Episode 71. Violent Visage: Eyes Without a Face (1960)

Andrea and Alex unmask Georges Franju’s 1960 masterpiece Eyes Without a Face and peer into the damaged landscape of a post-World War II France, body modification and why sometimes, father doesn’t know best.

REQUIRED READING

Eyes Without a Face. Dir. Georges Franju, 1960.

EXTRA CREDIT

Blood of the Beasts (1949) Franju’s short documentary about the slaughterhouses on the outskirts of Paris. EXTREME CONTENT WARNING for this one: animal cruelty.

 

Fast Cars, Clean Bodies. Kristen Ross’ seminal book about the French desire to rid themselves of their past.

Mystery and Melodrama: A Conversation with Georges Franju. An interview with Franju about his career at the 1980 London Festival.

Behind the Mask of the Horror Actor by Doug Bradley.

Terrible Buildings The world of GEORGES FRANJU. Robin Wood’s article about Franju and the notion of institutions within his films.

Flesh Wounds: The Culture of Cosmetic Surgery by Virginia L. Blum.

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9 thoughts on “Episode 71. Violent Visage: Eyes Without a Face (1960)

  1. Adrián says:

    Hello from Spain!
    Maybe it’s me but i’m trying to download this month’s episode and the one that i get is from last month, the Ravenous one. Just to let you know.
    Best podcast ever!

  2. AC says:

    The blood of the beasts documentary had a very holocaust feel to it. Very disturbing..

  3. Mike White says:

    I’m not sure if it’s just me or not but the podcast sounds really over-modulated. I’ve got it down to just s sliver of volume but it’s really loud and distorted.

  4. Stephanie says:

    Fantastic episode! I was so excited to see you ladies cover this film because it’s my absolute favorite. Looking forward to the Nightmare on Elm Street series!

  5. Steve Sick says:

    What are the odds the first real world success face transplant happened in France? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Face_transplant#In_France

  6. Kevin says:

    Whoa. Just discovered your podcast. I was listening to Shock Waves but yours is great, maybe better. Will continue to listen.

  7. Brenda says:

    This is my first time listening. I’ve been aware of this podcast but just never have listened. Wow–what the heck? This was the best thing i have listen to all year.

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