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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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My interpretation of this was that at the end of the movie Cutter was so disgusted with Angier that he wanted him to suffer. He allowed Borden to gain access to the theater, he knew Borden was going to shoot Angier, and as Angier lay dying he wanted Angier's last thoughts to be about the horrible death his wife endured. You really can't hurt a man more ...



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