Thursday, June 14, 2012
Injury to the Eyeline
At the camera everyone's staring
Sir and ma'am at the lens won't stop glaring
As a trick it was new,
But this "dick's-point-of-view"
Is a shambles, pretentious and wearing.
Audrey Totter, Tom Tully, Lloyd Nolan and Jayne Meadows look deeply into the Lady in the Lake (Robert Montgomery, 1947). In the noir lexicon a 'dick' is a detective. Here's our earlier takes on Lake.