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Title: The Observer
Authors: Pek, Alisia Xue Ning
Xu, Maner
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Mass media::Broadcasting::Motion pictures and films::Asian cinema
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: The script consists of three segments, each with a different main character interacting with the overarching protagonist - The Observer. The first part, which is set in year 2007, is about an established photographer who feels lonely living all by himself and is insecure about his existence. He is afraid that no one will ever remember him when he dies. After being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, he plans to carry out his master plan of an epic death at his first solo exhibition. On the rooftop of the building he encounters The Observer. They have a discussion but it does not prevent him from jumping off the building eventually. The second story, set in year 1960, is about an acclaimed Nobel Prize winner who has spent all his life writing on philosophy but feels he has never actually lived out his own life properly. On his deathbed, he tells The Observer what happened to his family fifty years ago due to his negligence, and his regrets of not realising it sooner in order to lead a fuller life. The third part of the script, set in year 2014, is about a young model who is disfigured in a horrible car accident. Not only is she unable to continue her career, she also lost the looks she prides herself on. The Observer talks her out of her desperate and hopeless situation, and helps her regain the confidence to live on by sharing stories with her from time and time. In the midst of all these, they develop a relationship. In this chapter, The Observer also recounts his personal story of what happened many thousand years ago and the audience will be able to see a connection between all the three segments from here. It is up to the audience’s interpretation to determine who The Observer really is at the end.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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