logan607 (logan607) wrote,

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McGuffins, Caterpillars and Pepe le Pew

With nods to a friend.

According to Hitchcock, a guy on a train sees something above and asks another dude what it is.

Guy2: It's a McGuffin. It's used to catch lions in Scotland.
Guy1: There're aren't any lions in Scotland.
Guy2: Well then, a McGuffin's nuthin at all.

Used in stories or film, a McGuffin's just a device that the characters place meaning onto to move the story along, like in Ronin where they're all chasing after some briefcase but we never find out why it's important. It's just important cause they made it important.

With the exception of health and family, I submit that a lotta of what you put your heart and soul with, it's nuthin at all. A lotta what I put my heart and soul into is nuthin at all.

At the enda the cartoon above, the characters're the same; the situation's the same. The only thing that's changed is each character's perception of reality. But, man, that's everything, that's the whole nut, yeah?

Heard once that, On the day he thought he died, the caterpillar turned into a butterfly. It's dorky, overly sentimental and hopeful. Like me.

Speaking of which, y'know, I pretty much am Pepe le Pew when I'm out and about. And 'bout as successful.

S'ok, I have fun...Bonjour Week-end! Où sont les filles?

Music: tell your white knight that he’s handsome in hindsight
Tags: discussion, hope, story

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