what was the purpose of red being worn when somthing happened
>>By noodles (Sunday, 17 Nov 2002 22:14)
I don't know why they wore red so much. Do you think it sybolizes something?
>>By Keke (Monday, 18 Nov 2002 22:19)
I meant to say symbolizes
>>By Keke (Monday, 18 Nov 2002 22:19)
I aggreee that it symbolizes something but i am not sure what. I think that the mother who poisened her daughter wore red to her funarel beacase it symbolized how less she mourned her daughters death to wear such a vibrant colour to her funneral. Anyway I loved this movie movie and found it to be wonderfly shocking.
What did you think of it?
>>By Wuzzzup (Monday, 30 Dec 2002 22:16)
They wore red to show that a spirit around. If you watched the movie a little better you would have known that. A great movie. Good graphics.
P.S. Watch the movie closly before you start to ask questions you dumb asses!
>>By me (Monday, 20 Jan 2003 03:32)
the red symbolizes blood
>>By bluedonkey (Tuesday, 4 Feb 2003 14:22)
i was messin around i love the film
>>By bluedonkey (Tuesday, 4 Feb 2003 14:23)
ur all boring good bye
>>By bluedonkey (Tuesday, 4 Feb 2003 14:26)
I didn't notice red being worn when people died (only seen it once) but I do remember thinking it odd that the girls mother wore red to the funeral. I can't believe anyone would do that to their own daughter (I realize the film is fiction, but it does happen). At any rate, I thought Willis being dead was a neat twist. Did anyone suspect it?
>>By kitten (Sunday, 16 Mar 2003 01:49)
Oh dear am I the only one who has noticed that the use of the colour red is to symbolize that that particular object has been in some way touched by the spiritual word. I mean this in a metaphorical way so I do not mean a ghost has pysically touched the object.
>>By qwerty (Wednesday, 21 May 2003 15:57)
I thought the movie was abit hard to under stand at some points
>>By cole (Tuesday, 24 Jun 2003 07:51)
The red does symbolise something. When it is Red it gives us a clue that Malcom is dead. So watch out for the red things.
>>By Sameer (Friday, 25 Jul 2003 13:45)
>>By Too Smart for a nickname (Friday, 12 Mar 2004 23:19)
its not overrated it was great
and for the red it was very odvois, when he was at the dinner the check was red, the door nob to his basement was red, the red ballon went up the stairs to the cabinet... everything was red that had to do with every event were you are coming to realize that Bruce Willis isnt alive as well as anytime death happens or is seen by the boy. just watch the movie again its really odvious.
>>By Billy Pilgrim (Saturday, 13 Mar 2004 05:24)
Is it just me, or was it really really REALLY obvious, from about 20 mins in, that Bruce Willis was dead????
I guessed at that stage. Everyone I knew was saying "ooh, you will never guess it" - so when I guessed it that quickly, I knew my wife would never believe it (we were watching it on VHS), so i went and wrote it down on a piece of paper at THAT stage, and didnt say anything until the end.
Really really really obvious, and therefore, really really really overrated.
>>By Neddy (Saturday, 13 Mar 2004 20:37)
Yea exactly! i guessed that he was dead in the restaurant scene!
>>By Too Smart for a nickname (Tuesday, 16 Mar 2004 15:58)
thats not the point just a twist.
>>By Billy Pilgrim (Wednesday, 17 Mar 2004 06:04)
Loved the movie. I saw it shortly after it came out so had no info going in. Really thought it was handled well.... didn't know until his wife dropped the ring. Right when he figured it out.
Love M. Night Shyamalan's work.
>>By Dare (Wednesday, 17 Mar 2004 18:12)
Great movie...relax about the red.....It was put together very well.......I'm watching it now..for the millionth time.....coca
>>By coca (Thursday, 15 Apr 2004 08:24)
Possibly this is part or all the reason the color "red" shows thoughout the movie............
This is what I was directed to by my Jewish relatives:
"Significance of red color.......
The color red is thought traditionally to ward it off evil spirits . Many mothers and grandmothers tie red ribbons and strings to children's underwear and bedding to prevent the evil peer. The color red is significant within Jewish history because it was one of the items necessary for the building of the original Temple. ........Red thread and dye were used to make fabric; the red thread came from a type of worm. Rabbi S. R. Hirsch points out that the worm was the lowest form of life, and yet it was intrinsic to the building of the Sanctuary. The red thread, reminiscent of the lowly worm, can be seen as protection against this. Each time a person looks at the string he is reminded that a person is really as lowly as a worm. This humility is the ultimate weapon against the "evil eye"."
They really did have me sew a red thread into all the garments of each and every newborn family member for several years. My relatives take the "red" tradition very seriously.
>>By DreamTime (Saturday, 17 Apr 2004 10:08)
Someone spoilt that he was dead for me so I was less amused but I swear his mum saw bruce willis
>>By The puzzler (Saturday, 24 Apr 2004 22:26)
This is the greatest film I have ever seen, and the end of the film is just perfect ,- it was like a kind of shock, well, at least for me. I had no idea how it will end, bet I knew there will be SOMETHING... And I wasn't dissapointed. I absolutely adore that kind of movies!!!
>>By Miss Krux (Thursday, 22 Jul 2004 12:12)
I agree. This is a great movie. The ending took me completely by surprise.
I didn't notice the red, but I appreciate the information posted by DreamTime. I'll look out for the colour the next time I see the film.
>>By Mikey_Canuck (Thursday, 22 Jul 2004 13:17)
I didn't notice the red either although I watched the film two times.
And, of course, when you watch it for the second time it loses something, it's not so surprising anymore...
But - WOW! - I love this film!!!
>>By Miss Krux (Tuesday, 27 Jul 2004 15:04)
That's true Miss Krux. You do lose the element of surprise the second time around, but I think it's fun to look for all the clues I missed the first time. One clue I ignored was the scene where Bruce Willis sits down across from his wife in the restaurant and she doesn't say anything to him. That's strange unless you know he's an invisible ghost.
>>By Mikey_Canuck (Wednesday, 28 Jul 2004 01:28)
Yes, indeed - now when I think of it there are some things which "say" that something is wrong...
Before I watched the film I read what critics say about it and they said that this film actually cheats you, and I couldn't understand how is it possible... But now I do!!
>>By Miss Krux (Wednesday, 28 Jul 2004 07:36)
I was reading through the messages. Neddy says he realized twenty minutes into the film that Bruce Willis was dead. I believe him. The clues were definitely there, but for whatever reason I missed them. Maybe this is one of those cases where ignorance is bliss. I don't think I would have liked the film as much if the ending hadn't surprised me.
>>By Mikey_Canuck (Wednesday, 28 Jul 2004 10:40)
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