Directed by Irvin Kershner • 1978 • United States
Starring Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Dourif
A Hollywood take on the Italian giallo genre, this stylishly suspenseful thriller stars Faye Dunaway as Laura Mars, a controversial high-fashion photographer whose sensational, erotic-violent portraits of models bear a curious resemblance to the crime-scene photos of an unknown serial killer’s victims. When Laura begins telepathically witnessing a string of brutal murders, it’s up to Lieutenant John Neville (Tommy Lee Jones) to unravel the mystery. Coscripted by John Carpenter and steeped in the grit and glamour of 1970s New York, EYES OF LAURA MARS is a smart, subversive reworking of the slasher film through a female gaze.