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Paperhouse Movie Trivia

Paperhouse Trivia

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Marc pretends to be dead in the wrecked room

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Film facts for the 1988 Horror / Occult movie starring Charlotte Burke, Jane Bertish, Samantha Cahill More Cast


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Has anyone ever found a copy of Matthew Jacobs' shooting script/screenplay on the internet or elsewhere? I ask because there are one or two things I didn't quite understand in the movie, unfortunately they occur in scenes where the film plot is a significant departure from what occurred in Catherine Storr's original book.
1. When Anna wakes up and goes to her bedroom window with a pair of binoculars, she scans the London skyline and exclaims "it's real". What is she looking at or referring to?
2. Given that there is always a time-lag between each event in the "real world" and its corresponding effect in the dream world; at what point in the "dream world" does Marc die? I was struck by the symbolism of all the candles in the room with the giant radio, a sudden draft blows them out; I felt this was the moment of death. Does anyone have a different interpretation?
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The initial drawing of the house has some large, meanacing standing stones on the land around it, these are unfortunately ignored in the film, but in the book they play a very significant part of the story, they're the main reason Anna and Marc have to escape to the lighthouse, but without the stones the film manages to hold its ground well.
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Director, Bernard Rose also directed Clive Barker's horror movie 'Candyman.'
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Paperhouse was Charlotte Burke's only film role.
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Before this film, the BBC had already made a mini TV series adaption of the book back in 1972, called "Escape Into Night" which followed the book more closely than this film.
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If you listen carefully enough to the radio when it's switched on, you can hear it giving away Anna's hiding place.



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