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Old 01-11-19, 08:03 PM
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Re: Escape at Dannemora (Showtime) D: Stiller, S: Del Toro, Dano, Arquette

Originally Posted by dex14 View Post
Her reaction sounds like she is exactly how she is depicted on the show.
Yep. She's a lying sack of shit.

Great series, btw.
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Old 01-11-19, 11:28 PM
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Re: Escape at Dannemora (Showtime) D: Stiller, S: Del Toro, Dano, Arquette

Originally Posted by Paff View Post
If this thing was released all at once, Netflix-style, I'd binge the shit out of it in one sitting.

Like I saw on another review site, I'm purposely not Googling the real story till after I watch all of this. I too am wondering how close it is to what actually happened. And regarding the security issues, I think it's safe to say that there's no way one person, especially as dim-witted as Tilly is (I remember seeing some articles when it happened and I believe Arquette is playing it pretty close to the real person) could facilitate a 2-prisoner escape unless there were massive security holes facility-wide.
And there absolutely were, as documented in the Inspector General's (Catherine Leahy Scott) extensive and detailed 150+ page report which was largely used as source material for the production. Highly recommend Googling it if so inclined to learn more.
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Just finished.. top notch
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Finished last night. Loved every episode.

More please, Mr. Stiller.
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Re: Escape at Dannemora (Showtime) D: Stiller, S: Del Toro, Dano, Arquette

Just finished this and thought it was excellent. Arquette's performance stood out the most IMO.
It seemed like Matt believed they'd eventually get caught & escaped just for a few days of freedom & after Sweat ditched him he gave up & wanted to get caught.
I can't see any other reason for shooting at the trailer driving by. It didn't even look like he was aiming for it. Seemed like he just took the shots to draw attention to himself then waited it out for the police to show up.
Anyone else see it that way?
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Old 01-17-19, 12:31 AM
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Re: Escape at Dannemora (Showtime) D: Stiller, S: Del Toro, Dano, Arquette

Originally Posted by johnnysd View Post
Tilly is such a worthless human being, and the others are just evil.
At least Sweat apologized to the cop after shooting & running him over... twice.

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Old 01-17-19, 11:07 AM
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Re: Escape at Dannemora (Showtime) D: Stiller, S: Del Toro, Dano, Arquette

Originally Posted by JZ1276 View Post
Just finished this and thought it was excellent. Arquette's performance stood out the most IMO.
It seemed like Matt believed they'd eventually get caught & escaped just for a few days of freedom & after Sweat ditched him he gave up & wanted to get caught.
I can't see any other reason for shooting at the trailer driving by. It didn't even look like he was aiming for it. Seemed like he just took the shots to draw attention to himself then waited it out for the police to show up.
Anyone else see it that way?
No, I think he was just drunk and exhausted. Drunk people tend to focus on one thing, in his case, carjacking. Watch a drunk person try to do a simple task like light a cigarette. They'll work at it for like 15 minutes straight and not just give up like a sober person would when failing at a task. He had carjacking on his mind the moment he found the rifle. Plus, Matt was like the proverbial dog who finally catches the car but doesn't know what to do with it. He had one plan after escaping, which was to meet Tilly. When that fell through, he just wandered around drunk. His attempt to shoot the car was a lame attempt by a newcomer at carjacking.

I was also thinking about this, oddly enough: a lot of people often say that in The Blair Witch Project, it was "the witch" who forced the trio to travel in circles. I thought they just acted like lost people in the woods. While Matt and Sweat did not travel in a circle, they clearly did not go very far (even in real life) considering the amount of time they were in the forest, proving that most people just don't navigate well in the wilderness.
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