Daily Dose of Darkness #4: Over a Barrel (The Opening Scene of Dark Passage) in Summer of Darkness: Investigating Film Noir Posted June 7, 2015 At first, I didn't like the pov, it seem disorienting and distracting. Maybe it the movement of the camera and the technology, not really sure. Then it kind of steadied out and I thought "Oh, this is really unique and I like it." Then, the fight happened and it took a horrible turn for the rest. I think the pov was very limiting to the scene, everything seemed so constrained and tight. You can really tell that they were having problems with movement. It seemed also natural but oddly timed. Trying too hard is the phrase that comes to mind. A positive, I did enjoy the feeling of being "in on the secret", I became connected to the character very quickly. I was on his side in the first minute, because I was the character. I'll probably finish the rest of this movie. As I'm typing this, I realize I am now extremely invested in this story.