I’m picky. I know that. I try not to be but I am. If I see something wrong on television or in a move, it bothers me. I haven’t finished some books because I find errors I can’t accept, that distract me from the story..
A recent example: I was watching a really terrible Richard Gere movie. He’d been an assassin but retired twenty years before the story began and became a CIA agent working against terrorism. However, he had to return to killing people. I don’t remember the reason or if there even was one–it was not a good movie so I don’t know if he had a motivation–but he did.
His method was novel. He had a watch with a thin wire inside which he used to garrote people. He activated this by pulling out the stem of the watch to which the wire was attached and easily pulled the length of wire from inside. The wire was so thin it left a bloody cut in the throat. After the victim died, Gere simply let go of the watch stem and the wire would contract back inside, ready to kill again. At no time did he clean the wire.
This left me with two questions I’d really like your opinion on. 1) Wouldn’t the dried blood on the wire make it difficult to pull it out when the time came for the next murder? 2) He’d been using this watch for twenty-five years. Wouldn’t an unpleasant odor come from the blood inside?
Just wondering. Because I’m picky and things like this bother me.