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Title: Vanishing Women In Signs
Post by: HiddenTruth on April 12, 2006, 12:14:06 AM
 When the sheriff is talking to the hero she says some crazy women came staggering into a bar screaming and making a big mess then staggered out and had not been seen since.

It is not mentioned in the movie but I strongly think the aliens got the women and that was why she was not ever seen again. If the aliens needed food who better to grab then someone that no one knew who they where or would be looking for. If the aliens had been in the area for days scouting they would know who everyone was and who would be missed.
 
Title: Vanishing Women In Signs
Post by: Azi on May 20, 2006, 11:04:58 AM
 That could be.. maybe they were spitting on the skateboards too.

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Title: Vanishing Women In Signs
Post by: I have a sixth sense on July 07, 2006, 05:47:19 PM
 lol yer maybe i think maybe they might have just liked her coz she was drunk....the alcohol in the blood maybe got them drunk...lol :lol:  
Title: Vanishing Women In Signs
Post by: on December 16, 2006, 08:52:36 PM
LOL! Drunk aliens... not good.  :lol:  

I'd never thought about what happened to that lady. Interesting.
Title: Vanishing Women In Signs
Post by: Rohan on December 17, 2006, 02:08:47 PM
I like when M.Night in his movies makes their characters to share some short meaningful stories. Like in SIGNS, officers tells story what happens in town.

The Village, they have their stories how their loved ones died.

I love it.
Title: Vanishing Women In Signs
Post by: on December 17, 2006, 10:10:06 PM
Yeah... his movies have such depth and reality. Oh, don't forget the stories Graham tells about Bo and Morgan (and, in the deleted scenes, Merrill)! I really like that part.  :mrgreen:
Title: Vanishing Women In Signs
Post by: Rohan on December 18, 2006, 02:58:07 PM
Quote from: "Marrim"
Yeah... his movies have such depth and reality. Oh, don't forget the stories Graham tells about Bo and Morgan (and, in the deleted scenes, Merrill)! I really like that part.  :mrgreen:


Yep you are right. When he tells story for BO and Morgan. Unfortunatly I don't have SIGNS dvd, I had on VHS,,,,, no time to buy the DVD....  

Rohan
Title: Re: Vanishing Women In Signs
Post by: MrStone on February 12, 2008, 10:50:58 PM
When the sheriff is talking to the hero she says some crazy women came staggering into a bar screaming and making a big mess then staggered out and had not been seen since.

It is not mentioned in the movie but I strongly think the aliens got the women and that was why she was not ever seen again. If the aliens needed food who better to grab then someone that no one knew who they where or would be looking for. If the aliens had been in the area for days scouting they would know who everyone was and who would be missed.
 

I always thought of it as something like lunatic-type behavior.  The dog went crazy on Bo..same with the woman.
Title: Re: Vanishing Women In Signs
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on February 13, 2008, 09:27:49 AM
I had always thought it was just a person used to further the story, I had never thought about her dissapearing.  If that was the point then I think she did go somewhat crazy, she operated on a more baser level, kind of like a dog operates, not to bash her or anything, and then the presence of the aliens kind of drove her over the edge.
Title: Re: Vanishing Women In Signs
Post by: MrStone on February 14, 2008, 11:43:09 PM
wasn't it a man who was acting crazy in town?
Title: Re: Vanishing Women In Signs
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on February 15, 2008, 09:49:35 AM
No, it was like "old Mrs. Hendleman", the way officer Pasky said it, it was like everybody knew who she was, that was the woman spitting on the skateboards.  Then there was the other woman who had just shown up in town, and then kind of dissapeared.
Title: Re: Vanishing Women In Signs
Post by: Namaste on June 18, 2008, 06:25:24 PM
I think she just moved right on through town. Shyamalan may have used the opportunity to illustrate the irrational reasoning people follow based on their fear of the unknown. She was a stranger in town, strange things were going on, she was acting strangely so IS MUST BE CONNECTED! it's always the out of towner..it can't possibly be our fault. They just needed a scapegoat, and who better than the stranger from out of town? I mean look at the convoluted logic the police officer uses to get them to consider it might have been a woman jumping up on their roof. this is not solid detective work.
Title: Re: Vanishing Women In Signs
Post by: Namaste on June 18, 2008, 06:27:41 PM
Oh and this also appears again in the happening when people start blaming the government and coming up with all kinds of conspiracy theories. The scapegoat mentality..the separation of us and them.."this is my chance to prove that my irrational fears about certain types of people are valid".
Title: Re: Vanishing Women In Signs
Post by: Decadent Sympozium on October 11, 2008, 05:49:55 AM
When the sheriff is talking to the hero she says some crazy women came staggering into a bar screaming and making a big mess then staggered out and had not been seen since.

It is not mentioned in the movie but I strongly think the aliens got the women and that was why she was not ever seen again. If the aliens needed food who better to grab then someone that no one knew who they where or would be looking for. If the aliens had been in the area for days scouting they would know who everyone was and who would be missed.
 

I always thought of it as something like lunatic-type behavior.  The dog went crazy on Bo..same with the woman.

Shyamalan often adds small details that are sometimes just a bit of talk or sentence or two that, later in the movie, can clear up some part of story, kind of, making an argument to the given point in eventing. Women is that small detail.
Title: Re: Vanishing Women In Signs
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on October 13, 2008, 02:01:54 PM
Namaste, the scapegoat idea is quite common, because people don't want to take responsibility themselves.
Title: Re: Vanishing Women In Signs
Post by: Namaste on October 13, 2008, 02:42:46 PM
It's not only that they dont want to take responsibility, but that they want certain people (those who make them feel afraid or guilty) to take the blame; not just anyone.
Title: Re: Vanishing Women In Signs
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on October 14, 2008, 03:53:42 PM
That's true, because if you shift the blame it appears to set you free.
Title: Re: Vanishing Women In Signs
Post by: Prince111 on November 16, 2008, 10:35:36 PM
When the sheriff is talking to the hero she says some crazy women came staggering into a bar screaming and making a big mess then staggered out and had not been seen since.

It is not mentioned in the movie but I strongly think the aliens got the women and that was why she was not ever seen again. If the aliens needed food who better to grab then someone that no one knew who they where or would be looking for. If the aliens had been in the area for days scouting they would know who everyone was and who would be missed.
 

I can understand where you could come up with that explination, but I always saw her just as a woman passing through...people do it al the time in movies.  you'll see a character say one line, or just two or three words and that's it.  I'm not saying that you're reading too much into this, but that's what I got from it.  Even with Night's movies being so deep, not all of the character (on or off screen have some deep meaning.  Most do, but not all.)  I'm not disagreeing with you, that's just how I read that character in Signs.
Title: Re: Vanishing Women In Signs
Post by: marco on November 17, 2008, 03:22:43 AM
I think both women have not a deep meaning through the story.
Probably the old lady spitting on the skateboards represents only another funny moment in the movie (there are many others,especially with the officer herself).Then the stranger is only a way to focus the viewers' attention on her instead of something else for what is happening...or it could also be like Namaste said before,that is the scapegoat theory.
Title: Re: Vanishing Women In Signs
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on November 17, 2008, 01:32:38 PM
I need to watch Signs again, I haven't seen it in a while.