October 22, 2006 11:10 AM Subscribe
"The Prestige" spoiler question, do not read if you have any intention of seeing the movie.
posted by hwestiii to media & arts (29 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The wife and I just saw the film "The Prestige" last night and have been unable to agree on what happens with "the machine". For those familiar with the movie and/or the book (I haven't read it), I'm wondering whether, when the machine is activated, is the original item transported and a copy remains in the machine, or is the transported item the copy, or does it even matter?
From an existential standpoint, it would have definitely mattered to me, although I thought the film muddied things a bit, contrasting Angier's behavior after his first experience in the machine, and the later public performances of "The Transported Man".