Re: interior monologue

From: gyoungblood (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Aug 18 2006 - 17:51:20 PDT

Thanks Courtney,
Can you say more about "Speckled Band"? What kind of film is it, and is it
on DVD?

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From: "Captain P.J." <email suppressed>
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Sent: Friday, August 18, 2006 2:55 PM
Subject: Re: [FRAMEWORKS] interior monologue

> Forgive me if someone has mentioned this before (I just switched to the
> condensed "digest" version of FrameWorks, so I'm not sure if I'm really
> "up-to-date" on the postings):
> I suggest "Adaptation" by Spike Jonze, written by Charlie Kaufman and his
> non-existant brother Donald (the first fictitious person to be nominated
> for an Oscar). It's filled with great inner monologue (including, I
> believe, a sceen with Kaufman reading his own inner monologue aloud from
> the screenplay he has just written himself into). I particularly like:
> "I need coffee. Coffee would help me write. Or maybe I should write
> first and then reward myself with coffee. Coffee and a muffin."
> Really relfects my own creative process. Hmm. Actually, coffee would
> help right about now.
> I also suggest "The Speckled Band" by Phil Rowe.
> -Courtney
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> Original message:
> 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.
> Gene Youngblood
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