The Life of David Gale

Trivia: Bitsey and the intern are staying at the Randolph Motel. Randolph is the last name of the writer of the movie.

Factual error: The movie leaves the impression that Huntsville, Texas and Austin, Texas are just a short distance apart. In reality, they are at least three hours apart.

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Ross: As the poets have mournfully sung/ death takes the innocent young/ the screamingly funny, / the rolling in money, / and those who are very well hung.

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Question: What was the purpose of Berlin? What she planted to stage the rape? Or, was she really trying to get revenge? What did the postcard mean at the end of the movie in the money case?

Answer: I believe that she was a plot device to make sure David Gale had nothing to lose by the end of the movie. She then may have felt guilty about casual sex, and tried to get back at Gale. She then later felt guilty about the whole charade, and wrote him a postcard admitting what she had done. Then the postcard is given to the ex-wife to show he was innocent of rape.

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David had asked Bitsy and, presumably, Dusty, to preserve his son's memory of him. So they/he/she forwarded the postcard from Berlin so his ex would know he was innocent of the rape charge. Along with money for his son.

Answer: I think David's wife was having an affair and wanted out of the marriage. She paid Berlin to seduce David and accuse him of rape.

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