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JEFFREY STRASBURG <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 23 Aug 1998 10:09:42 -0700
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Just a thought -- after watching FALLEN the other night, with Denzel
Washington's voice-over serving as the film's "narration," one difference
that comes to mind is that film (particulary Hollywood films) can use the
recognition of a "star" as a means of creating unreliability -- in the
above-mentioned film, the audience clearly recognizes Washington's voice
and immediately associates the narrative with his character -- this, of
course, is proven a false assumption at the end of the film.  I can't
think of other examples right off the top of my head (it's Sunday
morning...), but are there other examples of producing unreliability in
this manner?
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