May 25, 2008

The Voyeur


Voyeurism can be a dangerous hobby. Those that seriously take part in this activity can find more excitement in watching than actually doing. I think that it would be safe to say that many cinemaphiles have this unfortunate problem. Italian erotica auteur Tinto Brass’s The Voyeur takes one of the most bold and direct looks at voyeurism. Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window told us that voyeurism could get us caught in the middle of a murder mystery. Tinto Brass’s The Voyeur tells us that watching other people have fun can lead to a life of loneliness.


As you would expect from a Tinto Brass film, the women featured in The Voyeur are of the unique beautiful Italian variety. Whether it be the film’s protagonist Dodo’s wife or a scantily clad short haired nurse, these are women you can’t take yours eyes off of. Natural beauty is a rarity in today’s “body modification” times. I have personally never found women that are “suped up” like cars to be appealing. Don’t expect to see fake tits and pierced clits in The Voyeur. These ladies have large natural breasts and grown out muffs to boot.

Protagonist Dodo is a French professor that has allowed his intellect to control his life. He is constantly found in “one in a lifetime” type situations and can’t seem to “get in on the action.” His bedridden father is more able to obtain beautiful women that catch his fancy. Later on in The Voyeur, you will find that Dodo’s father is keeping a dark secret. A secret that somehow inspires Dodo to fix his Voyeur obsession so he can get back to being involved in the real thing.


The Voyeur features a scene with a woman and a cigar that predates everyones favorite internationalist president Bill Clinton's slob affair. It is clear that Bill Clinton doesn’t have very good taste in women or international bankers. The exotic nurse featured in the cigar scene is one of the most power “voyeur” scenes that I have seen to date. Dirty old men shouldn’t have the luxury of being involved in such rare encounters.

Dodo’s wife is a beautiful Aryan Northern Italian blond that the young professor can’t seem to satisfy. Her love for Dodo is clear as it is powerfully illustrated throughout The Voyeur. Dodo even finds himself on the receiving end of a midnight film screening fellatio. As you can expect from Tinto Brass, The Voyeur is a film that finds its driving eroticism in the situation of the scene. Of course, beautiful nude women don’t hurt.


-Ty E

2 comments:

Fox said...

Another great post with a unique perspective about a movie I was unfamiliar with. Love y'alls blog!

And primo screen-shots!

Soiled Sinema said...

Thanks for the kind words. I am glad you enjoy the blog. Expect more and more "dug up" films in the future. Just took a look at your blog and you have some interesting perspectives as well!