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(Interlude) Shaggy Dog Stories
In Loving Memory of Ember (2015-2021)
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4th Dec 2020, 5:00 PM
We already saw in the
of this story that the masked dog struck Adrienne on the back of the head with a rock, causing her to lose her balance and fall down the cliff. Here, that detail is conspicuously absent. What do you think of stories where the details change, being either contradictory or subjective or skewed on purpose to serve the needs of the teller? Akira Kurosawa's
(1950) is of course the classic example of this, to the point that the phenomenon is named after it.
The Woman in Question
The Usual Suspects
Courage Under Fire
(2014) are also fine examples of this in cinema, some of which even predate or are close contemporaries of Kurosawa's work. Do you have any favourite stories that play with perceptions by employing the “
4th Dec 2020, 6:05 PM
From television, there's a funny episode of
The Dick Van Dyke Show
called "The Night the Roof Fell In," and it uses the "differing accounts" technique to great humorous effect.
5th Dec 2020, 6:27 AM
Another mystery dog added to the mix?!
6th Dec 2020, 6:59 AM
Oh, don't worry too much. This one's slipped in
5th Dec 2020, 8:20 PM
When you think about it the Ace Attorney series basically runs on that style of story with the protagonist having to sift through it all to find the truth
9th Dec 2020, 10:28 AM
I'm here for the art and story, both of which are really good - but you knew that already ^_^
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