2012-10-10, 11:24 PM (ISO 8601)
Bugbear in the Playground
Re: Sources and Potential Sources for and of the Giant
Oh? How so? The only definition I'm familiar with is the one Hitchcock used: it's an object that mechanically drives the plot and motivates the characters without actually mattering in and of itself. It could be swapped out for a golden nugget or a coded diary without affecting the plot. (Or, as Hitchcock put it, "the audience don't care.") The Maltese Falcon and the briefcase in Pulp Fiction are the two classic examples that first come to mind for me. How do people use it now?
Originally Posted by ti'esar