Luke Clellan Dellorso
After seeing Get Out at Aperture tonight, I wanted to see what I had missed.
I remembered hearing my classmates mention a number of things that they did not notice the first time that they saw the film and it drove me to see what I missed. I do believe that I was so invested in the storyline and trying to piece everything together, that I missed a number of things. As such, I will present a few of the intriguing facts that I uncovered after having seen Get Out.
1.Childish Gambino’s Redbone
In an article that I found on CBR.Com, Jordan Peele was quoted saying, “Well, first of all, I love the ‘Stay Woke’ [lyric] — that’s what this movie is about.” I soon began to realize how many warnings were presented in this film. The film was truly telling us “Get Out”, from the very beginning.
2. Michael Abels’ Song Sikiliza Kwa Wahenga
Jordan Peele explained that this song, which is the film’s theme song, presents a number of warnings: “The words are issuing a warning to Chris. The whole idea of the movie is “Get out!”—it’s what we’re screaming at the character on-screen. They go, ‘Brother, brother,’ in English, and then something to the effect of, ‘Watch your back. Something’s coming, and it ain’t good.'”
3. The Number 237 is said over the P.A. System
Jordan Peele is a lifelong fan of The Shining and as such, he made a vast number of references to it as well as other horror films.
After leaving this film, I felt very strange. I felt as though something was wrong and I could not seem to sit still. The film presents an idea that is chilling, especially because it is not set in fantasy, but rather in a world with perverse people. I cannot seem to shake the feeling, even as I am writing this.