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Offline BoyScoutKevin

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Re: Q&A for LOTWW (Lair of the White Worm)
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2016, 09:18:08 PM »
Some final answers and questions for Lair of the White Worm.

A: Sylvia
Q: Who takes things figuratively?

A: James and Kevin
Q: Who takes things literally?

Thus, they talk at cross purposes with each other.

A: James
a. medals
b. officer's stripes
c. paratrooper patch
d. or for some other reason
Who is far more tougher than 1st appearances indicate?

A: Sylvia and James
She because she knows what to use to seduce the men and boys who come under her sway.
a. Kevin. Sex.
b. James. Helplessness.
c. Erny. Upper class domination
He because he figures out the local mystery.
Q: Who is far more smarter than they 1st appear?

A: Kevin
Whether it is because he is . . .
a. a virgin
b. underage
c. a boy scout
d. or for some other reason
One can understand why some women would risk it in an effort to cop the character's cherry, even if he is not even particularly good looking.
Q: Who is far more sexier than 1st appearances indicate?

A: Sylvia
Because she is . . .
a. a woman
b. a member of the upper class.
c. or for some other reason.
Q: Who is far more dangerous than 1st appearances indicate?

Next time: a look at Ken's 2006 film Trapped Ashes.

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Re: Q&A for LOTWW (Lair of the White Worm)
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2016, 05:30:01 PM »
Continuing . . .

BV=Blue Velvet
LOTWW=Lair of the White Worm

17. Snake
Both feature actual snakes.

18. Snake dance
Both feature a snake dance.

19. Snakes
Both feature symbolic snakes.

20. Storyline
Both feature a storyline of something sinister going on underneath the surface.

21. Subjects
Both feature the subjects of . . .
eroticism -- sadomasochism --voyeurism

22. Timelessness
Both feature a timelessness to them.

23. Unhappy ending?
For both films?

24. Vagina dentata
BV: on the wall
LOTWW: in the tub

Why BV is better than LOTWW.
BV earned back at the box office the cost it took to make it. LOTWW did not.

Why LOTWW is better BV.
LOTWW is the bolder film. There are no child characters harmed in BV, while LOTWW has a child character that is sexually assaulted, then murdered, while he is taking a bath in the tub. In a scene that should not work, but . . .?! does.

LOTWW is less confusing than BV.

LOTWW is better edited than BV. BV may be more confusing than LOTWW, because several scenes that may have made BV less confusing were edited out of the final version of the film.

-Finis!-





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Re: Q&A for LOTWW (Lair of the White Worm)
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2016, 11:08:32 PM »
Continuing . . .

BV=Blue Velvet
LOTWW=Lair of the White Worm

09. Heroes
The heroes in both films have a questionable sexual orientation.
BV: the hero is thought to be gay, but actually may be heterosexual.
LOTWW: the hero is thought to be heterosexual, but actually may be gay.

10. Lighting
Both films keep lighting to a minimum.

11. Music
Both films have a song interwoven thru the film.
BV: Blue Velvet
LOTWW: The D'Ampton Worm Song

12. Mood
Both films feature a dark mood.

13. Plot Point
Both films at some point in the plot feature the rare female sexually assaulting a male.

14. Plot Points
Both films at some point in the plot feature the even rarer female sexually assaulting another female.

15. Set and sets
Both films are set in either an area that has seen better days or is unchanging.

16. Sets and set
Both films make use of minimalist sets.

To be continued . . .



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Re: Q&A for LOTWW (Lair of the White Worm)
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2016, 08:51:56 PM »
Lair of the White Worm and Blue Velvet

1. Acting
Both films feature the best acting coming from the villain or villainess.

2. Casting
Both directors like to use the same actors again and again in their films.

3. Character
Both films feature a bent copper.

4. Characters
Both of the above characters die as a result of a head wound.

5. Cinematography
Both directors make good use of the close-up.

6. Criticism
Critic Roger Ebert hated both films.

7. The Double Entendre
BV: I looked for you in my closet tonight.
LOTWW: Are you into any kind of banging?

8. Flashbacks
Both use flashbacks to advance the plot.

To be continued . . .

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Re: Q&A for LOTWW (Lair of the White Worm)
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2016, 10:48:00 PM »
Q: What are the actual locations used in the film?

A: D'Ampton Manor is Knebworth House.
D'Ampton Worm is the Lambton Worm.
Longdendale is Crowden-in-Longdendale.
Stonerigg Cavern is Thor Cave.
Temple House is Gaddesden Place.
Mercy Farm is Stockers Farm.
and the Lab is Derby City General Hospital.

Q: What are the similarities between Hammer and Lair of the White Worm?
A: 1. The title credits
2. The characters
a. The villain is upper class (Sylvia)
b. The hero is middle class (Angus)
c. The victims are lower class (the Trent Sisters and Kevin.)
3. Good triumphs o'er evil.
4. Location
a. Rural
b. Superstitious
c. Unchanging

Q: How is Lair of the White Worm similar to Hammer's The Reptile or the film that is most similar to Lair of the White Worm?
A: 1. The bereaved daughter
2. The irritating music
3. The snake dance
4. The snake makeup

Next time: Lair of the White Worm and Blue Velvet

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Re: Q&A for LOTWW (Lair of the White Worm)
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2016, 08:55:57 PM »
Continuing . . .

Q: How far has he [Kevin] come--approximately?
A: Day 1. 10 miles. From Sheffield, where he lives with his Mum, to Hattersage. By bus. Beginning Friday p.m.
Day 2. 18 miles. From Hattersage to Langsett. By hiking. Saturday.
Day 3. 09 miles. From Langsett to Temple House. By hiking and car. Sunday.
If he had survived the night at Temple House, then . . .
Day 4. 01 mile. From Temple House to [Crowden-in-] Longdendale. By car or hiking. Monday a.m.
Then 22 miles. From [Crowden-in-] Longdendale to Sheffield. By bus.

Q: When does the film take place?
A: From clues in the film, from Saturday, March 19, 1988, in the p.m. to Tuesday, March 22, 1988, in the a.m.

Q: Where is everything located?
A: Mercy Farm is N of the Crossroads.
D'Ampton Manor is W of the Crossroads.
Temple House is S of the Crossroads.
D'Ampton Village lies somewhere in the area between Mercy Farm and D'ampton Manor.
Longdendale is S of Temple House.
Stonerigg Cavern lies somewhere in the area between Mercy Farm and D'Ampton Manor.
And Temple Grove, which use to be more extensive then it is now, lies in 2 parts. One part lies in the area between Stonerigg Cavern, Mercy Farm, and D'Ampton Manor. And the other part lies in the area of Temple House.

Q: How far apart are the locations?
A: Mercy Farm lies .117 miles N of the Crossroads.
The Crossroads lie .845 miles N of Temple House.
And Temple House lies 1 mile N of Longdendale and the youth hostel or hostile.

Next time: What are the actual locations of the locations in the film and What are the similarities between the Hammer horrors and Lair of the White Worm?

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Q&A for LOTWW (Lair of the White Worm)
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2016, 11:49:38 PM »
Q: What 5 vehicles are seen in the film?
A: 1961 Land Rover 88" Series III
1963 Jaguar E-type
1971 Morris Minor 1000
1984 Morgan 4/4
19?? Morris 6cwt O-Type Van

Q: How old is she [Lady Sylvia Marsh?]
A: As she was alive in 295 A.D., from the film, and it is now 1988, from hints given in the film, she is at least 1693 years old.

Q: How many people has she sacrificed to the wyrm?
A: At 1 an year, since 295 A.D., at least 1693, and probably 2 an year, 1 after hibernation and 1 before hibernation, (1693 x 2 = 3386), somewhere between 1693 and 3386.

Q: How out of date is his [Kevin's] scout uniform?
A: Anywhere from 2 to 4 decades out of date.

Q: How old is he [Kevin?]
A: As his uniform lacks the epaulettes of the older scout, but . . .?! does have the garter tabs of the younger scout--14 or 15.

Next time: More Q&A beginning with how far has he [Kevin] come?