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White of the Eye (1987)

R  |   |  Thriller  |  20 May 1988 (USA)
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In a wealthy and isolated desert community, a sound expert is targeted as the prime suspect of a series of brutal murders of local suburban housewives who were attacked and mutilated in ... See full summary »

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Paul White
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Joan White
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Mike Desantos
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Detective Charles Mendoza
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Phil Ross
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Danielle White
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William G. Schilling ...
Harold Gideon
David Chow ...
Fred Hoy
Marc Hayashi ...
Stu
Mimi Lieber ...
Liza Manchester
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Caryanne (as Pamela Seamon)
Bob Zache ...
Lucas Herman
Danko Gurovich ...
Arnold White
China Kong ...
Ruby Hoy (as China Cammell)
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In a wealthy and isolated desert community, a sound expert is targeted as the prime suspect of a series of brutal murders of local suburban housewives who were attacked and mutilated in their homes. As he desperately tries to prove his innocence, his young wife starts to uncover mysteries of her own... Written by Anonymous

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The Danish title of the film is "Det Rode I Ojnene", which translates to "It Fills The Eyes". See more »

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The Detective says to Paul that they know of four people who have bought tires with tracks matching those at a murder scene and Paul is one of them. Paul then asks "What about those other four?" when he should say "What about those other three?" See more »

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Mike Desantos: Because you can't change a channel, man. Future or past.
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In the opening credit montage the films title dissolves in from a negative image of a sun glare. See more »

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References West Side Story (1961) See more »

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You Sexy Thing
by Hot Chocolate
Written by Errol Brown (uncredited)
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The black hole! The black hole!
31 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

A friend of mine who once watched this film with me said it was the biggest load of old cobblers he'd seen in a long time. I couldn't disagree, having watched it 13 times myself, I'm still not sure if it's a masterpiece or a turkey. It's certainly the best wrapped turkey you're ever likely to see. He builds the whole thing up beautifully and then throws it away on a daft, flat and over-the-top Rambo grande finale. I think Cammel missed the point of his own film, which is basically a chamber piece. The killer's wife didn't turn him in because she wanted an explanation. Instead, perhaps because he didn't get to make a film often, he threw life, the universe and everything into the mix in a garish jumble.

The direction is a curious mixture of styles, some of it shot like a commercial, other parts almost cinema verite. The camera seems to explore the universe the characters inhabit, often lurching off to look at a picture for no apparent reason. In the scene where Mrs White discovers what's behind the bathtub, the camera seems to lurch to give credence to the expression 'my world turned upside down.' The film reminds me of Nick Roeg's 'Bad Timing' to the extent that it could have been directed by him. Cammel and Roeg did both work together and seem to have fascinatingly similiar visions. The film's old fashioned sixties drug warp Roger Corman style is always dazzling. Being a painter, Cammel makes each frame count. His idiosyncratic style reminds one how bland and formulic most Hollywood product has become and how lacking in singular artistic vision. It's just a shame he wasn't given subject matter more worthy of his talent.

Cammel apparently thought it was really beautiful that David Kieth was willing to go so far into his character but, although good, he often gives an amused and bemused expression as if to say: "Blimey, what bizarre sh*t have I got involved with here?" Cammel was an interesting scriptwriter, and builds up a real picture of small town life before the film descends into the surreal and otherworldly. The music is playfully mixed too. I love the way the cayote's bark seems to hit the beat of the blues guitar in the scene where Paul White is banished to the outhouse.

Now that Cammel has sadly kicked the bucket, we can no longer ask him about the more bizarre aspects of this extroadinary and vivid experience. Why does the camera constantly pick out satellite dishes and allude to 'signals'? How could the ex-boyfriend Mike 'see' everything in his head? Why does he say:"you can't change a channel, future or past". Why does Paul White grin and say: "reruns!" We shall never know. My friend said the only thing this picture lacked is the sudden appearence of Dennis Hopper.


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