Caitlyn, Blog #23 caught my eye because of the Matilda reference. It is true that time does elapse very quickly in the beginning of the film to give the back story to Matilda’s youth. The explanation of her dark past and lack of love from her parents leads to her picking up books and isolating herself from the nonsense that her family partakes in such as watching game shows while eating t.v. dinners. Furthermore, an ellipses is necessary in order to indicate a passage of time for the reader. Had the author or director spent the whole novel or film giving a history to their characters there would simply be no end and the reader/viewer would lose interest quite quickly. At least I would.