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A question about "The Mummy"

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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Mitch Stevens

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Posted May 29 2003 - 02:05 PM

This has really been bothering me. I'm not talking about the old version, I'm talking about the newer version. There is a scene where the guy that has the book, is kicking and screaming to get it open. My thoughts are, he wants to read it. Then just a few seconds later, when Evelyn steels the book from him, and opens it, he screams, "You mus'nt read from the book." Why the hell was he trying to get it open then? Surely he was going to read from it!

#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Josh Simpson

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Posted May 29 2003 - 02:58 PM

I've thought the same thing before, but hey, it's a fun silly movie. Who knows?

#3 of 8 OFFLINE   Dean Kousoulas

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Posted May 29 2003 - 03:17 PM

Because "You mus'nt read from the book." is a hell of a trailer line Posted Image

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#4 of 8 OFFLINE   MatthewLouwrens



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Posted May 29 2003 - 03:26 PM

Isn't there a difference between "You must not read from the book!" and "You must not read the book!" Basically, it is very unwise to read the book aloud (read from the book), but perhaps he wanted to read the book silently for information that can be gleaned from the text witout summoning up an evil mummy. At least, that is the explanation that occurs to me.

#5 of 8 OFFLINE   Chris James

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Posted May 29 2003 - 04:01 PM

Maybe he just wanted to look at the pretty pictures. It could be a "pop-up" book!

#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Tony Whalen

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Posted May 30 2003 - 02:47 AM

[quote] Isn't there a difference between "You must not read from the book!" and "You must not read the book!" [quote]

Gotta agree there...

Of course, he could also have been attempting to open the book to further authenticate what he had in his paws, not necessarily sit down for a good read... Posted Image

#7 of 8 OFFLINE   Eric Fisher

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Posted May 30 2003 - 03:09 AM

Yes. There is quite a difference between reading from the book and reading aloud. Remember, these are incantations.

#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Inspector Hammer!

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Posted May 30 2003 - 02:25 PM

Very interesting point about the book. But there's something more troubling in the film that i've spent many, many hours pondering, thinking really hard about it and I cannot for the life of me come up with the answer...

why didn't Rachel Weisz get naked in the film? Posted Image

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