The view from here is impossible
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Thu 04 Jan 2018

The view from here is impossible

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Dan Golding

Dan Golding

Writer, Composer, Broadcaster and Academic

In this video essay, Dan Golding questions whether point of view shots can truly let us inhabit another consciousness

While cinema has evolved to let dinosaurs roam, actors inhabit fantastical beasts and battle among the stars, Dan Golding argues that cinema's greatest trick isn't CGI, but the point of view shot. 

While the POV shot may invite us into a character's perspective, is cinema ever really able to put us in another person's consciousness?