Thursday, July 29, 2010

Private Eye-line

Phil Marlowe, a private detective
sees life from a Guy Noir perspective
Director and crew
share Phil's point-of-view
by making the cam'ra subjective

Audrey Totter stares at the camera in Lady in the Lake (Robert Montgomery, 1947). Above: The film is shot almost entirely from the subjective view of its director and star, Robert Montgomery, so we only see him reflected in mirrors. Below: A conventional, non-subjective promo still. Photo source: DVD Beaver, Ride the High Country and Classic Mongomery.

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