Eyes of Laura Mars

Synopsis: Suddenly Laura Mars can see through the eyes of a serial killer as he commits his crimes. She contacts the police and with the aid of a police detective, tries to stop the killer. But first, they have to figure out who it is.
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Director(s): Irvin Kershner
Production: Columbia Pictures Corporation
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
104 min

-Good luck tonight, Miss Mars.

-Thank you, Tommy.

You are perfect.

-How is it in there?

-Too early to tell.

-We're about to be clotheslined.

-By whom?

Sheila Weissman.

Miss Mars, I'm Sheila Weissman.

I remember you. How are you?

We agreed that interviews

would be done inside the gallery.

I want to ask her if she knows

how offensive her work is to women.


-Let's go.

Photography is becoming

a high-priced commodity.

And there is suspicion

in some circles in the art world...

...a feeling that we're running

out of salable paintings...

...and photography

is being pumped up.

That an artificial market

is being created...

...and photography is just a hype.

These are not easy

questions to answer...

...but here in this gallery...

...there is a fabulous exhibit

of violent and sexy photographs.

Aren't you doing

a fashion hustle?

Recycled photographs, really.

Does anyone have

anything positive to ask?

Do you consider yourself

a serious artist?

-I'm very serious about my work.

-Serious by what standards?

-By my own standards.

-lsn't that an elitist position?

Honestly, I think

I'd better take the Fifth.

You can do better than that,

Ms. Mars. Really.

Fellas, come on.

Give us a break here, huh?

She'll see you later, I promise.

I loved your questions.

We have to mix

with the real people now.

-ls there a back door?

-You are a sensation.

You're the right

number of minutes late.

Traffic was terrible.

We are going to sell

pictures like crazy.

Now, who shall we work on first?

The art world is

being asked to consider...

...these provocative pictures

as salable art.

We'll be examining

these questions tonight...

...and meeting people on all sides...

...of what is rapidly

becoming a major controversy.

I don't know when I've seen

more hostile reporters.

If they don't stop drinking,

I'm gonna throw their asses out.

-Have you seen Doris Spenser yet?


What I think Laura is saying

with her work...

...is "Okay, America.

Okay, world. You are violent.

You are pushing all this murder on us.

So here it comes right back at you.

And we'll use murder

to sell deodorant...

...so that you'll just get bored

with murder." Right?

Oh, my God, I don't believe this.

Just a minute. Let me think.

Do you have to do it now?

-We want to question certain people.

-I understand.

This will spread like wildfire.

It'll wreck the opening.

-Can't you give us an hour?

-A half-hour.

Really, that's so gross.

I hear you did some work in Negev.

I didn't have a chance

to take enough pictures...

...so I'm going back in two weeks

to shoot the border war.

-And if she goes, I'm going with her.

-She will too.

Like hell you will.

-Whatever happened to beautif ul?

-Well, it certainly isn't here.

That is tragic. Absolutely tragic.

You really think so?

Yes, I think it's really tragic

that this is the kind of junk...

...that's passing for art these days.

That's a completely

different conversation.

-Don't you think it's a hype?

-I don't understand...

Hype, hustle, rip-off.

Are you a critic?

Do you know the artist?

What's her name?

Laura Mars.

I know her fairly well.

Well, if you see her,

will you point her out to me?

I'd be interested to find out...

...what kind of f rustrated

voyeur type this chick is.

She's nothing like that at all.

She's very old-fashioned.

Sort of like Grandma Moses.


Ex cuse me. Could I

steal you away for a moment?

Are you her?

Her stuff is really disgracef ul,

don't you think?

Doris Spenser's

been horribly murdered.

There's a detective here,

and he's asking people questions.

Oh, sh*t!

Everything happens to me.


Something about her eyes.

What did you say about her eyes?

Something sharp.

Let's get you a drink.


Come on, darling.

It's all right, Billy.

Tonight at the

Elaine Cassell Gallery in Soho...

...fans awaited

the famous and wealthy...

...for the opening

of Laura Mars' Photo Exhibit.

But the glamour was disrupted...

...by news of the brutal murder

of Doris Spenser...

...editor of the soon-to-be-published

book The Eyes of Mars.

Miss Mars left

the gathering immediately.

But as word

of the murder circulated...

...it had the effect of increasing

sales of the photographs.

More after this message.


I'm all right. Are you?

We're all over the goddamn news.

The gallery, the murder, you, me.

I don't think I'll be able to shoot.

Of course you're going to shoot.

Life has to go on.


...do you believe in...


...psychic experience?

I believe in a good night's sleep.

I'm gonna take something

that'll knock me out for hours.

I suggest you do the same.

All right.

The opening was beautif ul.

That's very sweet of you.

Sleep tight.

She's still beautif ul, isn't she?

That's the problem.

-Come on.

-Let go of me!

Let go of me, you pig!

Don't push me!

Morning, Wendy.

You like?

Good. Michele.

For Lulu.

I think she'd like it, right?

Good morning.

Robert, the fan

will be on the left...

...so let's get the hair on the right.

Fine, there's plenty of volume here.

It's very nice hair.

-Mighty tired eyes.

-I'll be all right.

Everything under control?

Who wants coffee?

-Tea, tea!

-Forget it. Fifteen minutes.

Joey, the same colour on the nails.


I'd like her mouth more f uchsia,

her eyes more intense.

I'd like them to pop.

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John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, musician, and composer. Although Carpenter has worked with various film genres, he is associated most commonly with horror, action and science fiction films of the 1970s and 1980s.Most films of Carpenter's career were initially commercial and critical failures, with the notable exceptions of Halloween (1978), The Fog (1980), Escape from New York (1981), and Starman (1984). However, many of Carpenter's films from the 1970s and the 1980s have come to be considered as cult classics, and he has been acknowledged as an influential filmmaker. The cult classics that Carpenter has directed include Dark Star (1974), Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), The Thing (1982), Christine (1983), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Prince of Darkness (1987), They Live (1988), and In the Mouth of Madness (1995). He returned to the Halloween franchise as both composer and executive producer for the horror sequel Halloween (2018). Carpenter is also notable for having composed or co-composed most of his films' music; some of them are now well-known, with the main theme of Halloween being considered a part of popular culture. He won a Saturn Award for Best Music for the film Vampires (1998). Carpenter has released three studio albums, titled Lost Themes (2015), Lost Themes II (2016), and Anthology: Movie Themes 1974–1998 (2017). more…

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