[quote]I find it hard to believe that over all the years of watching movies, QT never saw Kiss Me Deadly, but I guess we have to take his word for it.
Hitchcock came up with the phrase “McGuffin”. Which is something that moves the story along, but has no concrete connection to the story itself. Like the money that Marion Crane steals in Psycho. Ã‚Â You can even see QTs homage to Psycho in PF when Marcellus is crossing the street and he spots Butch. The same thing happens to Marion Crane in Psycho, only her boss is the one crossing the street.
I really like the way it remains open to speculation. Its yet another awesome aspect of the film.[/quote]
I think you hit the nail on the head, you have the same interpretation as I do. I think there is something up with almost every character getting a “second chance.” Uma, Willis, Travolta, Jackson, and Rhames all get this close to death and escape. Vega thinks it is just dumb luck and pays for it.