Do you remember the film “My Own Private Idaho” specifically the odd insert shot of a ramshackle house being dropped from the sky and destroyed? With the plastic model houses, I wanted to demonstrate that Streater had wrecked his own happy home. He’d killed his family, and he was punishing himself with this symbolic torture.
There’s an old writing trope: “If you don’t know what comes next, describe the interior of the character’s mouth…” It always adds something extra when you go on-the-body by describing a sensation that will evoke a sympathetic response in the reader. The sole of a foot seems as sensitive as a mouth, so the Streater foot torture also acts to pulls the reader, physically, into the story. Okay? Okay.
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