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i've a recollection of a piece in maybe sight and sound about scorsese's casino, and the montage and VO concerning who watches who in the casino... which the author extends by talking of the eye of god watching all -- and presumably doling out the moral censures to come...
 
jason and the argonauts contains gods looking down on the mortals via crystal ball-like pools of water. there might be such stuff in that warren beatty film in which he's reincarnated too. and the famous shot in dirty harry of scorpio being tortured in a football stadium.
 
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From: Film and TV Studies Discussion List on behalf of Deron Overpeck
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Subject: Re: [SCREEN-L] God's-Eye POV



Or perhaps the trick's most overwrought example: God's teardrop at the
climax of --Passion of the Christ--.

Best,

DO


>>> 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.  
Jesse Kalin

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> 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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> Best,
> Scott.
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