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* Pretty minor, but what about that construction team that accidentally started demolishing the wrong building? The audience knows it was likely something Karen wrote to get the plot moving again, but realistically, this grave mistake not only cost a ton of property damage, but could have gotten someone seriously hurt. And the guy just shrugs it off with an 'Oops!'. I think we're looking at a lawsuit here.


* Several of the narrated actions of Harold Crick are actually caused by Harold's reactions to the narration, such as his RageAgainstTheHeavens, and his decision to make a phone call [[spoiler:which ended up being to Eiffel]] leaving the viewer to wonder what Eiffel thought was the reason for Harold doing these things since she's not aware that he can hear her. You would have to accept that she was compelled to write it after Harold's actions started changing the actual plot. As addressed in FridgeBrilliance, this lead to her ''re-writing'' it after the fact.

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* Several of the narrated actions of Harold Crick are actually caused by Harold's reactions to the narration, such as his RageAgainstTheHeavens, and his decision to make a phone call [[spoiler:which ended up being to Eiffel]] leaving the viewer to wonder what Eiffel thought was the reason for Harold doing these things since she's not aware that he can hear her. You would have to accept that she was compelled to write it after Harold's actions started changing the actual plot. As addressed in FridgeBrilliance, this lead to her ''re-writing'' it after the fact.fact.
* Pretty minor, but what about that construction team that accidentally started demolishing the wrong building? The audience knows it was likely something Karen wrote to get the plot moving again, but realistically, this grave mistake not only cost a ton of property damage, but could have gotten someone seriously hurt. And the guy just shrugs it off with an 'Oops!'. I think we're looking at a lawsuit here.



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** You also have to wonder if her other characters (if they were as real as Harold) also heard her voice. Did they think they were going crazy?



* You won't ''make'' it to the fridge before you think of several things Harold could have tried that are never brought up.
** Several of the narrated actions of Harold Crick are actually caused by Harold's reactions to the narration, such as his RageAgainstTheHeavens, and his decision to make a phone call [[spoiler:which ended up being to Eiffel]] leaving the viewer to wonder what Eiffel thought was the reason for Harold doing these things since she's not aware that he can hear her. You would have to accept that she was compelled to write it after Harold's actions started changing the actual plot, which hardly clarifies anything.

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\n* You won't ''make'' it to the fridge before you think of several things Harold could have tried that are never brought up.\n** Several *Several of the narrated actions of Harold Crick are actually caused by Harold's reactions to the narration, such as his RageAgainstTheHeavens, and his decision to make a phone call [[spoiler:which ended up being to Eiffel]] leaving the viewer to wonder what Eiffel thought was the reason for Harold doing these things since she's not aware that he can hear her. You would have to accept that she was compelled to write it after Harold's actions started changing the actual plot, which hardly clarifies anything.plot. As addressed in FridgeBrilliance, this lead to her ''re-writing'' it after the fact.


* During the movie, Harold tries to figure out what kind of story he's in, a comedy or a tragedy, based on his interactions with the rebellious baker, and concludes it's a tragedy because of all the bad things happening to him. [[spoiler:You realize later that while it's arguable he was being a victim of ComedicSociopathy, and ''is'' in fact in a comedy, [[TakeAThirdOption another solution]] is he's in a ''Romance'' instead, if you go by the classical definition (think (''[[Creator/WilliamShakespeare The Tempest]]''), with his meeting of his own author making for his own Genre Shift.]]
** For myself, all it took was this quote: "I brought you flours." [[spoiler:Say this out loud, "I brought you ''flowers''."]]

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* During the movie, Harold tries to figure out what kind of story he's in, a comedy or a tragedy, based on his interactions with the rebellious baker, and concludes it's a tragedy because of all the bad things happening to him. [[spoiler:You realize later that while it's arguable he was being a victim of ComedicSociopathy, and ''is'' in fact in a comedy, [[TakeAThirdOption another solution]] is he's in a ''Romance'' instead, if you go by the classical definition (think (''[[Creator/WilliamShakespeare The Tempest]]''), with his meeting of his own author making for his own Genre Shift.]]
** For myself, all
]] All it took was this quote: "I brought you flours." [[spoiler:Say this out loud, "I brought you ''flowers''."]]



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* The phrase "little did he know" crops up at several points. Even his death was basically stated as being contingent upon him not knowing about it: "Little did he know that this small, seemingly innocuous act would result in his death" Knowing that he was going to die is part of what leads him to step in front of the bus to save that child, which prompts Karen to spare him. The knowledge of his death, which he wasn't supposed to have according to the story, ended up saving his life.

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* The DiegeticSwitch in [[http://youtu.be/a3Zdz61iSLo the scene of Harold Crick playing "Whole Wide World" in Anna Pascal's apartment]] -- where the music jumps from Will Ferrell's thin voice and guitar to Wreckless Eric's original full-throated rock band -- seems even more appropriate after you listen to [[http://youtu.be/cUFL8WSxTgY the original]] ... which starts off with just voice and guitar before bursting out to the aforementioned full-throated instrumentation partway through.


* The fact that Harry Crick's life has been one of strict routine could be directly related to Eiffel's long spell of writer's block. If her narration is making his life happen, then it could be that her writer's block is the cause of Harry having a dull regimented routine for so long. If, instead, she's unconsciously drawing inspiration from his life, she could have been stuck leading up to the start of this movie due to Harry's insistence on having such a regimented routine. In either event, her voice popping up in his head could have been the only way around that block.

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* The fact that Harry Harold Crick's life has been one of strict routine could be directly related to Eiffel's long spell of writer's block. If her narration is making his life happen, then it could be that her writer's block is the cause of Harry Harold having a dull regimented routine for so long. If, instead, she's unconsciously drawing inspiration from his life, she could have been stuck leading up to the start of this movie due to Harry's Harold's insistence on having such a regimented routine. In either event, her voice popping up in his head could have been the only way around that block.


** Several of the narrated actions of Harold Crick are actually caused by Harold's reactions to the narration, such as his RageAgainstTheHeavens, and his decision to make a phone call [[spoiler:which ended up being to Eiffel]] leaving the viewer to wonder what Eiffel thought was the reason for Harold doing these things since she's not aware that he can hear her.

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** Several of the narrated actions of Harold Crick are actually caused by Harold's reactions to the narration, such as his RageAgainstTheHeavens, and his decision to make a phone call [[spoiler:which ended up being to Eiffel]] leaving the viewer to wonder what Eiffel thought was the reason for Harold doing these things since she's not aware that he can hear her. You would have to accept that she was compelled to write it after Harold's actions started changing the actual plot, which hardly clarifies anything.



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* The fact that Harry Crick's life has been one of strict routine could be directly related to Eiffel's long spell of writer's block. If her narration is making his life happen, then it could be that her writer's block is the cause of Harry having a dull regimented routine for so long. If, instead, she's unconsciously drawing inspiration from his life, she could have been stuck leading up to the start of this movie due to Harry's insistence on having such a regimented routine. In either event, her voice popping up in his head could have been the only way around that block.


** It should be noted that this is not an uncommon worry for writers, of contemporary fiction or otherwise, to have lurking somewhere in the back of their mind. If you've ever wondered why so many authors seem to have a love affair with [[AerithAndBob impossible or incongruous names]], part of the reason is to dodge this particular bullet since the probability of an actual person having that name, and thus being effected, is ridiculously low.

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** It should be noted that this is not an uncommon worry for writers, of contemporary fiction or otherwise, to have lurking somewhere in the back of their mind. If you've ever wondered why so many authors seem to have a love affair with [[AerithAndBob impossible or incongruous names]], part of the reason is to dodge this particular bullet since the probability of an actual person having that name, and thus being effected, affected, is ridiculously low.


* Invoked. So [[PostModernism Po Mo]] that this even happens InUniverse: Karen Eiffel was a well known author whose SignatureStyle was the [[ShootTheShaggyDog tragic death of each of her protagonists]]. Harold Crick was the only one who figured it out, and she prevented his death from happening. So how many people did Karen kill before she realized she was controlling real people? When Karen realizes this possibility, it [[HeroicBSOD hits her like a freight train.]]

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* Invoked. So [[PostModernism Po Mo]] that this even happens InUniverse: Karen Eiffel was a well known author whose SignatureStyle was the [[ShootTheShaggyDog tragic death of each of her protagonists]]. characters (protagonists)]]. Harold Crick was the only ''only'' one who figured it out, and she prevented his death from happening. So how many people characters did Karen kill kill, before she realized she was controlling real people? When Karen realizes this possibility, it [[HeroicBSOD hits her like a freight train.]]


* During the movie, Harold tries to figure out what kind of story he's in, a comedy or a tragedy, based on his interactions with the rebellious baker, and concludes it's a tragedy because of all the bad things happening to him. [[spoiler:You realize later that while it's arguable he was being a victim of ComedicSociopathy, and ''is'' in fact in a comedy, [[TakeAThirdOption another solution]] is he's in a ''Romance'' instead, if you go by the classical definition (think (''[[WilliamShakespeare The Tempest]]''), with his meeting of his own author making for his own Genre Shift.]]

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* During the movie, Harold tries to figure out what kind of story he's in, a comedy or a tragedy, based on his interactions with the rebellious baker, and concludes it's a tragedy because of all the bad things happening to him. [[spoiler:You realize later that while it's arguable he was being a victim of ComedicSociopathy, and ''is'' in fact in a comedy, [[TakeAThirdOption another solution]] is he's in a ''Romance'' instead, if you go by the classical definition (think (''[[WilliamShakespeare (''[[Creator/WilliamShakespeare The Tempest]]''), with his meeting of his own author making for his own Genre Shift.]]



** Several of the narrated actions of Harold Crick are actually caused by Harold's reactions to the narration, such as his RageAgainstTheHeavens, and his decision to make a phone call [[spoiler:which ended up being to Eiffel]] leaving the viewer to wonder what Eiffel thought was the reason for Harold doing these things since she's not aware that he can hear her.

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** Several of the narrated actions of Harold Crick are actually caused by Harold's reactions to the narration, such as his RageAgainstTheHeavens, and his decision to make a phone call [[spoiler:which ended up being to Eiffel]] leaving the viewer to wonder what Eiffel thought was the reason for Harold doing these things since she's not aware that he can hear her.


** For myself, all it took was this quote: "I brought you flours." [[spoiler:Say it out loud.]]

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** For myself, all it took was this quote: "I brought you flours." [[spoiler:Say it this out loud.]]loud, "I brought you ''flowers''."]]

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