I am a footnote in that story. I am
Which never happened! Incidentally!
(shaking his head)
Friend of yours? Did you help him outof a bind?
No Dad, they don’t. I do not like the
punchlines, Dad. I can tell them as
well as you can.
around me and my wife. How can you notunderstand that?
A long beat, then...
Sorry to embarrass you.
Will won’t let him get the last word.
You’re embarrassing yourself, Dad. You
just don’t see it.
He walks away.
we FREEZE FRAME.
INT. A.P. NEWSROOM (PARIS) - DAY
WILL (ON PHONE)
if I could just...
Big Fish (2003)
Synopsis: When Edward Bloom (Albert Finney) becomes ill, his son, William (Billy Crudup), travels to be with him. William has a strained relationship with Edward because his father has always told exaggerated stories about his life, and William thinks he's never really told the truth. Even on his deathbed, Edward recounts fantastical anecdotes. When William, who is a journalist, starts to investigate his father's tales, he begins to understand the man and his penchant for storytelling.