Analysis Of The Movie ' The Lieutenant Says ' Essay

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Most films have an intriguing story that people want to invest time and thought into. Often films hold a moral that leaves the audience with a broader understanding of the world. Films also commonly build up questions and conclude with reason to answer those questions by the end. These qualities give a reason for people to see a given film. So what good is a film that lacks these qualities? Is it just a waste of time? Or, just maybe there is a reason.
Rubber is the absurd tale of a bloodthirsty car tire, named Robert, armed with telekinetic powers. With these powers, Robert begins wreaking havoc upon the California desert. Numerous deaths result in an all out tirehunt, headed by Lt. Chad, played by Stephen Spinella. The film begins with Lt. Chad talking to the camera, breaking the fourth wall (imaginary wall separating the performer from the audience, broken if the audience is acknowledged), talking about no reason, a major point to consider during the film. The Lieutenant says “In the Steven Spielberg movie, ‘E.T.,’ why is the alien brown? No reason.” This film is full of no reason, as Lt. Chad states, “...the film you are about to see today is an homage to the ‘no reason’...”. Lt.Chad only seems to break the fourth wall, but, in fact, he is talking to a group gathered to watch the story unfold. The film frequently steps back from the main story to reveal the reactions of the spectators. Robert first discovers his power after he encounters a glass bottle in the sand that…

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