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10th Sep '17 7:53:29 PM PaulA
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Compare InUniverseCamera (formerly named FirstPersonCamera, which now redirects here). Contrast FaceCam.

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Compare InUniverseCamera (formerly named FirstPersonCamera, which now redirects here). Contrast FaceCam.
FaceCam. For a literary trope that can be used to similar effect, see TheAllConcealingI.



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* A rare literary example is Creator/HPLovecraft's short story "The Outsider", which follows reason #5 to a T, and disguises the narrator's identity from the audience right up to the last sentence.
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18th Aug '17 3:17:46 PM Adeon
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* Sometimes done in [[TheRuleOfFirstAdopters pornography]] with the camera filmed from the viewpoint of one of the actors (normally the male).
17th Jun '17 9:15:03 PM jormis29
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* An early example is the 1947 film noir ''Lady in the Lake'', directed by and starring Robert Montgomery, which was filmed almost entirely in POV Cam to imitate [[Literature/TheLadyInTheLake the original novel]]'s first-person narration (this is hence a rare non-video game example of UnbrokenFirstPersonPerspective). Just so the film's Big Name Star was not totally unseen, he appears in bridging sequences and is seen whenever Marlowe looks into a mirror.

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* An early example is the 1947 film noir ''Lady in the Lake'', directed by and starring Robert Montgomery, Creator/RobertMontgomery, which was filmed almost entirely in POV Cam to imitate [[Literature/TheLadyInTheLake the original novel]]'s first-person narration (this is hence a rare non-video game example of UnbrokenFirstPersonPerspective). Just so the film's Big Name Star was not totally unseen, he appears in bridging sequences and is seen whenever Marlowe looks into a mirror.
2nd Jun '17 2:54:45 PM Nylsa
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* The ''Series/StarTrek:DeepSpaceNine'' episode "The Magnificent Ferengi" has one of these, combined with a HuddleShot from Keevan's eyes, though after [[spoiler: he is killed]].

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* The ''Series/StarTrek:DeepSpaceNine'' ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "The Magnificent Ferengi" has one of these, combined with a HuddleShot from Keevan's eyes, though after [[spoiler: he is killed]].
31st May '17 8:22:15 AM StFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'':
** Upon emerging from the portal, the point of view is through Twilight's eyes. The first thing she sees is a ladybug, then Spike turned into a dog, and then... her brand-new hands. Cue SkywardScream.
** We get another shot from Twilight's viewpoint during the HuddleShot, as she's sprawled on the ground.
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31st May '17 8:13:17 AM StFan
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* ''Manga/InsideMari''

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* ''Manga/InsideMari''''Manga/InsideMari'':



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* It is common in gamebooks, in fact, along with SecondPersonNarration, to have the illustration being from the protagonist's viewpoint, since after all, '''you''' are the hero. Notably in ''Literature/LoneWolf'', where many pictures are of the enemies to fight, and thus show some monster seemingly about to jump at the reader.

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* It is common in gamebooks, in fact, along with SecondPersonNarration, to have the illustration illustrations being from the protagonist's viewpoint, since after all, '''you''' are the hero. Notably in ''Literature/LoneWolf'', where many pictures are of the enemies to fight, and thus show some monster seemingly about to jump at the reader.



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* Technically, every single first-person shooter, by definition. Many also do cut scenes in first person, such as ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}'' and ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'', often making the hero TheFaceless.

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* Technically, every single first-person shooter, by definition. Many also do cut scenes in first person, such as ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' and ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'', often making the hero TheFaceless.



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17th May '17 9:28:02 AM Leporidae
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* The "Spudgy Cam" gives a great view of the world from a Pekingnese perspective on WebVideo/EatYourKimchi.

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* The "Spudgy Cam" gives a great view of the world from a Pekingnese perspective on WebVideo/EatYourKimchi. ''WebVideo/EatYourKimchi''.
* Used in ''WebVideo/ShockTroopers'': as one soldier gets [[BlownAcrossTheRoom boosted]] over a small hill by his friend, the camera briefly cuts to his view as the defibrillators make contact and he's launched into the air.
26th Feb '17 10:30:42 AM nombretomado
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* The ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' episode "You, Murderer" is done from this perspective, with the main character speaking in an impersonated HumphreyBogart voice and old footage of Bogart himself digitally inserted into scenes where his reflection is shown in mirrors.

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* The ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' episode "You, Murderer" is done from this perspective, with the main character speaking in an impersonated HumphreyBogart Creator/HumphreyBogart voice and old footage of Bogart himself digitally inserted into scenes where his reflection is shown in mirrors.
20th Feb '17 1:03:10 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': We get these when Stark kids are seeing through the eyes of a direwolf.
12th Nov '16 7:40:56 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* ''The Plainclothesman'', an early '50s detective show, was shown entirely from the POV of its main character.
* For its second season, the early '50s dramatic anthology series ''Gulf Playhouse'' used this technique for all episodes, and the show was even retitled ''First Person Playhouse'' to reflect this.

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* ''The Plainclothesman'', an early '50s detective show, show which ran from 1949-54 on Creator/{{DuMont}}, was shown entirely from the POV of its main character.
* For its second season,
character, with the early '50s dramatic exception of a flashback episode which showed his face.
* ''Gulf Playhouse'', an
anthology series ''Gulf Playhouse'' used this technique for all episodes, and the show was even retitled which ran from 1952-53 on Creator/{{NBC}}, initially did standard dramatic stories before being retooled as ''First Person Playhouse'' to reflect this.Playhouse'', where every story was shown from the POV of the main character (which was probably inspired by the above-mentioned ''The Plainclothesman'').
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