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Old 01-21-08, 10:12 AM   #1
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'Magnolia' - interpretations of kid's rap?

It's the one part of the film I can't quite interpret (the worm?). I get the angel metaphor and I get how John C. Reilly can't be bothered to pay attention to the content of the message because he's too distracted by the "bad" language, but the message seems to be lost on me as well.

Is the kid saying that the guy in the closet killed himself?
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Old 01-21-08, 10:27 AM   #2
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No. It was something along the lines of 'The Worm did it'. The Worm is briefly mentioned by the police. And he was played by Orlando Jones in a deleted scene.
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Old 01-21-08, 01:58 PM   #3
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There's a lot more to that kid's storyline in the deleted scenes. Good stuff I wish it was left in.
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Old 01-21-08, 03:07 PM   #4
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If I'm not mistaken (it has been quite some time since I've read it and I may be bringing in info/scenes from other sources), the shooting script that was released as a hardcover book has some of the aforementioned deleted scenes in addition to many scenes slightly different from what appears in the final movie.

It is a great book for fans of the movie, I highly recommend it. I really hope New Line releases this in hidef sometime soon, one of the best movies ever.
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Old 01-21-08, 03:35 PM   #6
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"When the sunshine don't work, the good Lord bring the rain in."
That's it. I think it was just some foreshadowing about everything building up to the frogs...the "cleansing."
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Old 11-21-17, 08:59 AM   #7
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Re: 'Magnolia' - interpretations of kid's rap?

the rapper kid was confessing.
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Old 11-21-17, 09:30 AM   #8
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Re: 'Magnolia' - interpretations of kid's rap?

the new kid resurrects a nearly 10 year old thread to spam us later
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Re: 'Magnolia' - interpretations of kid's rap?

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Re: 'Magnolia' - interpretations of kid's rap?

Nice. Short but pointless.
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Old 11-21-17, 11:06 AM   #12
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Re: 'Magnolia' - interpretations of kid's rap?

he was justified and also genius enough to outsmart the entire team of ignorant and arrogant investigators... with no connection to jimmy gator or access to the game show. not that it mattered to him, since useless trivia is useless where knowledge and wisdom matter most. street cred.

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That ain’t real rappin’ unless it’s Lil Peep.
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Old 11-21-17, 11:38 AM   #15
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Re: 'Magnolia' - interpretations of kid's rap?

thats also why the shot following the rap was over his head.
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Re: 'Magnolia' - interpretations of kid's rap?

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If I'm not mistaken (it has been quite some time since I've read it and I may be bringing in info/scenes from other sources), the shooting script that was released as a hardcover book has some of the aforementioned deleted scenes in addition to many scenes slightly different from what appears in the final movie.

It is a great book for fans of the movie, I highly recommend it. I really hope New Line releases this in hidef sometime soon, one of the best movies ever.
I seem to recall in the making-of doc on the DVD, we see them shooting the scene with Stanley and the kid in the restaurant and Paul Thomas Anderson decides on the spot it isn't working and abandons finishing filming it.
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