Daily Archives: May 18, 2007

Fanciful interpretations

I’ve been thinking about how academics often produce fanciful interpretations of artistic works. As I was trying to fashion a patently absurd example, I came up with this:

Alien is really a movie about immigration. Forget the monsters, the gore, the fear. It’s all about the trials and tribulations of a misunderstood alien looking for acceptance in an unforgiving world.

Someday, I’ll post an in-depth analysis.