It’s a strange world, isn’t it?
By this point, everyone should know that I have a weakness for surreal music videos, especially when they’re in black-and-white and they involve an overhead shot of a maze. So, my selection of this video for music video of the day should come as a shock to no one.
I like this one. The eyes remind of Salvador Dali’s famed work on Hitchcock’s Spellbound. For that matter, they also remind me of Argento’s Four Flies on Grey Velvet. One of the plot points of Four Flies is that the identity of the killer has been preserved on the victim’s retina.
(Though that’s scientifically impossible, you might be surprised to learn that there’s quite a few people who believe that can actually happen. In fact, I was recently reading about a police interrogation in which the cops got a guy to confess by telling him that they had found his image preserved in his victim’s eyes.)
Of course, you really can’t talk about eyes in cinema without mentioning Lucio Fulci. One of Fulci’s trademarks was that almost every film featured either an eye getting popped out of a head or otherwise split in half. I have to admit that, after seeing Zombi 2, I am now incredibly protective of my eyes.