Anxiety, Ethics and Horror
Anxiety, Ethics and Horror - Georges Franju's Les Yeux sans visage (Eyes Without a Face, 1959) by Elizabeth Cowie (Kinoeye Vol 2, Issue 13, 9 September 2002). "...The very title of the film is gruesome - its words institute a cruel verbal play, for how does one imagine eyes without a face? Perhaps as separated organs lying on a table, an image whose more horrifying correlative for me is of the empty eye sockets from which these ocular globes have been wrenched. Or should the focus be on the missing face as setting for the eyes? Here what is meant is not the displacement of the eyes from their proper place/face, but the displacement of the setting itself. But what is behind the face?"