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    Subject: Exodus:Magnolia
    Date: Feb 25, 2004
    Sender: Jason KnoxPrevious | Next

    The shooting script for Magnolia writes:

    He repeats line's from his days on "What Do Kids Know?" and does his best Jimmy immitation;

    DONNIE
    "If a brick weighs one pound plus one half brick -- how much does the brick weigh?" "Well if subtracting the half of brick from the whole brick you got one half of brick, equals one pound so therefore the brick equals two pounds --" "A little more than kin and less than kind," is Hamlet to Claudius. "The sins of the father laid upon the children," is Merchant of Venice but borrowed from Exodus 20:5 and "win her with gifts if she respects not words," is Two Gentleman from Verona. Where? Who? How and Why, Kids?

    Exodus 20:5 reads, "You shall not bow down to them or worshop them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments."

    That's awesome.

    That only enhances what the brilliant Jeff (jkeent@hotmail.com) had ealier said, "The whole film from beginning to finnish is a direct reference to and re-telling of the Exodus chapter in the bible. Through out the film if you look closely you will find the repeated use of the numbers 8 and 2. Looking even closer at some scenes will reveal the words "Exodus 8:2". Exodus 8:2 is the part of Exodus when Moses tells the Pharoah (symbolically played by Jason Robards) to let his people go, or he would unleash a plague of frogs upon the Pharoah's country. This symbolic signifigance (of Earl) is made clear when you find out that Earl Partrige was the game shows producer. None of peoples lives whould have changed if the game show had'nt had started. Earl is the direct cause of the peoples troubles, therefore the players in the cast are symbolic of the Pharoah's oppressed. When Earl dies, the plague of Frogs end and all of the oppressed find repemption."


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    frogs?

    I just watched Magnolia, and thought it was a great movie. Just over three hours, and I did not see the time pass by at all. A little question, though, I though maybe you could help me out... What is up with the frogs?! I have only started to look around and try to figure it out... Is there a significant meaning to them? If you have some insight, please respond to the address above. Thanks!






    Comment index:

  • Magnolia   from chris saunders, Aug 31, 2000
  • Re: Magnolia -- spoiler   from Beth, Sep 3, 2000
  • Re: Magnolia -- spoiler   from Jennifer in FL, Sep 4, 2000
  • Re: Magnolia -- spoiler   from cdd68, Sep 5, 2000
  • Re: Magnolia -- spoiler   from CJ, Mar 27, 2001
  • Re: Magnolia -- spoiler   from Jana, Sep 7, 2000
  • Re: Magnolia -- spoiler   from Matt, Sep 10, 2000
  • Re: Magnolia — spoiler   from rowan, Oct 5, 2000
  • Re: Magnolia ¸ spoiler   from Bob, Oct 29, 2000
  • Re: Magnolia -- spoiler   from yo mama, Jul 11, 2001
  • Frogs for real   from Ken Webster, Jan 20, 2002
  • Re: Magnolia   from Francesco, Oct 24, 2000
  • Frogs, Children : EXPLAINED!!!!   from Jeff, Oct 31, 2000
  • Re: Frogs, Children : EXPLAINED!!!!   from tracy, Nov 20, 2000
  • Re: Frogs, Children : EXPLAINED!!!!   from bob weottababyitsaboy, Aug 27, 2001
  • Re: Frogs, Children : EXPLAINED!!!!   from jenny, Mar 14, 2001
  • Re: Frogs, Children : EXPLAINED!!!!   from T.J., Mar 29, 2001
  • Re: Frogs, Children : EXPLAINED!!!!   from Crystal, Apr 12, 2001
  • Re: Frogs, Children : EXPLAINED!!!!   from Tashtigo707, Jun 19, 2002
  • Re: Frogs, Children : EXPLAINED!!!!   from AD MacDonald, Mar 5, 2005
  • Re: Magnolia   from pc, Feb 6, 2001
  • frogs?   from Nat, Jan 14, 2001
  • Re: frogs?   from Brian, Apr 15, 2001
  • » Exodus:Magnolia «   from Jason Knox, Feb 25, 2004
  • Film   from Brian Jones, Jan 20, 2001
  • Re: Film   from bob weottababyitsaboy, Aug 27, 2001
  • Claudia Magnolia   from Rach, Feb 4, 2001
  • [no subject]   from , Apr 29, 2001
  • Great Film   from Thunder_Moose, Nov 27, 2001
  • Person in the Cupboard?   from Aaron, Jul 31, 2005
  • Magnolia   from chris saunders, Aug 31, 2000
  • Re: Magnolia -- spoiler   from Beth, Sep 3, 2000
  • Re: Magnolia -- spoiler   from Jennifer in FL, Sep 4, 2000
  • Re: Magnolia -- spoiler   from cdd68, Sep 5, 2000
  • Re: Magnolia -- spoiler   from CJ, Mar 27, 2001
  • Re: Magnolia -- spoiler   from Jana, Sep 7, 2000
  • Re: Magnolia -- spoiler   from Matt, Sep 10, 2000
  • Re: Magnolia — spoiler   from rowan, Oct 5, 2000
  • Re: Magnolia ¸ spoiler   from Bob, Oct 29, 2000
  • Re: Magnolia -- spoiler   from yo mama, Jul 11, 2001
  • Frogs for real   from Ken Webster, Jan 20, 2002
  • Re: Magnolia   from Francesco, Oct 24, 2000
  • Frogs, Children : EXPLAINED!!!!   from Jeff, Oct 31, 2000
  • Re: Frogs, Children : EXPLAINED!!!!   from tracy, Nov 20, 2000
  • Re: Frogs, Children : EXPLAINED!!!!   from bob weottababyitsaboy, Aug 27, 2001
  • Re: Frogs, Children : EXPLAINED!!!!   from jenny, Mar 14, 2001
  • Re: Frogs, Children : EXPLAINED!!!!   from T.J., Mar 29, 2001
  • Re: Frogs, Children : EXPLAINED!!!!   from Crystal, Apr 12, 2001
  • Re: Frogs, Children : EXPLAINED!!!!   from Tashtigo707, Jun 19, 2002
  • Re: Frogs, Children : EXPLAINED!!!!   from AD MacDonald, Mar 5, 2005
  • Re: Magnolia   from pc, Feb 6, 2001
  • frogs?   from Nat, Jan 14, 2001
  • Re: frogs?   from Brian, Apr 15, 2001
  • » Exodus:Magnolia «   from Jason Knox, Feb 25, 2004
  • Film   from Brian Jones, Jan 20, 2001
  • Re: Film   from bob weottababyitsaboy, Aug 27, 2001
  • Claudia Magnolia   from Rach, Feb 4, 2001
  • [no subject]   from , Apr 29, 2001
  • Great Film   from Thunder_Moose, Nov 27, 2001
  • Person in the Cupboard?   from Aaron, Jul 31, 2005