Hi Deron -
that's a perfect example. I can only think of Von Trier's 'Breaking the Waves' as the other example where God is literally referenced as the PoV we're assuming.
>>> Deron Overpeck <[log in to unmask]> 10/17/08 7:31 AM >>>
Or perhaps the trick's most overwrought example: God's teardrop at the
climax of --Passion of the Christ--.
>>> Jesse Kalin <[log in to unmask]> 10/16/08 7:17 AM >>>
Try the end scenes of Dreyer's "Joan of Arc" for the overhead shots.
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> Subject: [SCREEN-L] God's-Eye POV
> Dear all;
> a student of mine is engaged in a research project exploring the
> history, use and implications of the God (or God's-Eye) POV shot.
> We've ticked off the usual suspects (Hitchcock; Von Trier etc) and
> are wondering if you know of any examples off-hand, or of any
> attempts to theorise this shot in particular?
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