The following is a list of questions that I have seen time and
time again on message boards, in private emails,
and also across the Internet. If you have other questions or
corrections please feel free to email me at Eqfansite@aol.com
or leave a message on the message board
- JenGe (Webmaster)
| Why do Brandt & Dupont
They are both feeling. Several clues to this are given throughout
the film. Also note that Prozium does not eliminate emotions
entirely but merely suppresses the highs and lows like many drugs
we have today. This is made clear at the beginning of the film.
Wimmer - "I think Brandt is smiling because he feels something. He does
remark that he needs to get his dose adjusted which implies he is
either over medicated or under-medicated. I always thought the latter.
In fact, I hired Taye for his smile because I thought it was too
perfect and anyone that perfect had to be a facist. A number of people
have mentioned this and, generally, where there's smoke, there's fire -
so it was a mistake of sorts but my feeling going is was that since we
Americans generally feel that facisistic societies are hypocritical at
heart they would assume that those in power were breaking all the
rules. I'm pretty certain the Marxist tenet ' each according to his
needs' didn't apply to Stalin. The Nazi's tolerated and even concealed
Ernst Rohm's homosexuality until he became politically inconvenient
(for unrelated reasons) and then destroyed him. DuPont
Absolutely. This one's definite - it's why I put him in the lavish (as
lavish as the budget would allow) office at the
end.” (from CHUD Message Board)
Message Board Discussion...Why Brandt is smiling in film?)
Why was Equilibrium a limited theatrical release and why
the lack of advertising?
Writer/Director Kurt Wimmer stated the following... "the worst thing it
had against it was that it was in profit due to foreign pre-sales prior
to release. The studio saw no reason to risk further monies on P&A
and risk turning a money-maker into a money-loser." (Interview @ Sci/fi Dimensions)
Equilibrium Trailer Music - What music is used in the trailer?
According to soundtrack.net it is... (see discussion...Trailer Music)
- "Imperial Force" - X-Ray Dog
- "Narrow Escape" - X-Ray Dog
- "The Exalted One" - X-Ray Dog
How do the people of Libria have children with limited emotions and why
Wimmer's comments... "It brings me to another small point that a number
of people have brought up (so the gaff is mine) and that is the
institution of marriage. ...this world was only maybe 30 years young
and to my mind, this would mean that there would still be vestigial
remnants of our own time. So, yes, birth is in vitro but with humans I
don't think you can wipe the slate completely clean too abruptly, (the
communists had to keep churches around for years, gradually eroding
their power) so this shell of the family unit still existed (but, we
can assume, wouldn't for much longer) kind of like certain traditions
or sayings we have whose origins we no longer
remember." (from CHUD Message
Q. What music does
Preston listen to on the record player and which version is it?
is Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, First Movement. The exact
one used in the film is unknown since it is not listed in the end
credits. Wimmer does mention on the DVD commentary that he
intended to use the Karajan rendition but was unable to due to
cost. In the end he had to settle on a bargain bin version. (see
the audio teaser by Kurt Wimmer about this scene on the DVD page
as well as an Interview
with EQ's music editor - Richie Nieto...)
What poem does Partridge read in the Cathedral segment?
The last three lines of "He Wishes For the Cloths of Heaven" by W. B.
Yeats. The entire poem can be found at the bottom of the Trivia page.
How did Preston get the cut on his neck that we see bleeding at the end
of the film?
Preston was grazed with a bullet during the fight with Dupont. (DVD
commentary & Atlanta Q&A)
Where can I find a coat/costume like Preston's?
A. Abbyshot.com has
created a replica of the Cleric's coat. Information &
pictures can be found on their website here...
What type of car do the Clerics drive in the film?
"They drive white 1998 Cadillac Seville STS Sedans, modified interior
design, pure white in the cabin as well, and a high priced tint job."Cleric Ryan, Resistance Member
Why do the UK posters & DVD cover state, "From the Makers of
Minority Report & Speed?"
This is mostly in reference to Jan de Bont who has his name attached to
all three films; Equilibrium - producer, Minority Report -
producer, Speed - Director (see Site's
What type of gun is used by the clerics?
The Cleric's firearm is a highly modified Beretta. (Discussion as to
the model range from a 92FS or "Blademaster" - see What guns are used in the movie??)
- For other guns used in the film see Equilibrium
| What is the Cleric's
Where can I Find it?
is an Android Alien watch and can be purchased at the Android
website. (A very
special thanks to Kelvin & Android for
reissuing it!!! Also thanks to pylorns1 for finding the
link.) (... see other EQ
Where can I find the soundtrack or score for Equilibrium and who's it
All the music from Equilibrium beside Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, are
original to the film and composed by Klaus Badelt with additional music
by Ramin Djawadi & Geoff Zanelli. It is currently not officially
available to the public. (NOTE - There are a number of bootlegs
floating around but I personally will not use this site to promote
them just as with the pirated DVD. See discussion - Equilibrium Soundtrack Thread 4)(see also the Interview
with EQ's music editor - Richie Nieto...)
Where are Kurt Wimmer's cameos in the film?
including "hands" or "voices" as mentioned on the DVD...1. Silhouetted
figure in the Grammaton Cleric introduction with narration, 2. Rebel
who is pushed up against the column in the warehouse raid and executed.
(Detailed comments by Wimmer on the Action
Who created "Gun Kata" and coined the phrase?
The answer to both is writer/director Kurt Wimmer though there has been
some discussion on the message board about Gun Kata's originality. (see
discussion...Is Gun Kata Original??)
wire work used in the film and if not how was the motorcycle flip
Kurt Wimmer..."No - no wires in that scene or anywhere else in the
film. Christian's stunt double (Mike Smith) was a champion college
diver from Texas. I asked him if he could do a lay-out gainer. He said
yes..." (more info on Action Info page...)
Which of the stunts did Christian Bale perform himself?
All of them except for three; the gainer off the motorcycle as well as
the summersault and side spin during the hall sequence.
| What Film is Kurt Wimmer
in the DVD Commentary that He Stole
a Shot from (Coke comment)?
can't help you but you can join the discussion about the subject on the
message board here...
Why are two different actresses credited with the roll as Viviana
From Atlanta Q&A with Kurt Wimmer ..."There are two
actresses playing the roll because the "video" incineration segment was
taped quite a bit earlier. When it came time to film the arrest the
original actress was nowhere to be found. Not even her agent knew
where she was so they had to find a new one for the roll."
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