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Artist, filmmaker and traditional animator.

Eater of sausages and student of squirrels.


Oct
7
comment Water as a symbol in Fatal Attraction
Water is traditionally used as a metaphor for rebirth - not particularly relevant in Fatal Attraction though. BTW - did you know the film was based on Madam Butterfly? The international version was different from the US release, which made Alex more of a monster, less of a victim.
Aug
26
comment Why did Alan Parker disown Angel Heart (1987)?
Thanks for the links - interesting stuff.
Aug
11
comment Why was the movie 'Elephant' given that title?
I removed the down vote as this is a pretty interesting question - however, as it is pointed out, your answer was indeed available in the link you supplied, so a little more digging wouldn't have hurt.
Aug
6
comment Is the 2008 version of The Incredible Hulk meant to be a spiritual sequel to the 2003 version?
Although they totally changed the origin story for Incredible Hulk, making it more in line with the TV show than Lee's version.
Aug
5
comment What was the explanation of the 51 people burned alive on the train in For Greater Glory?
Great question. +1
Aug
3
comment What was the significance of the branded tattoo on Miranda?
Good point about Bruce's own aborted branding.
Aug
3
comment What kind of Replicant is Deckard?
I like to think that too - so do you not subscribe to the 'official' take by Sir Ridders that he is a replicant, hinted at by the inclusion of the unicorn dream?
Aug
3
comment What kind of Replicant is Deckard?
Yep, thanks for correcting my correction that I made after seeing the incorrect version on the right :)
Jul
30
comment Fox's analysis of the Bat
This totally reminds me of how fans of the 'Alien' series were creating their own versions of events in Prometheus to justify scenes that didn't make sense in that film.
Jul
30
comment Does Christopher Nolan's Batman have an overarching theme?
Just throwing it out there :)
Jul
30
comment Fox's analysis of the Bat
That's a good point - which leads us to assume that there were two Bats, which then leads us to assume that Wayne fixed the auto-pilot in BOTH of them for some reason, and which also lends credence to the suggestion that Batman somehow switched bats before the bomb was taken out into the bay, and therefore that shot of him in the cockpit before the explosion was actually of him in the other Bat. It's all a huge cop out IMO.
Jul
28
comment Why didn't the fog enter the supermarket in The Mist?
That's a good question!
Jul
27
comment Does Christopher Nolan's Batman have an overarching theme?
OK - that would cover WHAT are the films about. I asked WHO. I totally understand treating Gotham as a 'character', but to be honest I just found the city to be a plot device for each film, imperiled and saved 3 times.
Jul
27
comment Does Christopher Nolan's Batman have an overarching theme?
I would strongly suggest reading Film Crit HULK's take on the film too (he's one of the few critics that I think is ever on the ball) - according to him TDKR has NO theme - read it and see what you think badassdigest.com/2012/07/26/…
Jul
27
comment Does Christopher Nolan's Batman have an overarching theme?
Great question and answer - and I wonder if there is a possible follow up to this (at the risk of being too 'discussion-y'): WHO are the films about? I would argue that BB is about Bruce, TDK is about Joker and TDKR is about Blake - it all comes down to journeys - thoughts?
Jul
26
comment Was Alfred in on Bruce's plan in The Dark Knight Rises?
I still haven't seen Inception yet :)
Jul
25
comment How did the police department survive, and why were they allowed to?
That rings a bell. Good of them to include shavers in the crate ;)
Jul
25
comment How did the police department survive, and why were they allowed to?
Indeed. I should amend the question.
Jul
25
comment Was Alfred in on Bruce's plan in The Dark Knight Rises?
That's true - but his 'academy award' moment came when Gordon et al had left the memorial site.
Jul
25
comment Was Alfred in on Bruce's plan in The Dark Knight Rises?
Joooiiinnn meeeee.....