Grad student studying Mass Media. Scholarly interests include Fandom, Political Economy of Mass Media, and Cultural Studies. Personal interests include comic books, science fiction, video games, and cult tv.
The blog vhscoverjunkie is so much fun to browse. It reminds me how I would wander around Blockbuster when my parents would look for movies and browse movies I was too young to rent. The story I imagined by the overly produced cover art usually did not match the actual movie.
When characters are talking to Starling, they often talk direct to camera, when she is talking to them, she is always looking slightly off-camera. Director Jonathan Demme explained that this was done so as the audience would directly experience her POV, but not theirs, hence encouraged the audience to more readily identify with her.
Demme is the master of POV shot usage. See also his Manchurian Candidate remake.