Re: interior monologue

From: Jack Sargeant (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Aug 21 2006 - 16:42:30 PDT

just saw The Libertine - that had an interior monologue based on Earl
of Rochester's poetry
interesting way to get poems into the fictionalised version of his life

On Tuesday, August 22, 2006, at 12:52 am, Captain P.J. wrote:

> I can say a lot about "The Speckled Band!"
> Loosely described, it's the story of a night spent in hell as a father
> waits to hear back about his daughter who is in the hospital with
> meningitis. The father reaches out with all he can to make sense of
> the situation and, being a writer, turns to literature- Sir Arthur
> Conan Doyle to be specific ("The Speckled Band" is an adventure of
> Sherlock Holmes)- and constructs a poem (a poem which later, in "real
> life," becomes the film).
> It is best described for your purposes as "a film adaptation of a poem
> in the present tense that functions both as narrative and interior
> monologue."
> Unfortunately, at this time, it only exists on VHS. Can you use VHS?
> If so, I'll ask the filmmaker if I can send you a copy.
> -Courtney
> Original message:
> ----------------------------------------------
> Thanks Courtney,
> Can you say more about "Speckled Band"? What kind of film is it, and is
> it
> on DVD?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Captain P.J." <email suppressed>
> To: <email suppressed>
> 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
>> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>> 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
>> Department of Moving Image Arts
>> The College of Santa Fe
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>> Santa Fe, NM. 87505 USA
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