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Being John Malkovich Film Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 24 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Being John Malkovich.
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Motifs

The Beautiful Woman

Maxine is the beautiful woman in this film. She is the woman that everyone wants, but no one can completely have on their own. Throughout literature, film, and history, the beautiful woman has been a prize sought after even to the death. Greece and Troy had a war over the beautiful woman; Adam fell because of Eve; the beautiful woman is the unreachable, the desired prize.

Using the beautiful woman as a part of the film gives the characters motives for their actions. Craig and Lotte both try to get inside Malkovich and try to outwit each other just so that they can be with Maxine for a few moments. Maxine is the reason for their private war and for Craig's entrance into and exit from Malkovich.

Journey

The characters in Being John Malkovich make their own journeys. Each person experiences some type...

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