Walter Day: The Grandfather of A Fistful of Quarters

The movie of A Fistful of Quarters, the movie draws a lot of attention to the conflict between the Billy, Steve, and the other characters. The movie’s editing around the character conflict and emotions rings of reality T.V, if reality T.V. wasn’t the bane of intellectual and deep entertainment. However, one man breaks up the flow. Walter Day is a guru character of sorts, and a teacher.

Walter is like Santa watching over the elves. It’s all in the beard!

Through all of the drama of the hardcore gamers, Walter diligently maintains the competitive gaming framework.  He is like a good expert in anything. When hearing him speak, all troubles and worries go away and one is left to focus on his craft: competitive gaming.

After a montage of conflict, the movie relived the viewer periodically by showing Walter singing songs are playing his instrument, all while seeing the bigger picture and keeping the gaming tradition alive. I believe that he is the most important character. Most people won’t care who has the highest score in Donkey Kong (sorry Billy and Steve), but people can always go to twin galaxies to see the records of gaming’s history. This is, for the most part, because of one very positive old man.




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