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This is a great post...I love these random "not doing it for a grade posts." What I really like about this is that you are essentially analyzing the "game mechanic" of the film. In fact, if I did not know it was a film you were describing, I could easily have mistaken it for a game. It has all of the elements we associate with many games that use the "trials" sort of model for a story. I think your points are well-taken about enjoyable films having game-like attributes, although I would argue that not all films are game-like. Here are a few examples of gamelike films that I recommend that could also do with a "ludic" analysis (I have dibs on the last one!): Groundhog Day, Run Lola Run, TimeCode, Memento, 8 Mile.

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