Names in The Happening


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Names in The Happening
« 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?
« Last Edit: June 24, 2008, 12:07:35 AM by theos »

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Re: Names in The Happening
« Reply #1 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
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« Reply #2 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 :)

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« Reply #3 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.
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« Reply #4 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.

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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2008, 02:22:51 PM »
M.Night's movies are like puzzles. All names with "J". May be, related to JESUS.

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« Reply #6 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 ;))

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« Reply #7 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.

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« Reply #8 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.

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« Reply #9 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?

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« Reply #10 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.

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« Reply #11 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

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« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2008, 03:05:12 PM »
Interesting theory, we'll have to work with it.  Who are Jake and Joey?
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« Reply #13 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.
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« Reply #14 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.