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Jez Conolly

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781906733773

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781906733773.001.0001

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‘I know how this one ends’

‘I know how this one ends’

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(p.15) ‘I know how this one ends’
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The Thing
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Jez Conolly

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906733773.003.0002

This chapter gives a detailed outline of the film's plot. It disambiguates between the titles of the various Thing film versions. It describes John Carpenter's version of The Thing as a film that is all about the loss of identity. The chapter also gives a few descriptive conventions and shorthand terminology for some of the key concepts and characters involved in the analysis. These are commonly used terms in Thing fan culture. The chapter gives a detailed summary of the film. It carefully describes how each character is introduced and how each meet their unfortunate demise, and chronologically narrates the events in the film.

Keywords:   plot outline, fan culture, loss of identity, John Carpenter, The Thing

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