LNH: Untold Tales of the Looniverse #2

Tom Russell milos_parker at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 25 06:21:48 PDT 2006

Jesse Willey wrote:

>    Tom and I have major disagreements about the Bryan
> Singer film 'The Usual Suspects'.

>    Tom thinks the ending where the whole thing turns
> out to be a bullshit story Verbal tells to get out of
> going to jail is a cop out.  I think it's a great
> film.  Why?  If you pay attention during the movie
> (particularly scenes in the interogation room) all the
> clues are there.

It takes no effort what-so-ever to pull the rug out from underneath the

And yes, I know, the main appeal for first person with most people is
the unreliable narrator.

Personally?  I think that nine times out of ten, it's bad writing.

An omniscent narrator completely evades the whole controversy.


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