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Old 10-20-08, 05:08 AM
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question about 'the Girl Who Lives Down the Lane' (early Jodie Foster movie) spoilers

i ended up watching this on tcm for the hell of it and was really surprised at how good and creepy it was. i actually really knew nothing of it besides the brief plot summery on my guide, which doesn't really say anything. anyways, during the scene where old lady Hallet comes to the house the second time, the stupid 'emergancy broadcasting system' came on. when the scene started, Hallet had come to pick up the glasses, and noticed there was no seal, she also mentioned that she had talked to the school, then it cut out for about a minute or 2. when it came back,
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Hallet decides to look in the celler, sees something, hits her head and dies. Did i miss anything important, and what indeed did she see in there?
also , about the ending,
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i can assume that the martin sheen character dies at the end. knowing she puts poison in the tea, but with the Sheen character switching cups, did Rynn want to commit suicide, or was it more like she knew he would want to switch cups due to suspicion.


Also surprised by the brief nudity (that had to be a double right?) Also in regard to that scene
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is it implied that she slept with Mario, or was i looking too into the scene
and Sheen killing the hampster.

Very good movie, only real issue i had with it was the 70's porn type music during some scene's really dated it. outside of the soundtrack, the movie honestly doesn't scream 70's to me.
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Old 10-21-08, 04:58 AM
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bump, anyone?
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Old 10-21-08, 08:01 AM
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Can't help you with your question as I haven't seen this in 20 years but I've always had fond memories of it & one I'd love to revisit.

Trivia note; Sad Cafe's song Strange Little Girl is a tribute to the film/Foster & quite good too. Youtube link here:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=e46wSMkF5PI
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It's been a while since I watched the film, but isn't it Rynn's father's corpse that the old lady sees in the cellar?
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Old 10-21-08, 10:32 AM
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I saw it a few years ago, and here's what I remember:

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I don't think you missed anything too important that's how I remember it happening


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I never thought Jodie Foster was suicidal, I believed that she thought Martin Sheen was un-trusting, and thought ahead to the idea he might switch the cups


I believe it was Jodie Foster's sister who did her body doubling, I think I read that on imdb

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I got the impression she slept with him as well.


Anyway great flick, I wish they still made weird movies in this genre.
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