The film introduces two completely different narrators, one reliable and one unreliable. Flynn Junior's narration actually corresponds with his environment and state of mind, while Flynn Senior's utterly opposes it. In Flynn Senior, the voice over is at odds with the filmic images, while in Flynn Junior the voice over is in sync with the filmic images. In a novel, competing narrators shed light on perspective. The film however sheds light on film's relationship to literature and adaptation: on the one hand they align perfectly, on the other hand they are incompatible. The Blower Scene is both literary and fundamentally cinematic. Flynn Senior settles onto the blowers, while Flynn Junior's voice over narrators the experience. Meanwhile, the camera cranes upward, turning slowly until it reaches a medium bird's eye view, and in the act, rendering Flynn Senior powerless and alone. Flynn Senior's despair is one, but the camera and narration render it using two different mediums, or the allusion to one. While the film emphasizes the differences and similarities between film and literature, it also remains ambivalent about their relationship.