Brazil

Brazil (1985)

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Corrected entry: When Sam Lowry first goes up to room 5001 he knocks lightly on the door and waits for a response. When the green light illuminates, he walks into the office where a woman is wearing headphones and typing. The headphones are loud as we discover later and she's been typing for some time as there are lots of lines of text. But how did she (the only person in that room) hear the door being knocked on?

Correction: This whole film is about a society that lives in an atmosphere of total surveillance. There is undoubtedly a camera and monitor or some other visual indication of Sam's presence.

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Lowry is in his new office in Information Retrieval and discovers that he shares a desk with Harvey Lime next door, watch as the camera dollies after Sam into Lime's office: first the camera wobbles as it grazes the door, then later in the scene as the camera moves in further, it bumps audibly to a halt against the edge of the desk, complete with a muffled exclamation by the camera operator.

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Trivia: When Sam goes out to lunch with his mother and her friends, his mother's hat is an upside down shoe.

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Question: What is the relevence of the time 8:49pm that appears at the start of the film?

Answer: I don't think the time is particularly relevant, except that its exactness is in stark contrast to the temporal and locational vagueness of the next statement which is "...Somewhere in the 20th century".

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