Unpredictable Absurd Life - "Frozen Season 3"

Halle 2022-11-21 06:03:39

Today, let's talk about the American drama "Frozen Season 3".

The film's title is Fargo Season 3 (2017), alias Snowflake High's Bizarre Murder (Hong Kong).

The time of "Frozen Season 3" is set after the first season. The story takes place in Minnesota in 2010. A pair of "Stussy" brothers have been grumbling for many years, and they can't wait to kill each other to be happy. While Emmett and Ray Stuthy were fighting against each other, another mysterious man calling himself VM Vargas came to the door, apparently with ulterior motives .

The core of this play is still to show the absurdity of life, all the coincidences are so incredible, and all the accidents happen inadvertently. Life is so unreasonable, life is so ridiculous.

Continuing the tradition of the Coen Brothers films and the series, the show features a female sheriff, Gloria Burgle, who needs to navigate a gang of criminals.

The core relationship in the play is the relationship between police officers and criminals, and based on this, Gloria Berger's character network and the criminals' character network are greatly expanded.

The characters are deeply caught up in it. Due to their own abilities and reach, the truth they perceive is like a blind person touching an elephant. Even if they guess the truth on a whim like Gloria Berger, they cannot explain the coincidences that appear.

Life is chaotic development in a situation full of disorder, the whole event is full of coincidences and absurdities, any attempt to find out the truth in the course of the development of the event is futile, only when all the dust settles and everyone goes to the inevitable end of death Only then can survivors try to figure out the context.

The same is true in reality. Anyone who wants to find an ultimate truth in a world of disorderly development is futile. The last survivors and victors can beautify history and express their "far-sightedness" and "unpredictability". In fact, it is just luck. Better yet.

Ewan McGregor played two wildly different characters on his own this season, and when the Stuthy brothers came together, the scenes were both filmed twice, and long used Ewan in the Stunt doubles from previous works.

This is also the third time Ewan McGregor has played a dual role, having previously played two roles in Last Days In The Desert (2015) and The Island (2005) .

Ewan McGregor originally wanted to perform overweight Ray with fillers and prosthetics. However, the writers told him that he was going to have to gain weight on purpose in the bathroom scene in episode 1 where he got out of the bathtub naked.

Ewan McGregor said gaining weight helped him cast a physically unhealthy character, which also affected his self-esteem and confidence. Immediately after the bathtub scene, Ewan McGregor began to lose weight, which he felt was equally suitable for the character, who became more confident as the story progressed.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead jumped into production, thinking she'd play a "very good Minnesota cop or a very cute Minnesota housewife" ( really nice Minnesota cop or a really sweet Minnesota housewife) when she actually plays parolee Nikki Swango...

In the play, she plays Ewan McGregor's lover and enemy. In reality, she later and Iwan are also together. The two are married and have a son in 2021.

Each episode of the series opens with a line of subtitles: "This is a true story. The events described in this film took place in Minnesota in 2010. At the request of the survivors, the name has been changed. Out of concern for the deceased Respect, the rest is told truthfully."

This is just an homage to the original 1996 film and isn't actually based on a true story.

The show's executive producer, Noah Hawley, also clarified in the interview, saying: "This show... is made up. The whole plot. I'm not looking for the real crime. It starts from a character perspective, from which everything develops organically.”

David Thewlis had his teeth trimmed to make him look worn out in order to play Wim Vargar.

It wasn't until this episode 4 that his dental condition was explained. Wim Varga suffers from binge eating disorder. He likes to overeat, but he tries to stop eating too much by vomiting. Frequent vomiting can cause dental problems. When vomiting, stomach acid passes through the teeth and can erode the enamel.

In episode 5, Wim Varga expresses his hatred of obese people, despising their lack of self-control, which explains his use of vomiting to fight bulimia.

In the play, the protagonist's office is reused many times. The insurance company Lester worked for in the first season, Ed's butcher's shop in the second season, and the apartment building where Nicky lived in the third season.

There were 43 deaths in the first quarter and 71 in the second.

This season was the show's deadliest season with just 24. Five men, including five surnamed Stucci, died, four of them by the refrigerator with the door open.

The third season of "Frozen" not only pays tribute to the Coen Brothers movie, but also begins to echo the "Frozen" universe.

Here are some small details about this season.

In episode 1, a scene of Ennis Stussy in his own home, as he walks to the refrigerator, we can see footage of Frozen Season 2 playing on the TV screen.

The image of the erroneous stamp hanging on the Emmett wall is of the Greek mythological figure Sisyphus.

Sisyphus echoes the content of the second season of "Frozen", and also corresponds to the absurd and disorderly setting of the show.

Ennis Stucci owns a Red Owl grocery store in Eden Valley.

Red Owl is a true supermarket chain headquartered in Hopkins, Minnesota, but the brand was acquired in 1988.

The Red Owl Grocery is a tribute to the Coen Brothers film A Serious Man (2009).

The address Ray wrote to Morris was "Eden Prairie" but could be read "Coen Prairie". This is a tribute to the Joel Coen & Ethan Coen brothers.

As Morris puts down the torn page from the phone book, we can see an advertisement for the Dazzle salon.

This echoes the beauty business in season two, where Peggy Blumquist works.

Morris threw a cigarette butt into his knee when he tried to throw it out the car window.

This is a tribute to the Coen Brothers film The Big Lebowski (1998).

When Gloria entered her stepfather's house, she picked up a rocket-shaped trophy as a weapon, similar to the Hugo Award, one of the highest awards in science fiction.

In episode 2, Gloria found a newspaper clipping that her stepfather had won a Golden Planet award while sorting through her stepfather's belongings.

There was a similar plot in "Murdering Green Toes", trying to rob a rich man, but he got the wrong object and robbed another poor man with the same surname.

In order to meet the local requirements of Russia, the lines of "Frozen" have been partially changed.

In episode 2, one of Vladimir Putin's lines mentioned by Wim Varga was changed, and the part involving Russia and Putin was deleted.

Also in episode 4, Yuri Gurka's (Goran Bogdan) lines about Putin's anecdotes have been revised.

The original line was "When Putin was a kid, he knew he wanted to be an FSB", but it was later changed to "A boy wants to be a spy since he was a kid."

In the third episode, the motel that appeared was also the location of the American TV series "Twin Peaks Season 3" (2017).

The large neon star outside the motel is similar to the neon star outside the Murder Green Toe bowling alley.

Francesca Eastwood plays the younger version of Vivian, and Frances Fisher plays the older version of Vivian.

The two actors are mother and daughter, and Francesca Eastwood's father is Clint Eastwood. Frances Fisher and Clint Eastwood were married for six years from 1989 to 1995.

In the final scene of the episode, Gloria Berger's patrol car is number 18.

This is the same number as Lu's patrol car in Season 2.

Paul Ray Wise's story in a bar of a couple who stayed married and divorced at the same time is similar to Schrödinger's cat.

This paradox is similarly discussed in the Coen Brothers film "Serious Men."

The back view of Gloria Berger on the beach recreates the pose in the last photo of the Coen Brothers film Barton Fink (1991).

In this episode, the old woman from the Writers Guild office slowly walks out and presses the service bell with her hand. This scene pays homage to the hotel clerk Chet in "Barton Funk".

There are three movie posters on the wall of Zimmerman's office, the center one is a poster for the sci-fi movie "They Came."

The poster is very similar in color, typography and general design to that of Ed Wood's famous cult sci-fi film Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959).

In episode 4, Bee used the symphony "Peter & the Wolf" to match the instruments and characters, and the villain is still a wolf, similar to Thornton's metaphor of the predator wolf in the first season.

The bank manager explained to Ray that his new employee, Millie, had just moved from Bemidji, Minnesota.

This echoes Bemidji, which happened in the first season of Frozen.

The bank safe contained a bag of ashes from a dog named Luvian.

This echoes Luvienne, Minnesota, where Ed and Peggy live in season two.

Gloria Berger's new chief, Mo Damick, is a military veteran who likes to insert irrelevant military past stories into the conversation.

This is a tribute to Walter Sobchak in "Murdering the Green Toe," who also likes to keep referring to the wars fought.

In Episode 5, Officer Sandoval pays homage to the original film when Officer Sandoval visits Sy, which also features a friendly female officer questioning a nervous, guarded man.

The phrase "preferred nomenclature" used by Sy is also used in The Murder of Green Toes.

Wim Varga expresses his anti-Semitism for the first time in this episode.

He also became the second anti-Semitic villain after Lorne Malvo in the first season.

In episode 7, when the police enter the motel to arrest Nicky, Nicky is trying to escape through the bathroom window when the policeman hugs her and falls over her uniform.

This scene pays homage to the capture scene at the end of the original film.

At the end of Episode 7, it's Mr. Wrench sitting next to Nicky Swango on the prison bus. The deaf killer was arrested at the end of the first season.

The bowling alley appeared in episode 8, and the appearance of the alley, especially the star-shaped neon lights, is very similar to that in "Murder of Green Toes."

Inside the arena, Nicky and Paul had a friendly interaction reminiscent of the ending in "Murdering Green Toes."

Strangers in the film have supernatural attributes, as does Paul in the play.

According to actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Nicky's experience at the bowling alley was surreal and she was exhausted and unsure if she was dreaming. She is on a level beyond experience, not really in her body.

The title of episode 9, "Aporia," is an ancient Greek word meaning "a deadlock, difficult to pass, lack of resources, confusion."

It expresses philosophical confusion in philosophy, doubt in rhetoric, and refers to the relationship between Emmett and Vargar, who sold his soul to the devil.

Wim Varga and Nikki Swango deal in a scene similar to "Murder Green Toe," where the ransom bag is filled with dirty panties.

Episode 10 is titled "Somebody to Love," a reference to the Jefferson Airplane song of the same name.

The song is also used several times in "Serious Men".

Unpredictable absurd life,

Finally the survivors piece together the truth.

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The Law of Vacant Places quotes

  • Nikki Swango: You're the hand and I'm the glove.

    Ray Stussy: You're the bottle and I'm the beer.

    Nikki Swango: Or the beer and the glass in my case.

  • Ray Stussy: Hey! Dickhead!

    Maurice LeFay: Huh?

    Ray Stussy: I gotta place, turns out a place that needs some robbing. A little robbing, not wholesale burglary, just a specific... Just looking for a certain item. And if you do it... well let's just say... your little problem goes up in smoke.

    Maurice LeFay: What are we talking about?

    Ray Stussy: A stamp.

    Maurice LeFay: A stamp?... Like a... postage stamp?

    Ray Stussy: Yeah.

    Maurice LeFay: Cool... Cool... So I mean, I know I'm the moron but...

    Ray Stussy: It's not that kind of stamp numb nuts... It's a vintage stamp, it's got you know... sentimental value for me... It's my stamp.

    Maurice LeFay: Your stamp.

    Ray Stussy: But it's, you know, at someone else's house temporarily.

    Maurice LeFay: Cool, cool... So why not just ask for it back?

    Ray Stussy: Well it's, you know, complicated... Just get the damn stamp.