Marlowe's Lady In The Lake

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In ‘Lady in the Lake,’ the star and director of the film Robert Montgomery decided that not only would his character Marlowe introduce the movie, but we would also see it through his point of view. We see him when he is onscreen addressing the audience directly or only in brief glimpses in mirrors. In my opinion, being extremely abstract and experimental with the camera movement and point of view shots in this film made the film a bit boring. This subjective technique took the audience away from the main character. When there is no visual representation of the main character for almost ninety percent of the film, we should not just get a visual subjective view but also a peak into his thoughts using voice-over. Usually, when the director is

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