Daily Dialogue — January 1, 2017

“Thanks for the adventure. Now go have a new one. Love, Ellie.”

Up (2009), screenplay by Bob Peterson & Pete Docter, story by Pete Docte & Bob Peterson & Tom McCarthy

The Daily Dialogue theme for the week: Failure, suggested by Melinda Mahaffey and Will King.

Trivia: The villain Charles Muntz is named after Charles Mintz, the Universal Pictures executive who in 1928 stole Walt Disney’s production rights to his highly-successful “Oswald the Lucky Rabbit” cartoon series. This led Walt Disney to create Mickey Mouse, who soon eclipsed Oswald in popularity.

Dialogue On Dialogue: When is success failure? Right here in the Pixar movie Up. Carl succeeds in his Conscious Goal: Get the house to the top of Paradise Falls. However it is a Pyrrhic victory. It’s only through Carl flipping through the pages of the Adventure Book that he realizes this. From beyond the grave, Ellie gives him her blessing to go find a new adventure. And that leads to Act Three of the story. A classic example of where Need supplants Want.


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