Southland Tales (2006) (part 3 of 10)

Previously on Southland Tales: I have no idea what’s going on.

The Senator and his aides walk into the lobby of Baron von Westphalen’s offices. They blow right by some fancy drawings of the Baron’s planned zeppelin, which looks just like the zeppelin in the Liquid Karma animation. I’m beginning to suspect it will have something to do with the plot. They also pass Bai Ling, nearly naked, sitting and smoking on a couch. I’m also beginning to suspect she had no idea they were filming a movie.

Caption contributed by Jordon Davis

“I’m not telling Bai Ling she’s in the shot. You tell her.”

On the phone now, Nana Mae tells her husband Bobby, “We know that Boxer crossed the border into California. There hasn’t been a single fingerprint since then.” Considering all the questions this movie refuses to answer, I have no idea why they’re repeating this factoid. The senator asks what Boxer was doing in Nevada in the first place. John Larroquette answers him by directing him to a computer in an empty conference room.

And this is one of those details that bugs me. This is not their office. It’s Westphalen’s office. They just wander into a conference room and futz with a computer. They don’t even tell anybody. I realize he’s a US senator and all, and if Chuck Schumer wanted to use my conference room, I’d let him. But I’d expect him to at least ask. (But use your own damn conference room, Saxby Chambliss!)

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Jordon Davis

B.A. Political Science, SUNY Albany - 1991
Master of Public Administration, University of Georgia - 1993
Juris Doctorate, Emory University - 1996

State of Georgia - 1996
State of New York - 1997

Fields Medal (with Laurent Lafforgue and Vladimir Voevodsky) - 1998

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Multi-Part Article: Southland Tales (2006)

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