Voyeuristic Movies: The Fascinatingly Disturbing Works of Hitchcock, Lynch…
“You like to watch … don’t you?” Sharon Stone’s iconic line in 1993’s erotic thriller “Sliver” addresses the viewer as much as it does a character in the movie.
Voyeurism in cinema is a theme long exploited by directors and writers. Films often like to address voyeuristic tendencies, whether through plot or aesthetics, but movies work as meta texts because they directly appeal to our inherent voyeuristic nature as humans. Watching other people’s lives, in a fantasy/fictional context, unseen, is a privilege the cinema affords.
Technology—video cameras, photographs, VHS tapes, listening devices—will often play crucial roles in voyeuristic movies, too.
@ellofilm #movies #film #voyeur #erotic #thriller (Image from "Blue Velvet," (c) respective film studio.)