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In “Jacob's Ladder”, what is the significance of Jacob mistaking left and right sides of his body?

While I didn't have a problem deciphering most of the allusions and allegorical scenes in the movie Jacob's Ladder, this one still bugs me. Several times throughout the movie, Louie asks Jacob to ...
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Jacob's Ladder timeline explanation

Some days ago I saw a review on YouTube about the film Jacob's Ladder where they mention that at the ending on the film, when Jacob is riding the cab back at his home, we can see that the cab driver ...
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What is the significance of car explosions in Jacob's Ladder?

In the film Jacob's Ladder (1991) there are two character's that die in car bombs/explosions. This leads Jacob and his other Vietnam War buddies to start to believe there is a government conspiracy to ...
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In the film Jacob's Ladder, did Danny Aiello's character serve a specific purpose?

This has always bugged me, because the movie (I believe) is supposed to take place in some sort of Purgatory. Danny Aiello's character seems to be pivotal in that he's always offering guidance to Tim ...