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Jul
14
comment What really happened in Memento?
I agree that the real Sammy Jenkins was probably in a car accident and decided to fake the condition from there. Everything that Lenard "remembered" about Sammy's wife was actually about Lenard's wife. Also, Teddy ends up using Lenard to line his pockets by killing criminals. I suspect the drug dealer we see in the movie isn't the first "innocent" that Lenard took out with the help of Teddy's clues.
Jul
14
comment What really happened in Memento?
I suspect after killing his wife via overdose he would be institutionalized until the doctors could determine that he wasn't a danger to anyone else. I guess they were wrong. :)
Jul
14
answered What is the point of the masturbation scene in Donnie Darko?
Jul
14
answered What was Carolyn’s intention with the gun?
Jul
14
comment Why does Jack Nicholson say “Here's Johnny!” in The Shining when his character is called Jack?
@tcrosley - Yes, my dad John goes by Jack. It's probably less common nowadays, but it used to be pretty common.
Jul
1
comment How/Why did Tyler Durden got shot in the head?
@ForbiddenOverseer - Tyler was more a split personality than an imaginary friend, albeit sometimes visible to the Narrator. Tyler would take control of the Narrator's body when he slept which started happening more and more often throughout the film. Once he realized this, the Narrator decided that going through the motions of suicide was the only way to kill Tyler. He had already fired the gun at Tyler to no effect. Tyler had to believe he was killing himself. I believe that's the significance of the line "Tyler, I want you to really listen to me."
Jul
1
answered What was Frank?
Jul
1
comment Why do Jerry and Newman dislike each other?
Any idea how Newman was sabotaging Jerry?
Jul
1
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Jul
1
accepted Where did the worm that appeared in the black goo chamber come from?
Jul
1
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Jul
1
comment Where did the worm that appeared in the black goo chamber come from?
@ShaneFinneran - Good point. One of the pups flies into the room to scan it as soon as they open the door. The worms reanimate while its still flying around in there. Perhaps it was calibrated to ignore "small" lifeforms to keep it from constantly pointing out bacteria and other tiny organisms.
Jul
1
comment Where did the worm that appeared in the black goo chamber come from?
I watched it again. For a split second the camera focuses on the soil before David puts his foot down. It looks like you can see two immobile (inert?) worms. Or rather, when he lifts his foot up one of the worms flips out of the soil and starts wriggling. The other is hard to make out but seems to start moving as well. Dunno how they survived David putting his full weight directly on top of them, but whatever. I'm satisfied that the crew didn't bring them in from the ship or outside.
Jul
1
comment Where did the worm that appeared in the black goo chamber come from?
I'm in total agreement about how the black goo affected the worms. While it may be possible that the sealed room preserved the worms in the soil as if they were in a stasis chamber, I'm hopeful that someone actually remembers seeing exactly the scene I'm talking about.
Jun
25
comment The 'same landscape shot' conundrum
@Chopper3 - Agreed. Nice catch nonetheless. :) I'll keep my eyes peeled when I watch it again.
Jun
25
comment The 'same landscape shot' conundrum
Given that the Engineers were still in the process of terraforming LV223 and the planet seemed lifeless when the Prometheus flew over, I don't see how they could be the same planet.
Jun
22
comment Where did the worm that appeared in the black goo chamber come from?
I agree that the room was probably hermetically sealed. If that were the case, any living organism would have died, including the worms. Perhaps the worms would have had time to gnaw on the head a bit first, but I doubt they could have survived for two thousand years without oxygen or food. It's not like it was a stasis chamber which the Engineers clearly had elsewhere.
Jun
22
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Jun
22
comment Why does the Driver not have a name?
+1 You really make me want to give this movie another chance. I was severely unimpressed with the overly-dramatic non-scenes throughout the film. It seemed to be trying way too hard to make a very important point, but perhaps I didn't give it a chance.
Jun
22
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