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    To shine the direct

    In the movie Red State, someone asks another person:

    Why did you shine the direct?
    I don't know what this means. My best guess that it means, "Why did you ignore the orders?", or, "Why did you not kill him?". This is just based on the answer that he gives him in response. However, I'm not sure.

    Can someone help me out?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: To shine the direct

    Are you sure that is exactly what was said?

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    #3

    Re: To shine the direct

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Are you sure that is exactly what was said?
    Yes, that is the exact quote.

    Hey, Joe. Really... why did you shine the direct?

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    Re: To shine the direct

    Sorry, I have no idea. I notice that one or two other people have been asking about this in other sites. Nobody seems to know.

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    #5

    Re: To shine the direct

    I can't verify it from here, but my guess is that you're reading the subtitles, and they have been incorrectly transcribed.

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    Re: To shine the direct

    Quote Originally Posted by BobSmith View Post
    I can't verify it from here, but my guess is that you're reading the subtitles, and they have been incorrectly transcribed.
    You're guess is wrong. How can you make this assumptions? These were the exact words that came out of his mouth.

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    Re: To shine the direct

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    You're guess is wrong. How can you make this assumptions? These were the exact words that came out of his mouth.
    Try not to be so sensitive. It is not uncommon for us to work on 'quotes' from films, only to find out that the quote was from subtitles. Subtitles can contain some appalling versions of what was actually said. Bob's guess was not unreasonable - and it was a guess only.

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    Re: To shine the direct

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Try not to be so sensitive. It is not uncommon for us to work on 'quotes' from films, only to find out that the quote was from subtitles. Subtitles can contain some appalling versions of what was actually said. Bob's guess was not unreasonable - and it was a guess only.
    You're right, it's just that I was surprised by such a response.

    I rarely rely on subtitles, unless, on rare occasions the dialogue is not clear due to background noice. In this case however, the dialogue was very clear, and I'm 100% positive that I got the phrase down right.

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    Re: To shine the direct

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    In this case however, the dialogue was very clear, and I'm 100% positive that I got the phrase down right.
    Other people appear to have heard the same, and to be just as puzzled.

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    Re: To shine the direct

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Other people appear to have heard the same, and to be just as puzzled.
    Okay thanks, glad to hear I'm not the only one

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