Since we’re studying fiction and the power of story telling, Tim Burton’s “Big Fish” seems like a very logical choice for a film to view as part of this unit. However, as Will Bloom finds out in this magical movie, logic and facts don’t always play a part in getting to a deeper truth. Now, that’s what we’d call a paradox.

Also, "Big Fish" is a good film to use when beginning your study of the language of film – including basic film techniques, camera angles, mise en scene, etc.

Anyway, below is some great info and supplemental links to help you along:

• Big Fish script

• Big Fish Dialogue

• Big Fish info on IMDB

Also, if you want additional info about the incredible director of this film, Tim Burton, here are a couple of links you must check out:

Tim Burton's Official Site

• The Tim Burton Collective

• Tim Burton at MoMA

Finally, here’s a review of “Big Fish” by Roger Ebert. Frankly, Ebert doesn’t like the film much, but he does point out some of the flaws that are easy to overlook in this magical film. So, for what it’s worth, here’s a dissenting point of view:

• Ebert’s review of “Big Fish”