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This seems a different type of unreliable narrator.  Here we have an old
man's memories, much of which are things he only knows verbally, but he
doesn't seem like an untrustworhty character, despite his whole barns
story.  Nor is there really anyhting about him which sugggests we should
not trust him.
 
Scott
 
 
 
On Sat, 22 Aug 1998, Ilene S. Goldman wrote:
 
> How about Saving Private Ryan?
>
> >>I missed this thread.  Can someone briefly summarize?  If I understand your
> >>meaning, I believe that "The Opposite of Sex" also has an unreliable
> >narrator.
> >
> >
> >Inspired by "The Usual Suspects," I wondered how many films have the
> >equivalent of literary unreliable narrators or indeed what that would
> >consist of in a film.  I think specifically it would have to be where the
> >viewers actually witness the events described or done in flashback as
> >opposed to a speaker or narrator who is simply not telling the truth
> >verbally.
> >
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