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
Top: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.