What Lies Beneath

Question: When Norman says the guy "that wrote that book he loves" (Shumway?) congratulated him on Spencer's Theorem, then Claire says "He didn't know your father was dead?" and Norman says "He knew". What does one thing have to do with the other? I've seen this movie at least 20 times and I can't figure out this conversation.

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Chosen answer: Spencer's theorem was Norman's father's theorem. Norman wants to be greater than his father was, so to be accidentally complemented on something that his father did would be bad enough. To say that the guy knows that his father is dead is to imply that the guy probably insulted him intentionally.

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Question: What did the letters M E F that kept showing up on Claire's computer mean?

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Answer: They are the initials of Madison Elizabeth Frank, the woman Norman was having an affair with and later killed.

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Factual error: When Claire pulls herself out of the bathtub, she falls right over the center of the tub. The bloody fingerprints would have been wiped away or completely smeared by her nightgown and bathrobe during the fall.

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Claire Spencer: That girl must be brought up.

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Trivia: Robert Zemeckis filmed most of this movie during a halt in the filming of "Cast Away."

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