Prot's signature sunglasses are actually a favorite pair owned and worn by U2's frontman, Bono. Kevin Spacey asked to borrow them for the film, which Bono agreed to under the condition that they were well cared for and were returned immediately upon completion of the film. See more »
Dr. Powell makes an important discovery based on a closer examination of Prot's pencil stub. He gets an area code and the start of a name which leads his investigation in a new direction. However, the printing on the pencil would typically never be oriented to begin at the eraser end. If the text had instead ended at the eraser end as expected (and he got the last part of a phone number instead of the area code), Dr. Powell would not have been able to narrow down his search. See more »
[after Mark gives him his pen]
A much more efficient writing tool.
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After the credits we see stars and then we see Dr. Mark Powell through the lens of his telescope as he is looking for the star of K-PAX. He walks in his yard and the movie ends. See more »
In KPAX Softley brushes on the subtleties of Eastern Religious Mores from the small archetypes embedded all over the film to the actual purpose of Prot. Spacey (Prot) assumes a predominantly didactic role throughout the entire film - it is as if the statements he makes embody general truths about a culture of peace which is strongly promulgated in Buddhism and Hinduism. It can be said that Prot is the eye of the storm - the world is in disarray and is 'bright' and the false veil of reality is what everyone else sees, but Prot sees truth - he sees the minute - and appreciates it and at some points fears it as he transcends his social construction of reality and becomes more humanly.
The film is particularly detailed, therefore I would recommend that you watch it at least twice to see how Softley interjects nuances. Listen carefully to the narratives at the beginning and end as they truly touch on concepts not commonly presented in western philosophies.
9 of out 10 rating - Superb - with nominal room for improvement.
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