Movie club: Proof of life

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Vasanth Prabakar 9:09 PM
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Lee Wright 9:09 PM
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Lee Wright 9:10 PM
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Movie: Proof of Life
romantic movie with fighting
hostages
Actress Meg Ryan
appealing
her acting
Protagonist is Russel Crowe
Terry
ex-solider/mediator
soldier**
Chechnya
He has to deliver money to the Russians
He rescues the hostage.
Country in South America
Ryan’s husband is an engineer
hired to build a dam.
He is ambushed and kidnapped.
Company can’t afford to ransom him.
Kidnappers think husband is rich.
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Vasanth Prabakar 9:16 PM
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Lee Wright 9:17 PM
omantic movie with fighting
hostages
Actress Meg Ryan
appealing
her acting
Protagonist is Russel Crowe
Terry
ex-solider/mediator
soldier**
Chechnya
He has to deliver money to the Russians
He rescues the hostage.
Country in South America
Ryan’s husband is an engineer
hired to build a dam.
He is ambushed and kidnapped.
Company can’t afford to ransom him.
Kidnappers think husband is rich.
Wife tried to get company to free husband using a negotiator.
Contract was withdrawn/canceled.
Crowe felt sympathetic to the wife and decided to help.
Crowe was the husband’s only chance of rescue.
He volunteered to help.
Crowe told wife not to pay.
subplot
security guard was enlisted by wife

Vasanth Prabakar 9:21 PM
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Lee Wright 9:21 PM
Need some “proof of life” to prove hostage is still alive.
Local officials can’t be trusted, according to Crowe.
Crowe was an expert in hostage negotiations.
Crowe told Ryan what to expect.
from the locals.
She begged Crowe to come back and help her.
Terry
Crowe
Some feeling between Ryan and Crowe?

me 9:24 PM
Yeah

Lee Wright 9:24 PM
They had a “deep connection”
He was a knight in shining armor on a white horse.
Terry began negotiating.
Marco
radio comms
650,000 dollars
Husband is injured…
Tried to escape
Missionary escapes, gives map to Terry.
Marco was living in the city.
Housekeeper knew Marco’s voice.
Terry and a friend go to rescue the husband.
Terry and Meg subplot
Husband and rebels subplot
in the mountains
character development
of supporting characters
motivations of each character
Husband used to be calm, a workaholic.
He changed throughout the film.
He began to value family more than work.
He was unafraid at the end.

Gerard Arbat 9:30 PM
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Lee Wright 9:30 PM
He took her for granted at the beginning.
Then she was the only one who cared about him..
marital problems at the beginning
She has a miscarriage.
She was tired of traveling around the world.
She wanted to settle down?
He liked to go to strange places all the time.
Wife wanted a kid.
He didn’t give her emotional support.
Bad husband..
She felt isolated and neglected in foreign countries on assignment.
Everhy woamn wants a baby.
How he explained the rebels’ motivation, methods, etc.
golden egg
goose that laid the golden egg
easy money
hierarchy

Vasanth Prabakar 9:36 PM
short tempered.

Lee Wright 9:36 PM
Young people are “invincible”.

Gerard Arbat 9:36 PM
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Lee Wright 9:36 PM
Husband was good using a pistol!
Husband seemed to be a survivalist in the forest..
Rebel killed one of his own men.
In despair.
Husband learned some Spanish.
Moral of the story..
Show me how f—ing big you are!
You are not making all the rules here.
Husband went from coward to devious captive.
Became bolder..
Don’t go to 3rd world countries.

Vasanth Prabakar 9:39 PM
Follow your heart!
From Terry’s perspective.

Lee Wright 9:40 PM
Moral?
Message of the movie?
Importance of family
Don’t take your loved ones for granted
Terry was a good man..
He opposed his company to do what was right.
He was righteous.
exemplary
role model
“Do what is right.”
Charm helps.
Rebels and Chechnya
east province of Russia
Muslim Sharia law
very strict
Russia was weak at that time.
Civilians had to choose sides in the conflict.
for survival
Two wars
between Chechnya and Russian before peace was finally achieved.
Hostage-taking was a good business to be in.
blindfold
ransom bag
Terry on the left
He brought them the money
one bag was magazines
one bag was money
rebels
in a rebellion
whiteboard
list of people…..
She is lining out a name
Records kept on a whiteboard?
It’s not personal
Just business.
Lady in kitchen
plunging neckline
cleavage
fruits, wine
dining room table
cabinets
pot rack on the ceiling
bored look on her face
She nurses a bottle of wine
dresses sexy in the home
Many wine bottles on the right
wine bottle rack
wine must touch the cork.
stored horizontally.
KKK
Spanish soliders?
band
trombone
instrument
Two black costumes
Three black costumes

Vasanth Prabakar 9:53 PM
carrying cross on their shoulders

Lee Wright 9:53 PM
Man being carried in a chair
Band

Gerard Arbat 9:53 PM
procession

Vasanth Prabakar 9:53 PM
It’s an idol of Christ.

Gerard Arbat 9:53 PM
Jesus Christ

Lee Wright 9:54 PM
During Easter
in the old day?
day*?
Religious ceremony or procession
with a band playing
city was closed due to this celebration
led to the husband’s being kidnapped
school desks?
checkered plastic tablecloth
flag?
kid’s art
Nice home
panoramic view
coffee table
couches
table lamps
palm trees outside
couch pillows
laptop computer
art on the coffee table
mansion

me 9:58 PM
mansion

Lee Wright 9:58 PM
man shun
man chun
overlooks the city
hanging in some kind of harness?
drugged
pulling him up
or across
juntle
jungle**
gorge
river between two steep cliffs
rope seat or harness
airplane
laptop
first class
giving him a drink or some water
one guy sleeping
blonde lady
bandaid over one eye
wearing a tie
sleeves rolled up
posh
rich, luxurious
sanitary head cover behind his hed
stewardess
She is “flat”!and skinny!
kitchen pantry (storage closet)?
talking “behind closed doors”
cleaning chemicals?
private conversation
Sounds interesting.
What she saw, she loved!
No movie next weekend.
See you next year!!!

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