1. Mary Robinette Kowal (@MaryRobinette)
    17 January 2013 @ 11:18 pm

    Very nicely done. Although you could also argue that the limo is the gateway to the Milleau.

    • Eric
      18 January 2013 @ 3:45 pm

      Thanks Mary. Your point about the limo made me realize that there are at least four gateways at the beginning of the moive. John arrives in Los Angeles by plane in the opening image, so “the west coast” could be viewed as the overarching milieu. He then gets in the limo which is his first hint about the high dollar executive reality his wife is living in (a funny moment happens he tries to defy this by choosing to ride in the front seat next to the driver).

      Then he passes the gateway into the building where most of the story takes place, and yet passes another gate when he takes the elevator to the 30th floor where the Christmas part is at.

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