Usual_Suspects

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Professor Strachan English 7 8 March, 2007 The Usual Suspects The Usual Suspects is an intricate narrative that takes the viewers in an entertaining, thought provoking investigation. As the story unfolds, series of fallacies and events lead us to a suspension of disbelief where we think that everything that is being told and shown to us is true. As a result, we are unable to use our inductive and deductive reasoning to accurately reach the conclusion of the investigation. The purpose of having the film in such a way is to get the viewers to understand that not everything we hear or see is the way it is. There is more to things than what our eyes and ears tell us. Throughout the entire film we are listening to Verbal Kint, who is a thief, narrate his story to Dave Kujan, the detective, and we assume that everything he tells is true. We believe this because he leads us to believe that he is a cripple, therefore, we don’t think that he has the capability of lying to a customs agent, who is smarter than him. We are also led to believe that Keaton was the mastermind behind the entire operation by the way in which Kint narrates the story and puts him in front of the rest of the gang. As the film wines down we are bombarded with a serious of clues, which leads us to acknowledge that everything we had just seen and heard was in fact false. Kujan tries to convince Kint that Keaton was Keyser Sose and that he had manipulated
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