Saturday, December 18, 2010

Lady in the Lens

The yuletide has left in its wake
a lady adrift in the lake
The actors all stare
at camera, square
and normally that's a mistake

Audry Totter, Tom Tully, Lloyd Nolan and Lila Leeds all stare at the camera in Lady in the Lake (Robert Montgomery (1947). Using the 'subjective-camera' as detective Phillip Marlowe's point-of-view, the film was touted as the biggest breakthrough since Talkies. For some reason the story takes place over Christmas.

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