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.

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