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Beetlejuice - I Didn't Know the Writing on Cardboard Boxes Was so Small
In the scene where they dig up beetlejuice notice that the card board used in the model appears to have normal sized writing on it; If the were on a model then apparently cardboard companies print small writing for all the shrunken people.
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HeadlessAlien on 05-03-2000
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Mister Voice writes:
No, HeadlessAlien is right. Beetlejuice was living in a scale model of the town. Therefore, all of the materials used to build the model would have been scaled to normal size. This is obvious by looking at the edge of the grave he's in. You will see the very large edge of a piece of corigated cardboard which fits the scale. I think the problem is that the film crew used a shredded cardboard box as prop filler material in order to make it look like beeteljuice had dug through the bottom of the model of the town. But they didn't stop to think that any writing on it would throw off the scale of things.
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jtmichaelson writes:
This is called "Reality Sight Projection" You are not supposed to analyze the fact that the writing is normal in a small world, you are just supposed to know that it is, indeed, a cardboard box. Otherwise the cardboard box joke loses it's comedic appeal.
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MikefrekinScott writes:
the thing is they werent really small..going into the model put them into the model world making the model life size to the writing should have been regular..
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