'Total Recall' Involves So Much Broken Glass

March 13, 2012


Though Arnold Schwarzenegger himself brought to light most of the subtle themes of Total Recall (the theme of "I continuously used him as a human shield, and then I threw him down," for example), here's at least one his in-depth commentary missed: the repetition of breaking glass. Perhaps as visual metaphor for Quaid's fractured mind, perhaps because all this glass shattering all over looks pretty cool, the Paul Verhoeven film has so, so many instances of glass being ruined.

The reason I'm suddenly aware of this? Because all that glass-breaking has now been compiled into one video montage of non-stop shatters. Have a look below, but don't forget to wear shoes! Haha! Because of all the broken glass.

(Thanks, RG!)

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