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    Random movie thought....Tombstone edition

    When the Earps and Doc Holiday are walking down the street to the OK corral to meet the Cowboys, there is a random burning building behind them to the left.

    Anybody know the significance of the burning building? I'm curious myself.

    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

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    Re: Random movie thought....Tombstone edition

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    When the Earps and Doc Holiday are walking down the street to the OK corral to meet the Cowboys, there is a random burning building behind them to the left.

    Anybody know the significance of the burning building? I'm curious myself.
    HUb, you've been watching and analyzing a lot of old movies these days, haven't you? I'd be interested to know about the burning building too.

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    Re: Random movie thought....Tombstone edition

    That's where Farrah killed her abusive husband.

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    Re: Random movie thought....Tombstone edition

    I thought that's where Carrie ends the abuse from her psycho mother. Watch closely, you'll see the burning building being swallowed up by the earth.

    All kidding aside...I will watch tombstone tomorrow and see what I can figure out. I love this kind of stuff.

    P.S. Just looked for my copy of tombstone and its gone! Damn kid loaned it out to a friend and didn't get it back....a year ago!!!!
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    Re: Random movie thought....Tombstone edition

    Okay, I went onto IMDB and found this on the burning building:

    It was, as you suspect, just a mood setter. It also made a dramatic backdrop to the four black-clad men walking to a showdown. As any number of people posting here can tell you, fires were a particular menace to frontier towns; Tombstone had had a devastating fire just that past summer. It started, as I recall, when a bartender opening a keg of "bustead" dropped either a lighted match or a lit cigar into the bung-hole, causing the keg to explode into flames that quickly consumed the whole saloon and, eventually, the entire business district.

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    Re: Random movie thought....Tombstone edition

    Didn't I read once you were into Eng Lit YouB? If so I'd think the burning building would be a metaphor for what ever Dante's Inferno you might envision it to be, or not to be...

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    Re: Random movie thought....Tombstone edition

    Quote Originally Posted by adarian_too View Post
    Didn't I read once you were into Eng Lit YouB? If so I'd think the burning building would be a metaphor for what ever Dante's Inferno you might envision it to be, or not to be...
    Dude, are you talking to me??? I just found this quote giving an explanation of the burning building and posted it. If you want to talk Eng Lit, metaphors or Dante's Inferno, you can always go to the IMDB message boards.

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    Re: Random movie thought....Tombstone edition

    Quote Originally Posted by r8rh8rmike View Post
    Dude, are you talking to me???

    Uh, no. I guess I should have used a quote to cross-reference my remark. My bad. (Although "YouB" was meant to be shorthand for "Hubi) ...

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    Re: Random movie thought....Tombstone edition

    Quote Originally Posted by adarian_too View Post
    Uh, no. I guess I should have used a quote to cross-reference my remark. My bad. (Although "YouB" was meant to be shorthand for "Hubi) ...
    Okay, I feel stupid.

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    Re: Random movie thought....Tombstone edition

    Quote Originally Posted by adarian_too View Post
    Didn't I read once you were into Eng Lit YouB? If so I'd think the burning building would be a metaphor for what ever Dante's Inferno you might envision it to be, or not to be...
    Well, not anymore into Eng Lit than the next guy. I spent a semester studying in London, but it was more Biblical studies than Literature.

    But isn't Inferno & the Divine Comedy Italian literature?

    But you make an interesting point here......maybe the correlation can be made. However, I would have to assume the shootout to follow would have to be placed in the outer ring of the 7th circle of Hell. Here are housed all the violent of the world, which the Earps, Holiday, and the Cowboys would certainly fall into. And the punishment here is wading in the river of boiling blood, which reminds me of the exchange between Johnny Ringo and Doc Holiday.

    Ringo (to the Earps): I want your blood. And I want your soul. And I want them both right now!......Isn't anyone here man enough to play for blood?
    Holiday: I'm your huckleberry.......blood is just my game.

    Both exchanged Latin with each other, and made several Biblical and eschatology references.

    Hmm, A2, you may be on to something here.
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    Re: Random movie thought....Tombstone edition

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    But isn't Inferno & the Divine Comedy Italian literature?
    "To be or not to be, --that is the question:--
    Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
    The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
    Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
    And by opposing end them?"

    -- From Hamlet (III, i, 56-61)

    I have never claimed to be shy about mixing my metaphors ... (I know, don't go there, technically, references to Dante and "to be or not to be" aren't metaphors ... but then again, I wasn't into Eng Lit either ) ...

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    Re: Random movie thought....Tombstone edition

    But as a wise man once said....."nuts, drinks and metaphors aren't any fun unless they're mixed"
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

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    Re: Random movie thought....Tombstone edition

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    But isn't Inferno & the Divine Comedy Italian literature?
    That got a good laugh and smile out of me. Hub grows sharper than a serpent's tooth.

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