I would like to talk about the brilliant movie called >‘Stranger Than Fiction’. This movie was released in 2006 and the story is about a woman writer and a main male character in her new novel who really exist in real life. The cast is perfect, so all the characters are realistic and well-expressed. All the characters are so lovely, especially Emma Thompson as Karen Eiffel who is the famous tragic novel writer and she gave a brillant performance as a nervous and sensitive writer. In addition, I like her voice too.
I really love a brilliant and imaginative story like this movie. Will Ferrel who is a tax officer is such a bored man and has a repetitive life. He likes numbers but he doesn’t like his job because no one likes a tax officer. He always lives surrounded by numbers and his new day is always exactly the same as yesterday. However, one morning he hears certain woman’s voice which was talking about him – his behaviour and his mind. It seems reading a novel about him and he wants to know what it is. Besides, the voice mentions his imminent death so he looks seriously for a solution. Eventually, he finds the woman writer who has the same voice within his head whilst consulting with the professor of literature at university but it’s bad news because she is famous for tragedy. He really want to live because he loves a lovely woman who is friendly and kind patissier. His boring life has been totally changed by this lovely woman and he has just realised what is important in his life.
Somehow, this movie reminds me of the novels of Jasper Fforde who is a British writer. I also like the book >‘The Eyre Affair’ which is his first novel and its story is really brilliant. This book stands on boundaries between sci-fi and crime thriller and also it is packed with strange but funny ideas.
This movie also has a great opening sequence which so graphic and well-designed. It’s great work for moving typography. I also really love this graphic work. The opening sequence which introduce the main male character seems a well organised presentation by information graphics with the narration of Emma Thompson. I loved this movie as soon as I sew the opening. Of course, the ending sequence is also really good and funny. You shouldn’t miss it.Read More