3º – Peeping Tom (Michael Powell, 1960)A young psychopath gets pleasure from murdering his victims by always capturing their horrified expressions with a camera. Breaking down barriers in cinema, ‘Peeping Tom’ is an audacious film that does not spare the spectator at any time, promoting in its final scene one of the most terrifying moments in the history of horror cinema.
2º – The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)A reputable wiretapping expert has the mission of investigating for some time a man and a woman at the request of a large company trustee. Always involved in a solitary routine, living alone in his apartment and without friends, the man will become completely obsessed with the content of the wiretaps, creating a conspiratorial paranoia that, perhaps, is not so unfounded. A masterpiece in all its aspects by filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, ‘The Conversation’ details every meander that cinema has to offer, creating a story that manages to shiver the spectator even working with scenes that are cadenced and focused on small details. The film also presents one of the greatest performances in the history of cinema, with actor Gene Hackman explaining what is most beautiful and tragic about his character and the human species.
1º – Diabolique (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1955)Two women come up with a plan to assassinate an unscrupulous man. After taking the idea forward, the two now have to get rid of the body. However, everything becomes even more macabre when the man’s body disappears. A French classic of the 1950s, ‘Diabolique’ is bold in its history, presenting the viewer with two emblematic characters, exacerbated situations that always lead to the worst-case scenario and memorable scenes that have their place recorded in the seventh art.