History Headscratchers / HotFuzz

13th Dec '17 3:08:59 PM loracarol
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*** Also note that seamines are not designed to make holes in ships. They primarily make holes in the water into whicht the ship then falls. The kicker is not the 80 kg of explosive in the mine, but the shear force acting on the vessel. So what we have here are approx. 80 kgs of explosives configurated for blast over penetration... a building can withstand that with some luck... or not.

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*** Also note that seamines are not designed to make holes in ships. They primarily make holes in the water into whicht which the ship then falls. The kicker is not the 80 kg of explosive in the mine, but the shear force acting on the vessel. So what we have here are approx. 80 kgs of explosives configurated for blast over penetration... a building can withstand that with some luck... or not.
13th Dec '17 3:04:03 PM loracarol
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* After Angel confronts the NWA at the church, and discovers all the corpses hidden in the catacombs (with enough space to hide a whole CARAVAN and still have room to spare), why does Danny stab Angel, pretending to kill him, and then take the body out of the village? They have no problem with dumping plenty of bodies in the catacombs, and have clearly been doing it for a decade at an absolute minimum. Why didn't they simply dump Angel's body in there with the others? It may simply be a plot-hole for the sake of having Angel leave and return triumphantly, but the NWA believed Angel to be dead, and they opted to have Danny drive the body out of the village to dump it somewhere. Not only is this highly risky, but what is Danny's explanation for his care? The obvious answer is he burned his car with Angel's body in it, a usual tactic for disposing of evidence, but that's still a highly risky thing as anyone, from Sandford or not, could see the burned out car if that was indeed the plan all along.

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* After Angel confronts the NWA at the church, and discovers all the corpses hidden in the catacombs (with enough space to hide a whole CARAVAN and still have room to spare), why does Danny stab Angel, pretending to kill him, and then take the body out of the village? They have no problem with dumping plenty of bodies in the catacombs, and have clearly been doing it for a decade at an absolute minimum. Why didn't they simply dump Angel's body in there with the others? It may simply be a plot-hole for the sake of having Angel leave and return triumphantly, but the NWA believed Angel to be dead, and they opted to have Danny drive the body out of the village to dump it somewhere. Not only is this highly risky, but what is Danny's explanation for his care? The obvious answer is he burned his car with Angel's body in it, a usual tactic for disposing of evidence, but that's still a highly risky thing as anyone, from Sandford or not, could see the burned out car if that was indeed the plan all along.\\
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27th Jul '17 7:05:07 AM DoctorNemesis
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* [[spoiler:After Angel confronts the NWA at the church, and discovers all the corpses hidden in the catacombs (with enough space to hide a whole CARAVAN and still have room to spare), why does Danny stab Angel, pretending to kill him, and then take the body out of the village? They have no problem with dumping plenty of bodies in the catacombs, and have clearly been doing it for a decade at an absolute minimum. Why didn't they simply dump Angel's body in there with the others? It may simply be a plot-hole for the sake of having Angel leave and return triumphantly, but the NWA believed Angel to be dead, and they opted to have Danny drive the body out of the village to dump it somewhere. Not only is this highly risky, but what is Danny's explanation for his care? The obvious answer is he burned his car with Angel's body in it, a usual tactic for disposing of evidence, but that's still a highly risky thing as anyone, from Sandford or not, could see the burned out car if that was indeed the plan all along.
So in short, why did they decide to take Angel's corpse out of the village, when they could have simply left it in the catacombs with the others? Angel is alive, but they don't know that, so Danny took the body out to help his friend escape, but that still doesn't explain why the NWA agreed to this plan.]]

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* [[spoiler:After After Angel confronts the NWA at the church, and discovers all the corpses hidden in the catacombs (with enough space to hide a whole CARAVAN and still have room to spare), why does Danny stab Angel, pretending to kill him, and then take the body out of the village? They have no problem with dumping plenty of bodies in the catacombs, and have clearly been doing it for a decade at an absolute minimum. Why didn't they simply dump Angel's body in there with the others? It may simply be a plot-hole for the sake of having Angel leave and return triumphantly, but the NWA believed Angel to be dead, and they opted to have Danny drive the body out of the village to dump it somewhere. Not only is this highly risky, but what is Danny's explanation for his care? The obvious answer is he burned his car with Angel's body in it, a usual tactic for disposing of evidence, but that's still a highly risky thing as anyone, from Sandford or not, could see the burned out car if that was indeed the plan all along.
So in short, why did they decide to take Angel's corpse out of the village, when they could have simply left it in the catacombs with the others? Angel is alive, but they don't know that, so Danny took the body out to help his friend escape, but that still doesn't explain why the NWA agreed to this plan.]]plan.
** Danny probably told them that he was going to take Angel's body to the catacombs, but wanted to do himself privately out of respect for his friend. Then, when everyone's gone, he dumps Angel into his car and slips away.
9th Jul '17 10:37:12 AM WildeOscar
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** Lots of bad actors get plenty of work in real life....
9th Jul '17 10:34:36 AM WildeOscar
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** Angel seems like the type who would carry extra cellphone batteries with him whenever he has to do some travelling.
20th Jun '17 10:39:46 AM sophieedwards
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** In [[http://www.threeflavorsscreenplay.com/hotfuzz The Screenplay]], Danny mentions that six months ago, George Merchant's house was a pear orchard, so no, he hasn't been living there for a long time. It also says that a cleanup crew are waiting when the police are at the site of the explosion. Additionally, Frank mentions a couple of times that the judging was supposed to be in a few months but they brought it forward for some reason. These things were presumably cut for time in the actual film, but they would go some way towards explaining why the NWA is doing all this now rather than earlier. They thought they had more time.

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** In [[http://www.threeflavorsscreenplay.com/hotfuzz The Screenplay]], Danny mentions that six months ago, George Merchant's house was a pear orchard, so no, he hasn't been living there for a long time. It also says that a cleanup crew are waiting when the police are at the site of the explosion. Additionally, Frank mentions a couple of times that the judging was supposed to be in a few months but they brought it forward for some reason. These things were presumably probably cut for time in the actual film, but they would go some way towards explaining why the NWA is doing all this now rather than earlier. They thought they had more time.
20th Jun '17 10:38:57 AM sophieedwards
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** In [[http://www.threeflavorsscreenplay.com/hotfuzz The Screenplay]], Danny mentions that six months ago, George Merchant's house was a pear orchard, so no, he hasn't been living there for a long time. It also says that a cleanup crew are waiting when the police are at the site of the explosion. Additionally, Frank mentions a couple of times that the judging was supposed to be in a few months but they brought it forward for some reason. These things were presumably cut for time in the actual film, but they would go some way towards explaining why the NWA is doing all this now rather than earlier. They thought they had more time.
20th Jun '17 6:13:27 AM sophieedwards
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** One of Tim Messenger's articles says that Martin Blower financed the production. This likely means that he can cast whoever he wants, which is why he made himself and Eve Draper the leads. He probably threatened to pull the funding if there were any complaints, which the NWA didn't want because the am-dram society is "an important feather in (their) cap".
12th Jun '17 2:37:25 AM sophieedwards
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[[folder:NWA's Timing]]
* I never understood why the NWA waited until mere days before the Village of the Year judges arrived to, as Frank said, "get everything ready". George Merchant is probably the best example. Presumably, he's been living in that house for a while, and it had become apparent to the NWA a long time ago that he wasn't going to change it. They had a year to take care of him. Why blow up his house so close to the judging, and give themselves minimal time to clean up the smoldering, rubble-filled crater that would surely hurt their chances of winning?
* Similarly, Martin and Eve have had to have been in rehearsal for some time. The NWA could have got word that their acting was terrible, taken them out early and replaced them in the show. Not only would the play have had better reviews, but the NWA wouldn't have risked the judges seeing the wrecked car/sign and Martin and Eve's blood all over the road before they've had time to tidy up.
7th Jun '17 11:25:59 AM MURPHYCHACHO
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[[folder:No acting talent = lead roles?]]
* So if Martin Blower and Eve Draper are such godawful actors, then how are they getting these roles in the first place? You would think that whoever was holding the auditions would simply reject them for the parts or instead give them minor roles where their lack of acting skill would be less noticeable. Yet they were both somehow chosen to play the lead roles in Romeo and Juliet?! I know the NWA members are all bonkers, but you would think that the first solution to the problem would be to try and make sure neither of them land any major parts rather than jumping straight to murder.
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