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04:02 pm - Six insane fan theories
Here is a more cheerful link. Six insane fan theories that make movies better:

#6."James Bond" Is Not a Man, But a Code Name

... filled by many men. Thought that was more or less established fact. Same goes for Travis in B7.

#5. Zion Is Part Of The Matrix

Well duh. It has to be. I don't understand why that wasn't integral to the plot, and makes you think the Wachowskis didn't have a clue what they were doing.

#4. Ferris Bueller's Day Off Was All in Cameron's Head
#3. The Little Brother Dies In Radio Flyer


No idea. They make a good case though.

#2. A Shitload Of Films End In The Heroes' Heads

Examples: Minority Report, Taxi Driver and Total Recall. Brazil makes it explicit. On the whole a cheat/compromise between the author's tragic vision and the demands of Hollywood.

#1. Chewbacca and R2-D2 Are Secret Rebel Agents

Apparently this makes retroactive sense of the Star Wars prequels. Could not care less.

What else? Starship Troopers is a recruitment film of lies. Star Trek is Federation propaganda. Deckard is a replicant - that's more or less canon.

A variant of #2 : A shitload of films where the baddy is a projection of the hero's unconscious evil side. For example, Tom Cruise is Jamie Foxx's alter ego in Collateral (works right up to the last couple of minutes). Mocked mercilessly in Adaptation.

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From:del_c
Date:January 13th, 2010 04:14 pm (UTC)
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If Travis is like an agent name like Bond, does that make Servalan "M"? (Judi Dench for Servalan in a B7 film!)

They missed out the Fight Club/Calvin&Hobbes theory: the protagonist of the film is Calvin, all grown up, and Tyler Durden is Hobbes, back to take revenge on Calvin for abandoning him.
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From:communicator
Date:January 13th, 2010 04:36 pm (UTC)
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What a great idea. Judi Dench would be a fantastic Servalan.
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From:kalypso_v
Date:January 13th, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC)
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I maintain that the true form of a cricket match happens in the umpire's head, and what the spectators see on the field is merely an approximation. That is why this new system of teams being allowed to refer the umpire's decision to a bloke with a television is total poppycock. When the Laws keep citing the opinion of the umpire it's pretty clear that takes precedence over mundane reality.
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From:communicator
Date:January 13th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
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"When there is distress of nations and perplexity
Whether on the shores of Asia, or in the Edgware Road MCC.
Men's curiosity searches past and future
And clings to that dimension. But to apprehend
The point of intersection of the timeless
With time, is an occupation for the saint—"
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From:executrix
Date:January 13th, 2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
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The Dread Pirate 007!
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From:communicator
Date:January 13th, 2010 04:50 pm (UTC)
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I know that's the Princess Bride but I've never seen it. I just looked it up on wikipedia and it's a great plot idea.
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From:ninebelow
Date:January 13th, 2010 05:11 pm (UTC)
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From:communicator
Date:January 13th, 2010 05:27 pm (UTC)
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The Matrix - I agree with him, but I think it's got to be turtles all the way down: every layer of reality collapses into a another one. I thought that was going to be it, when I sat down to watch Matrix 2.

On Avatar - that's the most inventive fandaid on a wounded plot I've ever read.
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From:executrix
Date:January 13th, 2010 05:32 pm (UTC)
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BTW, I'm pretty sure that in the original script for Radio Flyer, which sold for an astronomical sum and was considered The Greatest Script Ever Not Made, until it...got made, the brother DID die.
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From:communicator
Date:January 13th, 2010 05:35 pm (UTC)
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It sounds like a tragic but moving film, probably couldn't get made without a final fudge

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