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John C.

Name a good movie WITHOUT a narrator. They all have 'em.


It could be worse; while channel-surfing last night, I came across the start of Uwe Boll's Alone In The Dark, and it started with, literally, a five-minute narration/text scroll: "There was this ancient Indian tribe and they opened the gate to Hell and they were wiped out but they left behind these evil artifacts which were scattered around the world and the US government set up this secret agency to collect the artifacts and one of the scientists working for this agency turned rogue and went down in a mine shaft and conducted vile experiments with children and turned them into monsters who still lurk in the mine waiting for fresh victims..." That was the point where I tuned out.


I'm trying to remember whether "The Gods Must Be Crazy" had a narrator.


Good write-up. All About Eve has a very prominent narrator, but it works well, because George Sanders is so snide and tells us things we wouldn't necessarily know.

Linkmeister, The Gods... did have one, although IIRC, he speaks less as the film goes on. It's heavily narrated setting up the tribe at the start.

John C, you have to be kidding! There are at least half a dozen or more from 2007 alone.

Geoduck, as soon as you mentioned "Uwe Boll"... I guess they though the opening narration/scroll could somehow fix it, huh?

velvet goldmine

Sometimes when I'm really tired I realize I'm talking exactly exactly like Travis Bickle. This proves a lot of things, one of which is that Taxi Driver had some pretty hypnotic narration.

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