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Old 2012-11-03, 05:40   Link #195
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Originally Posted by SeijiSensei View Post
I saw one of the weirdest examples of a "male gaze" shot in episode four of Shin Sekai Yori. The camera was positioned at ground level just behind the heroine. She was standing with her legs slightly apart, and the camera showed her cute stockings with laces and the subject of the shot through her legs. We never saw anything else, but it was obviously intended to suggest the putative camera operator would have had a good look at her panties. I guess syn might consider that an example of "subtle" fanservice; I just found it distracting.
That's actually blatant fanservice and it was used in a lot of older movies, most famously a James Bond flick, For Your Eyes Only.
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