Hello and welcome to this weekly blogathon where each blogger selects three films that relates to a particular theme, this week it is unseen narrators.
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The first pick this week is Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums, for which he won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Narrated by Alec Baldwin, The Royal Tenenbaums is quirky as Anderson’s other films and the narration fits the style perfectly.
This little discussed film (because it isn't anything special) set in Germany during the Second World War is narrated by Death (he was also the narrator for the novel), which is fitting as we see a great deal of death but never in the physical form. Young Sophie Nélisse and Nico Liersch give two terrific central performances and give the film its heart.
A very recent pick now because I am lacking in imagination, the Coen Brothers’ recent film is narrated by Michael Gambon. Whilst the film isn’t the Coen Brothers' greatest (it’s a little too jam packed with random characters and random scenes) it’s still pretty good fun for most part.