Monday, June 29, 2009

Stranger than Fiction

I'm not sure if this is where you want ideas for the class blog, but here goes...

In "Stranger than Fiction" (the film), the main character's (Harold Crick, played by Will Ferrell) life is narrated by an seemingly protagonist-omniscient voice who able to speak about Harold's life and adds color commentary. When Harold finally gets annoyed by this voice, he first consults a psychologist, then consults a professor of literature (played by Dustin Hoffman) who goes through 23 questions to decide what kind of story Harold's life has become.

I just thought that it was an interesting concept for a movie to play on a character knowing his own fate (in a way) and in a similar way to which we would guess the action and direction of a movie.

No comments:

Post a Comment