Re: interior monologue

From: Lundgren (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Aug 15 2006 - 15:29:50 PDT

A few examples:

Russian Ark
Last Year in Marienbad
Taxi Driver (the most famous example of all times?)

I'm not certain if Brief Encounter begins as sort of voice-over narration. But at a time she is thinking about telling her husband, and it becomes voice-over narration (in style) while still being truly subjective thought. Or am I mistaken?

Hollywood should have very many examples in the comedy vein (and others), with people going crazy etc.

Björn Lundgren,
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  I'm looking for examples in narrative cinema of real interior monologues, as opposed to voice-over narration disguised as an interior monologue, as in "Sunset Boulevard." A real interior monologue is first-person present-tense speech in which the protagonist talks to him or herself, not to the spectator. In other words, subjective rather than objective speech. For example, the protagonist might be lost and we hear him or her say "Where am I?" Or they are drunk and say, "Wow, I drank too much!" I saw a great one recently in an Anthony Mann noir (I think), where a single monologue goes from objective to subjective and back to objective. But I can't remember the title. I don't want to restrict this to story movies. Experimental examples would be great as long as the monologue is actually spoken. I have already thought of Kuchar.

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