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Was the success of Rupert Pupkin real in King of Comedy?

The background curtains, as stated above, look like prison bars. In addition, he's wearing a very loud red suit consistent of what would be worn by someone in prison. Finally, if you happen to look he ...
Bob A' Booey's user avatar
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Was the success of Rupert Pupkin real in King of Comedy?

That's clearly Pupkin's imagination. Think about all the times he was day dreaming, it was EXAGGERATED, a lot, and now read the last lines of the script (which, by the way, different from the original ...
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Was the success of Rupert Pupkin real in King of Comedy?

Having had this discussion many times, I am convinced it is a fantasy. My primary reasoning is that, beyond the symbolism people have already pointed out, his end rise to "King" level doesn't really ...
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Was the success of Rupert Pupkin real in King of Comedy?

Fantasy. And here is my theory: Remember that every scene in Rupert's imagination is outweighed by scenes in Rupert's reality. Now, think of it like this: Rupert's fantasy = positive life situation....
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