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Short version: The virus evolved from the dialogue Mazzy gave over the radio, as heard in the opening credits of the movie, and as shown visually as “typo” becomes “Pontypool”. Mazzy is the source and the vector – who spread it over the radio to the local community. Long version: In the book (originally a radio play) the name of the disease is Acquired ...


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Without thinking too detailed into it, there is no real origin other than communication itself. The spreading of a message, that is the communication and or miscommunication of information can lead to different results. A guess could be Montreal, where English-speaking Canadians and French-speaking Canadians reside and how hard it is to interact. Another ...


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After going almost completely insane thinking about this movie and trying to solve it, I believe that it is a metaphor. In the beginning, "Mazzy" says "If you piss off enough people, they will eventually become your fans, and that makes other people want to listen because those pissed off people tell other people they know and get them pissed off". Well, ...


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I will not give you the full answer, but simply show you the way to get there: An interview with the film's director: http://twitchfilm.com/2009/03/from-pontypool-to-the-metaverse-in-90-minutes-a-conversation-with-bruce-mcd.html Wherein, he says: That used to be end of the movie, but before the credits. And people thought, what? What? Too much confusion. ...


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My theory is it's a direct epilogue. Assuming the virus is widespread or at least still a threat, Sydney and Grant survive in what could be called "the language apocalypse" by maintaining a kind of improvisational roleplay. This allows them to express ideas in a freeflow that inhibits deeper understanding and prevents them from infecting each other. ...


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There is no connection. It is a complete non-sequiter. It makes zero sense. That's the point. Get it? It's supposed to inoculate the viewer against any possible memetic infection they got from watching the film.


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Well from what I watched I realized that the very beginning were Mazzy talks about the lost cat, honey could have contributed to the virus, but what I picked up on was during the interview with Ken someone interrupted and spoke something in French. He simply told them not to translate what has been said and they broadcasted it to everyone that is what ...


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'The Other Half is the word. The Other Half is an organism. Word is an organism. The presence of the Other Half is a separate organism attached to your nervous system on an air line of words can now be demonstrated experimentally. One of the most common hallucinations of subject during sense withdrawal is the feeling of another body sprawled through the ...



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