History Film / FourteenOhEight

28th May '17 8:51:10 PM Fireblood
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* ArtisticLicenceLaw: The law supposedly preventing the hotel manager from refusing to rent the room out to anyone, ever. Of course, without that law there wouldn't be a movie, so it's genuinely "artistic licence" rather than research failure.
** It's stated these are civil rights laws, originally intended to prevent a hotel from refusing to admit someone (or giving them an inferior room) on the basis of race, for instance.
23rd Feb '17 5:09:39 PM gewunomox
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** The recurring use of "We've Only Just Begun" by Creator/TheCarpenters.

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** The recurring use of "We've Only Just Begun" by Creator/TheCarpenters.the Music/{{Carpenters}}.
8th Feb '17 10:42:40 AM Larkmarn
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** The room DOES have quite a few mirrors, especially by tables, so it is possible that it was reflected in a nearby mirror; that said, despite a potentially practical reason for the reversed text, the symbolism mentioned above would still stand.
8th Feb '17 8:30:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* AdaptationalAlternateEnding: The [[Literature/FourteenOhEight short story]] ends on a far more cynical note than the movie, with [[spoiler:Mike Enslin setting ''[[ManOnFire himself]]'' on fire rather than the room to escape its horrible influence. He survives with extensive third degree burns, but [[ShellshockedVeteran he lives the rest of his life alone and in fear]]. His tapes are also completely worthless and don't convince anyone of anything. [[ShaggyDogStory Everything indicates that the evil room will simply continue to claim victims despite Mr. Olin's efforts to contain it]].]] The film has multiple endings, both of them different: The theatrical version has [[spoiler:Mike setting the room on fire to destroy it, getting saved by firemen and finding a tape recorder with his dead daughter's voice on it as proof that the room is supernatural.]] The director's cut has [[spoiler:Mike setting the room on fire as well, but [[HeroicSacrifice dying alongside it]]. Instead his wife finds the tape after his death.]]
5th Feb '17 6:01:46 PM majike
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** The room DOES have quite a few mirrors, especially by tables, so it is possible that it was reflected in a nearby mirror; that said, despite a potentially practical reason for the reversed text, the symbolism mentioned above would still stand.
17th Jan '17 7:24:52 AM lolface123
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* TranquilFury: Mike is oddly nonchalant about taking a Molotov to the room knowing full well at the time he was likely to die himself.
18th Dec '16 6:31:40 PM StreamofConsciousness
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** By way of BilingualBonus: The bottle Olin gives to Mike is named ''Les Cinquante Sept Décès'', which means "The fifty seven deaths." [[spoiler: We learn there have been 56 deaths in 1408. Guess who's number 57]].
6th Nov '16 1:02:52 PM Godzillawolf
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* DidYourJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:Unlike the short story, Enslin manages to destroy the room in both cuts.]]

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* DidYourJustPunchOutCthulhu: DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:Unlike the short story, Enslin manages to destroy the room in both cuts.cuts by burning it down.]]
6th Nov '16 1:02:20 PM Godzillawolf
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* DidYourJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:Unlike the short story, Enslin manages to destroy the room in both cuts.]]
19th Oct '16 9:41:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* LivingStructureMonster: The entire hotel room itself, not just any specific piece of it, is evil.

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* LivingStructureMonster: The entire hotel room itself, not just any specific piece of it, is evil. The rest of the hotel is fine though.
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