Author Spotlight

Laura Mulvey

Filmmaker and theorist Laura Mulvey is the author of the groundbreaking 1975 essay "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema." A Collection of her more recent writings has been published by the BFI as Fetishism and Curiosity (1996).

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All That Heaven Allows: An Articulate Screen

Douglas Sirk once said: “This is the dialectic—there is a very short distance between high art and trash, and trash that contains an element of craziness is by this very quality nearer to art.” When All That Heaven Allows was released by Univer…

By Laura Mulvey

Written on the Wind

When its director, Douglas Sirk, said Written on the Wind was “a film about failure,” he hardly did justice to the way pent-up, unfulfilled sexuality spills onto the screen and into the visual excess that has come to be considered his cinematic s

By Laura Mulvey

Peeping Tom

Peeping Tom was made in 1959 by British director Michael Powell. It is not only an extraordinary movie but it has an extraordinary history. On its release, it received such devastating reviews that it has slowly, over the last 30 or so years, been re

By Laura Mulvey