The Eye was in the Tomb...

The Eye Was in the Tomb and Stared at Daney


This video was produced in the context of a research project entitled A portrait of the spectator as a cannibal.


Starting from the memory that French critic Serge Daney kept of the movie Eyes without a Face (George Franju, 1960), this video essay explores questions such as: does anticipating an emotion make it weaker or stronger? how do music and sound effects register in our memories, when our attention is mainly focused on images?

(This video was quickly and roughly translated from French, there are errors and typos that still need to be fixed. The original version of the video can be seen here).