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Dick Tracy

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  1. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 10 days ago

    Well considering that The Apparatus was already considering to dispose of them once their usefulness was over getting out while the getting was good WAS bright.

    Though I wonder if The Apparatus considered them borderline liabilities even before Specs lucked into the X-Ray glasses. Generally The Apparatus is NOT in the habit of rubbing out its own members on a whim.

  2. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 15 days ago

    “Supervillian” doesn’t means superhuman powers; just look at the Riddler, the Joker, the Penguin (who has been hinted as being Broadway Bates’ brother), and Two Face.

    Heck, some supervillians are little more then a person with a high-tech gimmick (Captain Cold for example) and the Golden Age of comics is full of non powered supervillian (The Fool, The Turtle, etc).

  3. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 27 days ago

    And Spicy didn’t think of this BEFORE Specs went to the Apparatus? Also she doesn’t seem to realize that even though it would be “legal” that Specs having success after success could attract all kinds of the wrong attention.

  4. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy about 1 month ago

    Actually, I can think of at least three other people who would have known where the shipment was: the coordinator of the The Bureau of Engraving and Printing/The U.S. Mint/The Federal Reserve (who are in charge of destroying as well as printing money) and the two security guards of the armored truck that delivered the money.

    I honestly can’t see the Apparatus having Specs wander around town on the outside chance he’d make a lucky score.

    More over as we saw way back with the final days of Big Boy story the Apparatus does NOT like high profile crimes on this scale…they simply attract all kinds of the wrong attention.

    Finally, how would Specs know to be in he right place and time to even have a chance of seeing this shipment? Better yet how would he know what the shipment really was?

  5. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy about 1 month ago

    True but that doesn’t mean ALL the stories hit the mark. Even the best have a really bad day; witness Jamaica Inn directed by Hitchcock; or the Star War Prequels by Lucus. Heck, not everything Gould himself put out was gold or even silver.

    That said I won’t say this is bad per say but having the Brow’s son come out what amounts to left field to prevent a film whose success at the box office was unknown just seems forced.

  6. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy about 1 month ago

    “Flattop” Jones (Angeltop’s father) was the one who drowned in the underpinnings of replica ship.

    Brau Sr. had a far more ironic fate. He was knocked through a window and wound up impaled on the flagpole of a little memorial to the soldiers fighting the war.

  7. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 2 months ago

    Odds are the Hangman will hang himself (reflecting some of the ironic endings Gould would use). Still no real clue as to who this guy really it though.

  8. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 3 months ago

    I noticed an interesting detail. Back on November 21, 2015 we were were told that there were NO threateding notes until AFTER the death of Orlock but the Hangman here states he told them the film would never see release BEFORE Orlock’s death.

  9. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 3 months ago

    Looks like we have another victim. Wonder who it is.

  10. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 3 months ago

    When the movie in question is clearly based on real life events you have what amounts to a “Shocks the conscience” issue. “Shocks the conscience” also comes up when contracts are overly onesided; the court basically throws out the clause of the contract ( see the ultimate end of Circuit City Stores, Inc. v. Adams for an example ) Many EULAs are so boilerplate that they have unconscionable elements that are in reality unenforceable.