Mitty


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Mitty

(ˈmɪtɪ)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) Walter Mitty
a. a fictional character given to grand and elaborate fantasies; daydreamer
b. (as modifier): a Walter Mitty character; a Mitty act.
[C20: from a short story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1939), by James Thurber]
ˌMittyˈesque, ˈMitty-ˌlike adj
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STEPHEN HALL, Hemlington THE Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a movie about a day-dreamer who escapes into a world of untruths and personal fantasies.
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THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY Sky Movies Premiere 8PM PREMIERE Ben Stiller (below) reimagines James Thurber's daydreamer as a passive-aggressive vanity project.
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The secret life of Walter Mitty has received mixed reviews for star and director Ben Stiller
Stiller, who also serves as director and producer, gives us a Walter Mitty who is a sad singleton, spending his working hours in the depths of the Life magazine office, where he is in charge of developing photographic negatives.