Stranger than Fiction (2006)

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This is always a really interesting work to me. One of the few movies that you love more as you analyze it.

Started by Mackenzie Worrall on 2014-10-19 at 22:04

I'd like to nominate Stranger Than Fiction (2006) for analysis. I've studied in before in terms of its plot structure and I'd love to see how it fits into the grok approach. This is always a really interesting work to mine. One of the few movies that you love more as you analyze it.

It doesn't happen right away, but I think Harold Crick is a 'keep' character – and so is Karen Eiffel. Their conflicting 'keeps' are what move the story forward. But the rest of the core characters are an interesting mix of 'gain' and 'regain' vectors that have their own stake in the main conflict.

Frank Fetters replied...

I find this comment interesting: "the rest of the core characters are an interesting mix of 'gain' and 'regain' vectors that have their own stake in the main conflict." It makes me want to read this story. Unfortunately for me, I usually only think of the main character in terms of Gain, Regain or Keep. I sort of let the rest of the characers find their own way and line up either as part of the protagonist's team or the antagonist's team. Knowing where everybody stands in the "GROK" paradigm seems like a rich way to add complexiities to the story.

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