Watched the movie “Jane Got a Gun” on Netflix a few nights ago. It’s a routine western with dying husband, former boyfriend, and lots of gunshots. Natalie Portman is Jane. (Natalie has never done harm to a movie.)

 

This film is noteworthy for other than Ms. Portman.

 

Midway into a standoff with bad guys, a sharp noise is heard in this desert cabin. Moment of tension. Gunshot? Breaking and entry? What?

 

The former boyfriend slowly opens the cabin door to take a hesitant look outside. He sees about 100 crows flying in a ragged flock, cawing like crazy. The first thing is, a flock of birds of any species in a desert-based western is worth noting. 

 

The boyfriend looks down to the cabin porch. There lies a dead crow. 

 

It flew into the cabin’s attic window and died! This wasn't a giant out-of-place glossy stadium window. Just a small cabin window in the middle of nowhere.

 

How strange is that? Not the flying-into-the-window. That happens far too often, though not very often in the middle of nowhere. Strange is including a window-reflection bird death as a plot point in a movie. Where did that come from?

 

 

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