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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   Jake Johnson

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Posted October 05 2003 - 03:18 PM

I just watched Blood Simple for the first time. Great movie...but is there any meaning to the shot at the end of the movie where the fat man is laying under the sink, and there is a lengthy shot of a droplet of water falling off of the pipes under the sink. Am I missing something, or should I have seen something under the sink?
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#2 of 11 OFFLINE   Walter Kittel

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Posted October 05 2003 - 03:25 PM

My interpretation is that the droplets are a visual metaphor for the life/blood that is seeping out of Loren ( M. Emmet Walsh ) particularly due to how it is synchronized with his last gasp and the cut to the credits.
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#3 of 11 OFFLINE   Jake Johnson

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Posted October 05 2003 - 06:23 PM

Daaaaamn. You're goood. Thanks
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#4 of 11 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted October 06 2003 - 02:39 PM

Water slowly dripping on your head (or Visser's head in this case) is a form of torture. The fact that it is happening by chance makes it no less unpleasant. I don't agree that we see his "last gasp"....he is going to be watching those drops forming, and their weight finally overcoming surface tension, for some time 'til his life leaks away.
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#5 of 11 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted January 21 2007 - 08:27 AM

Coming up Thursday night on TMC. Would it be too much to hope they run the original version?
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#6 of 11 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted January 25 2007 - 11:49 PM

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Yes, it would/was. Posted Image
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#7 of 11 OFFLINE   JeremyErwin

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Posted January 26 2007 - 02:14 AM

I'd like to see the original cut described in the commentary.

#8 of 11 OFFLINE   Bill GrandPre

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Posted January 26 2007 - 06:40 AM

[quote] I'd like to see the original cut described in the commentary. [quote]
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#9 of 11 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted September 12 2008 - 11:04 AM

Yet another missed opporfuckintunity. Blood Simple (1985) [But not really] is being released, again, on DVD as a "Director's Cut". September 16, 2008. It seems to be the screwed up BS 2000 only without the goof commentary. Someday, maybe even before I die, the original theatrical release will be available.
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#10 of 11 OFFLINE   Claire Panke

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Posted September 12 2008 - 11:21 AM

I wish I could *remember* the original theatrical release cuz I saw Blood Simple in the theater when it came out. Oh well.

#11 of 11 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted September 12 2008 - 11:35 AM

Like In The Heat Of The Night, Cool Hand Luke, Bonnie & Clyde and Blade Runner; Blood Simple was a film I latched onto early, and went to see repeatedly.
Sadly, unlike the first 4 movies I just named, Blood Simple is not available as I learned to love it.

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