Saturday, October 18, 2008
Les Yeux sans visage (Georges Franju, 1960) aka Eyes Without a Face
Eyes Without a Face (Georges Franju, 1960)
This film arouses a true sense of horror, not driven by suspenseful music, chase sequences, or scare tactics, but rather relies on disturbing imagery and characters that are realistically portrayed instead of being psychotic archetypes; murderers with moral dilemmas...they were almost like a bourgeois version of the family in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre haha. The realism and craft make this an elite film in the horror genre. I enjoyed the score as well...reminded me of Nino Rota, or Luciano Michelini's song used as the theme for Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Blood of the Beasts (Georges Franju, 1949)
Franju juxtaposes beautifully shot images of Paris with gruesome footage from slaughterhouses in this 20 minute documentary.