For contemporary voyeurism, I think no one examines the issue
better than Atom Egoyan, although his last few films have moved away from
the topic.  But "Family Viewing" (1987), "Speaking Parts" (1989), and
"Exotica" (1994) are all quite compelling, and students respond to them in
passionate ways (well, "Exotica" has quite a bit of nudity, so it may be a
bit TOO provocative).  A lot has been written on Egoyan and his voyeurism
themes, including an article I published in Film Criticism in 1995.

        Good luck-- so many students today seem to think they've "seen it
all", and the commodification of reality and perversity is old hat to

        Tim Shary
        Clark University

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