AH-HA moment watching a movie

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  1. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    You ever had that Ah-Ha! moment while watching a movie where you get the hidden meaning or the actual context of the movie?
    I was watching "The Fly" on AMC when i got inspired to post this thread because i had thought it was meant to be more than just a monster movie
    when it came out and said that to friends.
    Though i didn't get exactly what Cronenberg had intended, my hunch was proven when i read that he saw it as an allusion to HIV/AIDS at the time.

    My mom had one herself with "The Usual Suspects."

    so what AH-HA moments have you had?
     
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    Watching "The Fall." Half that movie was in a fantasy world and it is really confusing until I was like AH-HA! And I realized what the scene in the begining was and what the deal was with the main character. But of course, you are supposed to be in the dark until the end of the movie, though my dad watched it and still didn't understand it. :p 
     
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    I had an AH-HA moment went that black guy from Romeo Must Die said "Sorry Romeo, but you gotta die!"
     
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    As I recall from Cronenberg's commentary, the allegory went beyond HIV/AIDS to pretty much any terminal disease.
     
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    to this day, people I talk to about Signs keep thinking that it was supposed to be a scary movie about aliens, when really the whole message about that movie had nothing to do with aliens.
     
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    My AH-HA moment when watching a movie came when watching End of Evangelion. My "Ah-Ha"?


    Anno loves to fuck with your head.
     
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    In Pan's Labyrinth, seeing how the fantasy world was paralleling the real world. ( I'll admit, I had to watch the "making of" featurette to get all the symbolism.)
     
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    I like watching movies from the 70s and seeing all the character actors I've recognized for years as their much younger selves. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, The Out-of-Towners and Dog Day Afternoon are three recent examples. I love sitting up straight and saying, "Hey, Charles Durning/Jerry Stiller/Jack Lemmon!" and taking in a wonderful performance.
     
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    The Prestige. My mouth rarely drops open during a movie, but that was one time when it did. Amazing ending.
     
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    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    Night of the Living Dead= racism
    Dawn of the Dead=Consumerism
    The Incredible Shrinking Man= Man's need to be in control of his life and to leave a legacy. to be remembered for affecting people's lives.
     
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    Lion King being Hamlet.

    I knew I loved that movie immensely for a reason!
    But them aliens are damn scary!

    Seriously, one of the scariest alien movies I've ever seen. The actual point of it? Fine. I doesn't ruin my movie-going experience and gives some food for thought.
     
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    Strange Brew is also Hamlet, only with beer and Mel Blanc!
     

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