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Drowning Mona - Hmm, I Thought the Brake Lines Were Cut
I can't believe no one else submitted this. In the beginning, when Mona backs out of her driveway, the whole scene is based on the fact that the brakes didn't work so she drove into the river. But when she backs up, the brake lights go on, and the car stops. Hmm, I thought the brake lines were cut......Guess not.
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Erica writes:
Hmm, let's see. Maybe no-one else put it in because IT DIDN'T HAPPEN. The break lights didn't come on, that's the whole reason they showed the back of the car. Anyone who has driven a car knows that it isn't necessary to apply the brakes before switching from reverse to first gear anyway. Can you watch the movie first before making useless comments?
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Fast Eddie writes:
The slipup is good, albeit badly reported. It's true that the brake lights don't go on, but clearly the driver pressed the brake. You can see the car stop and dip, which is what happens when you press on the brake, stopping the wheels, while the body continues under its inertia. Just watch at any stop sign or red light. Then the car sits there for a few moments while we hear the sound of gears grinding before it goes forward again. Also, I believe that the electrical connection to the brake lights is independent of the hydraulics; to cut the lights you'd have to cut the wire. So this is actually another slipup. Or rather, I'd call it all artistic licence meant to foreshadow.
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filmwrecker writes:
Okay, true, the lights don't come on, but she had to have put on the brakes because she's driving a stick shift (all Yugo's are stick's) and you have to apply the brakes to change gears in those (unless you're really stupid), but also, the brakes would still temporarily work even if the lines were cut. They had plenty of time to go out from the driveway to the cliff.
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