Archive for December 28th, 2013

Movie Mayhem – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

I’ve always been fond of films that develop from inside a character’s head and try to really mess with yours in the process. To participate in the psychology of a character’s journey through the sparks of his or her mind is insanely addictive in the way that it transports you into a new world while staying grounded in the reality of the mundane. One of the master’s of this craft is Charlie Kaufman, who has taken us on several twisted mind trips in films like Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It’s a shame, then, that Mr. Kaufman was not part of Ben Stiller’s attempts at jumping around someone’s head in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, because if he had, I’m sure the film would have been one excellent, metaphorical daydream rather than just a very good attempt at artistry. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More

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