Saturday, June 03, 2006

Big Fish

Has anyone seen the movie Big Fish starring Ewan McGregor. If not, a simple premise of the movie is a story about a son trying to learn more about his dying father by reliving stories and myths his father told him about himself.

If you have seen the movie, you'll see that many urban legends such as when you meet the one you love, time stops. If you do get a chance to see it, it's a fun movie with a lot of imagination surrounding the topic of urban legends


Blogger EmilyGeise said...

When I first saw this movie, I REALLY didn't like it. However I ended up watching it again with some friends (against my will) and realized the beauty of the story. The purpose of the father's legends and tales is not accuracy, its a way of bringing reality and ideality (is that a word) closer together. Maybe this is really what some urban legends are all about; making the present more beautiful by embellishing the past. I know this is a bit squishy but people often fall short of exact dreams and telling stories is a method of self-preservation and as a way of achieving a dream through a legend. Also these stories tend to leave out the bad things and exentuate the good. This is probably present in some of the "glories of war" stories.

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