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gloria monti <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 14 Mar 2004 21:25:01 -0500
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        *Film Art* 7th edition states:

*eyeline match*: shot A presents someone looking at something
offscreen, shot B shows us what is being looked at.
*POV shot*: a cut from a person looking to what he sees.

        Where is the difference, here?   My understanding was always
that in a POV shot, the spectator "becomes" the character looking and
sees what s/he sees and the character looking is never onscreen.
Whereas the eyeline match shows the character looking and what s/he
is looking.  However, FA also states that in the case of the eyeline
match, "in neither (A and B) shot are both looker and object present.

        Gloria Monti
gloria monti, PH.D.
cinema studies program
oberlin college
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