History Film / Contagion

5th Jan '18 4:04:50 PM ScribeRetro
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* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Sun Feng]] wanted to protect the remaining people in his village from the virus. For him, this meant [[spoiler:kidnapping Dr. Orantes and taking her to his village for over a hundred days]].

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Sun Feng]] wanted to protect the remaining people in his village from the virus. For him, this meant [[spoiler:kidnapping Dr. Orantes and taking her to his village for over a hundred days]]. By the looks of it Orantes was treated quite warmly by the villagers.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Ultimately, Sun Feng never meant to hurt Orantes and she's treated quite warmly during her time in captivity. He was just desperate to get vaccinations for his impoverished village, which would wait years for them otherwise.
5th Jan '18 4:04:14 PM ScribeRetro
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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Ultimately, Sun Feng never meant to hurt Orantes and she's treated quite warmly during her time in captivity. He was just desperate to get vaccinations for his impoverished village, which would wait years for them otherwise.
17th Nov '17 10:01:44 PM Skybunny
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-->'''Younger Pathologist:''' (backing away) "You want me to call somebody?"
-->'''Older Pathologist:''' "I want you to call everybody."

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-->'''Younger Pathologist:''' (backing away) "You want me to "Should I call somebody?"
someone, or ?"
-->'''Older Pathologist:''' "I want you to call everybody."Call everyone."
6th Jan '17 5:32:50 AM BadgerBadger
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* ProperlyParanoid: At one point a Minnesota health official complains to Dr. Mears that his wife is forcing him to use the garage like an airlock, changing clothing before coming inside. She has to be overreacting, right? Mears' response: No.
** Dr. Cheever concedes this is also true of the nurse strike. They're fundamentally right - there is no way to adequately protect them (Cheever considers MEV-1 a BSL-4 threat, which means spacesuits) and they are, in effect, being asked to die.
1st Nov '16 6:34:31 PM DimensionalShambler
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* AsYouKnow: Dr. Mears lecturing the various officials of the Minnesota Department of Health on Epidemiology 101. Many of the more scientifically minded reviewers found the sequence to be rather galling, as the real-life MDH is one of America's (if not the world's) most capable public health agencies, and in some respects better run than the CDC itself.

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* AsYouKnow: Dr. Mears lecturing the various officials of the Minnesota Department of Health on Epidemiology 101. Many of the more scientifically minded reviewers found the sequence to be rather galling, as the real-life MDH is one of America's (if not the world's) most capable public health agencies, and in some respects better run than the CDC itself.
25th Sep '16 2:49:48 PM CJCroen1393
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* HowWeGotHere: The end of the film shows how the virus started--a bulldozer (owned by the company Beth worked for) knocked down a tree, disturbing some bats in the process. One of the bats flies off to a banana tree and eats some bananas. The bat then dropped some of the banana into a pigs' pen, where the banana was eaten by a piglet. Later, the pig was harvested, killed and prepared for cooking. The chef handling the raw pig meat opted to wipe his hands on his apron rather than wash them and shook hands with Beth, transferring the mix of bat and pig viruses to her and starting the pandemic.


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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Beth as Patient Zero.
25th Sep '16 2:40:39 PM CJCroen1393
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* BigBad: The titular contagion is one of the "omnipresent situation" variety--it isn't sentient (or alive for that matter), but even so it stirs up the conflict and causes all the problems the protagonists work to solve.


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* HateSink: Since you can't really hate the actual antagonistic force of this film (a nonsentient virus), Krumwiede fills the slot of a legitimately unlikable villain.
7th Aug '16 10:35:43 AM Sharlee
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* SyntheticPlague: As fits his anti-government/science paranoia, Krumwiede ''immediately'' assumes this trope applies, even though we see for ourselves that the epidemic starts with a wild bat displaced from its habitat.

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* SyntheticPlague: As fits his anti-government/science paranoia, Krumwiede ''immediately'' assumes this trope applies, even though we see for ourselves that the epidemic starts quite naturally, with a wild bat displaced from its habitat.infecting a pig.
7th Aug '16 10:34:49 AM Sharlee
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* SyntheticPlague: As fits his anti-government/science paranoia, Krumwiede ''immediately'' assumes this trope applies, even though we see for ourselves that the epidemic starts with a wild bat displaced from its habitat.
19th Jun '16 10:14:55 PM gemmabeta2
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* AsYouKnow: Dr. Mears lecturing the various officials of the Minnesota Department of Health on Epidemiology 101. Many of the more scientifically minded reviewers found the sequence to be rather galling, as the real-life MDH is one of America's (if not the world's) most capable public health agencies, and in some respects better run than the CDC itself.
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