11 January 2013 1:15 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

As its name suggests, the camera lens has almost irrevocably associated itself with the human eye. Every angle, track and close-up directs our attention. We watch who we’re told to watch, whether we like it or not. Nevertheless, as the camera lingers through a bedroom window, we are the breathless accomplice in the shadows. Cinema has made voyeurs of us all. For a film-maker, it’s the ultimate tease. After presenting us with the forbidden, they then take an impish pride in admonishing our lack of restraint. We reach out for a reward but receive a rap on the knuckles. An audience can understandably grow uncomfortable with this trap - yet we keep coming back for more.The rise of reality TV (or rather, a newly-emerged form of exhibitionism) has simultaneously robbed and reinforced voyeurism of its immediate sexual implications, with cinema quick to exaggerate its extremes.  A world »

- Dan Wakefield

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