History Film / Babel

15th Apr '16 11:55:16 PM vifetoile
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** A cultural emphasis on personal space makes life awkward for the deaf teenager, who must touch others and be touched in order to get anyone's attention.

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** A cultural emphasis on personal space makes life awkward for the deaf teenager, Chieko, who must touch others and be touched in order to get anyone's attention.



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11th Feb '16 12:40:39 PM Silverblade2
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->''"Technically, ''Babel'' may seem to be an example of the IdiotPlot, in which at many points one word or sentence could clear everything up. But these characters are not idiots, and desperately want to utter that word or sentence, but are prevented because of (a) the language barrier, (b) their cultural assumptions, (c) the inability of others to comprehend what they are actually saying, and (d) how in that case everyone falls into an established script made of prejudice and misunderstanding... This is a film about people who do what we might do if we were them."''
-->--'''Creator/RogerEbert'''

A 2006 film conceived by writer Guillermo Arriaga and director Creator/AlejandroGonzalezInarritu, ''Babel'' was released to mixed reviews [[note]]Currently 68% on Rottentomatoes[[/note]], but still earned seven Oscar nominations. It won for Gustavo Santaolalla's score.

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->''"Technically, ''Babel'' may seem to be an example of the IdiotPlot, in which at many points one word or sentence could clear everything up. But these characters are not idiots, and desperately want to utter that word or sentence, but are prevented because of (a) the language barrier, (b) their cultural assumptions, (c) the inability of others to comprehend what they are actually saying, and (d) how in that case everyone falls into an established script made of prejudice and misunderstanding... This is a film about people who do what we might do if we were them."''
-->--'''Creator/RogerEbert'''

A 2006 film conceived by writer Guillermo Arriaga and director Creator/AlejandroGonzalezInarritu, ''Babel'' was released to mixed reviews [[note]]Currently 68% on Rottentomatoes[[/note]], but still earned seven Oscar nominations. It won for Gustavo Santaolalla's score.
Creator/AlejandroGonzalezInarritu.
14th Jan '16 7:18:24 PM spoonofevil
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* LaserGuidedKarma: Yussef and Ahmed kick off their plot by accidentally shooting an American tourist. Their plot ends with [[spoiler:Yussef being forced to watch Ahmed getting accidentally shot by police.]]
13th Jan '16 12:21:49 AM spoonofevil
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* DownerEnding: [[In the Morocco plotline, Yussef and Ahmed are cornered by police. Ahmed ends up getting shot twice (possibly fatally) and Yussef surrenders himself to police custody.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[In [[spoiler:In the Morocco plotline, Yussef and Ahmed are cornered by police. Ahmed ends up getting shot twice (possibly fatally) and Yussef surrenders himself to police custody.]]
13th Jan '16 12:21:15 AM spoonofevil
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Amelia's plotline. Mike and Debbie eventually end up being rescued, but Amelia is arrested by the Border Patrol because she is an illegal immigrant, and is deported back to Mexico despite caring for Mike an Debbie for 16 years.]]


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** Richard and Susan's tour group become very paranoid after Susan gets shot, as they fear they're being targeted by Moroccan terrorists due to Morocco being a largely Islamic country.
* DownerEnding: [[In the Morocco plotline, Yussef and Ahmed are cornered by police. Ahmed ends up getting shot twice (possibly fatally) and Yussef surrenders himself to police custody.]]


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** Another one is Amelia deciding to take Mike and Debbie across the border to Mexico without their parent's consent, and then trying to return in the middle of the night with her clearly drunk nephew.


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** It's never made clear whether [[spoiler:Ahmed survives the wounds inflicted on him during the police standoff.]]
5th Dec '15 10:04:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: A central part of the film. A cultural emphasis on personal space makes life awkward for the deaf teenager, who must touch others and be touched in order to get anyone's attention. And the Moroccan man who takes care of Susan [[spoiler: refuses point-blank to take any money in payment for having taken care of them.]]
** Also, Mike and Debbie at the wedding in Mexico as they play with the other children there. When their nanny's nephew Santiago beheads one of the chickens they played with, they are rather shocked while the Mexican children just shrug it off, since the latter are used to seeing livestock being slaughtered.

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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: CultureClash: A central part of the film. film.
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A cultural emphasis on personal space makes life awkward for the deaf teenager, who must touch others and be touched in order to get anyone's attention. And the attention.
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Moroccan man who takes care of Susan [[spoiler: refuses point-blank to take any money in payment for having taken care of them.]]
** Also, Mike and Debbie at the wedding in Mexico as they play with the other children there. When their nanny's nephew Santiago beheads one of the chickens they played with, they are rather shocked while the Mexican children just shrug it off, since the latter are used to seeing livestock being slaughtered.
5th Dec '15 10:03:02 AM Morgenthaler
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** And let's face it, most of the characters carry it at some point. What about the Mexican nanny, for example, leaving the children alone in the desert?
*** Her whole storyline. How could she possibly think she could take those kids to ''another country'' and their parents would either never find out about it or be totally okay with it when they did?
*** No mention of Santiago? Yes, driving away at full speed from a border checkpoint is a great way to convince the police you have nothing to hide.
14th Nov '15 7:07:04 PM nombretomado
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6th Sep '15 9:59:17 PM GrandmasterKiramidHead
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* There's also Abdullah seeing [[spoiler: Yusef get shot multiple times in a stand-off with the police and Ahmed surrender to the police as a result]].

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* ** There's also Abdullah seeing [[spoiler: Yusef get shot multiple times in a stand-off with the police and Ahmed surrender to the police as a result]].
13th Aug '15 10:43:26 PM haloinsider
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* There's also Abdullah seeing [[spoiler: Yusef get shot multiple times in a stand-off with the police and Ahmed surrender to the police as a result]].
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