Started by Teddy, April 27, 2003, 09:46:02 PM
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Quote from: FernandoThings that still puzzle me:1. The guy that nods Bill at the orgy.2. Mr. Milich (Rainbow fashions owner) involment in the whole thing, I don't think he was at the party but he might know about it.3. What would happen to Bill had Mandy not 'saved' him.
Quote from: socketleveli would imagine that everyone at the orgy would wear the same masks from each orgy to the next. since that person didn't recognize his mask, then it was like a greeting nod (yet cautious at that). either that or it's sydney's character.
Quote from: Gamblor Posts DrunkI think the nod and the hooker knowing he doesn't belong are all amazingly mysterious left unrationalized. As if they could peer right into Dr. Bill's soul.
Quote from: socketlevelon another note, and i don't know if this was brought up before, does anyone remember the P.A. that could be seen in the theatrical print of the film? right when he's leaving the bathroom with the O.D.ed hooker you could see a guy with a clipboard clearly in the reflection in the metal rim of the shower. i remember seeing it instantly in the theater
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Quote from: cowboykurtistheres no way sydney's character would be able to know that its dr. bill upon his immediate arrival.i don't think the mask concept really holds up - there are so many fucking people with so many masks, I don't think you could keep track of them all.
Quote from: Pubrickdid u steal that from sumone? cos that's amazing insight which totally cancels out all the other crap u've said.
Quote from: Gamblor Posts DrunkAre there many critics who believe this film is actually all a dream? or at least Dr. Bill's?
Quote from: Walrus?He tried, almost as a revenge, to get Kidman back for admitting a dream about cheating. I don't think that would drive a man to cheat on his wife -- cheating because of a dream?
Quote from: WalrusIn Cruise's dream, he tries to sleep around, but the programmed internal guilt sets in. He can't allow himself, even in the dream world to cheat on his wife.
Quote from: Gamblor Posts DrunkQuote from: WalrusIn Cruise's dream, he tries to sleep around, but the programmed internal guilt sets in. He can't allow himself, even in the dream world to cheat on his wife.Does he really try?When he visits his patient, immediately after the pot smoking scene, he's confronted with a woman who would give up her husband and everything just to have Dr. Bill, much like Alice's fantasy about the marine. He's obviously disgusted by this. When he picks up the hooker, his wife calls and he's reminded that he should go home. Here, it's a matter of not getting caught, not so much out and out guilt.Dr. Bill's not trying to have sex, and he doesn't have much guilt.