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22nd Apr '16 4:21:14 AM OlfinBedwere
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* If you take Lord Summerisle's statements at face value, then it's easy to take the islanders' plan as an act of desperation, out of simply not knowing how to handle [[spoiler:such a massive crop failure]]. Contrast this with the 2006 remake, where it's made clear that [[spoiler:what happens to Edward is something that's happened many times before, making you wonder just how many poor guys got needlessly burned alive just because the island's bees produced a cruddy harvest the previous year]].
11th Mar '16 11:09:37 PM Scriptrix
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* Invoked in the 1973 film with [[spoiler: Howie warning Summersile that he will be the sacrifice for next year]]. Another would be that [[spoiler: Howie's disappearance will not go unnoticed by his police force. They could send in an investigation team to find out what happened, and all the townspeople will be in deep shit]].

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* Invoked in the 1973 film with [[spoiler: Howie warning Summersile Summerisle that he will be the sacrifice for next year]]. Another would be that [[spoiler: Howie's disappearance will not go unnoticed by his police force. They could send in an investigation team to find out what happened, and all the townspeople will be in deep shit]].
30th Aug '15 7:17:01 AM colonelquaritch
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* In the original, much of the pagan stuff is inaccurate and looks to be based on James Frazier's (inaccurate) work. But consider, the original Lord Summerisle made up the pagan cult, and he could well have used that source.

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* In the original, much of the pagan stuff is inaccurate and looks to be based on James Frazier's (inaccurate) work. But consider, considering that the pagan cult was made up by the original Lord Summerisle made up Summerisle, who belonged to the pagan cult, and he could well Victorian Era, that source would indeed have used that source.been the best work on paganism available to him at the time.
4th Jul '15 12:14:14 AM ThallianGold
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* The restored edition adds a lot of motivation for Howie. Not only is he engaged, but his fellow police officers mock his virginity ''constantly'' as well as his faith. The villagers are pressing ''all'' of his {{Berserk Button}}s, and the ''only'' reason he is able to withstand Willow's seduction is because he is engaged, not because he's a virgin and/or religious.

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* The restored edition adds a lot of motivation for Howie. Not only is he engaged, but his fellow police officers mock his virginity ''constantly'' as well as his faith. The villagers are pressing ''all'' of his {{Berserk Button}}s, and the ''only'' reason he is able to withstand Willow's seduction is because he is engaged, not because he's a virgin and/or religious.religious.
* A possible motive for Willow's attempted seduction is to verify that Howie is a virgin and therefore an appropriate sacrifice (they can't afford to screw it up). Since it's impossible to know for certain that he's a virgin (rather than just trying to pretend for his wife, and willing to put up with ribbing for it), they [[WhatYouAreInTheDark make sure nobody on the mainland could find out]] and sic the best seductress they could find on him. If he resists, his virtue's true.
25th Jun '15 1:11:10 PM MikeK
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* Late in the movie, Willow and [=MacGregor=] try to give Sergeant Howie the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand_of_Glory Hand of Glory]], which would immobilize him - If they believed it would work, it would have jeopardized the whole plan by keeping him in the inn instead of letting him chase after Rowan. However, their real goal was the exact opposite - scaring him away from the inn so he could continue his search. Word had probably spread that he'd been in the library, so the plan somewhat hinged on him having read what the "hand of glory" was. Though it probably would have worked either way - if you were feigning sleep and someone put a candle made out of a dead guy's hand next to you, you'd probably run away whether you knew what they were trying to accomplish or not.

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* Late in the movie, Willow and [=MacGregor=] try to give Sergeant Howie the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand_of_Glory Hand of Glory]], HandOfGlory, which would immobilize him - If they believed it would work, it would have jeopardized the whole plan by keeping him in the inn instead of letting him chase after Rowan. However, their real goal was the exact opposite - scaring him away from the inn so he could continue his search. Word had probably spread that he'd been in the library, so the plan somewhat hinged on him having read what the "hand of glory" was. Though it probably would have worked either way - if you were feigning sleep and someone put a candle made out of a dead guy's hand next to you, you'd probably run away whether you knew what they were trying to accomplish or not.
21st Jun '15 6:04:47 PM AnotherGuy
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* The restored edition adds a lot of motivation for Howie. Not only is he engaged, but his fellow police officers mock his virginity ''constantly'' as well as his faith. The villagers are pressing ''all'' of his {{Berserk Buttons}}, and the ''only'' reason he is able to withstand Willow's seduction is because he is engaged, not because he's a virgin and/or religious.

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* The restored edition adds a lot of motivation for Howie. Not only is he engaged, but his fellow police officers mock his virginity ''constantly'' as well as his faith. The villagers are pressing ''all'' of his {{Berserk Buttons}}, Button}}s, and the ''only'' reason he is able to withstand Willow's seduction is because he is engaged, not because he's a virgin and/or religious.
21st Jun '15 6:04:31 PM AnotherGuy
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* Late in the movie, Willow and [=MacGregor=] try to give Sergeant Howie the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand_of_Glory Hand of Glory]], which would immobilize him - If they believed it would work, it would have jeopardized the whole plan by keeping him in the inn instead of letting him chase after Rowan. However, their real goal was the exact opposite - scaring him away from the inn so he could continue his search. Word had probably spread that he'd been in the library, so the plan somewhat hinged on him having read what the "hand of glory" was. Though it probably would have worked either way - if you were feigning sleep and someone put a candle made out of a dead guy's hand next to you, you'd probably run away whether you knew what they were trying to accomplish or not.

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* Late in the movie, Willow and [=MacGregor=] try to give Sergeant Howie the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand_of_Glory Hand of Glory]], which would immobilize him - If they believed it would work, it would have jeopardized the whole plan by keeping him in the inn instead of letting him chase after Rowan. However, their real goal was the exact opposite - scaring him away from the inn so he could continue his search. Word had probably spread that he'd been in the library, so the plan somewhat hinged on him having read what the "hand of glory" was. Though it probably would have worked either way - if you were feigning sleep and someone put a candle made out of a dead guy's hand next to you, you'd probably run away whether you knew what they were trying to accomplish or not.not.
* The restored edition adds a lot of motivation for Howie. Not only is he engaged, but his fellow police officers mock his virginity ''constantly'' as well as his faith. The villagers are pressing ''all'' of his {{Berserk Buttons}}, and the ''only'' reason he is able to withstand Willow's seduction is because he is engaged, not because he's a virgin and/or religious.
12th Jun '15 10:12:57 AM MikeK
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* Late in the movie, Willow and [=MacGregor=] try to give Sergeant Howie the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand_of_Glory Hand of Glory]], which would immobilize him - If they believed it would work, it would have jeopardized the whole plan by keeping him in the inn instead of letting him chase after Rowan. However, their real goal was the exact opposite - scaring him away from the inn so he could continue his search. Word had probably spread that he'd been in the library, so the plan somewhat hinged on him having read what the "hand of glory was". Though it probably would have worked either way - if you were feigning sleep and someone put a candle made out of a dead guy's hand next to you, you'd probably run away whether you knew what they were trying to accomplish or not.

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* Late in the movie, Willow and [=MacGregor=] try to give Sergeant Howie the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand_of_Glory Hand of Glory]], which would immobilize him - If they believed it would work, it would have jeopardized the whole plan by keeping him in the inn instead of letting him chase after Rowan. However, their real goal was the exact opposite - scaring him away from the inn so he could continue his search. Word had probably spread that he'd been in the library, so the plan somewhat hinged on him having read what the "hand of glory was".glory" was. Though it probably would have worked either way - if you were feigning sleep and someone put a candle made out of a dead guy's hand next to you, you'd probably run away whether you knew what they were trying to accomplish or not.
12th Jun '15 10:12:38 AM MikeK
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* Late in the movie, Willow and [=MacGregor=] try to give Sergeant Howie the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand_of_Glory Hand of Glory]], which would immobilize him - If they believed it would work, it would have jeopardized the whole plan by keeping him in the inn instead of letting him chase after Rowan. However, their real goal was the exact opposite - scaring him away from the inn so he could continue his search. Word had probably spread that he'd been in the library, so the plan somewhat hinged on him having read what the "hand of glory was". Though it probably would have worked either way - if you were feigning sleep and two people who were previously whispering conspiratorially to each other just put a candle made out of a dead guy's hand next to you, you'd probably be inclined to run away whether you knew what that action was supposed to accomplish or not.

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* Late in the movie, Willow and [=MacGregor=] try to give Sergeant Howie the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand_of_Glory Hand of Glory]], which would immobilize him - If they believed it would work, it would have jeopardized the whole plan by keeping him in the inn instead of letting him chase after Rowan. However, their real goal was the exact opposite - scaring him away from the inn so he could continue his search. Word had probably spread that he'd been in the library, so the plan somewhat hinged on him having read what the "hand of glory was". Though it probably would have worked either way - if you were feigning sleep and two people who were previously whispering conspiratorially to each other just someone put a candle made out of a dead guy's hand next to you, you'd probably be inclined to run away whether you knew what that action was supposed they were trying to accomplish or not.not.
12th Jun '15 10:11:05 AM MikeK
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* In the original, much of the pagan stuff is inaccurate and looks to be based on James Frazier's (inaccurate) work. But consider, the original Lord Summerisle made up the pagan cult, and he could well have used that source.

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* In the original, much of the pagan stuff is inaccurate and looks to be based on James Frazier's (inaccurate) work. But consider, the original Lord Summerisle made up the pagan cult, and he could well have used that source.source.
* Late in the movie, Willow and [=MacGregor=] try to give Sergeant Howie the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand_of_Glory Hand of Glory]], which would immobilize him - If they believed it would work, it would have jeopardized the whole plan by keeping him in the inn instead of letting him chase after Rowan. However, their real goal was the exact opposite - scaring him away from the inn so he could continue his search. Word had probably spread that he'd been in the library, so the plan somewhat hinged on him having read what the "hand of glory was". Though it probably would have worked either way - if you were feigning sleep and two people who were previously whispering conspiratorially to each other just put a candle made out of a dead guy's hand next to you, you'd probably be inclined to run away whether you knew what that action was supposed to accomplish or not.
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