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28th Dec '17 1:24:26 PM Julia1984
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* There are 2 subtle touches about the scene where George begs Potter for help after the money gets "lost" that make the scene even more powerful:

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* There are 2 subtle touches about the scene where George begs Potter for help after the money gets "lost" that make the scene even tenser and more powerful:powerful because they remind you how ''close'' George was to the truth in that scene:
28th Dec '17 1:22:33 PM Julia1984
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** First, when George claims he misplaced $8,000.00, a confused Potter replies, "''You'' misplaced $8,000.00?" -- not "You
''misplaced'' $8,000.00" or "You misplaced ''$8,000.00!''" but "''You'' misplaced $8,000.00?" He should be acting like this is the first he's heard about this, but he's so [[EvilCannotComprehendGood clueless]] that even though he needs to feign ignorance of any missing money at this point, he can't restrain his shock at ''George'' being the one taking the blame. He can't hide that the word "I" is the only part of the sentence that surprises him. If only George hadn't been so distraught, if he was thinking more clearly, he might've noticed the oddly-placed emphasis in the phrase and wondered why Potter would react that way...

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** First, when George claims he misplaced $8,000.00, a confused Potter replies, "''You'' misplaced $8,000.00?" -- not "You
"You ''misplaced'' $8,000.00" or "You misplaced ''$8,000.00!''" but "''You'' misplaced $8,000.00?" He should be acting like this is the first he's heard about this, but he's so [[EvilCannotComprehendGood clueless]] that even though he needs to feign ignorance of any missing money at this point, he can't restrain his shock at ''George'' being the one taking the blame. He can't hide that the word "I" is the only part of the sentence that surprises him. If only George hadn't been so distraught, if he was thinking more clearly, he might've noticed the oddly-placed emphasis in the phrase and wondered why Potter would react that way...
28th Dec '17 1:22:14 PM Julia1984
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* There are 2 subtle touches about the scene where George begs Potter for help after the money gets "lost" that make the scene even more powerful:
** First, when George claims he misplaced $8,000.00, a confused Potter replies, "''You'' misplaced $8,000.00?" -- not "You
''misplaced'' $8,000.00" or "You misplaced ''$8,000.00!''" but "''You'' misplaced $8,000.00?" He should be acting like this is the first he's heard about this, but he's so [[EvilCannotComprehendGood clueless]] that even though he needs to feign ignorance of any missing money at this point, he can't restrain his shock at ''George'' being the one taking the blame. He can't hide that the word "I" is the only part of the sentence that surprises him. If only George hadn't been so distraught, if he was thinking more clearly, he might've noticed the oddly-placed emphasis in the phrase and wondered why Potter would react that way...
** And what does Potter do next? He pauses for a second before launching into his BreakingSpeech to give a brief glance back to his aide... which probably translates to, "Keep your mouth shut if you know what's good for you," since the guy knows full well where the money the desperate man in front of them is frantically looking for ''is'' and might be tempted to blurt something out.
26th Dec '17 12:28:13 PM BlazTorch314
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** Let's not really consider that as it's highly doubtful to be the intention and the whole point was only to show one person the kind of impact they had on one town in one country of one planet around one average star. I'd prefer to think it was a temporary thing. Besides, if that were the case, then George's lip wouldn't have ceased having blood on it because he would've carried it over from his universe with the rest of him, plus he would've had Zuzu's petals. It seems clear that something was done to alter history rather than dimension-hopping, and when George prayed to God to restore everything to the way it was, the timeline was allowed to snap back to its prior state.
25th Dec '17 6:57:45 PM QueenOfSpades
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** Even if he lived- Potter's shown to be casually racist (calling Martini and his family "garlic-eaters" at one point). If Potter controls all the property and real estate, it's pretty unlikely that Martini would be able to open his bar and make a living.

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** Even if he lived- Potter's shown to be casually racist (calling (angrily calling Martini and his family "garlic-eaters" at one point). If Potter controls all the property and real estate, it's pretty unlikely that Martini would be able to open his bar and make a living.
25th Dec '17 6:56:51 PM QueenOfSpades
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** Even if he lived- Potter's shown to be casually racist (calling Martini and his family "garlic-eaters" at one point). If Potter controls all the property and real estate, it's pretty unlikely that Martini would be able to open his bar and make a living.
18th Dec '17 5:11:43 AM ZarbiNerada
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* What repercussions have the deaths, embitterments, and nonexistences of the Pottersville timeline had through the present day?
17th Dec '17 10:08:47 AM sonar1313
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* Physical discipline of kids was a lot more common in the 1920s (or 1910s, whenever George is 12) but still, Mr. Gower would be carrying around some awful guilt for beating young George so hard his ear bled, only to find out George was trying to help and saving his life (and that of the other sick kid) and career in the process. Every time he saw George he'd think "there's the guy who kept me from poisoning someone, and all I did was beat him up for it." Serves as some Fridge Logic, too, in that Mr. Gower is the one who telegraphs George's rich friend Sam - in other words, helping to raise more money for George than the whole rest of the town combined.



** The angelic designations in the film may be based on the U.S. government Civil Service ones, known as GS (General Schedule -- [[SarcasmMode of course it really stands for Government Slave]]). The GS numbers refer to pay grades. AS, then, would be Angelic Service or Angelic Schedule. With this system, Clarence will become an Angel ''Third'' Class when promoted.

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** The angelic designations in the film may be based on the U.S. government Civil Service ones, known as GS (General Schedule -- [[SarcasmMode of course it really stands for Government Slave]]). The GS numbers refer to pay grades. AS, then, would be Angelic Service or Angelic Schedule. With this system, Clarence will become an Angel ''Third'' Class when promoted.promoted.
** Another likely possibility is that it's based on the Navy's system of enlisted ranks and rates - a Boatswain's Mate Second Class is a BM2. Not all rates (i.e., job titles) are exact acronyms, so there wouldn't be any need for angels to be, either. Clarence would then likely get a promotion to AS1, that is, Angel First Class.
15th Sep '17 6:04:54 PM danlansdowne
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** Or both Marys need reading glasses and librarian Mary was too distracted by thoughts of getting home safe to remember to take hers off.
10th Jun '17 2:50:01 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** In a deleted scene, he was revealed to have died in a house fire in one of Potter's tenements.

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** In a deleted scene, DeletedScene, he was revealed to have died in a house fire in one of Potter's tenements.



* With the ideas of a Multiverse, this means that the world of Pottersville still exists, presuembly to get worse and worse with the march of time.

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* With the ideas of a Multiverse, this means that the world of Pottersville still exists, presuembly presumably to get worse and worse with the march of time.
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