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Old 08-23-2002, 12:45 AM   #1
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Magnolia

I snatched this film up the other day at Blockbuster for $5, man I'm, manheim, I mean I'm the fucking man today because of that

I remember watching it in the movie theatres when in came out and I was the only person out of about 8 of us who went to see it that actually liked it, I also remember reading/hearing that the final sequence was a Biblical reference

can someone who knows their shit elaborate on this
and correct me if I'm wrong, but that was the first film that started the recent trend of Tom Cruise trying to satisfy his artistic self (though of course he squeezes in a movie like MI:2 along the way to stuff his wallet with cash), but can you imagine someone going to that film expecting to see Tom Cruise in his blockbuster heart-throb mode?

anyway, anyone who knows their shit can be my friend from now on
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The biblical reference is Exodus 8:

1 Then the Lord said to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh and say to him, 'This is what the Lord says: Let my people go, so that they may worship me. 2 If you refuse to let them go, I will plague your whole country with frogs. 3 The Nile will teem with frogs. They will come up into your palace and your bedroom and onto your bed, into the houses of your officials and on your people, and into your ovens and kneading troughs. 4 The frogs will go up on you and your people and all your officials.' "
5 Then the Lord said to Moses, "Tell Aaron, 'Stretch out your hand with your staff over the streams and canals and ponds, and make frogs come up on the land of Egypt.' "
6 So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up and covered the land. 7 But the magicians did the same things by their secret arts; they also made frogs come up on the land of Egypt.
8 Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, "Pray to the Lord to take the frogs away from me and my people, and I will let your people go to offer sacrifices to the Lord ."
9 Moses said to Pharaoh, "I leave to you the honor of setting the time for me to pray for you and your officials and your people that you and your houses may be rid of the frogs, except for those that remain in the Nile."
10 "Tomorrow," Pharaoh said.
Moses replied, "It will be as you say, so that you may know there is no one like the Lord our God. 11 The frogs will leave you and your houses, your officials and your people; they will remain only in the Nile."
12 After Moses and Aaron left Pharaoh, Moses cried out to the Lord about the frogs he had brought on Pharaoh. 13 And the Lord did what Moses asked. The frogs died in the houses, in the courtyards and in the fields. 14 They were piled into heaps, and the land reeked of them. 15 But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he hardened his heart and would not listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the Lord had said.


There is a lovely Nick Cave quote where he says that the frog scene was like God yawning at all these humans bitching about their lives. As if God was saying, "Shut up already; here, some frogs"... Of course, Nick Cave put it much more eloquently than I did.
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Old 08-23-2002, 12:54 AM   #3
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Good film boss but I forget the meaning of the ending other than b prepared for whatvever falls from the sky..

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well done, foray
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But.. am I your bosom buddy now?
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only if I can be the Tom Hanks of this duo
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tom cruise annoyed me in this movie more so than in any other

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There is a lovely Nick Cave quote where he says that the frog scene was like God yawning at all these humans bitching about their lives. As if God was saying, "Shut up already; here, some frogs"... Of course, Nick Cave put it much more eloquently than I did.
Nick Cave kicks ass.
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its quite obvious the bosomness is already apparent
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He does, doesn't he. What a lovely forehead.
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i have yet to see these propaganda pornographic film, but i believe rougerum loves it.
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Hey we typed rougerum
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rougerum knows his shit, mention his name and you get a discount, you can't get this film thru the mail
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Old 08-23-2002, 01:30 AM   #13
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I never really watched Magnolia analytically. What's the film about, you reckon?

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fucking hell, ask me on a night when I haven't downed a whole bottle of wine, I think it was about fate and chance and karma
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I think it was about how something so random can connect and interwine with people's lives...
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