Eyes of Laura Mars

Eyes of Laura Mars

Irvin Kershner (1978)

99min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Designed as a vehicle for Barbra Streisand (she sings the theme song), this movie ended up starring Faye Dunaway as the glamorous photographer who develops a psychic link with a killer and witnesses his gruesome murders while they are being committed. Co-written by John Carpenter, it's a standard slasher melodrama with a glitzy face-lift and, because Dunaway blends sex with sadism in her chic layouts (her gallery photos were actually taken by Helmut Newton), there's a great deal of pop analysis on exploitative images. It's decently done, but the surface gloss always wins out over any deeper psychological substance.

Summary

A detective spots the likeness between a fashion photographer's pictures and the crime scenes involving the serial murders of her family and friends. Realising she has witnessed the killings in her mind's eye - as if looking at the scene through a camera lens - the photographer is able to guide the detective in finding the killer. Thriller, starring Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones and Raul Julia.

Cast & Crew

Laura Mars Faye Dunaway
Detective John Neville Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Ludlow Brad Dourif
Donald Phelps René Auberjonois
Michael Reisler Raul Julia
Sal Volpe Frank Adonis
Bert Michael Tucker
Michele Lisa Taylor
Lulu Darlanne Fluegel
Elaine Cassell Rose Gregorio
Robert Steve Marachuk
Doris Spenser Meg Mundy
Director Irvin Kershner
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists LtdGuidance: Contains violence, swearing and nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama