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Most mind-boggling FRAMING DEVICES? [message #186235] Mon, 09 July 2012 16:52 Go to previous message
Doug Elrod is currently offline  Doug Elrod
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With the recent passing of Ernest Borgnine, I was thinking that the framing device in his MST3K movie really added a lot to what Best Brains was able to do with that movie. (For those who haven't encountered them before, a "framing device" is some part of a movie that serves as an "explanation" or "set-up" for the remaining bit, which frequently occurs in some totally different place or time).

Borgnine's "Hollywood writer" was able to tie together a couple of unrelated stories via telling them to a young kid. Why? Who cares! :-)

Perhaps someone could create an authoritative list, but clearly one of the most non-sequitur-ish ones is from "Riding With Death". What was the deal with that "Abby does remote monitoring" business anyway???

-Doug Elrod (dre1@cornell.edu)
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