Movie–Screenplay Differences

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  • 20 Nov 2013 at 7:08 pm #4663

    travis
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    Candy Minx: In the counselor Cameron Diaz has special attention drawn to her eyes by her eccentric make up. As if she had punctuation marks under her eyes. This detail in film noir signifies that the woman always had the upper hand of knowing / seeing… She usually knows exactly what the heis or con is in the mystery.

    I’ve been thinking about the significance of Westray’s black eye. My best guess is the black eye gives a plausible reason to have Westray wear sunglasses inside. So when he first encounters Blondie in a hotel lobby he’s wearing sunglasses. On a deeper level the sunglasses represent his impaired vision when it comes to women. Of course, Bardem literally sees through rose-colored glasses the entire movie.

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    I have so more observations on the subject of sight in the The Counselor. I guess I’ll post them in the Screenplay thread.


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    21 Nov 2013 at 12:48 pm #4669

    travis
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    Richard L.: As a symbolic earth mother, Malkina should always be pregnant or trying to get pregnant, even when her attempts are impulsively fetish-directed and ill-advised, as is the mother in THE ROAD’s sad affair with the ancient arrowhead just an atom’s thick, meant to connote the atom bomb in symbol but, man, what a stretch.

    Who is the child’s father? McCarthy goes to considerable length to establish that Reiner is not the father. I can’t help but think that the father is Westray. It certainly a possibility that Malkina would kill the father of her child and steal his money.


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    21 Nov 2013 at 3:17 pm #4670

    Richard L.
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    Who is the child’s father?

    Technology. Not just a souped-up car, but techno-materialism taken to the nth degree.


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    21 Nov 2013 at 5:03 pm #4672

    travis
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    Richard L.: Technology. Not just a souped-up car, but techno-materialism taken to the nth degree

    That made me laugh. Yes, she wasn’t very discreet about it.


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    01 Dec 2013 at 7:00 pm #4771

    Ken
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    This Guardian article mentions a difference between the screenplay and the movie.


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    01 Dec 2013 at 8:56 pm #4774

    Candy Minx
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    That was a hell of an article I the guardian Ken… Thanks!

    I love that kind of art criticism!


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