A jugar con Auster

[La explicación, by Folavril]

"Mr. Nobody is a response to this mounting frustration. The villain of the story is called C. Lester Chase, and once you've figured out the origins of this character's odd and artificial name, it becomes hard not to see him as a metaphorical stand-in for Hunt. Translate hunt into French, and the result is chasse; drop the second s from chasse, and you wind up with chase. When you further consider that Seymour can be read as see more- and that Lester can be abbreviated as Les, which turns C. Lester into C. Les—or see less—then the evidence becomes fairly compelling. Chase is the most malevolent character in any of Hector's films. He is out to destroy Hector and rob him of his identity, and he puts his plan into action not by firing a bullet into Hector's back or by plunging a knife into his heart, but by tricking him into swallowing a magic potion that makes him invisible. In effect, this is just what Hunt did to Hector’s career in the movies. He put him up on-screen, and then he made it all but impossible for anyone to see him. Hector doesn’t vanish in Mr. Nobody, but once he drinks the drink, no one can see him anymore. He is still there before our eyes, but the other characters in the film are blind to his presence. He jumps up and down, he flaps his arms, he takes off his clothes on a crowded street comer, but no one notices. When he shouts in people's faces, his voice goes unheard. He is a specter made of flesh and blood, a man who is no longer a man. He still lives in the world, and yet the world has no room for him anymore. He has been murdered, but no one has had the courtesy or the thoughtfulness to kill him. He has simply been erased."

The Book of Illusions
page 39, 2nd p
Paul Auster

(y que continúe quien así lo quiera)

1 opiniones:

gerund | junio 18, 2007 5:31 a.m.


(is it weird if I kind of... identify with it?)