October 2010

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The event hosted by the W.I. in Yarmouth has caused flurry of interest. The news, the local press and the radio are all covering it. Here’s the report on the BBC website.

Some of you might remember that Pam had two websites at one point.
Due to popular demand I’ve kept both the old sites viewable.

www.pamela-green.co.uk/site
www.pamelagreen.co.uk/site/

Enjoy!

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Peeping Tom is back in cinemas from November 19th. Catch it on the big screen while you can.

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Toby Jones marks the 50th anniversary of notorious British horror film ‘Peeping Tom’ and examines the effect of this disturbing tale of ‘glamour photographer turned serial killer’ on the careers of two people – the director Michael Powell and real-life glamour photographer George Harrison Marks.

Unfortunately no longer on iPlayer but details about the program can be found here.

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Optimum Home Entertainment has announced that a digitally restored release of the classic 1960 thriller, which will commemorate the film’s 50th Anniversary, on DVD and Blu-ray.

The film will feature an introduction with Martin Scorsese, as well as an interview with Powell’s widow and Scorsese collaborator Thelma Schoonmaker, a commentary by Ian Christie, a documentary entitled The Eye Of The Beholder, a trailer, a feature entitled The Strange Gaze Of Mark Lewis, and a restoration comparison.

Peeping Tom is out at selected cinemas from Friday 19th November and on Blu-ray from Monday 22nd November


Peeping Tom (Digitally Restored) [DVD] [1960] (DVD)

Director: Michael Powell
Starring: Karlheinz Böhm, Moira Shearer
Rating: To Be Announced

Michael Powell lays bare the cinema's dark voyeuristic underside in this disturbing 1960 psychodrama thriller. Handsome young Carl Boehm is Mark Lewis, a shy, socially clumsy young man shaped by the psychic scars of an emotionally abusive parent, in this case a psychologist father (the director in a perverse cameo) who subjected his son to nightmarish experiments in fear and recorded every interaction with a movie camera. Now Mark continues his father's work, sadistically killing young women with a phallic-like blade attached to his movie camera and filming their final, terrified moments for his definitive documentary on fear. Set in contemporary London, which Powell evokes in a lush, colourful seediness, this film presents Mark as much victim as villain and implicates the audience in his scopophilic activities as we become the spectators to his snuff film screenings. Comparisons to Hitchcock's Psycho, released the same year, are inevitable. Powell's film was reviled upon release, and it practically destroyed his career, ironic in light of the acclaim and success that greeted Psycho, but Powell's picture hit a little too close to home with its urban setting, full colour photography, documentary techniques and especially its uneasy connections between sex, violence and the cinema. We can thank Martin Scorsese for sponsoring its 1979 re-release, which presented the complete, uncut version to appreciative audiences for the first time. This powerfully perverse film was years ahead of its time and remains one of the most disturbing and psychologically complex horror films ever made. --Sean Axmaker, Amazon.com
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As part of their support for the Breast Cancer Campaign, the Women’s Institute in Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight will be watching a selection of 1950s striptease films featuring one of their former members, Pamela Green, who, as you know, passed away earlier this year. Now known for her cameo role in the classic film Peeping Tom by Michael Powell, Pamela Green, was postwar Britain’s best-known pin-up girl and the first woman to appear naked on British TV.

Date: Thursday 28th October 2010 – open to all
Venue: The Royal Yacht Club, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight