I think I'm too conditioned to current (or at least 1960's +) cinema as I could not accept the first-person view. Interesting that what broke the illusion of this was the camera being too rigid to believe it was first person. In today's world of wiggly-rogue camera shots, which I tend to dislike immensely, it's ironic that this scene felt staged due to it's lack of 'wiggly-ness'. Have to say I am looking forward to watching the entire film now. Isn't that driver the same actor as the extremely nice gentleman (irony intended) in Scarlet Street?