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Why do iPhones let you guess who the killer is in movies?

A very simple trick allows you to guess who the culprit is in the thriller film Knives Out. A tip that we owe not to the screenwriter of the film, but to Apple.

This Sunday, May 12, France 2 viewers turned detectives while watching the film Knives Out, broadcast in the first part of the evening. This American film released in 2019 features a divided family mystery of the patriarch’s death. At loggerheads it’s one of those films whose main interest is to have fun guessing who the criminal is before the end of the film, analyzing the characters’ behavior and paying attention to details.

However, as with other productions, there is a very simple way exclude suspects, regardless of the complexity of the scenario. The only condition: that the characters in this movie Cluedo have cell phones, visible on the screen.

” THE bad guys can’t have iPhone on screen“

Porté for a flopée of stars dont Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Evans or even Toni Collette, the film we entered into the mystery of the death of Harlan Thrombey, a script of novels policiers retrouvé sans vie dans son office.

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In 2020, Rian Johnson, the film’s director, revealed a surprising suggestion to exclude suspicions, during an interview given to Vanity Fair :


I don’t know if I should say this, because it will be a problem for me for the next mystery film I write. But it doesn’t matter, it’s very interesting. Apple lets us use iPhones in movies but, and this is very important if you’re watching an investigative movie, THE bad guys can’t have iPhone on screen.

“All the directors who want to keep the identity of the bad guy in their films will want to kill me now”, the director joked. In his film all the characters appear with an iPhone, except the culprit.

While Apple has not confirmed this potentially confidential information, the Apple brand is the most omnipresent among product placements in films, along with Coca-Cola or Dony. Le Figaro remember that in the 2000s, fans of the series 24 hours fixed I already suspected a connection between Apple product placements and negative characters. Magazine Wired he had then noticed it only the ” friendly » had MacBooks.

For fans ofAt loggerheadsthe following, Glass Onion: a story of unsheathed daggersis available on Netflix.

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