University of Mississippi Press. Mark's father's studies enhanced his reputation as a renowned psychologist. Michael Powell's 'Peeping Tom ' ". For all the infamy of Peeping Tom, it wasn't even Powell's first critical kicking over a film that would later be claimed as a classic. But AIP was not interested in releasing Peeping Tomapparently skeptical of its ability to satisfy audiences. However, several critics argue that the film is as much about the voyeurism of the audience as they watch the protagonist's actions. But Peeping Tom offers realistic cinematic images that relate to the cinema and nothing more.
But despite critical and commercial success, his career was in tatters by the early 's.
Peeping Tom was not the first cinematic masterpiece to get a critical slating
We sit in the dark, watching other people's lives. The print was sold to the American Roadshow circuit, with a lurid ad campaign designed to sell the film to a jaded American public. Peeping Tom is certainly a personal film; Powell and his co-scriptwriter toiled for months until they had mastered a sympathetic three-dimensional serial killer. Faber Classic Screenplay Series. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. They interview everyone on the set, including Mark, who always keeps his camera running, claiming that he is making a documentary.