Monday, September 16, 2013

In hoc signo vinces

Innocenzio approaches Crocifisso…
Innocenzio: I got this invitation to join the fraternity. I was told it was secret. But I heard you were in it.
Crocifisso: So you want to know what it is? What it’s all about? “In hoc signo vinces.”
Innocenzio: My Latin’s a little rusty.
Crocifisso: “In this sign you will conquer.” Good night Innocenzio. Best of luck.

A suspenseful three part request, answer and exit.
A three part request: invitation > secret > you
A three part answer: You want to know? > What it is? > Latin
A three part exit: Translation > Leavetaking > Well-wishing

Compare this scene with Michael Douglas in The Game (Minute 21).
 Similar pattern.

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