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Films => The Happening => Topic started by: theos on June 23, 2008, 05:45:56 AM

Title: Names in The Happening
Post by: theos on June 23, 2008, 05:45:56 AM
First of all, I'm new to this forum so greetings everyone! :)

I have a question regarding names in the Happening.
Among others, we have:
Jake
Julian
Jess
Joey
Jared
Josh
Mrs. Jones.

Well, OK, and Jesus on the wall at Mrs. Jones's house.
Do you have any ideas about why this might be?
Title: Re: Names in The Happening
Post by: GothMan on June 23, 2008, 06:36:34 AM
Greetings!
Well, this might be an another exiting thread!  ;)
By the way I think it's just a funny trick of Mr. Shyamalan, as the whole movie itself!  ;D
Title: Re: Names in The Happening
Post by: theos on June 23, 2008, 07:57:13 AM
Greetings!
Well, this might be an another exiting thread!  ;)
By the way I think it's just a funny trick of Mr. Shyamalan, as the whole movie itself!  ;D

During the train station sequence I told my friend next to me that 'Jake, Joey, Julian and Jess' can't be a coincedence. And then later when Elliot asks those two boys what their names are and they say 'Jimmy! Josh!' the friend started to laugh out loud :)
Title: Re: Names in The Happening
Post by: marco on June 23, 2008, 11:31:57 AM
Lol,that's funny :D
Never noticed that...
Who knows?Maybe it means something...but I have no idea.
Title: Re: Names in The Happening
Post by: Miles on June 23, 2008, 02:16:22 PM
i thought it was jared and josh. maybe im wrong. Interesting though, i thought the same thing lol a lto of J names.
Title: Re: Names in The Happening
Post by: Rohan on June 23, 2008, 02:22:51 PM
M.Night's movies are like puzzles. All names with "J". May be, related to JESUS.

Rohan
Title: Re: Names in The Happening
Post by: theos on June 24, 2008, 12:08:43 AM
i thought it was jared and josh. maybe im wrong. Interesting though, i thought the same thing lol a lto of J names.

Yeah, I guess you're right. imdb says 'Jared' so I probably memorized it incorrectly ;))
Title: Re: Names in The Happening
Post by: wiivo on June 24, 2008, 03:11:28 PM
Hmm and there's Alma and Elliot who survive. A for Adam and E for Eve, Adam and Eve. Ok that might be taking it to far.
I could have sworn that kid was called Jeremy, because Elliot shouts it in slow motion before he gets shot. Please don't tell me thats UK only too.
Title: Re: Names in The Happening
Post by: mamasan on June 24, 2008, 03:19:48 PM
Hmm and there's Alma and Elliot who survive. A for Adam and E for Eve, Adam and Eve. Ok that might be taking it to far.
I could have sworn that kid was called Jeremy, because Elliot shouts it in slow motion before he gets shot. Please don't tell me thats UK only too.

I thought he was called "Jeremy" and, at times, "Jerry," also.
Title: Re: Names in The Happening
Post by: wiivo on June 24, 2008, 03:22:16 PM
Hmm and there's Alma and Elliot who survive. A for Adam and E for Eve, Adam and Eve. Ok that might be taking it to far.
I could have sworn that kid was called Jeremy, because Elliot shouts it in slow motion before he gets shot. Please don't tell me thats UK only too.

I thought he was called "Jeremy" and, at times, "Jerry," also.
Me too! What's happening here?
Title: Re: Names in The Happening
Post by: mamasan on June 24, 2008, 05:57:00 PM
LOL

You guys, this topic is so not happening. :p

But yeah, seriously, J for Jesus (who died for our sins), A for Adam and E for Eve = the beginning.

Does it make sense?

Seems like kind of a stretch to me.
Title: Re: Names in The Happening
Post by: theos on June 25, 2008, 01:54:26 AM
If only those who had a J-name died that would probably seem more true.
But we don't know what happened to Jake and Joey.
And Jess is alive.
And Evette sounds more like Eve than Elliot :)
Still I like this A+E+J theory
Title: Re: Names in The Happening
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on June 26, 2008, 03:05:12 PM
Interesting theory, we'll have to work with it.  Who are Jake and Joey?
Title: Re: Names in The Happening
Post by: Namaste on June 26, 2008, 03:58:10 PM
Yeah, names have always been big in shyamalan films. I havent looked too deeply into it yet, but names like Sear (seer..as in..of dead people) Cleaveland (as land cleaves water in the biblical creation) Walker and Hunt (very motive names) Elijah Price (elijah as in the prophet who tested God, and Price, well..he certainly paid a hefty price to find what he was looking for)

I'm gonna do a study on all the names in the village when i get around to writing my in depth analysis of it.
Title: Re: Names in The Happening
Post by: theos on June 27, 2008, 01:31:41 AM
Interesting theory, we'll have to work with it.  Who are Jake and Joey?

Jake is the cute student in Elliot's class.
Joey is Alma's fancy man on the phone.
Title: Re: Names in The Happening
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on June 27, 2008, 03:25:14 PM
Oh, duh, thank you I remember now.  ;D
Title: Re: Names in The Happening
Post by: theos on July 02, 2008, 08:07:45 AM
I watched The Happening for the 3rd time yesterday and for some reason Jared was translated into russian and always called as Jimmy.
weird:))
Title: Re: Names in The Happening
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on July 02, 2008, 09:28:16 AM
That's weird, you from Russia?  ???
Title: Re: Names in The Happening
Post by: theos on July 04, 2008, 12:23:46 AM
That's weird, you from Russia?  ???
Yep:)
Title: Re: Names in The Happening
Post by: Namaste on July 04, 2008, 09:16:31 AM
ooo..i have an aunt and 2 cousins from ..well..Uzbekistan, and that's the same basic culture and language as Russia if im not mistaken  ???  because my uncle was the US ambassador there and he married one of their (equivalent of) state department girls ;D  they are cool.
Title: Re: Names in The Happening
Post by: lakota on July 04, 2008, 11:28:53 AM
I was just wondering why night didnt make his lil joey character a bigger role though. We didnt get to see him onscreen this time. Hopefully ondown the road we will see night in a bigger role. anywhos happy 4th of july.
Title: Re: Names in The Happening
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on July 04, 2008, 11:40:50 AM
He joked about making a scene to include as a special feature on the DVD of him making out with Zooey or something lol.  ;D

Happy Independence Day  ;)
Title: Re: Names in The Happening
Post by: lakota on July 04, 2008, 02:29:26 PM
Lovely....lol. I think he can act pretty well. But i guesse he just didnt feel like being on cam or somethin this tyme. :P
Title: Re: Names in The Happening
Post by: Namaste on July 04, 2008, 10:19:40 PM
It was probably his exaggerated response to all the criticism he got for his acting role in LITW. I think it's kinda funny in a sardonic way.
Title: Re: Names in The Happening
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on July 04, 2008, 11:54:31 PM
I do to.   ;D  Can't wait for him in a slightly larger role again.  Happy 4th. :)
Title: Re: Names in The Happening
Post by: sharpshooterr on July 14, 2008, 04:31:28 PM
I believe Zooey's character was named after Hitchcock's wife. Alfred Hitchcock's wife was named Alma. Shyamalan says repeatedly that this movie was a modern day "The Birds." I don't know this for sure but it makes sense. Seems like a cool and subtle homage.
Title: Re: Names in The Happening
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on July 14, 2008, 04:49:15 PM
I believe Zooey's character was named after Hitchcock's wife. Alfred Hitchcock's wife was named Alma. Shyamalan says repeatedly that this movie was a modern day "The Birds." I don't know this for sure but it makes sense. Seems like a cool and subtle homage.

Yeah, you could be right.