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22nd Aug '17 7:24:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* The light-hearted ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' makes a surprising amount of sense as an allegory for racism, with toons standing in for black people (as argued by for instance Website/{{Cracked}}). It's set in 1940s Los Angeles with toons being treated as second-class citizens mostly living in their own segregated part of town, whose occupations consist of entertaining white folks, Eddie Valiant as a TragicBigot against toons but somewhat confused by his attraction to Jessica (due to attitudes against miscegenation), [[spoiler:Judge Doom]] as an Uncle Tom character, and the whole EvilPlan of the BoomerangBigot villain is basically a gentrification scheme.
16th Aug '17 6:59:52 AM Jeduthun
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** Creator/StephenFry, on the other hand, has [[http://www.stephenfry.com/forum/topic/stephen-knows-the-meaning-of-the-ultimate-answer claimed]] that Creator/DouglasAdams once told him in confidence "exactly why 42." Apparently, "The answer is fascinating, extraordinary and, when you think hard about it, [[ItMakesSenseInContext completely obvious.]]" However, he has vowed to [[SecretKeeper take the secret with him to the grave]].
12th Aug '17 10:21:56 AM nombretomado
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%%* Discussed by MovieBob in [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/9733-Why-We-Should-Look-Closer-at-our-Games-Movies-and-Comics this]] episode of ''The Big Picture''.

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%%* Discussed by MovieBob [[Creator/BobChipman Moviebob]] in [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/9733-Why-We-Should-Look-Closer-at-our-Games-Movies-and-Comics this]] episode of ''The Big Picture''.
5th Jul '17 11:11:53 AM CynicalBastardo
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* Parodied in ''Series/{{Spaced}}'' where [[MadArtist Brian]] has to do an installation piece in a swanky art gallery. He paints three walls and a floor entirely red, leaves a telephone and a tape recording of said phone ringing on a chair in the middle of the piece. Frustrated that it still seems to be lacking something, Brian trips over, knocks over his ladder and promptly knocks himself out with the tin of green paint he had rested on top of the ladder and awakes several hours later to a hearty congratulations from the gallery's owner for the incredibly deep artwork he has displayed.
25th Jun '17 9:28:46 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' (1988) can be interpreted as a conflict between Heaven and Hell, although the metaphors are ''heavily'' cloaked. The name "Betelgeuse" - at least as pronounced in the movie - sounds a lot like "Beelzebub", the ancient mocking Hebrew name for the Devil (literally meaning "Lord of the Flies", and Betelgeuse does indeed have a connection to insects). Also like Lucifer, Betelgeuse is named after a star. But what clinches the argument is Juno telling the Maitlands that Betelgeuse was once her assistant, but went off on his own because he thought he could be a better "bio-exorcist" - a story that has very interesting parallels to ''Literature/ParadiseLost''. (By the way, this explains why Betelgeuse loves watching ''TheExorcist'' so much; [[FridgeBrilliance it's about him!]]) And yes, this would mean that Juno is supposed to be God (and, in fact, she is named after the chief goddess in Roman mythology). While this doesn't exactly square with the implication that Juno was a suicidal chain-smoker who was [[MundaneAfterlife forced to become a civil servant in the afterlife as punishment]], it's entirely possible that she is merely appearing to her fellow case-workers in AFormYouAreComfortableWith. Also, why do you think the whorehouse is called "Dante's Inferno Room"?

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* Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' (1988) can be interpreted as a conflict between Heaven and Hell, although the metaphors are ''heavily'' cloaked. The name "Betelgeuse" - at least as pronounced in the movie - sounds a lot like "Beelzebub", the ancient mocking Hebrew name for the Devil (literally meaning "Lord of the Flies", and Betelgeuse does indeed have a connection to insects). Also like Lucifer, Betelgeuse is named after a star. But what clinches the argument is Juno telling the Maitlands that Betelgeuse was once her assistant, but went off on his own because he thought he could be a better "bio-exorcist" - a story that has very interesting parallels to ''Literature/ParadiseLost''. (By the way, this explains why Betelgeuse loves watching ''TheExorcist'' ''Film/TheExorcist'' so much; [[FridgeBrilliance it's about him!]]) And yes, this would mean that Juno is supposed to be God (and, in fact, she is named after the chief goddess in Roman mythology). While this doesn't exactly square with the implication that Juno was a suicidal chain-smoker who was [[MundaneAfterlife forced to become a civil servant in the afterlife as punishment]], it's entirely possible that she is merely appearing to her fellow case-workers in AFormYouAreComfortableWith. Also, why do you think the whorehouse is called "Dante's Inferno Room"?
7th Jun '17 7:49:15 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/BreakingBad'': It would be an understatement for fans of ''Series/BreakingBad'' and its prequel/spinoff ''Series/BetterCallSaul''. Literally every aspect has been analysed by the fandom for some sort of meaning, from the RV, to the choices of the cars that characters drive, to everyone's fashion choices, to coffee mugs to the fact that Walt wears white briefs. One reddit user decided to take this UpToEleven by trying to find tongue-in-cheek symbolism for every item in the [[http://i.imgur.com/M6nGsJy.jpg restaurant scene]] from "Confessions".
21st May '17 12:37:54 PM nombretomado
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* ''WaitingForGodot'' is either an allegory of the Cold War, a collection of Jungian archetypes or an examination of human existence and the role of God, depending on who you ask. Godot himself is often thought as being God, largely because of his name and the fact that both him and God are described within the play as having a white beard. Samuel Beckett himself was very insistent about the fact that Godot was not God and if he meant Godot to be God he would have called him God.

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* ''WaitingForGodot'' ''Theatre/WaitingForGodot'' is either an allegory of the Cold War, a collection of Jungian archetypes or an examination of human existence and the role of God, depending on who you ask. Godot himself is often thought as being God, largely because of his name and the fact that both him and God are described within the play as having a white beard. Samuel Beckett himself was very insistent about the fact that Godot was not God and if he meant Godot to be God he would have called him God.
21st May '17 11:42:37 AM nombretomado
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* ''[[ViewAskewniverse Dogma]]'': This claim is put forth by Loki, the exiled Angel of Death, in his attempt to convince a nun that God does not exist. He wins and tells her to buy herself a nice dress and go find a man...or woman.

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* ''[[ViewAskewniverse Dogma]]'': ''Film/{{Dogma}}'': This claim is put forth by Loki, the exiled Angel of Death, in his attempt to convince a nun that God does not exist. He wins and tells her to buy herself a nice dress and go find a man...or woman.
10th May '17 3:05:13 AM MadSpy
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** The game is utterly rife with symbolism, particularly symbols and language that make it clear that certain factions are meant to stand in for things we have in the real world, such as Christianity, science and, more obviously, nature worship. While these forces all have very clear-cut domains, in theory, the waters are so muddied that it is almost impossible to tell what the overall allegory is. The most you can really tell is that that the developers seemed to think that the early Christians persecuted the Pagans rather than vise-versa and that the world of Thief is apparently run by fanatics of various kinds who both create and solve all its problems.

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** The game is utterly rife with symbolism, particularly symbols and language that make it clear that certain factions are meant to stand in for things we have in the real world, such as Christianity, science and, more obviously, nature worship. While these forces all have very clear-cut domains, in theory, the waters are so muddied that it is almost impossible to tell what the overall allegory is. The most you can really tell is that that the developers seemed to think that the early Christians persecuted the Pagans rather than vise-versa vice-versa and that the world of Thief is apparently run by fanatics of various kinds who both create and solve all its problems.
9th May '17 3:44:17 PM Golondrina
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* WillSmith's ''Film/AfterEarth'' has been interpreted as being about the ChurchOfHappyology.

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* WillSmith's Creator/WillSmith's ''Film/AfterEarth'' has been interpreted as being about the ChurchOfHappyology.
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