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Jennifer Lawler

It comes and goes. Twenty years ago omniscient narration was everywhere, then it pretty much vanished for a while, now it’s re-emerging. I don’t think it’s a problem per se when it’s done well–I mean, in this case, I didn’t feel like we were head-hopping, being jerked from character to character; it was handled pretty well. It’s just that it created such a sense of distance from the characters.

I do think omniscient POV is much easier to adapt to screen then deep third or first.