I always thought "The Box" had some underlying meaning to it. It was not a good film, but I always liked Richard Kelly's films so I watched it.
For anyone who hasn't seen it, the film is based on an old twilight zone episode, and it follows it pretty closely except for the addition of a whole
bunch more bizarre stuff. It's the bizarre stuff that made it such a bad movie, I thought, but maybe there is more to it.
It takes place in the 70's. The lead character works for NASA, on the Viking mission. He is also making a prosthetic "piece of a foot" for his wife
who has a part of her foot missing. A "piece" that will enable her to walk correctly. A conspiracy ensues, apparently coordinated by a "being" that
came through the images from Viking. "The Being" controls people thoughts, and we learn in fact there is already a large group of people FROM NASA
that are somehow controlled in their brains by "the being". More things ensue, and the lead character ends up going into a water portal or something?
Then later the heinous group of people controlled by "the being" all walk into a swimming pool that water-portals them somewhere to hatch more
And of course I left out all the drama about the box, but when you leave it out, you almost get a separate story that's cohesive by itself.
The problem with this example as far as pertains to the OP is if you're gonna write something and be sly about it, you can't be TOO sly or no one will
get it. I can see him alluding to something maybe, but what? Something in the Viking photos? NASA conspiracies? Water Portals?
Off topic - I always thought The Darjeeling Limited was a story about "one" guy and his brothers were just his ego and id, but no reviewers or anybody
I ever talked to about it thought so, so who knows?
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