History Headscratchers / TheVillage

22nd Jun '16 12:29:39 AM Luppercus
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***They don't see airplanes cause is a no-fly zone.
**Here's the thing; even profesional actors find easier to play papers they're familiar with. It's one of the thing people advice you in drama class; use something you know, use experiences of your own life when making the character. I someone is playing a man who lost his wife and you the closest thing you have is your grandma's death when you were 8, use it. So, for non-profesional actors it will be even harder to keep a masquerade in a time they're not familiar and/or is completely invented.


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***Or when she is scared as sh**t.
22nd Jun '16 12:13:37 AM Luppercus
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**Am I wrong or isnt that the Chinese Great Wall is the only man-made thing that you can see from space and an astranaut hardly would be able to see an small town made of wood? I know they have telescopes but they'll have to be looking for something very specific in a very specific area to spot the town, same case with Google Earth.
22nd Jun '16 12:06:44 AM Luppercus
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***It did tricked me, when I watched the movie I was like: OMG there was a creature after all!
17th Feb '16 7:43:48 PM cheedo
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** It's probably just a case of poor directing. This is a Shyamalan movie we're talking about.
18th Aug '15 10:19:25 AM fearlessnikki
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** It seems that the "safe colour" is a lot like the white flag in combat. You wave it only when you're surrendering to the enemy. You don't walk around waving it on the battlefield to stop the enemy from attacking you. Those We Don't Speak Of are known as unpredictable, so in the minds of the villagers - if they abuse the safe colour privilege then the creatures might become more violent. In the film it seems more as if yellow is only worn by the guards at the border - as an indicator that they're just standing at their post with no ill intentions.



* Ivy has AuraSight and she implies that everyone has a unique color. How didn't she recognize the monster?

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** Here's the thing: note how Kitty and Ivy are watching the children that night, with no sign of the parents. That means they are the ones specifically wearing the costumes. So they know that Ivy is blind and so they'd have to get closer to her to let her know there. Plus whoever it was probably moved fast because they could see Lusius coming and knew he would help Ivy. When it's not Ivy they're attacking, they presumably just keep their distance.
* Ivy has AuraSight AuraVision and she implies that everyone has a unique color. How didn't she recognize the monster?monster?
** Ivy actually says that only ''some'' people she knows give off a colour. Noah is not one of those - she mentions her father and Lusius when she is telling him about it. Noah is there while she is talking about this, so if he gave off a colour, she would have referred to him too. This is foreshadowed when Noah is hiding in the closet and she doesn't know he's there. So she doesn't recognise the monsters because the people under the costumes aren't those who have colours.
** Or it might just be hard for her to see the colour while they're hiding under a costume. It covers the entire body.
21st Jun '15 6:51:06 PM EgoProxy
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* Ivy has AuraSight and she implies that everyone has a unique color. How didn't she recognize the monster?
25th Apr '15 1:50:31 AM AimlessMeadering
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** They can't make synthetic paints, and since the houses are wooden, that's what they would need. Yellow ''dyes'' would be more accessible, but the Elders are strongly invested in keeping people out of the woods and their primary tool for that is fear. If they let people go around casually wearing yellow talismans, eventually somebody would get bold enough to go into them, or worse, they'd experience some misfortune when no one was looking and realize that the "safe color" is complete BS.
19th Mar '15 4:42:13 PM Jgorgon
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** Why would they bother? They had no reason to care what social upheavals or industrial advances were going on in the era which their village ''superficially'' resembled. They weren't historical recreationists trying to evoke a particular time—just people who blamed the modern world for their personal tragedies and wanted to escape their pain. They kept the tech level just low enough that they never had to contact the outside world; after that, what "era" they picked was arbitrary. They may have gotten their initial batches of clothes and equipment from companies who supply the plain sect (Amish or Mennonite) communities, and then just stuck with that "look" because it was useful, and appealed to them on a nostalgic level.

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** Why would they bother? They had no reason to care what social upheavals or industrial advances were going on in the era which their village ''superficially'' resembled. They weren't historical recreationists trying to evoke a particular time—just people who blamed the modern world for their personal tragedies and wanted to escape their pain. They kept the tech level just low enough that they never had to contact the outside world; after that, what "era" they picked was arbitrary. They may have gotten their initial batches of clothes and equipment from companies who supply the plain sect (Amish or Mennonite) communities, and then just stuck with that "look" because it was useful, and appealed to them on a nostalgic level. level.
*** But then why pretend to live in the past at all? If the village elders aren't bothered about the fact their village is an AnachronismStew — presumably because they don't expect any of the younger generation to ever uncover the deception anyway — then ''why change the calendar year to start with''? If it's just for symbolic value, then the original troper's question still applies (what gives the Victorian era such symbolic value)?
30th Dec '14 6:29:40 PM greenwings
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* If yellow is the "safe color" why doesn't the village use it more often? Maybe paint some walls it, or regularly use it in clothing or something? Sure, it doesn't actually do anything, but surely someone other than the few people in the know would at some point think of liberally using the thing that they think keeps them safe?
* What do the people dressed as the monsters do if they actually catch up with someone? One heads right for Ivy, so we know they don't just take care to make sure they never actually get near anyone. They have to do something or else there'd be no reason to continue being so afraid of them, but it seems extremely unlikely the people pulling off the ruse would be willing to do anything really serious to anyone (considering avoiding violence was supposed to be the whole point).
17th Nov '14 11:34:48 PM vijeno
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** It's probably just a case of poor directing. This is a Shyamalan movie we're talking about.

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** It's probably just a case of poor directing. This is a Shyamalan movie we're talking about. about.
** Well, it is true that you don't easily shake off a fear that has been drilled into you from the day you were born.
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