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"I'm a stone inside a box" - Ben Watt


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comment What is the symbolism of the uncrossable bridge in Melancholia?
Nice observation - Thanks! If you have an alternate interpretation of the film, I'd enjoy reading it.
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comment Why does the Driver not have a name?
@AidanO "…leading to everybody's downfall." Except it didn't lead to everyone's downfall - only the bad guys perish. Who was the victim and who was the victimizer? In all of the violent encounters, the driver was uniformly underestimated by those who ultimately became his victims. Is this a frog's nature or a scorpion's? Frogs flee trouble - not so with scorpions who lack the attributes to flee but are equipped by nature to fight. I don't subscribe to the authority of imdb trivia but this entry "imdb.com/title/tt0780504/trivia?tab=tr&item=tr1642176"; alludes to driver as scorpion.
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comment Why does the Driver not have a name?
@AidanO - that's an interesting interpretation however, IMO, this explanation doesn't seem to fit with how the character of the driver is portrayed. How do you explain his adeptness with violence (e.g. hotel scene, strip club, elevator, beach, & parking lot) if his nature is that of the frog?
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comment Why does the Driver not have a name?
@TylerShads - thanks and thanks also for help with account!
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answered Why does the Driver not have a name?
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comment What is the symbolism of the uncrossable bridge in Melancholia?
Sorry - comment timed out on me above. I have no idea - this is just how I interpreted the movie based on the symbolism I saw in it. However, other reviews I have read that attempt to provide motivation simply based on depression don't adequately address much of what is presented. Probably the most tenuous of my ideas is how I interpret the two Betty's - perhaps a bit of a stretch but it was my most likely thought after some consideration. I'm open to hearing other opinions though.
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comment What is the symbolism of the uncrossable bridge in Melancholia?
> I can not stop wondering if LVT really had all these in mind when making the film.
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revised What is the symbolism of the uncrossable bridge in Melancholia?
Edit to address question posed about golf cart
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answered What is the symbolism of the uncrossable bridge in Melancholia?