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    a few questions.

    On his release, he sets about getting his own back in the most extravagantly Jacobean way possible. The movie is put together with brutally uncompromising style and has the cold-steel edge of a knife against your throat.

    On <- this proposition mean 'after'?
    get one's own back i?= I assmum that it means he try to get his companion.
    jacobean way?
    put together = formed, organized and cut specifically in a film?

    brutally uncompromising= uncompromisingly brutal?;:

    has the cold steal edge of a knife against your throat.. I interpret the sentence that the movie make people shocked and unthinkable.


    Imagine a version of Patrick McGoohan's The Prisoner rewritten by Kafka, with echoes of Seven and The Usual Suspects, set in an Asian sado-abattoir,

    with echoes of Seven and the Usual suspects? what does Echoes mean in this sentence?

    sado-abattoir?< meaning?


    perhaps he would feel self-conscious about such an obvious preference.

    in this situation, it means confident?



    Tahnks for reading my inrritating questions.


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    Re: a few questions.

    Not a teacher

    On his release = Upon his release. It's somewhat similar to "after", but not exactly.

    Jacobean - as of Jacob?

    "echoes" - reflects maybe

    Not a quality answer but still better than nothing :)

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    Re: a few questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by besthost View Post
    Not a teacher

    On his release = Upon his release. It's somewhat similar to "after", but not exactly.

    Jacobean - as of Jacob?

    "echoes" - reflects maybe

    Not a quality answer but still better than nothing :)
    "Jacobean" means 'relating to the time or reign of King James [Latin: Iacobus]. So the sentence means either that the revenge used technology like that of the time of King James - possible, depending on the context - or (much more likely) it was like the plays written by the Jacobean tragedians (such as Cyril Tourneur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) - shockingly bloody and amoral.

    "echoes" = not so much reflects exactly, but 'contains or just suggests reflections of'. The text is suggesting that scenes or moods or effects used in this piece are vaguely reminiscent of the other films mentioned.

    b

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