Author Topic: Good Movies w/ Protagonist Narrating Throughout The Entire Movie?  (Read 991 times)

I've noticed these kinds of movies get real deep into a character. But they also display the external disparity between what's said verbally to other characters, and what truths the protagonist tells the audience through narration.

"Leon Morin, Priest" is a good example.


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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2021, 06:57:19 PM »
Raising Arizona.



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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2021, 07:05:37 PM »
"Yep, that's me. You're probably wondering how I got here. It all started when..."

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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2021, 07:26:51 PM »
Blast of Silence (1961) - Technically, not the protagonist narrating, but the voice is from his perspective, with his internal drives. Gives an intense beat-generation noir feel.

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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2021, 08:45:28 PM »
Blade Runner

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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2021, 01:51:59 AM »

Look Who's Talking

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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2021, 02:35:15 PM »
A Clockwork Orange

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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2021, 02:55:14 PM »
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Doesn't happen in the good version(s).

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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2021, 07:26:04 PM »
American Psycho is pretty good.

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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2021, 07:41:43 PM »
Goodfellas and Casino. I like the part in the latter where Pesci's narration is interrupted by him being smacked with a baseball bat on screen.

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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2021, 08:50:06 PM »
Goodfellas and Casino. I like the part in the latter where Pesci's narration is interrupted by him being smacked with a baseball bat on screen.

Yep, that's a brilliant moment. I particularly love in Casino when half way through the film out off nowhere Frank Vincent gets to narrate for one scene. Very odd but brilliant.

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« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2021, 10:12:03 PM »
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« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2021, 10:22:57 PM »
The Four Sided Triangle.

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« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2021, 01:25:25 AM »
Sunset Boulevard

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« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2021, 01:31:36 AM »
the story of a cheat

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« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2021, 01:43:15 AM »
Sunset Boulevard

Double Indemnity as well

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« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2021, 01:46:33 AM »
Museum Hours comes to mind

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« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2021, 02:32:51 AM »
So this is about unreliable narrators?

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« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2021, 02:38:38 AM »
Apocalypse Now

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« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2021, 02:47:58 AM »
The Commitments

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« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2021, 02:56:06 AM »
So this is about unreliable narrators?

they're all unreliable by the time I've virtue of their subjectivity

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« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2021, 09:27:59 AM »
'Fallen' where Denzel Washington narrates his 'own story'

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« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2021, 03:35:04 PM »
Memory really not helping me here, but there's a Jason Alexander vehicle (possibly "For Better Or Worse", but it's not ringing any bells) which has a constant bed of song, which is the singers narrating the action pretty much constantly.

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« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2021, 03:36:05 PM »
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« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2021, 09:01:21 PM »
Museum Hours comes to mind

Your avatar is from the Russian movie "Wings" (Shepitko), right?

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« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2021, 01:41:38 AM »
Your avatar is from the Russian movie "Wings" (Shepitko), right?

a 5/5 film

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