Of course Martin Scorsese championed Michael Powell’s ‘Peeping Tom.’ Scorsese knew a fellow connoisseur of isolation when he saw one. This video essay by the Weld Art Collective deftly explores this classic, teaching a little bit about its remarkable director, as well as his frequent collaborator Emeric Pressberger. Without films such as this story of a murderous, perverted photographer, the films of Brian DePalma, David Lynch, Ken Russell, and other similar directors would either be different or would not exist. Powell’s films have an enduring mystery about them, possibly because he takes on subjects which are themselves, in a sense, depthless.
Watch: Michael Powell’s ‘Peeping Tom’ Painted the Perversity Born of Loneliness