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This article examines how camera angles are used to describe space or people in Marco Vichi’s crime novel Death in August. The focus is on the crime novel because this genre best exemplifies how cinematic techniques may be employed in literature. Specifically, the article examines the analogies between narrative strategies (especially the third-person subjective narration) and the movement of the camera eye. It is demonstrated that some narrative devices characteristic of the crime novel (or the detective novel), especially the ones connected with transitioning from the long shot to the close-up etc., have been influenced by film.