Episode 43 – Eyes Without a Face (1960)

The Horror Chamber of Doctor Faustus/the Manster double bill

Topics Discussed

  • Podcast and movie introductions
  • Andrew does the plot recap
  • The movie’s place in French cinema
  • Critical reception of Eyes without a Face
  • Blood of the Beasts
  • A reaction to the modern world
  • Citation: Postwar Facial Reconstruction
  • Hotel des invalides (misdescribed in the podcast somewhat)
  • The mask
  • The conflict of the main character
  • The acting style

 

Citations/Reference (What?)

The film’s wikipedia page

Geroulanos, Stefanos. “Postwar Facial Reconstruction: Georges Franju’s ‘Eyes Without a Face.’” French Politics, Culture & Society, vol. 31, no. 2, 2013, pp. 15–33. Conrad, Randall, and Georges Franju. “

Mystery and Melodrama: A Conversation with Georges Franju.” Film Quarterly, vol. 35, no. 2, 1981, pp. 31–42. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/1212048.

 

 

 

We watched the Criterion Collection edition of the film.

There is also an excellent soundtrack (which we didn’t discuss in the episode)

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