Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Pee-wee is a truly obsessive character. Pee-wee's Big Adventure begins with Pee-wee's morning routine, which follows him running-a-muck in his house playing with...things.

He is obsessed with THINGS. Retro, childlike, but physical things. Actually, Pee-wee (inexplicably) appears to have everything he wants in life, his bike being his favorite thing. His collection of things, and his life, is complete, until his bike gets stolen. That is the inciting event that drives the rest of the film. The conflict: Pee-wee needs to get his bike back in order to regain his balance in life.

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