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User currently offlineTreeny From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 319 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 9713 times:

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OK, its an old film but it was on TV last night so I watched it again and enjoyed it....

The only thing is that neither I not my wife can work out is what is the meaning of those wings we keep seeing? On the box and then he paints them on the sail he makes for the raft he leaves the island on......am guessing that it isnt a FEDEX logo but the logo of the company the lady he meets at the end owns / works for?

I cant understand the link between the wings, why Chuck doesnt open the box and why he writes "The packaged saved my life"

Would really appreciate any info!!!

Thanks as always

Mark

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User currently offlineMoo From Falkland Islands, joined May 2007, 3909 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 9709 times:



Quoting Treeny (Thread starter):
The only thing is that neither I not my wife can work out is what is the meaning of those wings we keep seeing? On the box and then he paints them on the sail he makes for the raft he leaves the island on......am guessing that it isnt a FEDEX logo but the logo of the company the lady he meets at the end owns / works for?

I cant understand the link between the wings, why Chuck doesnt open the box and why he writes "The packaged saved my life"

The wings are the symbol of the artist, she seems to like the form and thus uses it everywhere.

The reason he doesn't open the box is that delivering it gives him a reason to live, it gives him something to hold on to and a reason to fight to get off the island.

The director has joked that the package contained a waterproof, solar powered satellite phone.


User currently offlineBravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 9676 times:



Quoting Treeny (Thread starter):
am guessing that it isnt a FEDEX logo but the logo of the company the lady he meets at the end owns / works for?

That's my understanding.

Quoting Treeny (Thread starter):
I cant understand the link between the wings, why Chuck doesnt open the box and why he writes "The packaged saved my life"

He wanted to deliver it after being rescued so it was hope/inspiration to continue living.


User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2242 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 9665 times:



Quoting Moo (Reply 1):
The director has joked that the package contained a waterproof, solar powered satellite phone.

Among other things:




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User currently offlineJonathan-l From France, joined Mar 2002, 502 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 9658 times:

There was great ad a few years back where the end scene is reenacted.
Tom Hanks delivers the package, as a symbol of his survival, and the woman says: "So what have we got here?". She then opens the package: "Oh my. A GPS, a sat-phone..."
Can't remember what product was advertised though. FedEx?


User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3704 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 9654 times:
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Quoting Moo (Reply 1):

In addition it provides him with the drive to finish the FedEx mission. He delivers the package and put the not on it saying something to the effect of "you saved me" or something like that.



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User currently offlineFr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5388 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 9648 times:

The wings were also the inspiration for his sail.


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User currently offlineSkywatch From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 923 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 9598 times:



Quoting Homer71 (Reply 3):

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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6003 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 9592 times:



Quoting Treeny (Thread starter):
OK, its an old film but it was on TV last night so I watched it again and enjoyed it....

Old? Wow. As far as I'm concerned, that film was fairly recent. :P


If you want to talk old films involving planes and recues, then look no further than Airport '77. (Yes, I know it was cheesy.)



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User currently offlineJetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2783 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 9422 times:
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Quoting Moo (Reply 1):
The director has joked that the package contained a waterproof, solar powered satellite phone.

I wish they did have that in the movie. It would have been hilarious.
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