The end is imperative amateur voyeur, I think, in light of the fact that by undermining the gathering of people’s voyeuristic action the film attracts regard for the logical inconsistency at the core of voyeurism itself: the concurrent want for both separation and inclusion, for intangibility and human acknowledgment and affirmation. Humphries likewise attracts thoughtfulness regarding a similar disrupting impact in the screening of Mark’s dad’s film, when the youthful Mark turns his recently gained camera (the securing of fatherly specialist) on to the camera of the dad, and in this way on to Mark’s inhabitant Helen (who is watching the anticipated film), and on to us, as well hotel voyeur.
For her, it is excessively and she requests that Mark stop the film. Her voyeuristic status is considerably more obviously uncovered to her than at the point where he began to set up his camera to film her voyeurisme video. Presently the screen is doing what it isn’t intended to do: it is glancing back at her/us, restoring her/our look, showing itself to be the Real that is outside our ability to comprehend, outside the domain and reach of want, what we figured we could get a handle on in actuality and unproblematically; that nonexistent solidarity into which we re-write ourselves once again with each film-going knowledge is part separated.
The watcher’s mind boggling and conflicting encounters amid the film’s opening grouping are established upon suspicions that must be built up quickly as this opening scene creates couple voyeur. The shot demonstrating the camera inside Mark’s duffel coat is excluded in Leo Marks’ screenplay, and had the film excluded this shot then the watcher would be directed to accept that Mark is shooting while at the same time glancing through the viewfinder.
Additionally, the control of the camera proposes the control of somebody ready to perceive what he is shooting — particularly in its last zoom forward ever nearer to Dora’s face, a development which even on first review we may expect goes with a type of risk. (The last shot in the ‘live’ scene is of Dora’s face filling the screen with her eyes relatively close in dread, yet when we watch similar occasions in Mark’s replayed film quickly thereafter, the last shot is of Dora’s open, shouting mouth, which this time fills both Mark’s and our screen: her eyes are not to be seen reallifecam voyeur.)