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Rocky Horror Picture Show - Late November Evening?
The Criminologist says that this all occurs on a "late November evening," yet Richard Nixon's resignation speech is on the radio in the car. Nixon resigned in August. So what's the deal? Was the radio doing a re-broadcast? Did Brad and Janet go through a Time Warp? If it was Nixon's original speech, why were Brad and Janet talking, rather than listening to it like good clean-cut American citizens? And what's with the copy of The Plain Dealer? Its date doesn't seem to match anything. Many explanations could be theorized about, and any number of arguments could be made, but my personal opinion is that nobody really cared. For you Americans, do you know what was the last year that Margaret Thatcher served? These were Brits making a film set in the United States, and I doubt too much research or attention was placed on what the Criminologist said compared to what was on the radio. Most likely, the speech was on there to give a sense of the period, and the paper to give a sense of the location - i.e. 'Apple-Pie Midwest America". Possibly, the speech was also included to give a "feeling of foreboding."
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Rachies on 10-15-2001
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Westopher writes:
It was a low budget movie. I doubt too much attention was paid to anything.
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DanaMac writes:
Never noticed the paper, before, but I've heard two explainations for the radio broadcast: One is that they wanted to show that this was a movie set in America - like you mentioned, it was filmed in England. The other is just that Brad is a dork and listens to tapes/rebroadcasts of political crap. That shows us how uptight he is and shows what a transition he makes after tasting...forbidden fruit. ;)
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newskin writes:
In the script it says the radio show is Orson Welles serial - "The Shadow". but the played Nixon instead
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Cole writes:
The intention of the scene was to be confusing. The scene was set in "late november" while Nixon resigned in August. In addition, the newspaper Janet is reading is nonsensical. It is, by the way, the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
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