Brian DePalma's "Snake Eyes" has a very interesting
play on narrative. The first 13 minutes consist of an
unedited steadycam shot of events leading up to an
assassination. Aside from being reminiscent of
Hitchcock's "Rope", it also aims to make the viewer
believe that nothing has been left out or manipulated.
After this opening sequence, we are presented with
several alternatives of the scene that contradict and
supplement each other.
The film's taglines are "Watch closely" and,
paradoxically, "Believe everything except your eyes".
Their combination seems to fit well with DePalma's
counter-statement to Truffaut's classic expression
"Film is truth, 24 images per second".
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