History Headscratchers / BasicInstinct

1st Oct '13 4:23:25 PM BondGirl
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** Plus which, he believes that playing Catherine's game will help him nail the killer.
** The women aren't so smart either--Roxy stays with Catherine even though Catherine openly cheats on her and ''encourages'' her to watch her coupling with men, deliberately arousing her to violent levels of jealousy. In RealLife, regardless of gender or orientation such treatment would be considered emotional abuse. And if Catherine is telling the truth about Beth--that Beth is the one obsessed with her--Beth herself is still entangled someone that she knows is lethally dangerous.

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** Plus which, he believes that playing Catherine's game will help him nail the killer.
killer. If it's not the sexual challenge that excites him, it's definitely the intellectual one--he ''thinks'' he's a step ahead of her in regards to the murder investigation, outright telling her "I'm in love with you, but I'm going to nail you anyway", and expects to come out the victor one way or another.
** The women aren't so smart either--Roxy stays with Catherine even though Catherine openly cheats on her and ''encourages'' her to watch her coupling with men, deliberately arousing her to violent levels of jealousy. In RealLife, regardless of gender or orientation such treatment orientation, this would be considered emotional abuse.an incredibly unhealthy and downright emotionally abusive relationship. And if Catherine is telling the truth about Beth--that Beth is the one obsessed with her--Beth herself is still entangled someone that she knows is lethally dangerous.
7th Sep '13 10:02:40 PM BondGirl
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** The women aren't so smart either--Roxy stays with Catherine even though Catherine openly cheats on her and ''encourages'' her to watch her coupling with men, deliberately arousing her to violent levels of jealousy. In RealLife, regardless of gender or orientation such treatment would be considered emotional abuse. And if Catherine is telling the truth about Beth--that Beth is the one obsessed with her--Beth herself is still entangled someone that she knows is lethally dangerous.
27th Apr '13 12:09:41 PM falcon2484
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** Also, Nick's history suggests he likes to live life on the edge and engage in reckless behavior. He may not care that Catherine is perfectly positioned to kill him. The thrill of courting death could be a powerful rush for him. As she herself puts it, "Nicky got too close to the fire. Nicky liked it." Plus which, he believes that playing this game with Catherine will help him catch the killer.

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** Also, Nick's history suggests he likes to live life on the edge and engage in reckless behavior. He may not care that Catherine is perfectly positioned to kill him. The thrill of courting death could be a powerful rush for him. As she herself puts it, "Nicky got too close to the fire. Nicky liked it." "
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Plus which, he believes that playing this Catherine's game with Catherine will help him catch nail the killer.
27th Apr '13 12:07:52 PM falcon2484
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** Also, Nick's history suggests he likes to live life on the edge and engage in reckless behavior. He may not care that Catherine is perfectly positioned to kill him. The thrill of courting death could be a powerful rush for him. As she herself puts it, "Nicky got too close to the fire. Nicky liked it." Plus which, he believes that playing this game with Catherine will help him catch the killer.
12th Dec '11 12:04:47 AM MrStatham1986
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** Perhaps the tagline of another MichaelDouglas movie, ''Disclosure'', says it all; ''Sex is power''. Douglas' detective is so enamoured with this woman, so enticed by her, that he basically can't see the forest for the trees, despite being a detective. Tramell's meant to be the perfect femme fatale, and that's how the trope works - older movies are full of men confounded by attractive, dangerous women.
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