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This event seems to be a little bit random: As the crew made their way to the cave entrance to the Fountain of Youth, Salaman breaks a piece of stalactite off, which caused another stalactite to fall onto a pirate near him, killing him instantly. Source However the idea of the Fountain of youth is that "eternal life" is not free. The whole premise is in ...


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(from 'Gradesaver') 'It was no accident...' This statement and the fact that most of the voiceover is in the past tense indicates that the events of Apocalypse Now are illustrative of Willard's recollections. This sets the tone for the film, because Coppola gives his audience the expectation of a transformative journey, but also, we know that ...


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John tells Kevin that he doesn't like to micromanage. He "finds the talent", and then he "delegates". What he's saying is that he finds people who could easily commit a horrible sin, and then he guides them on the path to sinning. While John is telling Kevin this, he's staring right at the man with the box-cutter. The reason is that he sees his next "person ...


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There doesn't seem to be any special significance to the specific foods mentioned. The impression I got from the scene is that the "four whole fried chickens and a Coke/dry white toast" are what Jake and Elwood regularly order, allowing Matt "Guitar" Murphy to realize they're in the diner before he steps out of the kitchen and sees them. In other words, ...


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Dreaming about two different shoes represents two different paths. Where there can be two different methods of living and you are not sure of which one to follow. In the movie, Dan has two choices which he realizes further. That is either to live for temporary things like gymnastics training, schoolwork, women and gold or to live in the present moment.


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The simplest answer, supported by TvTropes is that... all was just a dream (probably....). From the moment Kevin is in the courthouse deciding to continue defending the pedophile to the moment he commits suicide. In the last scene, you can see him waking up in the courthouse bathroom and deciding to drop the case. This explains all the supernatural events ...


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The butterfly has a very rich symbolic history. In contemporary culture they (arguably) stand for freedom, chance and change, but classically they refer to the psyche. In Paprika, butterflies seem to appear as a first sign of a transition between reality and dream, and to signify an invasion into (or rupture from) the subconscious. But it happens only - I ...


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A person's subconscious mind is usually dominant when they are doodling such patterns aimlessly. People say that the patterns one's draw helps understand what he/she is feeling inside. Chains can indicate feelings of restriction, particularly in a relationship or in a job. Restrictions can also refer to a person's attitudes and beliefs that don't ...


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Clay was trying to get the tattoo as a sign of being strong for Hannah, but he couldn't get it completed because he himself wasn't, and even though he was pretending to have moved on, he had not. Getting the tattoo completed meant that finally he had let her go, and that he was ready to be to gather the strength he needed to accept her death after the whole ...


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It is titled this because the entire movie is about man who is ignorant to how insignificant he is in the grand scheme of life. And his ignorance leads him to accomplish something spectacular: successfully starring, directing, and producing a play on Broadway. Few Hollywood actors are known to ever accomplish this feat and most of them don't go from the ...


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