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Envy is killing the wife of the policeman. As mentioned on Wikipedia: ...Doe claims to represent the sin of "Envy"; he was jealous of Mills' normal life, and killed Tracy after failing to "play husband" with her... Wrath is the policeman killing the murderer. I can't remember pride, I should re-watch it to spot it but the Wikipedia page states: ...


John Doe planned this meticulously for a very long time, and with the exception of that small glitch where Somerset and Mills find his apartment a bit too early, it's safe to say his plan is carried out. However, Doe's plan involves 7 victims representing each sin, but not necessarily performing them or dying for them: The Gluttony victim was indeed killed ...


It's a technique called silver retention, also known as bleach bypass. To quote from Cinematography: Theory and Practice : Imagemaking for Cinematographers and Directors: Deluxe, another film lab with a long history in Hollywood, uses a process called Color Contrast Enhancement (or CCE). CCE raises the contrast, deepens the blacks, and adds grain ...


According to IMDb there are only 17 movies (including shorts) that uses this rolling down credits technique, the earliest being just the one you used as example: Kiss Me Deadly (1955). In the list of movies that match this request there's also, as you mentioned, Seven (1999). Recently, the movie Next (2007) used this approach, making it the last to do so ...


The original ending which can be seen in the link provided by you, shows a very quick flash of Gwyneth Paltrow's face before Mills shoots Doe. It is quite possible that this is the source of confusion. But you can check this for your self (at 3:57 exactly) that this does look not like a severed head. Significance of the scene is that Mills thinks ...


There is another weakness. After all the well-planned murders to prove his point, he involves for the last two people, who recently moved in the city: Mills and his wife. Doe couldn't possibly have known about this. I have two theories explaining this. First: Doe got under pressure after the police caught his trace. He had to switch plans, so the last ...


You should pay more attention! :-P You can see, John Doe explaining each of the sins he's done up until now in the car, in this video. PRIDE: The model is given a choice after having her face mutilated. Phone an ambulance or take an overdose. Her pride makes her take an overdose. He has two left by that time, Envy and Wrath. ENVY: John Doe tells ...


The context and the character of the participants makes it very clear Note, as far as I recall the viewer never gets a glimpse inside the box, so, in one sense, the movie deliberately withholds evidence from the viewer. This might leave you doubting that Jon Doe had murdered Mills' wife. But the context of the scene does not. We know the characters of the ...


Given the "credibility" of the Kevin Spacey character (he hadn't failed to follow through...ever) I would think he can't possibly be "faking" his climax.


The ending is the central topic in this Entertainment Weekly article for the 20th anniversary of the movie: The finale owes much of its edge-of-your-seat quality to the tension established earlier in the film. “Tension was built from the earliest scenes,” producer Arnold Kopelson writes in an email to EW. “When the audience is finally in the last ...


Not sure how an isolated, mentally challenged, psychotic can't envy the life of a simple man? Often geniuses become insane and often wish they were more simple. The saying "ignorrance is bliss" definitely came from somewhere. So what would be wrong with John Doe envying the life of a simple family man? I thought it was brilliant.


i think, the victims were killed by the corresponding deadly sin. the fat guy died by eating, the whore by sex, the junkie by lying in bed. in the last scene, Tracy died by Doe's jealousy hence "envy" then Doe died by Mills' hatred hence "wrath"


ISTR that pride was the girl who had her nose cut off and then took an overdose (tablets glued to one hand) rather than phone an ambulance (phone glued to the other hand).


It is possible, it could have been a fake head in the box etc. However, going on Mills's character I think it is more likely he actually killed her and sent the severed head.

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