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ClovoGrlK
shambler
(10/30/02 2:57:26 am)
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Window Shot
Just wondering if anyone knows why there is a shot in the video in the American remake of the Ring of Richard Morgan, Samara's father, in the window of the farmhouse. A friend of mine suggested that he could have been watching Anna kill Samara at the well, but yet the well was no where near the Morgan's property. Also, another suggestion was that Samara could have seen him there from the barn ... but there were no windows in the barn, at least none near Samara's "room". If anyone has any suggestions ... I would appreciate having SOME idea as to what the heck was going on there. Oh ... I also wanted to thank everyone who has been posting in this Forum ... it has been quite amusing and informative and has made my night/early morning much more interesting than I could have anticipated. :D

miharu
manipulator of the Virus
(10/30/02 3:15:17 am)
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Re: Window Shot
i think in the scene that rachel looks up at the window (recognizing it from the video) from standing in front of the swing that it implies that richard would watch samara on the swing, but from a distance. it shows the distant nature of their relationship, etc.

-miharu

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Isoline
shambler
(10/30/02 11:49:30 am)
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Re: Window Shot
Just curious. Is her father shirtless in that shot? I must have seen that portion of the clip a thousand times but to me it looks like he might be, I can never get a good enough look.

GravyBoat
Sadako slave
(10/30/02 1:09:12 pm)
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...Shudder...
During the first showing of the videotape, I must say that Richard Morgan in the window was definitely frightening. Actually, as I first watched it Richard looked like a man with a 50's-style space helmet on. That sounds stupid, but it still freaked me out.

Ranion
further down the Spiral
(10/30/02 1:53:08 pm)
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Re: ...Shudder...
I got the impression that the view of him in the window was the view Samara had of the house from the barn. That is.. assuming she had a window in the barn.. maybe she didn't...its been a while since I've seen the movie

ClovoGrlk
shambler
(10/30/02 2:54:31 pm)
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Re:Re: Window Shot
Thank you for your thoughts ... I like the distant relationship angle ... I hadn't really thought of that. I think I need to see the movie again to catch all the little details that I missed, and then maybe I will have enough knowledge to post some useful messages. :D

bethyjean
shambler
(10/30/02 2:58:01 pm)
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Richard in the window...
I think Richard Morgan was wearing a shirt only because in the end when Rachel is watching the tape of Samara in the Psyche hospital and he is standing behind her he is wearing a kind of shirt that looks a bit like long johns, you know? I think since it's at a weird angle and with the reflection of the window, it definitely seems like he is shirtless but he's really not

mikejonas
manipulator of the Virus
(10/30/02 3:00:29 pm)
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View
The scene where Rachel discovers the window definitely implies that the view is from down on the ground, most likely from the swing. Samara's barn room didn't have a window, or at least not one which afforded her that specific view of the house's window as seen in the video.

HHHnRVDnMattHardy
further down the Spiral
(10/31/02 12:24:22 am)
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Re: View
I thought it implied he watched her from the window, because he didn't trust her? Or maybe Samara wished he were watching her, because they show the window again and he's not there. So, maybe she wanted him to love her and watch her signifying he cared??? Maybe I'm crazy, lol

JyPsy
further down the Spiral
(10/31/02 2:12:06 am)
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Re: View
i think its just another of samaras memories...it seems like a child like angle.

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StarSaucer 
further down the Spiral
(10/31/02 7:33:50 am)
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Re: View
Samara seeing daddy "watching" her, not trusting her, not being close to her... and from a well you are looking up... she probably felt like she was already trapped in the well while she was still alive.

Even though her bedroom in the barn was up not down... down was freedom and up was trapped. So I just blew my own theory. Blast.

SugaRae113
shambler
(11/30/02 3:13:55 pm)
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Samara
Why did Anna keep Samara in the barn? And about the horses going crazy...do you think it had to do with Samara having her room in the barn and since she said that the horses kept her up at night, do you think she could've poisened their mind? Just a thought....please e-mail me at SugaRae113@aol.com to tell me if I had missed something. If her mother loved her so much and Samara was what she had been waiting for, then how come she had killed her? That doesn't make sense, and why does Samara plot her revenge on innocent people who just happened to watch her life on a video-tape? Is there going to be a sequel (The remake of The Ring) PLEASE E-MAIL ME WITH YOUR ANSWERS, I'M CONFUSED!!!!!!

AngryVortex
further down the Spiral
(11/30/02 3:29:22 pm)
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Some answers...
1. Why did Anna keep Samara in the barn?

Well, it may not have been Anna but rather Richard who despised Samara for making his wife go crazy. It may have been an attempt to seperate her from Anna because they thought it would stop her hallucinations, or it may have been to make her feel alienated or hated (Richard hated her).

2. What about the horses going crazy?

Your theory is the general concencus. She couldn't sleep at night because of the horses so she may have )intentionally or unintentionally) used her pyschic powers to drive them insane.

3. Why did her mother kill her?

Anna was suffering from mental illness as a cause of Samara. She tried to stop it in many ways (i.e. admitting her, seperating her), but eventually she found out the only way to stop her hallucinations was to kill Samara. Right before throwing her down the well, she mutters "all I ever wanted was you..." This shows that she had remorse and didn't do it out of her free will. Later on the images probably didn't stop or she couldn't deal with the guilt, so she killed herself.

4. Why does Samara kill innocent people?

Samara didn't really plot revenge so much, she just wanted to be heard. Wanted people to feel what it was like to be her, trapped alone in a well knowing that you're going to die. She hated the world, and wasn't afraid to show it.

5. Will there be a sequel?

Hopefully :)

Woapalanne
further down the Spiral
(11/30/02 3:31:53 pm)
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Re: Some answers...
They're saying that there *will* be a sequel, despite refusal to do one shortly after the release of The Ring.

A lot of people are theorizing that Samara COULDN'T sleep, and she blamed the horses, although they weren't the real reason.

And thread necromancy is scary... o.o *beats the undead thread with a salmon*

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