I have such mixed feelings about the POV use in the opening of Dark Passage. I feel like it would have been more successful if there had been a shaky cam effect. I'm guessing that wasn't a thing in the 40's, though. For me, it was most successful in the barrel roll. However, immediately after, I was dizzy but the character wasn't. Or I guess I should say the camera wasn't? What I like about the POV here is it puts us on the side of the escaped convict. If we were to just see a man escaping from jail we wouldn't know where to stand. Would we be on his side? Is he our protagonist or our ant
I found it interesting how different La Bete Humaine's opening was from M's. The opening scene from M was so quiet and slow. It was almost like moving through water, the air seemed so heavy and thick. La Bete Humaine was fast, loud, exiting. More like a thrill ride. You're kind of scared but really you're just having a great time. Also, M let you know very soon on that there had been a heinous crime. La Bete Humaine doesn't give you any sense of that, but instead it feels more like it's rushing you into something. Like, if you don't get there soon you'll miss it.