I think it was a way to show how absolutely absurd the entire story is. It's so absurd that it's now made into a special effects/Hollywood movie.
Sort of a, "If it really happened, it would have looked like this....can you ever see something like this happening outside of Hollywood?"
Why does everyone think that wanting to see what is in a book portrayed on screen mean someone must think it's real? I mean when they filmed Gone
With the Wind, they gave it a respectful scinematic treatment that was true to the book. Because they didn't make Scarlett a sorceress and Rhett
a wizard and they didn't use absurd robotic special effects for the Union forces while making the Rebel forces into ghoulish trolls, did that mean
they intended for everyone to think that Rhett and Scarlett were real and it all actually happened?
There are ways to treat the source material respectfully without saying you think it actually happened without making an open sham of it.
on 4-4-2014 by ketsuko because: (no reason given)
Nail....head...you hit it.
I can't tell you how many times I have to address people about films NOT being real, they are the product of the writer's IMAGINATION. Geesh, don't
people get that by now.
SCREENWRITER posting here...FILMMAKER posting here...WarminIndy is the screenwriter.
Gone With The Wind
was close to Mitchell's book,there was so much more in the book, but it had to be condensed. If Aronofsky is atheist, then
yes, he's going to insert his worldview into it. That's what happened with The Last Temptation of Christ
and people believed it was true and
now so many conspiracy theories have bounced out of that one, because people can't tell the difference in film and real life.
Do you know how many morons out there have actually told me that Days Of Our Lives
Listen people, films are not real, the characters are not real, the milieu is not real. All of it, not real. And just because it is based on a
Biblical character does not mean the story is real. No, there are no hobbits in Middle Earth, that was a made up story by JRR Tolkein. There is no
Twilight. There was no Munchkinland. There was no Looking Glass that Alice fell through, it was all made up. And guess what, there's no Chthulhu
either, made up. There was no Christine, no Michael Myers, no Freddy Krueger, and there is no Stargate, it's made up as well. There are no Imperial
Forces or Jedi, made up.
Sure, Aronofsky might have been a little sacrilegious, but what else do people expect him to do? Be true to a book he doesn't believe in?