IMDb Polls

Poll: Favorite use of a Greek Chorus in a movie ...

According to Tv Tropes (from which most of the options listed are borrowed), the definition of a Greek Chorus goes like this :

Greek Chorus : "A minor character or group of minor characters who offer commentary and/or opinions on the actions of the main characters, usually by Breaking the Fourth Wall and addressing the audience directly. [...]

While a lead character can do this himself, it doesn't make him a Greek Chorus; a proper Greek Chorus differs by being removed from the action and thus able to view it with something approaching objectivity. [...] It's one use for the First-Person Peripheral Narrator.

Strictly speaking, an omniscient narrator usually wouldn't qualify as a Greek Chorus. However, the lemony type who repeatedly breaks the Fourth Wall and makes asides to the audience to the point that they're a "character" unto themselves might reach the point where they overlap with it.

If the narration is revealed to be by an actual main member, retroactively telling the story to someone else, it may count, but the important qualifier is that their opinions are objective and express what the audience would think (if they are retroactively self-deprecating of even their own actions, etc.)"

So, which of these favorite use of a Greek Chorus in a movie is your favorite?

Discuss here

Make Your Choice

  1. Vote!

    Hercules (1997)

    The Muses, a Greek Chorus in the Greekest meaning of the word
  2. Vote!

    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

    Comic-reliefs Ragetti and Pintel.
  3. Vote!

    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

    The oompas loompas
  4. Vote!

    Cat Ballou (1965)

    Stubby Kaye and Nat "King Cole" as the balladeers.
  5. Vote!

    Do the Right Thing (1989)

    Senor Love Daddy and the three people sitting across from the Korean grocer.
  6. Vote!

    The Big Lebowski (1998)

    The cowboy at the bar in the bowling alley
  7. Vote!

    There's Something About Mary (1998)

    The (annoying) band.
  8. Vote!

    The Meaning of Life (1983)

    The goldfish in the tank
  9. Vote!

    Tangled (2010)

  10. Vote!

    Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

    Crystal, Ronette and Chiffon
  11. Vote!

    Robin Hood (1973)

  12. Vote!

    Babe (1995)

    The three singing mice
  13. Vote!

    Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

    The Greek Chorus (literally)
  14. Vote!

    Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)

    Jack Warden (and also the dying people on videotapes)
  15. Vote!

    Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

  16. Vote!

    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)

  17. Vote!

    Who's Singin' Over There? (1980)

    The two Gipsy musicians

Recently Viewed