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« : August 17, 2004, 07:08:29 AM »

remember when debroh tells him that poem about that because he is in a gang he will never be his love. well because his friends are dead he finally can . although he did fell bad about killing his friends as before he smiles it looks as if he is about to cry.

well just a thought


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« #1 : August 17, 2004, 05:45:33 PM »

Makes sense to me, my friend!


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« #2 : August 19, 2004, 05:07:27 PM »

Might be something to do with the opium..??


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« #3 : August 19, 2004, 05:40:46 PM »

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Might be something to do with the opium..??

Definitely my friends they don't call it "sweet deams" for nothing,  8)


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« #4 : August 21, 2004, 10:23:21 PM »

Yeah, I think he's smiling because of his drug induced state but in all actuality he isn't happy at all and that is the only way he can escape, thus making everything seem very bittersweet.

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« #5 : November 06, 2004, 02:47:41 PM »

He smiles because he knows he's not going back to jail because Max sapped him.


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« #6 : November 07, 2004, 08:31:48 AM »

He smiles 'cause...He smiles, that's all!!! :-X It's a joke guys...
But the thought of Garadonna is interesting...


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« #7 : November 07, 2004, 02:34:12 PM »

remember when debroh tells him that poem about that because he is in a gang he will never be his love. well because his friends are dead he finally can . although he did fell bad about killing his friends as before he smiles it looks as if he is about to cry.

well just a thought
But raping her must've created barriers too...


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« #8 : December 05, 2004, 11:02:05 AM »

I never thought he managed to rape her . I always thought the driver stopped him in time to do it.

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« #9 : December 05, 2004, 02:08:59 PM »

He passes gas...... ;D

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« #10 : December 05, 2004, 03:41:59 PM »

No, Dlanor, Noodles gave Deb 300 million of his little friends, pretty clear.  Driver (Milchan) is thoroughly disgusted, does a good job refusing the dollars.

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« #11 : December 06, 2004, 03:34:41 PM »

yeah... the idea that he thinks he can get with deborah after he raped her and she left town is absolutely ridiculous... gang or no gang... and i'm sure that the fact that he has a number of men trying to kill him now is a problem in the same way that running with his gang was before his gang died off... so that theory makes no sense to me... not even a little... to me there are only two reasonable theories... either he is escaping the horrors of his life with the opium and he can finally be in a happy place for a little while... or he simply is high on opium and smiling for no reason... or both


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« #12 : December 10, 2004, 09:53:06 AM »

His smile has one reason: IRONY.


No, Dlanor, Noodles gave Deb 300 million of his little friends, pretty clear.  Driver (Milchan) is thoroughly disgusted, does a good job refusing the dollars.

 ??? I don't really understand, can you explain in more simple terms?

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« #13 : December 10, 2004, 03:24:40 PM »

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« #14 : December 10, 2004, 08:35:21 PM »

There are actually two questions here: why Noodles smiles at the end (as a function of the plot) and why Leone shows us Noodles smiling as the last image of the film. The first is easily answered and has already been done so on this thread (the man is buzzed!); the second, and more interesting question, could inspire the writing of any number of film studies dissertations.

I *would* like to observe, however, that that final image reminds me of the shot of Jill on her bed at Sweetwater photographed through the canopy........



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