Sunday, March 17, 2019

Response to the Film William Faulkner, a Life on Paper :: Movie Film Essays

Response to the Film William Faulkner, a Life on root word My first response in general to the require is how utterly alarming m any(prenominal) of the people interviewed were. Coming from Central Florida, I can honestly say I am non from the Deep South, as there were several instances where someone was speaking in the put down and I hardly could not figure out what they were saying through their accent. Of the people interviewed who were not locals from Mississippi, many of the Hollywood representatives were decidedly more intelligible yet no less intimidating, many of them men I would not want to be stuck talking to in a party. But aside from such characters, the charter created an interesting portrait of Faulkner the father. One could certainly see intent on the filmmakers part to cast Faulkner the father in the shadow of Faulkner the author. The film shows interviews with dickens of Faulkners daughters one full and one stepdaughter. Intriguingly, the latter of these is s hown speaking on camera only once, a scene in which she characterized her stepfathers arch drinking problems and how scared she was of her stepfather during those experiences. Jill, his full daughter, seemed to go along with these sen epochnts. She recalls one time she tried to stop him from drinking, to which he responded with the most memorable line of the film Nobody remembers Shakespeares child, which apparently was effective in discouraging any further attempts to stop his drinking. Jill seems ambivalent of her father. On the one hand, she knows she is on camera speaking about her famous and beloved father, and is thus expected to similar him. And indeed, she does effectively convey some sense of love for her father. But she concurrently embeds a disconnectedness from her father. If she had not repeatedly referred to him as Poppy, one would neer catch on that she was his daughter. Her revelations and reminisces seem hardly familial, but preferably meditate the same way a ll of the other memories of him do enigmatically and unfamiliarly. The film suggests Faulkner does not feel disappointed in having a daughter rather than a son, and I might go so far as to believe that this characterization of the unfamilial child would have existed for a son as well.

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