Intercripol (ICCPO)'s activities

To put it in a nutshell, here are presented Interpol's different fields of action. On each title you'll find a link to the relevant pages. 

Detective criticism

Investigating as a detective-critic means casting doubt on every single element of a fiction, in order to reveal a new meaning for the plot - different from the obvious one. Such approach implies that every detail should be thoroughly examined and pointed out as significant, as negligible as it seems. Detective critics show the greatest interest in narrative flaws or inconstistencies, and always suppose that narrative ellipses should be interrogated - because a lot can happen between the lines of a book, or between two images of a film. For example, there's a murder committed within the blank page in the middle of Alain Robbe-Grillet's Le Voyeur ; and comic-book designer Jean-Claude Mézières said once to his frustrated fans, wondering why there was no romance for his heroes Valerian and Laureline, that the two were actually kissing all the time - between the boxes... Unpunished murderers, secret affairs, missing characters...

Lift the veil from fiction, you'll see there are unsolved mysteries everywhere.

Cross-border investigations

Just like Interpol (ICPO) in the real world, Intercripol (ICCPO) is meant to investigate beyond regular boundaries, so as to reveal that some stories radically change if you relate them to others. It's a well-known fact for prequels, sequels, spin-off, continuations, etc... For instance, it's quite a different ballgame if you watch Star Wars (a new hope) aware of the relations between Darth Vador and Luke Skywalker ; or if you consider Cherubino in Mozart's Nozze di Figaro knowing  the tragic destiny Beaumarchais imagined for him in la Mère coupable (The Guilty Mother). What if, as Bill Willingham's comic book Fables suggest, you think that Prince Charming is the same in all fairy tales - and must be a polygamist serial lover ?

For it's also possible to imagine much bolder connexions between different fictions, and perform, as Richard Saint-Gelais said, a "critical transfictional annexation"...

Court criticism (reopening of iniquitus fictional trials)

Once we've arrested unpunished murderers, we'll have to finish the job and set a fair trial for them. Therefore we provide fictional character a chance for clearing their reputation, no matter how vilified they've been in the book or film in which they live. Following the path of Maurice Garçon, a 1950's lawyer who defended Electra, Julien Sorel... in his book Plaidoiries chimériques (Mythical pleadings), we aim at helping harrassed fictional minorities - such as this Blade Runner replicant that recently sued Tyrell Corp, the firm responsible for his creation.

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