American Beauty Easter Egg - Look Closer

I love this movie and watch it all the time but just recently i found out that on the front cover where it says look closer it actually means look closer. as you progress throughout the movie the words look closer are scattered all through the backgrounds (the first one i saw was at his desk when he says "for you brad Ive got five") i think the look closer concept is just the director trying to make you get some more out of each scene.

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Contributed By: Adumb on 07-24-2004
Reviewed By: MrHappyHamster, Boneho Chane
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cheekypixies writes:
Thanks! Enjoy the film as it is, but now loving looking closer at each scene.
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Sambo writes:
That's a good tidbit of knowledge and interesting in the way it relates to the movie. However, Easter Eggs have to be undocumented and since the director has talked about and pointed this out before it doesn't really qualify. Still a good idea though.
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Alan Smithee writes:
Other references and/or examples of the "look closer" motif: The young neighbor Ricky Fitz uses his video camera to look closer at things and people especially Thora Birch's character. (WARNING SPOILER AHEAD!!!) Look Closer also refers to the scene where Ricky mentions about seeing God in the eyes of a dead person. Keep this in mind at the end of the movie when he "looks closer" at Kevin Spacey who just died. Taken a step further, the "Look Closer" could be taken to mean when you look closer at people, objects, communities, they may not be as they appear. The Gung-ho macho neighbor who is really gay, Mena Suvari's world-wise, "been there -done that" character is really a virgin.
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