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My best answer comes from an answer that was given to this same question in 2006: Adult Myers is introduced in the screenplay as a shape jumping on the back of Marion's car. Therefore, for script consistency, the term was used for the rest of the draft and eventually the series. Also, there is further explanation and links to the script here. ...


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I'd guess the movie's motive for not introducing the McKee subplot is because that was only a minor subplot of the book. And re-telling a book story in movie form, when you've got to get all the key details on screen in just 2 or 3 hours, means you have to omit many minor details. The core story of The Great Gatsby is about Gatsby and the world he lived in, ...


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Interestingly enough, both films were written by their directors. As for eXistenZ, according to Wikipedia: The film's plot came about after Cronenberg conducted an interview with Salman Rushdie for Shift magazine in 1995. At the time, Rushdie was in hiding due to a Fatwah being put on his life by Muslim extremists due to his controversial book The ...


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I think that everything you said makes complete sense, but I see also that there was a previous "Battle of Verdun" during the Franco-Prussian War: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Verdun_(1792) The 1792 battle occurred over a single day, and the Prussian army successfully defeated the French. The 1916 battle, that you mention, occurred over 11 months ...


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I don't think he lied to Skyler. He was right, he did it for himself. I understood Walt's character as someone who could not achieve what he deserved for a long time in his life. Walt reveals this frustration to a psychologist during season 2 when he is lost and found and recovering in a hospital. I somewhat remember his dialogue. He says to the psychologist ...


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Walt was absolutely not lying. Throughout the show he's had many times where he could have backed out of the business, but kept going because he likes it. He has a huge ego, and for the first time he's respected (Jesse actually sees the art in what he does, which is something he is unable to show his students in his chemistry class who could care less about ...


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I saw that Malvo gets consistently portrayed as entirely vague and entirely evil. The only solid characterizations for him are the cassette tapes he carries around of all these recorded conversations. It's hinted at a lot, but when we see him living as the dentist, we finally see an unequivocal scene where he is just sitting alone, listening to the tape, and ...


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It was Marcus. Look at the facts: Marcus was in the middle of a horrible divorce with a castrating mother yet still stood up for his father. He went to his father to show his support. Lucas brushed him off when he tried to tell him that he was #1 gay, #2 not interested in the hunt. Marcus didn't fit in and related to the ignorance and hate his father was ...


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He killed Rodney because Rodney was a witness to petty's murder. Degroats real issue was with John. John still owed him Degroat more money. The fixed fight didn't settle the whole debt. Before they leave, john asks him if everything is good between them. Degroat says, well yeah as long as you brought me the rest of my money. Petty says nothing. So ...


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Well... let's Trope this. A Posthumous Character is one that is a prominent character, but happens to be dead for the majority of the movie. A character in a movie (as opposed to an extra/human prop) is part of the plot. To paraphrase from the Trope page... In Children of Men, the reason the child Dylan was even born was to die and provide drama and ...


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Malvo is an extremly odd character. You can say he is somewhat similar to the Joker in The Dark Knight. These are psychotic criminals without clear motives for a crime (The joker, obviously being way ahed of the curve). There are several instances from the show where Malvo does strange things to people. Some examples : when he check in to a motel, he ...


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It's a nice scene just when the song Ecstasy of Gold starts. Actually the dog was not part of the original script. It was Leone's dog and it ran and escaped when the scene was shot. Elli's reaction is a natural instinct on being startled. Leone (perfectionist as he may be) liked the result so much that he decided to keep it


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The use of Arri Alexa and panavision lenses looks like it was not supported by a lot of lighting to give the film a cinematic style - as a result black and white takes away a lot of the distractions such as noise and varying color temperatures generated by a digital image capture in multiple locations and available light. The choice I am sure is also ...


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First of all, you have to keep in mind that the movie repeatedly plays with and takes advantage from the fact that in dreams you don't always know how things happen. The movie doesn't have to provide any explanation of how someone gets to a certain place or how something just appears out of nothing as there is none. In the same way it is not really relevant ...



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