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mrticktac wrote:
January 8th, 2020, 8:43 am
Hi all Nolan fans, this is my first post but I've been reading the forum since the shooting began. Like most of you I can't wait for the movie and it's so nice to read all your theories, speculations etc.

I wanted to share some of my thoughts. I'm gonna make it as a spoiler just in case.
In this post (viewtopic.php?f=46&t=41983&p=1214414&hi ... n#p1214414) William Blake mentioned that maybe the movie will deal with Indian philosophies of time.
When you google Indian philosophies of time you'll find this website http://www.vkmaheshwari.com/WP/?p=2507
I don't wanna summarize it, it's better if you just read it. There are some concepts that maybe were inspiration to the movie. You'll find words like twilight there, multiple time lines, flood (someone mentioned that maybe water can play some part in the movie), time perception. Also this seems interesting:
"Vatsyayana says that sometimes the present is perceived as unmixed with the past and the future, for instance, when we perceive that a substance exists. And sometimes the present is perceived as mixed up with the past and the future, for instance, when we perceive the continuity of an action, e.g. cooking, cutting, etc. Thus Vatsyayana admits that the present is sometimes perceived as having a certain duration."
Maybe that's why JDW somehow 'feels/sees' the bullet in the prologue or bullet holes in the trailer.
Dimple Kapadia is an Indian and in the trailer JDW meets with her and she tells him about time, feeling it etc. In the set photos we could see that they met a few times. Maybe she's some kind of a guide for him, maybe she just knows the Indian philosophy stuff etc.

Also, I'm probably seeing too much here ;) but did you notice that when they're in the van in the prologue, when JDW wakes up, it starts to rain, you can clearly see it on the windscreen. Probably a total coincidence or maybe just a good visual, but maybe something to do with water (probably not :))
There, I'm curious what you think about that, especially the article from the website.
great 1st post. That would make a lot of sense, you would think JDW and Pattinson would need a reason to travel to India and Italy and so forth.

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Regardless how the movie turns out to be we know that at the very least there is going to be spectacular visuals and one or two epic action sequences like the inception hallway fight or intersteller docking scene etc

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The Special One wrote:
January 8th, 2020, 8:13 pm
https://youtu.be/KHDIdfJxQFI
This is the first time I heard someone say that JDW actually killed himself. I always that that the Ukrainian guy killed him.
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Nadatotem wrote:
January 8th, 2020, 6:27 pm
I believe everything is intentional. The perspective changes, his position changes, and his hair does literally change. That's not a matter of brushing your hair aside. It wouldn't go from "Ken Doll" perfect to messy. But I admit...maybe nitpicking...but also maybe it's a time travel/alternate reality situation. Something to ponder.
I think anyone that has watched Pattinson for more than two minutes knows that he constantly runs his hands through his hair. It must drive the hair and makeup team crazy. I'm guessing he did so and in editing two different takes the continuity error shows up. So either the scripty had a bad day or they decided to use that take for other reasons despite the (minor) continuity error.

I don't think this is a clue for anything.

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Nadatotem wrote:
January 8th, 2020, 6:27 pm
speedy117 wrote:
January 8th, 2020, 8:25 am
gropercity wrote:
January 8th, 2020, 6:22 am


Wow you're over analyzing things. One shot is from the side and one is head on. There is absolutely no issue with it. Side profile and head on are two completely different perspectives. You're essentially saying a person's hair doesn't look the same from the side as it does in the front. No shit.
I’m not OP but in this case it’s not a matter of perspective, his hair quite literally does change. Though, I don’t think it means anything.
I believe everything is intentional. The perspective changes, his position changes, and his hair does literally change. That's not a matter of brushing your hair aside. It wouldn't go from "Ken Doll" perfect to messy. But I admit...maybe nitpicking...but also maybe it's a time travel/alternate reality situation. Something to ponder.
lol we're going crazy!! :lol:

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senseandsarcasm wrote:
January 9th, 2020, 2:21 pm
Nadatotem wrote:
January 8th, 2020, 6:27 pm
I believe everything is intentional. The perspective changes, his position changes, and his hair does literally change. That's not a matter of brushing your hair aside. It wouldn't go from "Ken Doll" perfect to messy. But I admit...maybe nitpicking...but also maybe it's a time travel/alternate reality situation. Something to ponder.
I think anyone that has watched Pattinson for more than two minutes knows that he constantly runs his hands through his hair. It must drive the hair and makeup team crazy. I'm guessing he did so and in editing two different takes the continuity error shows up. So either the scripty had a bad day or they decided to use that take for other reasons despite the (minor) continuity error.

I don't think this is a clue for anything.
Agreed, but I like the speculation because Nolan really does make us think about every single element and nuance in his films.

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rotas wrote:
January 9th, 2020, 5:59 pm
senseandsarcasm wrote:
January 9th, 2020, 2:21 pm
Nadatotem wrote:
January 8th, 2020, 6:27 pm
I believe everything is intentional. The perspective changes, his position changes, and his hair does literally change. That's not a matter of brushing your hair aside. It wouldn't go from "Ken Doll" perfect to messy. But I admit...maybe nitpicking...but also maybe it's a time travel/alternate reality situation. Something to ponder.
I think anyone that has watched Pattinson for more than two minutes knows that he constantly runs his hands through his hair. It must drive the hair and makeup team crazy. I'm guessing he did so and in editing two different takes the continuity error shows up. So either the scripty had a bad day or they decided to use that take for other reasons despite the (minor) continuity error.

I don't think this is a clue for anything.
Agreed, but I like the speculation because Nolan really does make us think about every single element and nuance in his films.
Also in the first shot Pattinson's hand is pointing on the bullet hole while in the second his hand is clearly down...so there was more footage in between which will be in the final cut...me might have simply touched the glass with bullet hole and than his hand went straight to his hair like always :lol: :lol:

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