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Wed, Feb. 3rd, 2010 10:11 am
"If I commit suicide with someone, I'd like it to be you"

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imomus
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imomus
Wed, Feb. 3rd, 2010 01:14 pm (UTC)

By the way, the book Antoine is seen reading in bed, Les Femmes Japonaises, is fictional. It's by one Elizabeth B. Dufourcq. Since this is a made-up name, and made-up names often contain in-jokes or clues (even outside Chris Morris productions), I wonder if we can tease some meaning from the name. I can suggest two possible patterns:

1. "Fourcq" suggests "fork" (fourche, fourchette), which summons a whole imagery of red forked tongues and devil's forks. The book's colour scheme is also red and white. So Japanese women are being seen as evil temptresses.

2. "B du fourcq" could also read as "option B at the fork", or Plan B. The Japanese woman is an alternative route Antoine can take at this important fork in his life, and the plot.


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(Anonymous)
Wed, Feb. 3rd, 2010 02:03 pm (UTC)

If the book and author are fictional, Amazon doesn't seem to be in on the joke, nor does Wikipedia:

http://www.amazon.fr/Elisabeth-B-Dufourcq-Femmes-japonaises/dp/B0014X466G/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1265205448&sr=1-3

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89lisabeth_Dufourcq


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imomus
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imomus
Wed, Feb. 3rd, 2010 02:11 pm (UTC)

But this proves precisely the opposite: that Amazon and Wikipedia are in on the joke!


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(Anonymous)
Wed, Feb. 3rd, 2010 02:25 pm (UTC)

By Jove, you're right! And they even roped in Google Books as well! Who knew there were so many fun-loving Truffaut fans in Silicon Valley?


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