Someone made a supercut of all the times Jack Burton expresses confusion in Big Trouble in Little China. Frankly, I’m shocked it only came to two minutes. Anyways, this video has resulted in two things: 1) I just remembered my old theory that John Carpenter deleted two of every three lines of dialog in the script, because almost no one actually replies to anyone in this film in any sensible way. It’s one of the reasons I love it. 2) I’m totally rewatching Big Trouble in Little China for the 284,947th time tonight. Happy Halloween, by the way. (Via FilmDrunk)
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