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If you average the number of deaths from Bill the Lizard's answer over the length of the actor's career and number of appearances, only Bela Lugosi could be said to have died more and more often than Sean Bean. Sean Bean - 0.86 deaths/year, 0.22 deaths/credit Vincent Price - 0.6 deaths/year, 0.17 deaths/credit Bela Lugosi - 0.86 deaths/year, 0.32 ...


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The message of American History X is quite simple: violence begets violence. The whole film is a series of escalations based on revenge; Derek and Danny lose their father and hate consumes them. They win a basketball game against the black gang (and their turf in the process) and the gang try and steal their fathers' truck as revenge, Derek kills them over ...


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There are several actors who appear to die frequently in films, and Sean Bean is near the top of the list. According to Which Actors Die the Most in Movies? and Actors Who Die Really Often in Movies & TV shows, here are a few of the most notable: Bruce Willis, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman, and Nicolas Cage have all died around a dozen times. ...


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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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According to TVTropes, the first use of this was in 1895!: [The breaking the fourth wall trope] dates back to the Lumière brothers and the first films made for publicviewing in 1895—specifically, The Photographical Congress Arrives in Lyon, in which several of the photographers wave or doff their hats to the camera. You can barely make it out here: ...


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The Eye is the window to the soul... The mirror allows Rust to 'see' his own soul, to meditate and focus on his own consciousness and gain prescience, even enlightenment... internally, of course. Cohle is a vehement athiest, but he still believes in a higher level of consciousness: whether borne of delusion, drug induced hallucination or otherwise. A ...


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Bathroom scenes show up in movies occasionally, but only when they advance the plot. An example might be a scene in the "Godfather," when Michael Corleone is meeting with two members of another gang in a restaurant, suddenly has to "take a leak," goes to the bathroom, urinates, and picks up a pistol, which he uses to shoot the other two gangsters. Bathroom ...


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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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There have already been many excellent theories presented here. Yet I'm still going to add my views, even if many of it's aspects can be found in other answers already and all those probably apply to some degree to this great scene. What Tyrion might be ultimately explaining could be the cruel and senseless life in general, his treatment by the world and ...


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DISCLAIMER: I'm no expert on the subject, nor am I familiar with these places. This site discusses movies & TV, after all, not geography and anthropology. The information below is gleaned from the film's end credits, Wikipedia and a few extracts from Robyn Davidson's original account of her journey, so it's probably not 100%. Consider this a placeholder ...


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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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He has been sane the entire time. He is accompanied by a new partner (which is suspect) and has migraines due to his PTSD from his experience in world war two. He is given psych meds from the institution which is a US experimental psych ward carried over from Nazi scientists. At the end he accepts his lobotomy because he would rather live than to die a sane ...



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