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The Big Chill is an interesting movie about a group of friends and their weekend together All of the characters meet up due to the death of Alex They all loved him and one another very much but it was Alex committing suicide that brought them together The main question of the film is where did Alexs hope go He took his own life and his best friends dont even know why The editing in this film is superb The director Lawrence Kasdan does some wonderful things in the making of this film He actually shows the death of Alex without showing him dying The cinematography in this first scene never allows you to even see the face of Alex It shows different parts of his body being dressed in a suit However you dont even know it is a dead body until you see the stitched up cuts on his wrists The song for this scene kind of lets the viewer know that something is wrong It says not much longer would you be mine With this the viewer knows that somebody has lost another Also during this scene Kasdan starts to introduce all of the other characters He does this by showing each of them on their way to Alexs funeral Kasdan reveals some of the characters personality traits and some of their feelings for one another Another key scene in this film is when Sara allows her husband Harold to have sex with Meg The whole weekend Meg is trying to decide who she wants to impregnate her First she asks Nick but he just kind of puts her off and changes the subject Next she asks Sam and he decides not to because he feels it would be better that way Now shes stuck and decides that this weekend isnt the right weekend The scene starts out with a phone conversation between Meg and Saras daughter Here
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