In spite of its very energetic reappraisal and various analyses, Michael Powell's career destroying masterpiece, Peeing Tom (1960), is a film whose musical eccentricities and sound design contain hidden depths. For a film that appears on the surface to be almost excessively Freudian, this was normal yet, when looking at some of the detailed reappraisals … Continue reading Peeping Tom (Michael Powell,1960) – Aural Perspectives of Murder.
New York is a living beast. Though a sense of cleanliness prevails over many of the affluent inner city districts these days, in the 1970′s it seems a pulsing, writhing mass of people and dirt. Woody Allen’s Manhattan (1979) seems contrary to this yet the films that revel in this filthy concoction of crime and murder are some … Continue reading Taxi Driver – Martin Scorsese (1976)