Re: interior monologue

From: Tom B Whiteside (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Aug 16 2006 - 10:41:33 PDT

This is perhaps straying a bit far afield from "interior monologue," but
I've always loved the way that the narration in Jem Cohen's LOST BOOK
FOUND slips away from a straight personal narration into a different
voice. I haven't seen it in a while, but as I recall, the personal
narration does not come to an end, it fades out midstream, and is replaced
by a different voice that gives new life to the contents of the eponymous
found object. The effect is mysterious and wonderful. What begins as
personal recollection becomes subconscious. As a viewer, I fell into the
rhythm of a genre piece (the personal documentary) only to have it gently
shaken and taken away, replaced by something richer and deeper. It's a
pleasant shift, and it is first achieved in the soundtrack.

        - Whiteside

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