All red (Twin Falls Idaho)

Published by Iris in Movies,
Published on 09/22/11 at 07:49:21 am using 133 words.

Sissy: (reading off a questionnaire) You come upon a bed of white and red roses, and you pick twenty. How many white and how many red?

Penny: All red.

I love the fact that this moment opens the film and yet the significance of the white and red roses is revealed much, much later. A lesser film might’ve shared the symbolism behind the colors first, and made it all that much easier for an audience to guess that that significance might apply to one of the characters. As it is, you simply don’t know whether that trivial answering of a magazine questionnaire in the back of a cab holds any greater meaning.

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