History Headscratchers / Labyrinth

11th Aug '16 9:03:36 AM K_Vantas
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**** One guard tells the truth. The other one lies. One door leads to certain death, the other leads forward. Clearly she can't just ask which door is which; whichever guard she asks could be lying or not, so the answer would be meaningless. Instead, she asks if the other guard would say this door leads to the castle. Lets say the guard she asks is Guard One and the other Guard Two. There are two possible scenarios; Guard One is lying, or Guard Two is. Each of these has a sub-scenario; the good door is behind Guard One or Guard Two. If Guard One is lying, and the good door is behind him, the other guard would truthfully say that that is the good door. Guard One would then lie about his answer and tell her that he would have said it was the bad door. If the door behind G1 is the bad one, the other guard would say so, so G1 would falsely tell her that it is the good door. Now, if G1 is the truth-teller, and the good door is behind him, the other guard would lie and say it was the bad one. G1 then truthfully reports that he would say that. If the bad door is behind G1, then the other guard would say it was good, and that is what Sarah would hear. As you can see reading back, if the good door is behind G1 he will always say it isn't. If it isn't, he will always say it is.
11th Aug '16 8:52:42 AM K_Vantas
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**** That doesn't really make any sense in context of the scene, as the worm says it after she heads off to the right (from the camera's perspective), with "that way" clearly meaning the path she was taking.
19th Apr '16 6:29:16 PM Luppercus
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*****If worth something for your peace of mind, Connely is 16 at the time and UK's consent age is 16.
6th Feb '16 9:37:59 PM YourDoom
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** It's the eighties.


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** That's the point; Jareth's promises are all hollow and empty, saying things that seem nice on the outside but really make no sense.
24th Jan '16 9:45:48 AM cillianflood
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* Do as I say and I will be your slave. Does that line seem a little contradictory to anyone else?
11th Jan '16 9:59:51 PM Seanette
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* How ''did'' Sarah explain all the noise from the party at the end to her parents?
11th Dec '15 3:45:24 AM fearlessnikki
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** People also seem to mistake her falling to the center of the Labyrinth as her picking the wrong door. The wrong door leads to certain death, which didn't happen to her. I've heard some people say that she only falls through the ground because she says "it's a piece of cake" - and she gets a curveball thrown at her whenever she says this elsewhere in the movie. It does reinforce the theme of not taking things for granted - as Sarah assumes that she's now found the right door and that everything will be easy. When she brags about making the right choice, the Labyrinth decides to punish her for it.


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** In her defence, she ''was'' only sixteen. And Sarah is a naturally hammy character anyway - since she's obviously very theatrical. I'm guessing some of her tantrums were meant to come across as over the top to show her immaturity.
8th Jul '15 7:38:17 PM nombretomado
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*** [[TheCatReturns He's Cheating!]]

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*** [[TheCatReturns [[Anime/TheCatReturns He's Cheating!]]
26th May '15 6:54:12 PM silenceinspace
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** I felt the same way. I tend to find '80s media quite cheesy and overacted on the whole, so while I didn't think it was Academy Award-nomination deserving, there were only a few parts that I thought were so bad.
21st May '15 12:23:19 PM EgoProxy
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**** Your solution is a waste. The goal isn't to determine which guard is the liar, the goal is to figure out ''which door to take''. I'll never understand why people think that just asking either of them a simple question with a factual answer would solve the puzzle. Congratulaions, you now know which guard is the liar! But since you used up your one question, you can't ask the honest one which one is the correct door.
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