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What was the first full-length feature film shot completely with a subjective point of view, i.e. with a subjective camera where shots simulates what a character actually sees (audience, character, and camera all "see" the same thing).

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Can you make an example of a movie with this kind of technique? I can't imagine a full length movie like that. –  Advicer Mar 13 '12 at 14:42
The Russian Ark, by Sokurov, is an example –  JuanZe Mar 13 '12 at 15:20
@Advicer Cloverfield in recent times! –  Judge Dredd Mar 13 '12 at 17:08

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Lady in the Lake (1947)

The entire movie plot unfolds from lead Robert Montgomery's point of view, thus creating a rarity in film: the principal character is only seen on-screen as a reflection in mirrors and windows, and as the narrator speaking directly to the audience.

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"With the exception of a couple of times when Montgomery (in character) addresses the audience directly, the entire film is shot from the viewpoint of the central character, Marlowe." So it's not a full length subjective camera. Could that be ok to @JuanZe or you're looking for a 100% subjective camera ? –  Advicer Mar 13 '12 at 15:49
A 100% subjective camera could be a better answer –  JuanZe Mar 23 '12 at 4:47

Most of the movies of the "Found Footage" genre are basically full lenght subjective camera works.

By the way, I can't think a 100% POV movie before The Blair Witch Project (1999).

Here You can find some good lists to dig: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Found_footage_(genre) http://horror.about.com/od/horrorthemelists/tp/povhorrormovies.htm

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