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    Subject: Re: Hurrah for Igby
    Date: Jan 9, 2004
    Sender: George MorrisPrevious | Next

    I agree completely. It's a very Hollywood-istic view, and frankly a basal one that we need to have someone to root for, so that come the end of the film when the lead has achieved fame, glory, love and happiness, we can all go away with a smile on our faces, in the knowledge that some day, it's going to be us!
    What a crock!

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    Hurrah for Igby

    I would agree with BUB in his affirmation that a film need not have a pleasant protagonist. This film showed an honest if not upbeat portrayal of a boy's coming of age experience, a similar view of which can be seen in J. D. Salinger's "Catcher in the Rye". Though Igby has obviously not achieved self-knowledge or fulfillment by the end of the film, it is clear that he must escape his background to do so and his eventual escape by airplane implies that he had made the first step to actualization.






    Comment index:

  • "something, someone to cheer for"   from BUB, May 4, 2003
  • Hurrah for Igby   from Karen, Jul 24, 2003
  • » Re: Hurrah for Igby «   from George Morris, Jan 9, 2004
  • Awesome movie.   from Matthew, Jun 8, 2004
  • [no subject]   from sandra sinlgaterry, Jul 10, 2004
  • a estranha família de "Igby".   from Fabiana de Souza Brum., Feb 3, 2005
  • "something, someone to cheer for"   from BUB, May 4, 2003
  • Hurrah for Igby   from Karen, Jul 24, 2003
  • » Re: Hurrah for Igby «   from George Morris, Jan 9, 2004
  • Awesome movie.   from Matthew, Jun 8, 2004
  • [no subject]   from sandra sinlgaterry, Jul 10, 2004
  • a estranha família de "Igby".   from Fabiana de Souza Brum., Feb 3, 2005