Still thinking about Speed and that baby stroller, and: what if they just recut the film very slightly to omit the explicit confirmation that it was cans. What if we just see Keanu look out of frame and then he tells Sandra that it was cans, and we never know.
What if we are left to decide whether Keanu chose to, metaphorically, shoot the hostage to keep Sandra on mission and save lives.
What if the reason they break up before Speed 2 is she found out that's what happened.
@joshmillard Doesnʼt work. Thereʼs too much relief in Keanuʼs voice when he tell her it was cans. Youʼre underestimating the subtlety of Keanuʼs acting. The man could perform Speed alone on an empty stage and it would be like you were right there in the middle of the action.
@monkeyborg Hrm, yeah. It's been too long since I've seen the movie. Maybe I'll rewatch that scene and see if I can contrive some sort of harder edit that would work at all.
@joshmillard Lol I just watched it like a week ago, for the first time in about 20 years. Your musings are extremely timely for me.
@monkeyborg I was thinking of it out of the blue because (and this is how my "literally everything is a figurative ear-worm" brain works with it's hyperactive free-association) i looked at a picture of a bus
@joshmillard [Keanu looks out window] it's ok, it's ok, it's just cans
[camera zooms in on cans flying through air, in slow-mo]
[signature of Piero Manzoni is clearly visible on every can]
[Keanu, face draining of color, single tear rolling down cheek, to self] cans, they're just cans, just ordinary cans
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