The subjective POV gimmick eventually grows a bit tired, and it does nothing from a narrative standpoint to re-shape the film noir genre because it was so focused on camera movement. Still an enjoyable film, with punchy enough dialog to keep me engaged.
a flawed yet hypnotizing and captivating experiment, quite certainly worth watching. even though it's a solid 3/5, the film appeals to me as some sort of bizzaro classic that should be viewed by any fan of noir.
o experimento 'noir' de montgomery, filmar uma história sob a perspectiva do protagonista (câmera subjetiva), vale como desafio ao modelo onsiciente dominante na narrativa audiovisual. faz pensar também sobre o que está por vir com a interatividade prevista para a tv digital, quando o espectador será tão ativo, chamado a atuar, quanto o espectador de 'a dama do lago'.
"Later, when I was around 23, I watched Lady In The Lake on mushrooms. It's a film shot entirely from the point of view of the main character and, under the effect of the psilocybin, I was transported into the TV and into Marlowe's head, even though the film was in black and white and subtitled." - Gaspar Noé