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gaffe or symbol?
« on: December 30, 2006, 07:22:27 pm »
So, while watching the movie during chat last night, Meryl and I figured out the real reason for that disappearing log during the Uncle Harold scene.

Before Aguirre arrives, the log is, ummmmmmmm, erect.

After Aguirre leaves, it has disappeared.

This is clearly symbolic of Aguirre's effect on Jack. ;)

Others? Any explanations for why the jars of peanuts re-stack themselves in Monroe's presence, for instance?
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Re: gaffe or symbol?
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2006, 07:41:00 pm »
Surely the peanuts rearrange themselves in their jars when Monroe appears in order to reveal his personality; - subtly pointing us to the fact that Monroe is a guy who keeps his nuts in their proper, well-arranged, controlled, and society-accepted place at all times.



Good to hear that Meryl and you had such a deeply insightful viewing!    8)

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Re: gaffe or symbol?
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2006, 12:41:55 pm »
Surely the peanuts rearrange themselves in their jars when Monroe appears in order to reveal his personality; - subtly pointing us to the fact that Monroe is a guy who keeps his nuts in their proper, well-arranged, controlled, and society-accepted place at all times.



Good to hear that Meryl and you had such a deeply insightful viewing!    8)

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Re: gaffe or symbol?
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2006, 12:43:03 pm »
It was Mel who pointed out to us the role of wood in the movie--from chopping blocks to little teeny toothpicks!!
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Re: gaffe or symbol?
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2006, 04:37:17 pm »
The disappearing log always reminds me of the little log that Ennis starts playing with during the scene when he arrives from tending the sheep to find Jack taking the tent down.  I'm sure the wood is all very significant.  Everything is significant. 
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Re: gaffe or symbol?
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2006, 04:39:50 pm »
The disappearing log always reminds me of the little log that Ennis starts playing with during the scene when he arrives from tending the sheep to find Jack taking the tent down.  I'm sure the wood is all very significant.  Everything is significant. 
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For Ennis loved a little log....

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Re: gaffe or symbol?
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2006, 05:04:10 pm »
The disappearing log always reminds me of the little log that Ennis starts playing with during the scene when he arrives from tending the sheep to find Jack taking the tent down.  I'm sure the wood is all very significant.  Everything is significant. 
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Ennis handles the log, then throws the log away.

That's got to be symbolic. ;) ;D

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Re: gaffe or symbol?
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2007, 06:37:30 am »
Then how would you interpret that huge and heavy log which Jack shifts around and carries up to the tent, intent on making something very special out of their camp site #2, and on ensuring that they can stay comfortable and close there also when choosing reclining or horizontal positions...

Never mind, I think I just answered myself.  :P

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Re: gaffe or symbol?
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2007, 07:18:44 pm »
You guys are such a chuck-le (a wood chuck-le!)
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