Up close and incredibly loud

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up close and incredibly loud

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

Nine-year-old Oskar Schell is an inventor, amateur entomologist, Francophile, letter writer, pacifist, natural historian, percussionist, romantic, Great Explorer, jeweller, detective, vegan, and collector of butterflies. When his father is killed in the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Centre, Oskar sets out to solve the mystery of a key he discovers in his fathers closet. It is a search which leads him into the lives of strangers, through the five boroughs of New York, into history, to the bombings of Dresden and Hiroshima, and on an inward journey which brings him ever closer to some kind of peace.
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Jonathan Safran Foer

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Production took place in New York City. Pictures , and a wide release on January 20, Thomas often sent Oskar on missions to do something connected with one of his riddles. The game requires communication with other people and is not easy for the socially awkward Oskar, who is told "If things were easy to find they wouldn't be worth finding". On September 11, , Oskar and his classmates are sent home from school early while his mother Linda Sandra Bullock is at work. When Oskar gets home, he finds five messages from his father on the answering machine saying he is in the World Trade Center. When Thomas calls for the sixth time, Oskar is too scared to answer.

Sometimes cinema poses a question so unsettling that it just won't go away. Not the least challenging aspect of this puzzle is that for many it doesn't exist. Extremely Loud has made the Academy's shortlist for best picture. The Los Angeles Times found the film "eloquent", "polished" and "filled with both sentiment and substance ". The Hollywood Reporter suggested that many going to see it would be "emotionally wrenched". Nonetheless, those who dislike the film dislike it a lot. Less enamoured reviewers have called it "tiresome", "kitsch", "mush", "tacky", irritating, "offensive", "crass" and "colossally misguided".

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The book's narrator is a nine-year-old boy named Oskar Schell. In the story, Oskar discovers a key in a vase that belonged to his father, a year after he is killed in the September 11 attacks. The discovery inspires Oskar to search all around New York for information about the key and closure following his father's death. Oskar Schell is a nine-year-old boy whose father, Thomas Schell, died in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, The novel begins after the tragedy, with Oskar narrating. Since his father's death, Oskar struggles with insomnia , panic attacks, and depression. He often describes the feeling of depression as wearing heavy boots, and deals with this by giving himself bruises.

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In his distinguished book Celluloid Skyline: New York and the Movies , published in December of that year, architect and film-maker James Sanders called them "that most overbearing symbol of the new city": he was discussing their unlovely role in Three Days of the Condor the film's villain, the CIA, had its headquarters there , and in the version of King Kong. Others reacted more precipitately, and film-makers cut shots of the towers from movies in post-production, often at considerable expense, and digitally removed them from films made years before. It was as if merely to exhibit them constituted some kind of moral offence. Gradually the situation changed. First we had Oliver Stone's sturdily patriotic World Trade Center celebrating the police and firefighters involved in the rescue operations.

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