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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Seth Paxton, Dec 8, 2001.

  1. Seth Paxton

    Seth Paxton Lead Actor

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    You think dressing up like Gandalf or Darth Vader and waiting 3 days to see a film is devotion. Check this freak out...
    From Reuters
     
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    I thought the money was buried by Brainerd, not Detroit Lakes?
     
  3. Ryan Peter

    Ryan Peter Screenwriter

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    BTW: the movie clearly states it's a true story at the beginning, even though it's fiction. I'm sure that had something to do with it.
     
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    I agree Ryan. The Coens should be charged. This is a travesty of Hollywood irresponsibility, and someone needs to pay! Now, let's talk Ozzy Osbourne. [​IMG]
     
  5. Mark Pfeiffer

    Mark Pfeiffer Screenwriter

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    Of course that opening "true story" card is ironic and not factual. A typical Coen touch.

    Still, what a weird story. Even it is a bit Coenesque. It's been awhile since I've seen it, but I too didn't think it was buried in Fargo.
     
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    Fargo was not based upon a true story?
     
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    a location he marks poorly with a short stick.
    actually he marks it with an ice scraper, attention to detail
     
  8. Bruce Hedtke

    Bruce Hedtke Cinematographer

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    Anyone who has been through the lovely states of Minnesota or North Dakota would know that nearly every highway looks like the spot where the money was buried. If the money and story were real, this woman could have searched for decades without luck.

    Bruce
     
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  10. Seth Paxton

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    Exactly Bruce.
    I mean here's the thing. What freaking evidence is she using to narrow it down? There are no other "facts" to be had outside the film, and I see no way that you could hope to solve this by watching the film.
    To top it off you have cops telling her it was fake and she still pressed on.
    Which reminds me, tomorrow I begin my Jedi Knight training and the building of my light saber. Look for the story on Reuters in a few months when I kill myself by shooting myself in the head with a powerful laser while building the saber. [​IMG]
     
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    More proof for Darwin's theory. [​IMG]
     
  14. Seth Paxton

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    The Snoopes thing is good because it further adds to my question about her evidence.

    Look, even if the film was based on reality, it's not a documentary. So she has a map drawn based on where IN THE FILM it's shows him burying the money. I mean that's the thing getting me here. At best she could hope to go to the filming locations and hope that they were the same, and in this case she wouldn't want it to be because if it was then they would have KNOWN WHERE THE MONEY WAS.

    I mean, what an idiot. Not just loopy but also stupid.
     
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    :b

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    Holadem - I will let you guess why I am embarassed
     
  16. Seth Paxton

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    You didn't look for the money too, did you?? uh oh.

    Maybe you just thought the film was based on a true story. No biggie, Coens left a lot of people tricked on that one. I'm sure thousands of people still swear it is.
     
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    Yeah, this one definitely belongs on the Darwin Awards list (doing humanity a favor by, ahem, "improving" the surviving gene pool).

    Sounds like she was the Japanese version of Nurse Betty - unable to tell reality from Hollywood.
     
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    Good luck with the Jedi Academy there Seth.

    Geez...that woman must have been pretty nutty...
     
  19. Seth Paxton

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    I'm just worried that Holadem is taking back his shovel as we speak, all bummed out after his "get rich quick" scheme just got ruined.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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