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Take Away The Frogs!
« on: July 16, 2003, 10:35:23 PM »
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**SPOILERS INCLUDED**

I have been wondering ever since I created my own theory about the Frog Scene in Magnolia that if this was removed would the end seem at all believable, Would the ending be seen as a slack attempt to wrap up the story arc's in a hurry ? Personally I believe that its an amazing sequence of events.. but do the frogs make all the difference

i.e...

Drug addict  and Cop have relationship cemented
Cop Helps thief return the funds
Estranged son makes peace with father on his death bed
Ambulance taking Overdose Victim to hospital crashes and The victim survives 2 almost fatal incidents in one day
Suicide is stoped by 'act of god'
etc..

Thoughts anyone ?
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2003, 10:52:52 PM »
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yes but ironically enough i would have felt cheated
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2003, 12:57:02 AM »
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ppl need to get over the frogs.
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2003, 07:34:05 AM »
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Panandscam, without the frog ending the entire prologue wouldn't have made sense.  "These things happen...." to paraphrase.  Plus, the movie just would not have been as unique and shocking without the rain of frogs.  IMO, anyway.
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2003, 08:51:56 AM »
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GOD. I hate it when people say: (In Pestering Tone of Voice) Take away the violence out of Movie X and what remains?

The only film that statement applies to is Boogie Nights. What would it be had PT not revealed Dirk's schlong. BO-RING.

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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2003, 09:20:21 AM »
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GOD. I hate it when people say: (In Pestering Tone of Voice) Take away the violence out of Movie X and what remains?

that's weird cos i was just watching the anime movie X



and it woulda sucked without the violence.
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2003, 10:36:37 AM »
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What would it be had PT not revealed Dirk's schlong. BO-RING.


you must really have a horrible attention span if you thought BOOGIE NIGHTS was boring.  cinematic moron!
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2003, 10:57:49 AM »
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Ouch.  I think what he meant was the film would have been exciting w/o the cock shot, but it (like a Magnolia w/o frogs) would not have had as cool an ending.
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Re: Take Away The Frogs!
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2003, 11:22:27 AM »
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Thoughts anyone ?


This is the dumbest thread I've seen in a long time.  But I like your name.  :-D

What would Magnolia be like without the frogs?  Who the fuck cares?  But one thing is for certain: We know what Magnolia would be like without Orlando Jones.

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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2003, 03:02:06 PM »
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I think rudieob has never heard of the word sarcasm. Maybe because he is a jerk and a moron. I dunno.

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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2003, 03:05:45 PM »
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I dunno.


yes you do.
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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2003, 05:14:56 PM »
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What would it be had PT not revealed Dirk's schlong. BO-RING.


you must really have a horrible attention span


Will the REAL moron here please shut up?!

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« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2003, 10:28:31 PM »
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Are you kidding?  Remove the frogs?  Seriously.  You never payed attention.  The 8:2's hidden everywhere lead to it.  There's a huuuge thread showing pics of it.  So what you're implying is take out all the 8:2's, as well?  

The reason I liked the frogs is because people who like movies liked that scene.  People who liked Fast and the Furious were like "Whoa! Frogs!  This is gay!  I wasted 3 hours!"  Why someone who didn't appreciate movies woudl watch Magnolia is beyond me, though.

In short...the frogs, i feel, seperated the fans from the uh...not fans.
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« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2003, 12:22:59 AM »
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I grew up in the country, there was a small stream, amongst a highway, me and my bud....used to catch frogs in the stream, and .....throw them on the highway.....cars and frogs, makes for a shitty Frogger game.....I feel like a smuck 'till this day......

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« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2003, 09:49:07 AM »
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I think rudieob has never heard of the word sarcasm. Maybe because he is a jerk and a moron. I dunno.


sarcasm on the internet is like a dog with a gun.  no one knows where he got it and it's dangerous to everyone.
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