SUBJECTIVE TREATMENT: Whereas in a POV shot we are looking through the eyes of a character in the present and seeing something that is happening in the diegesis of the narrative, in a series of shots presented as a subjective treatment of events we see through the "mind's eye" of the character. We might be seeing a vision, a memory, or a hallucination. A good example are the many instances of the subjective treatment of events in the X-Files episode, "Jose Chung's From Outer Space," whereby we are presented with the false and manipulated memories of various characters. In earlier films and tv shows, such sequences often began with wavy lines, a distorted opening sequence, or a halo effect. In the SNL skit (and later movie), "Wayne's World," Wayne (played by Mike Myers) alludes to such stylistic devices by waving his hands in front of the camera before a dream or wish-fulfillment sequence.
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