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suchaclassicgirl
Sadako slave
(11/21/02 6:49:02 pm)
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Producer of Ring says Samara was adopted!!!!
I found it here in an article at mtv.com:

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1458825/20021121/index.jhtml?headlines=true

suchaclassicgirl

Mister Grey
citizen of the Loopworld
(11/21/02 7:08:26 pm)
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Producer
The producer... Who pays for the movie. He also approves everything... that's about it. Take it from someone who's got a foot in the movie biz: Unless the producer was also the writer or director, or involved in either of those, what he says about the story is pretty much moot. If she were adopted, how did Anna Morgan get a birth certificate identifying Samara as the daughter of she and Richard, as well as the product of a full term pregnancy?

Wildezword
Sadako slave
(11/21/02 7:13:34 pm)
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Re: Producer
It was clear (to me at least) from the movie that Samara was Anna's daughter after a whole bunch of miscarriages...and Anna got Samara only after some kind of "unorthodox" means of conceiving a chiled indicated by that weird japanese scroll thingamajig that rachel finds.

InfluxDatum 
manipulator of the Virus
(11/21/02 7:43:33 pm)
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island doctor to rachel
doctor:
'They wanted a child [the morgans] more than anything. Poor Anna...they tried hard for years, but sometimes it is just not meant to be, and one winter they went away...n' when they came back, it was with Samara...adopted they said...never did say from where...that her mother had died from complications. But they had their baby, they had their horses, everything was fine until Anna started coming to see me. That she was suffering visions...seeing things...horrible things...like they have been burned inside her and that it only happened around Samara, that the girl put them there...{drinks coffee}"

But I agree, there is a record referring to the birth of Samara. There is just a big conspiracy on the origins of Samara. I don't think that Parker (producer of The Ring, about the MTV article) was ready to address those details. I think that they are working on the sequel and they can make it out whatever they want to be.

Isoline
out from the well
(11/21/02 10:26:33 pm)
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Re: Producer
I have to agree with the doubters on her being adopted. Granted, like all of us this could be seen as his interpretation and since he is a producer on the film, he could be establishing his viewpoint as being "across the board true." Something I have had experience with producers doing is taking an idea that you propose and running with it almost like they thought of it on their own. Very fustrating and it usually self serving on the part of the producer.

That said, there are just too many questions to be asked about her being adopted, especially if they procured Samara overseas. Its just too dubious sounding, even more than Anna taking a herbal conception aid and eventually becoming pregnant with Samara, not only that, but was'nt there also mention of Anna being artifically inseminated at a European clininc or something. That lead seems possible too, and for the time Samara was born in, it is a possible reason for so much secrecy. I think the producer was adding smoke to an already efficient smokescreen.

You say psycho like its a bad thing!

anouke
out from the well
(11/21/02 10:52:49 pm)
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Re: Producer
Just to play Devil's advocate, for a well-connected couple like the Morgans, it wouldn't have taken much to get some sort of back-alley adoption thingy going on and get a crackpot doctor to forge adoption papers back in the day and then come back to town "claiming" the child for their own, but that explanation would be...a little obvious and disappointing.

Isoline
out from the well
(11/21/02 11:19:24 pm)
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Re: Producer
Possiblely Anouke, but I think this document speaks more about what really went on. See below...

www.themorganranch.com/sama_psych1.html

You say psycho like its a bad thing!

inteferon
manipulator of the Virus
(11/22/02 1:39:28 am)
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Re: Producer
The producer could be wrong. This still is from the OFFICIAL site: pub70.ezboard.com/ftherin...c&index=86

miharu
everyone will suffer
(11/22/02 2:51:48 am)
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Re: Producer
the producer IS wrong or the folks at dreamworks know jack about birth certificates.

parents of adopted children get a different type of birth certificate than biological parents do. bio-parents get 'certificates of live birth' as shown in the ring movie, adoptive parents simply get altered copies of the certificate of live birth, but it is titled a 'record of birth'.

how do i know this? i'm adopted and i've compared mine and my brother's documents (he was born to my adoptive mother) ;p

-miharu

she never sleeps...

javagirl
Sadako slave
(11/22/02 7:46:45 am)
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the sequel
either way, Samara's origin will be discussed and explored, and that is what is important to me.