I watched Clue (again) this weekend and something occured to me.
Since the movie is quite old, I’m sure anyone who wants to see it has so I’m not going to box any spoilers, but if you havn’t seen it don’t read any further and go watch it right away.
In the scene where they turn off the lights, the following is heard. A thump, a groan, a gun shot and then a scream.
It is eventually revealed (in the third and “true” ending) that the gun shot was Professor Plum trying to shoot Mr. Body. I assume the scream was merely a reaction to the shot.
But what were the thump and the moan? Did someone use one of the blunt insturment weapons to try to kill Mr. Body? Did Mr. Green bump something and hurt himself? This question is never brought up in the movie so there probably isn’t a cannon answer, but I was wondering if anyone had some thoughts.
There’s also a photo-book with a fourth ending. Wadsworth commits all the murders because he’s been driven all his life to attain perfection. When his wife killed herself he realized he couldn’t be perfect so he resolved at least to commit the perfect murder. He reveals that all the guests have drunk poisoned champagne and is about to leave when the cops burst in. He breaks away from the cops, runs outside and is mauled to death by police dogs.
It’s pretty bad.
Oh dear, is this thread going to devolve into a “quote your favorite lines” thread?
All righty then!
“He had threatened to kill me in public.”
“Why would he want to kill you in public?”
“I think she meant he had threatened, in public, to kill her.”
“But your first husband also disappeared!”
“That was his job, he was an illusionist.”
“But he never re-appeared!”
“Well he wasn’t a very good illusionist.”
“How many husbands have you had?”
“Mine or other womens’?”
“Yes, just the five. Husbands should be like Kleenex, soft, strong and disposable.”
“You lure men to their deaths like a spider with flies!”
“Flies are where men are their most vulnerable.”
And one I love but always have trouble quoting completely correctly from memory: “I hated her so much…flames, flaming, flames on the sides of my face, breaths, breathless, heaving breaths…”
Yeah, but I think that was just humor. As in, they did one ending. Then another. Then slapped on a third with the tonmgue in cheek, “But here’s what really happened…”
Actually, I rather liked this flick. Curry was slick as always and despire the oddity of a board-game based movie, the setting and style were rather amusing.
I always thought that one or more of the “thumps” were people dropping the heavier weapons, like the lead pipe and candlestick, so that they wouldn’t be implicated when Mr. Boddy (presumably) turned up dead when the lights came back on. Been a while since I’ve seen the movie, though.
The sounds could be taken as someone hitting Mr. Boddy in the head with a blunt weapon. He get hit (thud), it hurts (groan), someone shoots and misses (bang), scared woman screams (scream). When it’s revealed that Mr. Boddy was nicked in the ear, the head bashing doesn’t quite fit. That’s some impressive timing to be hit in the head and shot before he fell to the floor.