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Ladders


#1

Anyone else notice all the ladders? In at least seven scenes there’s a ladder in the background. Why? What’s the symbolism? Answer if you have noticed them and if you have any idea.


#2

Well it’s a fucking warehouse generally there’s gonna be plenty of ladders in a warehouse







there’s lots of people in Reservoir Dogs too! Any symbolism in that??? huh? is there?









i kid i kid


#3

iv seen Reservoir Dogs many many times and i havn’t even thought to look to see all the ladders lol…but if you think about it why would you be looking for ladders? lol just wondering :stuck_out_tongue:


#4

[quote]Anyone else notice all the ladders?  In at least seven scenes there’s a ladder in the background.  Why?  What’s the symbolism?  Answer if you have noticed them and if you have any idea.[/quote]

Yes, I’ve noticed the same thing. I think there is a hidden message in it that very few people can decipher. It’s “Do not walk beneath ladders because serious harm may come to you”.


#5

You know, it’s like in The RING when Naomi Watts watches that video with the falling CGI ladder and 2 days later she sees a ladder leaning up against a building, and she’s like “oh my fucking shit, it’s a symbol!”



…that’s all i got


#6

Oh my fucking shit? Hey that’s a catchy original cuss phrase maybe you should copywright that.


#7

Usually, symbolism, or at least the idea of it pisses me off because the majority of the time it’s just coincidence. The beauty of film-studies is to over-analyse movies and come out with a load of crap, so here’s my offering:



The frequent use of ladders in ‘Reservoir Dogs’ signifies the characters’ need to gradually come to a conclusion about their situations, step by step. Perhaps, each time a ladder is show they have moved up one step toward that conclusion.







::slight_smile: