Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Gives new meaning to "SBD"

One of my observed rules for movie conventions is that if you're watching a period film that takes place in the 19th century and a character noticeably coughs, then that character will die of consumption before the credits roll.

While I was watching Letters from Iwo Jima last weekend, I saw an odd corollary of that which I hope may catch on: If you're watching a war film and a character noticeably passes gas (and the moment is not pressed for a big laugh), then that character will die of dysentery before the credits roll.

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