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Old 15-02-20, 07:28   #1
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I was rewatching the 2001 movie the other night.. And I still don't understand this line?

I can't find the scene on YouTube for reference, but it's after Lara finds the clock underneath the stairs, and Bryce is carefully taking the clock apart- with Hillary annoyed at how long he is taking.
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Old 15-02-20, 09:04   #2
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I was rewatching the 2001 movie the other night.. And I still don't understand this line?

I can't find the scene on YouTube for reference, but it's after Lara finds the clock underneath the stairs, and Bryce is carefully taking the clock apart- with Hillary annoyed at how long he is taking.
Meaning that the clock is not a clock it self but a "shell" (or camuflage) to hide the real clock inside.
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Old 16-02-20, 07:17   #3
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Still a very strange way to word it .
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That line has always made sense to me
However, because I'm not a native english speaker myself I'm struggling to know whether a particular wording would come across as unusual or weird to a native speaker.
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It's a misdirect. Like already said it's hiding the clock inside, like camouflage.
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Old 17-02-20, 01:26   #6
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I had interpenetrated it as not only the outside of the clock being camouflage, but the inside too. The "real" clock (aka the artifact) is hidden among the internals of the decorative clock, e.g. gears and metal bits, which look like the artifact itself.
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Old 19-02-20, 04:05   #7
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It's because Bryce is carefully taking the clock apart with the intent of putting it back together, as if the outside clock is important, but Lara realizes that the outer clock is just camouflage, to hide an important artifact in plain sight within an ordinary clock in case the wrong person finds it. Therefore, there is no reason to put the clock back together and waste all this time. So she just smashes it.
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^It's still a nice antique clock, even if it's not the thing she's looking for. She even goes to see Wilson about the clock (who else first thought he was a retired Winston?), but doesn't take the casing. What if there was more to learn from the surrounding pieces? Coded instructions and the like.
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