Voyeurism is the interest in or practice of spying on people engaged in intimate behaviors, such as undressing, sexual activity, or other actions usually considered to be of a private nature. Which of those films that use voyeurism as a plot device is your personal favorite? Discuss the list here! PG min Mystery, Thriller. A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
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This list might feel subjective but allow me to believe that these are the all-time Top 10 best movies to depict voyeurism in a way that not only respect the viewers' intelligence but also does more than tickle their own voyeuristic impulses, as explained by the descriptive texts. So, which of these 10 movies has the most voyeuristic feel? After voting, you might discuss the list here.
Superficially, Gay Talese and Gerald Foos would seem to have nothing in common besides their age. The former is a veteran, celebrated New York writer: the impeccably dressed and highly influential pioneer of New Journalism. The latter is a former Colorado motel owner: a hot-tempered, heavyset man who lives in paranoid suburban seclusion.
When we hear that something is voyeuristic our knee-jerk reaction usually, and inaccurately, involves a sexual deviant, maybe with binoculars, spying on pillow-fighting coeds perhaps. But voyeurism, in a broader definition, details any type of surveillance or espionage, and this motif has dogged cinema since day one. Films are inherently voyeuristic — the very act of watching movies entails a certain degree of espial in itself — the viewer is given a privileged perspective over those involved, at no risk, enjoying the act of seeing without being seen. The following list looks to the finer points of voyeurism as depicted on the silver screen, and many of the films listed are showpieces by imaginative talents. Their eccentric neighbors include nosy, freeloading Art Rick Ducommun, hilarious and NRA-approving nutcase Rumsfield Bruce Dern, delightful who, along with Ray, are certain that new residents the Klopeks, have something sinister to hide. Alan also follows a code that forbids the selling of memories or requisiting their own implants. A surveyance sleeper worth checking out. Minority Report makes that rare consummation of Hollywood heavyweights, here Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise, with a philosophically complex sci-fi story resulting in a blockbuster with brains. And Anderton, as fugitive on the run in an over-mediated society with surveillance cameras on every street corner makes for compelling, exciting, and compulsive viewing. Minority Report is also one of the best Philip K Dick adaptations ever made.