This chapter explores the inquiry into the imagination from action to interpretation by looking at the nature of narrative. Humans build a meaningful world by virtue of their capacity to offer narratives to themselves and others; the same process takes place when humans locate themselves in a community, where each one is sustained by an imaginative project of narrative construction. Interpretation is always a representation of something—without a reference, representation is no longer interpretation. The chapter cites Memento (2000), The Box (2009), and The Other Man (2008) to explain how an interpretation of a film does not mean displacing one's ordinary experience with theory, rather, the interpreter focuses only on what it was that he experienced.
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