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Aug
26
comment In “Mystic River” how come no one mentioned the second murder?
I guess "this morning" would have helped, but the ending would still frustrate me as a viewer because it hinges on not just one but two very unlikely events: (1) a second murder having happened on same night as the first, and also (2) second murder undiscovered until just after Dave's death. To me, this felt like the screenplay cheated its way to resolution -- and I can't believe such a movie won Best Picture.
Aug
26
comment Explanation for Lenny's “I've done it” tattoo
I gave Lenny more credit than that... I think he truly wanted closure, but Teddy was tricking him. Of course we don't know what happened after the events in the movie, but personally I think Teddy would have been Lenny's last kill.
Aug
25
comment Explanation for Lenny's “I've done it” tattoo
"Lenny would rather live on as a deliberately ignorant hero, or at least a righteous vigilante, than choose to live on with complete knowledge, including the knowledge that he is a monster. He makes this choice when he burns the success photos and copies Teddy's license plate." To me, that was Lenny setting up revenge on Teddy, as Teddy had just admitted how he'd been using Lenny. See my answer above for more.
Aug
11
comment Ho Chi Minh reference in Breaking Bad
@Kenny: Seems like it got the point across, no? But I understand your point, and thank you.
Jul
30
comment Ash in Alien cannot lie to humans, Yes?
+1 Any chance you can add some example quotes to the question?
Jul
23
comment Why Ava behaved like that with Caleb?
From a screenwriting perspective, I think Ava left Caleb to show us viewers that it is not just the Nathan-type selfish/heedless scientists who will have to suffer from AI. Instead, AI could turn on all of us -- even those of us who are good guys, like Caleb.
Jul
17
comment Why did the boy call 911?
deus ex machina
Jul
13
comment A movie about a man obsessed with Pamela Anderson
+1 but "part documentary," really? ;)
Jul
13
comment You take a walk, man
sounds like a bad "Back to the Future" joke
Jul
12
comment “No Country for Old Men”, why is it called so?
+1 this answer is spot-on, and better than mine on this page. And I appreciate the theory about the meaning of the car accident scene... I think you're on to something there too. Maybe it showed Anton was vulnerable to the whims of fate, while Ed Tom Bell was protected by a guardian angel of some sort? In any case, fun to ponder!
Jul
7
comment Which movie had gangster say “When killers stop killing, they get killed”?
I'm not sure it has been quoted very much.
Jul
7
comment Which movie had gangster say “When killers stop killing, they get killed”?
I'm sorry I don't understand -- why does that indicate paraphrasing?
Jul
2
comment Is Jeffrey involved in the virus plot or just the animal-release plot?
+1 OK, now you have me doubting my own answer to my own question! The script changes DEFINITELY add ambiguity. Wow, this is a tough one...
Jul
1
comment Did the same dog play Einstein in Back to the Future I and II?
Ah, Tiger. What a performer. His head twist in BTTF (pictured above) is widely recognized as one of the greatest moments in animal performance history. Per the unauthorized bio, Tiger never got over being replaced by Freddie, and eventually died alcoholic and broke. Meanwhile, rumor is Freddie has a new reality show in development with Bravo...
Jul
1
comment Johnny Ola's cut finger in The Godfather 2 - accident or what?
+1 I'm still curious about why this moment was included. Was it scripted, or just something that happened spontaneously and was subsequently included? (not that I expect an answer... just interesting to ponder)
May
25
comment What was the significance of Kurtz joining airborne
+1 good points - I edited to address questions directly
May
20
comment In “Citizen Kane” does Bernstein purposely take a tumble into the newspaper office?
+1 for a terrific answer
May
14
comment Is this a mistake in The Imitation Game?
That makes sense, Mourad -- you are probably right -- I haven't seen the movie, but maybe it shows that it really does take 10 men to check one setting. In either case, I think we agree the movie's "20 million years" is way too low.
May
13
comment Is this a mistake in The Imitation Game?
I think the problem described in the movie meant to indicate that each of the 10 men was checking a different setting -- so the group of 10 men as a whole would check 10 settings per minute, not just 1 setting per minute. (Because as you mention, if all 10 of the men are checking just one setting, there would be no need to mention that there were 10 of them.)
May
12
comment What was the Lewis Carroll reference and mockery to the Phoenix members?
+1 Also note the dialogue provides a character contrast between Mark (arrogant and dismissive of others) and Eduardo (less critical of others, and able to befriend them)