Eyeline match

Shot revealing something that a character has seen (offscreen) in the previous shot






Example of eyeline match in “Paris Texas”


  • The audience will often expect the revelation of the object, event, etc… the object, event sound will always be acousmatic in that situation
  • Can mislead the audience: False eyeline match

Related induced effect: Shot-reverse shot
Related inductor effect: Character glance
Opposite effect: False eyeline match

(bordwell, 2009)

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