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a fan of smart sci-fi movies and other intelligent films, as well as classic TV shows from the 80s and 90s, plus some of today's TV fare


Nov
22
comment in Skyfall opening scene on train, does Bond fake getting shot?
As for the chest wound, it started bleeding through Bond's shirt as soon as he was hit by shrapnel from Patrice, while Bond was still in the crane. But the shot from Eve never visibly drew blood. To me, this suggests the chest wound was solely from the shrapnel.
Nov
22
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Nov
22
comment in Skyfall opening scene on train, does Bond fake getting shot?
I agree it would have been childish for Bond to fake death -- and that's why I think he did it. A key theme of movie is both Bond and Silva are childishly angry at M, who was basically a mother to them. When M ordered the shot, Bond "regressed" to that hurt, angry, mistrustful boy he was when his parents were killed - but unlike Silva, Bond eventually forgave M.
Nov
22
comment In Skyfall, what happened in the boat on the way to the island?
Thanks for mentioning those follow-up questions... I must admit I had forgotten about them after getting into the debate on the headline question. I just changed my -1 to +1.
Nov
22
revised In Skyfall, what happened in the boat on the way to the island?
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22
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Nov
22
comment In Skyfall, what happened in the boat on the way to the island?
Ok we agree about that. But I don't think it applies to original question here.
Nov
22
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22
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Nov
21
comment in Skyfall opening scene on train, does Bond fake getting shot?
I like your reasoning. But wouldn't we have seen some evidence of a bullet wound when Bond is shirtless? As I recall, the only visible wound on his upper body was from the bad guy's shrapnel.
Nov
21
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Nov
21
comment Why was the surgery pod configured only for men in Prometheus?
I had forgotten about her verbal request of Cesarean. I agree that it lessens the credibility of my answer here. Thanks for your insight on this, Doc.
Nov
21
revised Why does Freddie attempt to “process” the blonde in the final scene?
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Nov
21
revised Why does Freddie attempt to “process” the blonde in the final scene?
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Nov
21
asked in Skyfall opening scene on train, does Bond fake getting shot?
Nov
21
answered In Skyfall, what happened in the boat on the way to the island?
Nov
21
comment In Skyfall, what happened in the boat on the way to the island?
-1 because this seems to contradict itself... "Everything she did or was doing was on Silva's command" but then "fear of Silva and hope that Bond just might be her savior, brings her to do what she did." Also it ignores key scene - see my answer.
Nov
21
comment Prometheus: Why did the crew take off their helmets?
I agree it's more satisfying to have an in-movie answer. But movie content is frequently impacted by logistical concerns. For example, on director's commentaries on DVDs, you'll often hear "we wanted to do X but couldn't because of Y."
Nov
20
comment What does the missing symbol on Quaid's arm symbolize?
Wow, how could they cut such a crucial element from the movie? IMHO the film would have benefited greatly if there was a more-in-depth exploration of the dream/reality question. Instead, it feels like this element of the story is barely touched.
Nov
20
answered Prometheus: Why did the crew take off their helmets?