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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

An interesting idea for a short film and DVD extra but you won't be coming back for more than one viewing

Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom
22 December 2006

Having been reasonably taken by Broken Flower I decided to look across the special features to see if there was anything that would help me get more insight into it. This film doesn't do that at all and at first I wondered what it was about. I soon twigged onto it that the title is literally what the film is about because it is very little other than the cut of each clapper board in each scene cut together in quick succession with music over the top.

Here and there it stops on one scene to have an amusing comment or fluffed line but few of these have any value – they certainly aren't as funny as you would expect an outtake montage to be. Once I got passed expecting this film to be something other than it was I tried to enjoy it for what it was. As a montage of clapper boards it is a good idea and is distracting enough when it has the outtakes woven into it but at almost 10 minutes it doesn't do that much. As a one-off curio piece on a DVD (to accompany a much larger curio piece) it works but I can't imagine that anyone would seek it out unless they enjoy the film.

An interesting idea for a short film and DVD extra but you won't be coming back for more than one viewing.

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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

The Riddle of broken flowers:

Author: ZEKLIGHTNING from United States
16 October 2008

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

The riddle of Jarmusch's "broken flowers"…is that everyone Bill Murray knows is a Scientologist or n.s.a. agent who's job is to keep his life contained by an operation.

He has clearly been judged for violating the belief system of the voyeurs in his life….and they feel he must be punished.

Clearly…..they are all in on it.

Winston, all the women, as well as the young men playing his "sons".

He is a victim of covert harassment.

The film is about a mind control program.

They even had goons stationed at the one woman's house to beat him up for asking the question he was in fact sent by all of them to ask.

At his next stop he meets a nurse.

He is being conditioned to feel guilt that isn't rightfully his.

Maybe the screenwriter has been through a program.

The character never understands what happened to him….So maybe the writer never understood the experience that inspired this story….but I understand it perfectly.

This is being done to thousands of people across the United States.

The first amendment has been violated. Civil rights have been breached on a massive scale.

Someone in a position of some power is very guilty.

I say "domestic spying" is a good place to start looking… well as who may have been contracted to implement domestic spying.

At the end of the film…Bill Murray discovers that one of the women on his list is dead.

He visits her at the cemetery.

He feels that he is responsible…because they want him to suffer.

I say that's bull.

There is no dead woman. It's a form of psychological torture.

That's how it works. That's what they do.

That's whose running America right now.

Religious assholes…judging people and punishing them…with laws that "congress shall not pass" according to our first amendment Right.

The Bush administration is in power.

The Bush administration must be responsible.

They must "go now…and sin no more."

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