A very fine murder mystery thriller and also something of a US giallo,
if that was possible. It has got great performances from Faye
Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones and Brad Dourif and also a strong ending. Aaah,
the golden 1970's when Hollywood actually made great
thrillers, some of the european gialli type, some paranoid and some
Faye Dunaway is the famous fashion photographer artist
Laura Mars who starts getting visions of the killings by a serial killer.
sees them as they are committed through the eyes of the murderer, and
the victim is one of her photobook models.
Laura Mars is critized for her provocative and violent art and she creates
her art of sex and murder from images that pops up in her
mind. But the investigating police officer, Lieutenant John Neville
(Tommy Lee Jones) shows her photos from the actual crime scenes
of the serial killings and they show that Laura has recreated them in
her photo shoots.
Who's the killer, is it her somewhat ragged looking
ex-criminal driver Tommy (Brad Dourif), is it her drunkard ex-husband
is it her agent Donald (Rene Auberjonois) ? The killing of fashion models
goes on and they are seen committed through the POW
of the killer, and he/she uses knives and wear black gloves.
The photos seen in the film were actually shot by very famous photographer
Helmut Newton, and the theme song is sung by none
other than Barbara Streisand. At the time i guess this film was considered
a mainstream thriller, but if made today it would surely be
considered as an arty indie film among all the propaganda patriotic
woke Marvel and DC crap nonsense churned out by Hollywood.
The film is presented in 1.85:1 widescreen and with
english audio LPCM plus english subtitles. Extras:
Audio commentary by director Irvin Kershner, The Eyes
Have It: Appreciation by critic Kat Ellinger (13 minutes), Visions:
Making Of Documentary (7 minutes), Eyes of Laura Mars (8 minutes), Theatrical
Trailer (with commentary), Image Gallery