* SympatheticMurderer: Mark, arguably one of the first examples of one.examples.
2nd Mar '17 4:02:34 PM Kaltes
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*SympatheticMurderer: Mark, arguably one of the first examples of one.
26th Feb '17 12:06:07 PM jamespolk
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!!!'''This movie contains examples of:'''

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!!!'''This !!'''This movie contains examples of:'''
10th Dec '16 5:55:41 PM MarkLungo
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-->''"Look out! You're being watched!"''

Peeping Tom is a 1960 British film by the legendary director Creator/MichaelPowell. The movie can be considered, along with ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', as a precursor of the [[SlasherMovie slasher genre]]. It also triggered a little controversy.

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Peeping Tom ''Peeping Tom'' is a 1960 British film by the legendary director Creator/MichaelPowell. The movie can be considered, along with ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', as a precursor of the [[SlasherMovie slasher genre]]. It also triggered a little controversy.
10th Dec '16 5:54:57 PM MarkLungo
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''Look out! You're being watched!''

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''Look -->''"Look out! You're being watched!''
watched!"''
23rd Jun '16 5:57:04 PM NinjaLore
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* ThereAreNoTherapists: Averted; there is a psychiatrist, but he's more helpful to the police than to Mark--his casual comment that Mark wanted to know about Mark's father's research on voyeurism cause the police to zero in on Mark as a suspect.

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* ThereAreNoTherapists: Averted; there is a psychiatrist, but he's more helpful to the police than to Mark--his casual comment that Mark wanted to know about Mark's father's research on voyeurism cause the police to zero in on Mark as a suspect. He helpfully tells Mark that voyeurism can be cured "quickly" with three years of therapy three times per week.
29th Oct '14 9:29:50 PM Tropesofknowledge
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Mark Lewis is a deeply disturbed young man with a movie camera. He works with a film crew and is a filmmaker aspirant, and has a second job as a photographer of erotica. This all serves to feed his obsession with voyeurism and death, which he feeds by making his own private snuff films, killing women and filming their deaths. He also owns a boarding house, and one day he engages in conversation with the family downstairs, and befriends their daughter Helen, eventually forming relationship with her. He shares some of his home movies with her, along with his childhood problems created by his father. Turns out he used his son as an experiment in psychological fears [[AbusiveParents putting him in stressful situations and filming everything with his camera]].

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Mark Lewis is a deeply disturbed young man with a movie camera. He works with a film crew and is a filmmaker aspirant, and has a second job as a photographer of erotica. This all serves to feed his obsession with voyeurism and death, which he feeds by making his own private snuff films, killing women and filming their deaths. He also owns a boarding house, and one day he engages in conversation with the family downstairs, and befriends their daughter Helen, eventually forming a relationship with her. He shares some of his home movies with her, along with his childhood problems created by his father. Turns out he used his son as an experiment in psychological fears [[AbusiveParents putting him in stressful situations and filming everything with his camera]].
4th Oct '14 11:16:30 PM jamespolk
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Mark Lewis is a man who tends to court women, usually prostitutes. They usually consider him some kind of a creep with his obsession of bringing his camera with him everywhere and filming their encounters. But they don't realize the kind of deal he has in mind until they're alone and he kills them with his tripod, but not before frightening them with something that makes them cringe with terror.

Turns out he works with a film crew and is a filmmaker aspirant. Some day he engages in conversation with the family downstairs, and befriends their daughter Helen, eventually forming relationship with her. He shares some of his home movies with her, along with his childhood problems created by his father. Turns out he used his son as an experiment in psychological fears [[AbusiveParents putting him in stressful situations and filming everything with his camera]].

The police start suspecting a man who barely talks with other people and has his camera always running (that would be Mark), and eventually they find enough evidence to convict the man. Mark, knowing this, takes cover in his house and when Helen follows him, trying to help him, she finally witnesses what he has been doing. Hes making a documentary, [[InTheBlood like his father before him]], of the fear of death, using a mirror to show the soon-to-be victims their faces full of terror. When the police find him, [[DrivenToSuicide he commits suicide]], giving his documentary an appropriate ending.

The film made such a controversy that it practically destroyed Powell's career. Eventually it was VindicatedByHistory .

A personal favorite of Creator/MartinScorsese. It's also one of the Greatest Films of RogerEbert.

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Mark Lewis is a deeply disturbed young man who tends to court women, usually prostitutes. They usually consider him some kind of a creep with his obsession of bringing his camera with him everywhere and filming their encounters. But they don't realize the kind of deal he has in mind until they're alone and he kills them with his tripod, but not before frightening them with something that makes them cringe with terror.

Turns out he
a movie camera. He works with a film crew and is a filmmaker aspirant. Some aspirant, and has a second job as a photographer of erotica. This all serves to feed his obsession with voyeurism and death, which he feeds by making his own private snuff films, killing women and filming their deaths. He also owns a boarding house, and one day he engages in conversation with the family downstairs, and befriends their daughter Helen, eventually forming relationship with her. He shares some of his home movies with her, along with his childhood problems created by his father. Turns out he used his son as an experiment in psychological fears [[AbusiveParents putting him in stressful situations and filming everything with his camera]].

The police start suspecting No one suspects clean-cut, mild-mannered Mark when a man who barely talks with other people and has his camera always running (that would be Mark), and eventually they find enough evidence to convict the man. Mark, knowing this, takes cover prostitute is found dead in his house and neighborhood, nor do they suspect him when Helen follows him, trying to help him, she finally witnesses what he has been doing. Hes making a documentary, [[InTheBlood like his father before him]], second victim is found dead on the set of the fear of death, using film he's working on. Finally a mirror to show the soon-to-be victims their faces full of terror. When chance comment from a psychiatrist leads the police to suspect Mark. Unable to escape his urges, Mark murders his third victim in circumstances that make it obvious he's the killer. He flees back to his boarding house, only to find him, that Helen has looked at his films and knows the truth about him. She begs him to turn himself in, but instead [[DrivenToSuicide he commits suicide]], giving his documentary an appropriate ending.

The film made such a controversy that was highly controversial. Before it practically destroyed was released, it was heavily edited by British censors, with much of the nudity and violence cut out. It was viciously panned by critics and was a flop with audiences, and it wrecked Powell's career. Eventually it was VindicatedByHistory .

VindicatedByHistory and now is esteemed as an early classic of the horror genre.

A personal favorite of Creator/MartinScorsese. It's also one of the Greatest Films of RogerEbert.
Creator/RogerEbert.


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* SlashersPreferBlondes: Mark's first and third victims are a blonde prostitute and a blonde model who's posing nude for him.
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