What Got This Director Here?: Eyes Without a Face.
My Favorite Past Experience Was…: Blood of the Beasts.
What Did I Watch: Eyes Without a Face.
Where Does He Fit: Franju’s sense of surrealism was heightened by deep seated exhaustion occurring while I watched Eyes Without a Face, but I really was fascinated by several sequences even if some of the stuff in between is a bit thin on the ground. Edith Scob wandering around in that mask is astonishing, and so is the surgery sequence, but all that set up, even for a 90 minute movie, feels very “get it over with!” Franju’s sense of weirdness might be better suited for documentaries about animal slaughter, but this is still great, I just hope that I can get on a less sleepy wavelength.
Most Valuable Asset: Weirdness is everywhere.
Most Excited For: Judex (even though the original Feuillade bored me frequently).
Did They Deserve a Spot?: Maybe.
Coming Up Next: Peter Bogdanovich, Depression student.