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Apart from the obvious explanation that this was just not considered in the story and wouldn't have fit there, there is evidence from the movie itself and its depiction of Nikola Tesla. Tesla was afraid of the machine's power once he realized what he actually created there. Remember that when he gives it to Angier he also writes something similar to The ...


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From the script: TESLA (VO) Alley has written you a thorough set of instruction. I add only one suggestion on using the machine - Destroy it. Drop it to the bottom of the deepest ocean. Such a thing will only bring you misery. It appears that Tesla is either frightened of the machine, or is pragmatically recognizing that the power such ...


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Well, for a start, he provided an interesting historical anchor for the story. But even more than that, the real Nikola Tesla was quite an enigmatic and visionary researcher with many ambitious ideas (though, I guess a teleportation/cloning machine might have been a bit over the top even for him), that not all found the appreciation that they might have ...


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I agree with the others, that its about causing Angier pain because of the disgust he feels, but there is perhaps a deeper meaning that relates to the theme of the whole film. The story of a sailor drowning and feeling like he's going home is in a sense the idea that to die doing the thing you dedicate your life too wouldn't even hurt, it would feel like ...


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Were Borden and Fallon real twins? Yes they were real twins. They were there from start ,that is the reason Bordon was not able to answer the question when Angier asked which knot he tied to his wife, as it is possible other brother was present. As per wiki , quote from wiki:- He then realizes that "Borden" was actually identical twins who shared ...


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As we clearly see in the movie it just took seconds for Cutter to find Borden's transportation magic. I think, though Angier kept Cutter out of the back stage, he was managing the things left by him. So he could have easily found the trick behind the magic which was real science. It's the curiosity of a magician.



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