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roddyRoddy’s face-in-the-face     Noun: e.g., Many directors have employed Roddy’s face-in-the-face, but it took Roddy’s face to inspire the shot’s name.

Definition: A POV shot of a person’s leering face from the perspective of a person regaining consciousness.

History: Named for a shot of Roddy McDowall in “The Legend of Hell House” (1973). In perhaps the film’s most terrifying moment, actress Gayle Hunnicutt is slapped out of a trance to behold bug-eyed Roddy’s face in her face.


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