The film’s main character is that of the title ‘Laura Mars’ a high end fashion and advertising photographer. Her photos begin to bear a striking similarity to a series of murder scenes mainly due to her ability to witness the murder scene in a strange psychic connection where she ‘sees’ through the killers eyes. The plot revolves around the police investigation and her part in trying to identify the killer and find answers to why she experiences the murder through the murderer’s eyes.
‘Match on action’ is a transition between two different scenes that are similar in shape and design as one scene transposes into the next. POV is also a technique used to offer the view point of an individual as it would be through their eyes. Both techniques are used extensively in this film.
The film stars Faye Dunaway and Tommy Lee Jones and is directed by Irvin Kershner. The screenplay was adapted from a script entitled ‘Eyes’ written by John Carpenter. Shot entirely in New York on a budget of $7 million the film went on to make $20 million at the cinema.
Today the film is a classic example of a late 70’s early 80’s movie principally due to the fashion, language and music which illustrates the mood and style of the period with detail.