This is the second film based on the James Thurber short story and some doubted it would ever see the light of day. Various versions of the script were tossed around and actors such as Jim Carrey, Owen Wilson, and Sacha Baron Cohen were all in line to play the lead role.
Renshaw, in the fantasy, is obsequious. The immediately preceding scene, however, which stimulates the daydream, shows Mitty as manually incompetent unable to park his car properly or remove tire chainshelplessly subordinate to both the parking attendant and the garage mechanic who removes the tire chains, and dimly and unhappily aware of being middle-aged in contrast to the cocky youths taking charge of his automobile.
In all daydreams except the last, Mitty can expertly manipulate some technological instrument, whose complexity is usually emphasized in the description of it: Mitty seeks power and control over technology in daydreams because he is subject to it and to its controllers in real life, as exemplified by his various difficulties with his automobile.
In response to an unexpected though oblique assertiveness from her husband, she continues in her failure to achieve sympathetic understanding of what ails her spouse.
Instead, she remains aligned with the oppressive forces of technology and materialism, failing to sense that her husband is not suffering from a physical or material ailment, and so does not need to see Dr. However, his daydreams, paradoxically, do allow a measured triumph as well.Dec 31, · The story follows Mitty's necessary journey of self-discovery, with an interesting context involving Life Magazine being bought out and ending its print run .
The short story that I will do an analysis on is the Secret Life of Walter Mitty, written by James Thurber in March of This story centers around the hilarious and amusing daydreams of Walter Mitty an ordinary man, who resides in Waterbury, Connecticut, with his overbearing, nagging wife Mrs.
In this comedic adaptation of James Thurber's short story, Ben Stiller stars as Walter, a milquetoast proofreader for a magazine publishing firm. Walter is constitutionally incapable of standing up for himself, so he retreats into his fantasy world, where he is heroic, poised, self-assured, and the master of his fate.
Nov 25, · The film, directed by and starring Stiller, was adapted from James Thurber’s short story of Walter Mitty, a man who escapes his anonymous life by daydreaming himself into . The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty was my favourite film of the year, and it was the journey inside of it that took it even further.
I don’t want you to think I am calling this the best film I have ever seen, but in all honestly, I found it a beautiful story. The epynomous Walter Mitty lives life through his daydreams, but when his job along with that of his pretty co-worker, (who he has a secret crush on) are threatened, he takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.