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    things are able to be performed in the outside world. There was a time when we could walk with dinosaurs and tanks to breathe underwater. For those who have seen the movie Big Fish can see the exaggeration between reality and imagination. Main character, Edward Bloom, tells many incredible life lesson stories that his son, William, cannot seem to believe. He eventually realizes that using a little imagination in stories doesn’t hurt when teaching lifelong lessons. In the movie Big Fish, William learns the actual truth behind his father’s stories and how the exaggerated version was more of an eye opener than the reality check. A story can never be considered a story if some parts seem impossible to happen. Books, for example, the Hunger Games is violent and breathtaking though it influences readers to stay true to who they are regardless of what obstacles come in the way. This would be considered the overall point of storytelling. Authors put the reader in certain situations, regardless of how unbelievable they may seem, so they can experience the expedition it took to learn the overall theme. When William discovers…

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    Dead Sexist Fish Crap: A Film Review of Tim Burton’s Big Fish Big Fish shows Will (Billy Crudup) trying to discern whether his father’s fantastic stories are true, or if he was having an affair on his mother. Throughout Will’s life, his father, Edward Bloom (Ewan McGregor and Albert Finney) has told him absurd stories from his life. While Will was enchanted with these stories as a small child, he now holds an extreme amount of resentment towards his father and suspects him of having an affair…

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    Magical realism differs from other genres of fiction because it’s reality is based on the what an author might believe to be true or what he or she has experienced. Magical realism is often quite difficult to understand because it asks the reader to take what they know to be true in the real world and accept completely different truth. Magical realism is similar to other genres of fiction but separates itself by its basic assumptions of elements of reality. Ghosts, angels, mermaids, and giants…

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    In Daniel Wallace’s novel, Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions and Tim Burton’s film, Big Fish, the relationship between the dying protagonist, Edward Bloom and his estranged son, William Bloom, is centrally to the story in both the novel and film. Like many fathers in today's society, Edward Bloom wishes to leave his son with something to remember him by after he is dead. It is for this reason the many adventures of Edward Bloom are deeply interwoven into the core of all the various stories…

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    Big Fish Vs Old Man

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    do in the book, The old man and the sea. One day out at sea the old man, who’s name is Santiago, feels a massive tug from a huge fish. Even though the old man isn't in his prime he still tries with all his might to catch the fish. The giant marlin does not want to be caught and this it begins a long battle of pain, patience, and grit. At first the old man and the big fish seem very different but, they do have many similarities. The old man and the big fish both experienced pain, both were…

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    Big Fish Analysis

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    Throughout the novel Big Fish by Daniel Wallace Edward Bloom tells his son William Bloom stories and jokes that are in many ways better than reality. At first William strongly dislikes how his father overemphasizes his stories very much. William just wants the truth about his father as William never really got to know his father since he was always gone. As the novel progresses William starts to accept the stories more for what they are. By the end of the book, William has accepted Edward’s…

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    Big Fish Themes

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    Big Fish is a film of many themes, including those of the ability for love to conquer all and telling stories allows no person to be forgotten. Throughout the entire film of Big Fish no matter what happened Edward always came back to those he loved. In the beginning of the film right before Edward leaves to go to Spectre, he promises Karl that he will return. A commitment is sign of caring, especially in this case where Edward vows to come through by giving the giant his backpack. Even though in…

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    The genre of magical realism is all about taking reality and turning it upside down, making the mundane seem magical, and at the same time making the magical mundane. A good example of this is in the movie Big Fish. There are two main characters, Edward Bloom and his son, Will. Edward is a storytelller who has one story, the story of his life. The film explores magical realism by splitting the plot into two parts. The first part is the real, mundane, and somewhat depressing tale of Will's…

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    Cinematic techniques help films become eye-catching and make viewers really enjoy their films. Tim Burton uses cinematic techniques such as shot reverse shot, non-diegetic music/sound, and low key lighting to create a variety of different moods for viewers. Burton uses these techniques in two of his best films, Edward Scissorhands and The Big Fish. In films, shot reverse shot is when dialogue is in play between two or more people and the camera shifts person to person. Near the start of the film…

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    Stories have been told since the beginning of time, they are meant to provide information or to teach morals. In the renowned film, “Big Fish” (T. Burton, 2003), the protagonist, Edward Bloom, constantly told inflated stories to keep his audience attentive, but he rarely kept accurate facts in his stories. Due to the exaggerated stories, William Bloom, Edward’s son, did not trust Edward anymore, and Edward did not gain back his trust till the day he died. Facts seemed to satisfy William, the…

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