Author Topic: PTA's MacGuffins  (Read 5402 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

life_boy

  • The Ultimate Boon
  • ***
  • Posts: 581
  • Christmas has always smelled like oranges to me.
  • Respect: +1
PTA's MacGuffins
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2003, 05:27:18 AM »
0
I believe the suitcase in Pulp Fiction is a MacGuffin (for another example).  I don't really know of any in PTA's films.

©brad

  • Admin
  • *****
  • Posts: 4516
  • Respect: +227
PTA's MacGuffins
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2003, 07:50:36 AM »
0
Quote from: cecil b. demented
damn this macguffin stuff is complicated.


hehehe.   :)

Newtron

  • The Meeting with the Goddess
  • ***
  • Posts: 344
  • Respect: +1
PTA's MacGuffins
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2003, 09:39:19 AM »
0
Donnie's braces (forms arbitrary connection with Brad, leads to his betrayal of Solomon Solomon - break in)

Jim's Gun is a sort of MacGuffin.

They're usually found in plot-heavy films, where things need to keep moving and need a reason to happen. Fortunately with PTA the film seems to emerge from the characters which adds a certain depth to even the small things.

God bless Magnolia.

Sigur Rós

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 2794
  • The H.W. of Xixax...
  • Respect: +7
PTA's MacGuffins
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2003, 12:07:25 PM »
0
MacGuffin.....sounds like something you wanna eat!

Quote
To sum up a Macguffin, the prime example is Rosebud in Citizen Kane. Although some critics argue against this, the quest for Rosebud drove the whole plot but the object itself had little significance.


...Rosebud is a clitoris... :-D Some rich-guy, in real life, very similar to Kane named his lovers clitoris Rosebud. So Wells made a joke of it :-D  :-D In that way you could call it a MacGuffin  :-D

Dirk

  • The Meeting with the Goddess
  • ***
  • Posts: 434
  • Respect: +5
    • http://www.greenpeace.org
PTA's MacGuffins
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2003, 12:18:50 PM »
0
Quote from: Sigur Rós
...Rosebud is a clitoris... :-D Some rich-guy, in real life, very similar to Kane named his lovers clitoris Rosebud. So Wells made a joke of it :-D  :-D In that way you could call it a MacGuffin  :-D


Abuse of the smilies :x
At wave level, everything exists as a contradiction. Everything is existing in more than one stage/place at any given moment. Everything must move/vibrate and constantly change to exist. Everything, including buildings, mountains, oceans and thoughts.

MacGuffin

  • Admin
  • *****
  • Posts: 22985
  • Respect: +639
PTA's MacGuffins
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2003, 12:19:41 PM »
0
Quote from: mogwai
There is one MacGuffin in Punch-Drunk Love. 8)


 :yabbse-thumbup:    :yabbse-wink:
“Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” - Andy Warhol


Skeleton FilmWorks

phil marlowe

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 1437
  • Respect: +1
PTA's MacGuffins
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2003, 12:27:37 PM »
0
Quote from: Sigur Rós
Rosebud is a clitoris... In that way you could call it a MacGuffin


Quote from: MacGuffin
:yabbse-thumbup:

MacGuffin

  • Admin
  • *****
  • Posts: 22985
  • Respect: +639
PTA's MacGuffins
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2003, 12:40:04 PM »
0
Quote from: Phil Marlowe
Quote from: Sigur Rós
Rosebud is a clitoris... In that way you could call it a MacGuffin


Quote from: MacGuffin
:yabbse-thumbup:


Quote from: Sigur Rós
MacGuffin.....sounds like something you wanna eat!


Quote from: bonanzataz
suck it long and hard.
“Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” - Andy Warhol


Skeleton FilmWorks

Travis Bickle

  • The Road of Trials
  • **
  • Posts: 59
  • Respect: +1
PTA's MacGuffins
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2003, 11:30:59 AM »
0
since PT's movies are mostly character driven, i would say 'the worm' is a MacGuffin.

moonshiner

  • The Vision Quest
  • **
  • Posts: 279
  • Respect: 0
PTA's MacGuffins
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2003, 12:17:47 PM »
0
Quote from: MacGuffin
"damn this macguffin stuff is complicated" - cecil b. demented
"MacGuffin.....sounds like something you wanna eat!" - Sigur Rós


Blackman....you've fallen into MacGuffin's master plan of self-righteousness.
the rumble of the train trails off to infinity, a place where no one goes anymore

JC, no not that one

phil marlowe

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 1437
  • Respect: +1
PTA's MacGuffins
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2003, 12:22:23 PM »
0
Quote from: moonshiner
Blackman....you've fallen into MacGuffin's master plan of self-righteousness.


You are right. Maybe I should have someone do a thread about The Long Goodbye.

RegularKarate

  • Admin
  • *****
  • Posts: 6051
  • Respect: +211
    • http://www.livejournal.com/users/regularkarate/
PTA's MacGuffins
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2003, 03:26:50 PM »
0
The fact that the Harmonium is a symbol probably disqualifies it as a MacGuffin.

A good example of a MacGuffin is the money is Psycho.  (although there is some argument as to that being more of a red herring)

ReelHotGames

  • The Vision Quest
  • **
  • Posts: 258
  • Respect: +1
    • ReelHotGames
PTA's MacGuffins
« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2003, 11:15:50 PM »
0
To help settle the "what is a macguffin" debate watch Hitchcock's "Notorious" - the substance in the wine bottles is a macguffin, it is what everyone in the film is "after" or centered around, and yet the item itself, the substance within is irrelevant to the "story".
"Body Count Cinema the Customizable Card Game"
A cinematic CCG coming to a coffee table near you!
www.reelhotgames.com/BodyCountCinema_Home.htm

 

DMCA & Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy