CHANCE AND HIS TV
The structure of the film is brilliant. Chance is a simple minded gardener
isolated all his life in a
Washington D.C. compound. His knowledge of life and the outside world come only from his
constant companion: the TV. All through the film televisions can be found, almost as another
character, providing perspective on the situation. Nowhere is this more brilliantly done than when
Chance is riding in the back of the limousine with the wife of the rich and powerful Benjiman Rand.
As they are pulling into the luxurious estate, Chance turns the limo TV to an animated cartoon
of a inner city boy singing about basketball. The layered contrasts in the scene are perfectly
disorienting and hiliarious.
Chance in his room in the Washington. D.C. home of a wealthy owner