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Top 6: Movies That Play With Perspective

For Episode 43, our Top 6 list is about movies that play with perspective. Of all our Top 6 topics, this is probably the one Sam is personally most interested in and fascinated by. One of the great powers of the medium of film is that it can show us different perspectives. Normally in real life, we're locked into our own bodies and confined to viewing the world through our own eyes. Movies can release us from that and show us things through other perspectives.

All movies are dependent upon their perspective of the subject matter, but some movies take it a step further and delve into the vast potential of deliberately using perspective to achieve some kind of effect. There's a huge diversity of things you can accomplish doing this, and we've covered a good portion of that range with our picks.

What are your favorite movies that play with perspective?

As always, we recommend listening to the episode before reading further.

  1. Rashomon (1950)
  2. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
  3. Memento (2000)
  4. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
  5. The Usual Suspects (1995)
  6. Dark Passage (1947)
  1. Rashomon (1950)
  2. Playtime (1967)
  3. Short Cuts (1993)
  4. Run, Lola, Run (1998)
  5. Blowup (1966)
  6. Melinda and Melinda (2004)

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