Stranger Than Fiction () Movie Script | SS
The Whole Wide World by Wreckless Eric. I call Carl and he is in a work meeting. First we meet with the surgeon. . This is a pure coincidence; she learned a dance to the song in a summer Will Farrell's character, Harold Crick begins to notice that a female British. It's about an uptight IRS agent, Harold Crick (Will Ferrell), who realizes that his mundane He sets out to meet the author with the determination to alter his fate.
When he starts auditing her, you feel the attraction, but he can't reach her heart because he's stuck up to his job, and it takes time for him to finally allow her to reach him.
The chemistry feels real as there's something authentic in their performances, Ana loves what she does, and Harold, governed by the necessity to give a meaning to his seemingly meaningless life, starts doing what he loves: Ultimately, Ana falls in love with him and Crick thinks he might be in a comedy, until he finally sees the face behind the voice, it's author Karen Eiffel Emma Thompson who seems to be the one pulling the strings.
The trick is that she always kills off her lead characters, and the trickiest part is that Crick's life is only depending on whether she decides to kill him off or not.
She shares her mental block with her editor's employee Queen Latifah wondering about the perfect way to kill Crick, until she realizes that he exists. The film escalates to the level of mind-bending genius a word that has been so overused for the likes of "Inception" when she gives Crick the manuscript.
Hilbert reads it and considers it a masterpiece with his death being part of that greatness. And Crick reads it and agrees.
It all comes down to a simple question: This is one of the greatest narrative tricks ever pulled on screen and an existential lesson. Crick gave his meaningless life a meaning wasn't he laughing at "The Meaning of Life" in the theater? Maybe life can be less flashy than its dramatized version, yet as 'disappointing' as the ending was story-wise, it was deeply moving and touching in the way we connected it to our reality and a little bit to fiction.
Was this review helpful? My sweet sisters-in-law, Shanna and Meredith come over to help prepare Carleigh and me to sing a fight song. They have spent all day preparing a special banner for my mantle in the colon cancer colors, a wreath for my door, and cart for the front porch with sanitary supplies for guests to wash hands.
It is all Pintrest perfect of course! Carleigh's performance is spot on! Carissa dances along on the sidelines. At this point a handful in the audience has heard my news, and they grasp that the "Fight Song" has a deeper meaning for our family.
AugustAfter a follow up call with the GI doctor who performed the colonoscopy, I again learn that the disease is common for senior citizens but incredibly, "incalculably" rare for someone under How did this possibly happen? The foreboding chorus of Tori Amos's song, Cornflake Girl replays over and over again in my mind: Steve Orme has battled lymphoma for close to 20 years, so he has some good insights and wisdom to share.
Instead of having to remember medical terminology, my official pathology report- which has all the information from my colonoscopy and cat scan is documented and shared with me. She looks younger than me.
She is new to the Kaiser team and likely recently finished her residency. She shows me my CT scan, and points out that all the dark spots that appear in my liver should not be there. It is clear from this interaction and future ones that the best way to do her job is to give me the bleakest statistics on colon cancer possible, so that maybe if things go better than the worse-case scenario, I will be pleasantly surprised.
At this appointment, I hear the following: I completely break down in the office.
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Carl once again, in front of the doctor firmly declares that we were going to knock this right into remission, and that we as a family have received a spiritual confirmation that this would happen.
Although his knees were about to buckle from grief, he somehow was able to find the strength to provide this optimistic declaration. Once the appointment is over, I'm sent to the lab to get blood work done. I am shaking with sobs. When the lab tech asks what is wrong, all I can say is "Cancer diagnosis. The plot is a writer's dream, or nightmare- that of a character whom an author has created co-existing with a real- life individual.
Will Farrell's character, Harold Crick begins to notice that a female British voice is ominsciently narrating his dull life with "much better vocabulary" than his own voice could construct. Harold works as an an IRS agent and lives a lonely, monotonous, and uninspiring life, but it takes an unexpected turn when Emma Thompson's character, author Karen Eiffel begins to take hold of his mind.
Then, just as he starts to let lose, find love, and start living, Eiffel's voice narrates, "little did he know that this simple, seemingly innocuous act of re-setting his broken watch would result in his imminent death.
When Harold learns that Eiffel's characters always die a tragic death, his doom seems impending. Yet he continues to live and to love. Although Eiffel has masterfully drafted his tragic death, Harold proves to be a dynamic character. His watch intercedes once again to get him to the bus stop 3 minutes early so he can save a a young boy from a bus accident. Harold ends up injured in a hospital, but he lives. He becomes a hero and not a victim. A tragedy turns into a comedy.
August 26, In the midst of everything that's going on, I need some major dental work done, possibly a root canal.
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I have heard that I can't do any dental work during chemo, so I'd better get it done now. As I am getting work done, Carl and my mom are working together to try to get my chemotherapy started, and Carl is concerned about not delaying a single day. Thankfully, I only need a filling. I usually like the background music at my dental office, as the assistant, Morgan puts together some great Pandora stations.
Right now, the song by The Band Perry is playing in the background. I have always liked this song, but presently the lyrics hit too close to home, and I am stuck in a chair with my mouth wired open and can't simply change the station.
Yet it becomes apparent that I can't focus as my phone is constantly blowing up from concerned friends and family members, and I desperately need time to research treatment options. I realize that I will have to pull out early, and have another instructor take over my course. Even in my dire circumstances, my conscientious nature resists doing this, but it soon becomes apparent that there is no other option. I let my students know that although I wish I could get them through the research paper unit, that I would now need to do research for myself on treatment options.
My sister Natalie comes down to comfort me and to help out. As an early birthday present, she takes me to see the play "Shrek" at our favorite haunt, The Moonlight Amphitheater. The play is engaging and fun, but I can't relax. On the drive home, I break down and ask her if she thinks I will have enough faith and positivity to beat this.
Natalie reassures me that I won't bear this burden alone; but that the faith of my loved ones would get me through this.
September 2nd We take the advice of friends and acquaintances who have dealt with cancer diagnoses to get a second opinion. Our appointment is set for September 2nd, and it is critical that we keep it because we don't want to delay chemotherapy, which is scheduled to start on September 9th, yet we want this second opinion before we jump into treatment.
The appointment is with Dr. The administrative assistant calls and says that Dr. Roeland has a conflict and that the appointment may need to be rescheduled. Carl uses all his swaying power to keep the appointment, and we go. My dad's retirement could not have been more timely. He accompanies us to most appointments and brings a white notebook entitled "Carmy's: Cancer Treatment" and takes copious notes. From the moment we meet Dr. Roeland, we like him much better than the Kaiser oncologist.
He is pleasant, and has a sense of humor. He takes a lot of time to draw a diagram and explain the physiological components of my diagnosis in layman's terms. She is writing a novel about a character named Harold Crick, and is unknowingly the voice Crick keeps hearing.
She is battling a case of writer's block, and spends much of the film attempting to come up with the finale for the character. Unlike many other existential comedies, Fiction is sweet and almost innocent in its design. Yes, the main focus of the film is pretty grim, but the life-altering questions that keep going around during the film do not become anywhere near as depressing and bizarre as those found in the likes of the work of Charlie Kaufman.
In a way, Fiction feels a lot like a Kaufman-written film, but lacking in the means of being totally "out there"; almost like being a decaf as opposed to a regular. As a result, while being an excellent film albeit slightly predictableit cannot break past the mold already set by the likes of the absolutely brilliant Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
It just feels like it is missing that spark that could have sprung it right into the brilliance that all films like this strive for. Going along with the story itself, it feels a little ill-paced in some few instances, but for the most part sucks you right in and keeps you there.
It has many comedic elements, and has some great dramatic sequences as well. They all play well, and while I still would not give him a ton of credit, I was very impressed by Helm's first-time effort. His writing feels vibrant and fresh, and in a film industry with absolutely little originality or thought, it is just great that movies like this slip through and get green-lighted.
Every piece of dialogue and background feels well expressed, and just play out astonishingly well.Stranger Than Fiction - Whole Wide World HD
On the topic of Crick however, I liked the idea of how neurotic and obsessive Crick was over numbers, but I thought it was a bit of an overkill to include special effect shots showing the numbers being counted within his head.