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Weird fan theories

I just turned my computer on and found this summary of the eight weirdest fan theories on the bbc website. Lazy blogging I admit, but some of these theories are so intriguing that I just had to link to them. One goes that the Harry Potter stories all take place in Harry's mind, locked away in the cupboard under the stairs at the Dursley's; another is that Disney's animation Frozen was, in fact, based on the classic The Shining. While some may dismiss such theorising as puerile, I find it intriguing. It expresses not only a love of film, but a curiosity about them, and an eagerness to engage with them. While they are, for the most part, just a bit of fun, at the same time they convey a relationship with film which goes beyond the norm, as if it was something more than a mere story. Importantly, these theories often pick up upon small contingent details other viewers miss, arguably linking it with cinephilia. No doubt the beeb just posted this article to entertain people, but I think there is a lot to be read into such fan theorising.

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