White of the Eye is a twisted refraction of the more-is-more aestheticism of Adrian Lyne, Michael Mann and Ridley Scott. A stereo salesman and sound expert Paul White (David Keith, in a performance that should have made him the arthouse Patrick Swayze) is the chief suspect in a rash of horrific murders. Cammell shoots and cuts the murders and ensuing investigation as unhinged abstract. The piercing screams and psychedelic angularity cut through the lie of Reagan’s America.
January 13, 2016