Tony Pipolo (essay date 1979)
SOURCE: "The Aptness of Terminology: Point of View, Consciousness and Letter from an Unknown Woman," in Film Reader, No. 4, 1979, pp. 166-79.
[In the following essay, Pipolo examines Ophuls's use of point of view in his Letter from an Unknown Woman.]
One of the more intricate problems of narrative cinema is the handling of "point of view," especially that of the first person, the "I" of literary narratives. The history of this fictional device in literature is long and complicated, culminating for the...
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