Hans from the always wonderful Quiet Cool blog has pegged me for the latest meme making the rounds. This meme started over at The Dancing Image. The inspiration for the meme is "a gallery of images chosen by you to stand for so much of what makes Cinema such a rich and exciting medium." Here are the rules(cut and pasted from Hans' site):
1. Pick as many pictures as you want - but make them screen-captures. These need to be moments that speak to you that perhaps haven't been represented as stills before.
2. Pick a theme, any theme.
3. You MUST link to original gallery at The Dancing Image.
4. Tag five blogs.
I'll tackle the last part first: I'm going to ape what Ed Howard did and simply invite all readers to participate. It's just better that way.
Okay, so my theme for this meme came to me pretty easily since I'm already doing a theme for the summer. Naturally, most of the movies I have at my disposal are horror movies, at the moment, so I went ahead and tried to think of one element that I love about horror movies, and I my mind went to eyes. The Italians love 'em and so do I. There's something about the eyes: cliches like "windows to the soul" are apt for horror films; there's something seductive and alluring about a close-up shot of the eye; there's something vulnerable about seeing an eye exposed, which leads to many cringe-worthy moments in horror films where eyes are injured (again, a favorite of the Italian's); and there's just something cool about the way eyes are often framed in horror movies. So here is my gallery of 'eyeball images' from an array of horror films. Pictures and titles of the films come after the jump...
The pictures are from the following films (in order of appearance):
Poster art from the giallo, Eyeball (Umberto Lenzi)
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (Dario Argento)
City of the Living Dead (Lucio Fulci)
Deep Red (Dario Argento)
Friday the 13th: Part 3 (Steve Miner)
Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme)
Midnight Meat Train (Ryuhei Kitamura)
Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper)
The Beyond (Lucio Fulci)
The Church (Michele Soavi)
Opera (Dario Argento)
Murder to the Tune of Seven Black Notes (Lucio Fulci)
The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Mario Bava)
Zombi 2 (Lucio Fulci)
Zombie Holocaust (Marino Girolami)