History Headscratchers / TheWickerMan

17th May '16 12:18:14 PM Rungles
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** The ritualism angle suggested above seems about right. I'd add that if she'd managed to temp him as far as her bedroom, actually seeing her naked would probably break down any resistance he might have left.
11th Mar '16 11:37:59 PM Scriptrix
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** Ejaculation also has a religious meaning, as in "an ejaculatory prayer". There's a very good article about it's use in Catholicism [[http://catholicscot.blogspot.com/2014/03/frequent-ejaculation.html here]]. If serpents really are a metaphor for druids (something to do with serpent tattoos), then Beech Buchanan was protected by their frequent prayers.
13th Nov '15 5:30:26 PM Elemiel
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* In the classroom, why do the kids say "phallic symbol" twice?

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** You mean Edward? And she always looks worried, it's her default expression.
* In the classroom, why do the kids say "phallic symbol" twice?twice?
** To show off the HiveMind perhaps?
7th Nov '15 7:14:34 AM Shadowgazer
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* There might not be much worth thinking over about the remake, but it does seem likely that the choice of the bees as a divine symbol has much to do with the female bees being active and dominant while the males exist only for reproduction which is symbolised in this matriarchical society. Anyway lets talk about the original film.
5th Jul '15 5:13:55 PM Omny
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* Why does Willow look concerned and worried about Rowan during his torture and demise, she made it clear she cared more about the honey harvest.

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* Why does Willow look concerned and worried about Rowan during his torture and demise, she made it clear she cared more about the honey harvest.harvest.
* In the classroom, why do the kids say "phallic symbol" twice?
6th Jun '15 6:48:00 AM Odon
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** Maybe Willow [[ReallyGetsAround just couldn't resist trying to seduce someone she wasn't supposed to]]. Their religion doesn't exactly preach sexual restraint, after all.
6th Oct '14 7:46:43 PM crl85
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** You need some form physical evidence to prove a murder. Howie carried the letter and photo to the island with him (who knows what he did with the envelope?). When they took his clothes to anoint him, the letter and photo were probably within those, and were probably burned. Plus, the ashes of the wicker man after it was burned were probably buried, or thrown into the sea. The police just couldn't show up and say, "We know you murdered Howie". You need proof, or a confession - and considering how difficult the islanders were making Howie's original investigation, the latter would've required some form of torture.
21st Aug '14 9:12:17 PM STFilmmaker
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** Never mind; I read about it myself.

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** Never mind; I read about it myself.myself.
* Why does Willow look concerned and worried about Rowan during his torture and demise, she made it clear she cared more about the honey harvest.
19th Aug '14 11:39:40 PM crl85
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* In the original, Howie is a virgin, making him perfect for the sacrifice, and sleeping with Willow would've gotten him out of it. In the remake, Malus fathers a child with the woman who lures him to the island. How can the already-smacked around remake get what turned out to be a huge detail in the original so wrong?

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* In the original, Howie is a virgin, making him perfect for the sacrifice, and sleeping with Willow would've gotten him out of it. In the remake, Malus fathers a child with the woman who lures him to the island. How can the already-smacked around remake get what turned out to be a huge detail in the original so wrong?wrong?
** Never mind; I read about it myself.
13th Aug '14 10:30:12 PM crl85
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** Standard Redemption-Quest stuff: He couldn't save that girl from burning to death but now he has been given a second chance to save Rowan from a similar fate.

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** Standard Redemption-Quest stuff: He couldn't save that girl from burning to death but now he has been given a second chance to save Rowan from a similar fate.fate.

* In the original, Howie is a virgin, making him perfect for the sacrifice, and sleeping with Willow would've gotten him out of it. In the remake, Malus fathers a child with the woman who lures him to the island. How can the already-smacked around remake get what turned out to be a huge detail in the original so wrong?
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