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Peeping Tom

Kiri Bloom Walden

Abstract

Reviled on it’s release, Peeping Tom all-but ended the career of celebrated director Michael Powell. The story of a murderous cameraman and his compulsion to record his killings, Powell’s film stunned the same critics who had acclaimed him for work he had made with Emeric Pressburger (as ‘The Archers’) in the years before. Luckily Peeping Tom was rediscovered and saved, largely due to the efforts of Martin Scorsese, and it is now considered a masterpiece of the Horror genre. In this Devil’s Advocate, published in the wake of the film’s 60th Anniversary, Kiri Bloom Walden charts the origins, pr ... More

Keywords: British, Film, History, Michael Powell, Controversy, Sixties, Slasher, Horror, Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781800348370
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781800348370.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kiri Bloom Walden, author
Oxford University Department of Continuing Education