1st-person detective film: What was its name?

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  1. Evan Case

    Evan Case Screenwriter

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    I took a Film Noir course last semester that included innumerable small snippets of films in addition to the regular scheduled programming.

    One of these clips was from a detective story that used a gimmick of having the camera (and thus, the audience themselves) act as a surrogate for the investigator. The camera would approach people who then speak and react to it directly. I'm told this lasted for the duration of the picture.

    I would really like to track it down if it's available, as it seemed like an admirable and interesting (if ultimately failed) experiment in the way films can be shot.

    Does anyone know the name of it? Does the 1st-person quickly grow tiresome or does it remain watchable throughout? Is the movie on the whole any good?

    Thanks in advance.

    Evan
     
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    Lady in the Lake (1947), generally considered a failed experiment.
     
  3. Evan Case

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    Thanks.

    I'll try and track it down.

    Evan
     

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