The tombstone was slightly out of focus, but I could have sworn that I saw it.
If it did say that, that would be a nice little homage to the lovely long
It would also mean he'd had some practice with that how to save women
falling off bridges thing.
I didn't notice the tombstone-- I'll watch for it when I see the movie again--
but in a way I thought Gwen *was* in the film, i.e., Kirsten Dunst's Mary Jane
Watson seemed a lot more like a redhaired Gwen, personality-wise, than the
irrepressibly "fun-loving" Mary Jane we're used to from the comics. And of
course, the Gwen resemblance was pointed up when MJ in the film *almost* meets
that same fate that Gwen did in the comics at the hands of the Green Goblin.
Not that there was anything terribly wrong with that. The way Mary Jane was
played in the movie worked fine in the context of the movie. It was just that
the movie MJ didn't match up with the comics MJ as closely as nearly all of the
other characters in the film did.
"You can't kill the truth. Well, actually, you CAN kill it...but it'll come
back to haunt you later." (Capt. John Sheridan)
It was more than "seemed a lot like" I think. In one of the reviews I
read over the weekend Raimi states that the movie M.J. is an
amalgamation of the comics Gwen and M.J.
AND HER ALLIES!!!
I thought it said Rachel Ewen. I spent the last several minutes trying
to figure out if that was a comic character or just an incidental
I don't recall many tombstones that list the last name first.
Boring stories by a boring man
> On 05 May 2002 18:43:24 GMT, atra...@aol.com (Atragon1) wrote:
> >Was it my imagination, or in the final scenes of the film where MJ & Peter
> >in the graveyard, does the tombstone in back of Peter have "Stacy Gwen"
> >into it?
> >The tombstone was slightly out of focus, but I could have sworn that I saw
> >If it did say that, that would be a nice little homage to the lovely long
> >departed Gwen.
> I thought it said Rachel Ewen. I spent the last several minutes trying
> to figure out if that was a comic character or just an incidental
> I don't recall many tombstones that list the last name first.
Yes, it was Rachel Ewen. Died in 1965? Doesn't ring a bell
When I googled "Rachel Ewen", the first hit is an actress who played
in a couple of episodes of "Commissioned Strand". Interestingly enough,
none come up on imdb.com ; I see a Gwenda Ewen, Lesley Ewen and
a Linda Ewen.
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I think this was just a real headstone, no?
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I thought the same thing, but I looked more closely. The second name is
definitely "Owen". And I think the first is "Stanley".
Personally, here's my sick-and-twisted version of what they'll do in the
sequels: Having left Peter and MJ unentangled, they introduce the character of
Gwen Stacy. Peter and Gwen become romantically involved. Then in movie 3 or 4,
when Harry goes insane and becomes the Goblin, he promptly duplicates what
should have been his father's greatest triumph... by taking Gwen up to the top
of the bridge. This time, however, there is no accompanying cable car. So,
instead of jumping after Gwen, Peter desperately uses his web to catch her...
And we know the rest.
(Of course, they won't do this.)