Lady in the Lake
Director and star Robert Montgomery chose to make his adaptation of The Lady in the Lake using the experimental
"subjective camera" technique, in which almost the entire movie was shot as seen through the eyes of Philip Marlowe. Thus, Marlowe
was visible only when he passed by a mirror, opponents threw punches directly at the camera, and women presented their kisses toward the lens, too. Chandler thought it a
cheap gimmick, as did many reviewers.