Main Trunk Shot Discussion

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ragingr2
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06:11:53 AM Sep 7th 2016
edited by ragingr2
"POV will usually be from within the trunk"

Uhm... "usually" ? By defining it that loosely, the definition of a trunk shot becomes watered down. Take for instance Goodfellas: yes, a trunk is involved. But you don't see a POV from inside the trunk. You just see three guys opening a trunk, standing next to the trunk and then them (and you, the camera POV) looking into the trunk, where there's a man. In my opinion this is not a trunk shot. It's a trunk scene, yes. It's a scene where a trunk is involved. But I don't see why you would include such cases in the definition of this article.

As the "laconic" page for this article describes:

"The camera is looking out of the trunk, up at the actors."

There is no "usually" in there.

Technically, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained should be removed too. They are POV shots looking up at the subject in that scene, but no car or trunk is involved at all. There are plenty of such POV shots (for instance when a gun is pointed at someone) in Tarantino's movies and other movies; it would be impossible and more importantly wrong to file them all under the 'trunk shot'.
ragingr2
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04:44:17 AM Sep 7th 2016
edited by ragingr2
Two items can be added to the music paragraph:

- Axelle Red's 1998 music video "Rester femme"

- Shakira's music video "Objection (Tango)" (2002)

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