07-14-2008, 06:50 PM #1
A thought just occurred to me....I may be way off base here. But, I have always thought that John was dictating that ransom note to Patsy, because I don't believe that she would have been in the right frame of mind to write all of that by herself. When the note says..."Listen carefully"...could that possibly have been John talking to Patsy....before the start of the RN, and she thought that it was part of the note? IOW...before he started dictating...he could have told her how to address it...MR. RAMSEY...and then said..."Listen carefully"....talking to Patsy, so that she wouldn't screw the note up? She thought that was the start of the note...and began to write? Just a thought...
07-14-2008, 06:55 PM #2Former Member
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I never thought of that but it makes a great deal of sense.
07-14-2008, 07:05 PM #3
I think that theory has been thrown around for a LONG time.
I also can't help but think of that song (The Perfect Nanny) from Mary Poppins when the kids are writing their letter for a Nanny...
and Michael keeps interjecting "That's the part I put in" & "I put that part in too" I half expect to hear John pipe in with that when he hears the RN read. lol
07-14-2008, 07:43 PM #4
I think Pat Brown agrees.I'm as mad as HELL and I'm NOT gonna take it anymore!.
07-14-2008, 08:19 PM #5
07-14-2008, 09:49 PM #6
Silly! I just posted this a few days ago, but has been such a whildwind recently trying to read every post.....but I obviously agree!
07-14-2008, 11:11 PM #7
07-14-2008, 11:17 PM #8Registered User
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I can picture PR doing just that-writing "listen carefully" instead of realizing that it was SHE who was supposed to be listening carefully. Of course, no one "listens" to a NOTE. "Read carefully" would apply I here.
But then again, they were "foreign"....THIS time, we get it RIGHT!
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07-15-2008, 12:46 AM #9
it does make sense.I've always thought John helped her write the note,to point to the former AG employees.he had no one else to blame.and Patsy could throw in the housekeeper b/c she needed money.
Since Patsy left a partial practice note, I'm not sure John even looked back at what she wrote.Perhaps they were running out of time by then.He may have been thinking of needing to take a shower (to wash off any potential evidence) b/f patsy made the 911 call, and LE arrived.something to ponder:
When the corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and the mortal have put on immortality, then shall we be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
O death, where [is] thy sting? O grave, where [is] thy victory?
The sting of death [is] sin; and the strength of sin [is] the law.
But thanks [be] to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:54-57
07-15-2008, 02:15 AM #10
The words "listen carefully" are in the movie Dirty Harry. It's been thought that quite a few phrases from the ransom note could have been taken from this movie and other crime movies.
07-15-2008, 10:08 AM #11
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07-15-2008, 10:24 AM #13
Personally, I think that the first two words of the body of the ransom letter are taken from what a person who answers a call from kidnapper's would hear in most movie versions of a kidnapping.
Think about it. The family member answers the phone and the kidnapper immediately attempts to aid the family member in identifying this call as important and lets the family member know it is the kidnapper calling with instructions without excessive wording. In a phone call, "Listen carefully!" accomplishes this intent better than any other introduction imaginable, IMO.
IMO, the author was pulling from a 'fantasy' pool of wording rather than from a reality based choice of wording.
The author was in TVLand, using only what they had heard from their own past.
07-15-2008, 11:24 AM #14
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