The Movie: Eyes without a Face (1960)
What Is It?: Elegant yet grisly French horror in which an egomaniacal surgeon kidnaps young women so he can sew their faces onto his daughter’s faceless skull. The final shot reminds me of the cover of Procol Harum's first album.
Why Today?: On this day in 2005, Dr. Bernard Devauchelle completes France’s first successful face transplant.