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SEE! HEAR! CUT! KILL!Experiencing Friday the 13th$
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Wickham Clayton

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781496830319

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2021

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496830319.001.0001

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Jason’s Mechanical Eye

Jason’s Mechanical Eye

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(p.45) Chapter 2 Jason’s Mechanical Eye
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(p.iii) See! Hear! Cut! Kill!
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Wickham Clayton

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496830319.003.0002

This chapter considers discussions and categories for different forms of the eye/camera shot as they appear in the Friday the 13th series. First, there is an analysis of the criticism of the use of first-person camera shots in horror, and areas this criticism ignores. Then the chapter looks at eye/camera shots that use various approaches, from those that take on the qualities of seeing from the eye of a specific character, to examples where the viewer sees what looks like a shot from a specific point-of-view but works as misdirection, and other variations in between.

Keywords:   Eye/camera, Point of view, Sadism, First-person, 3-D camerawork

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