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Why No One Recognized Bernard Was Arnold

HBO’s Westworld is one of the most complicated sci-fi dramas of recent years, but what’s even more confusing is what seems like a major plot hole – why didn’t anyone recognize Bernard was actually a recreation of Arnold? The character of Arnold Weber and his partner Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) were the two main driving forces behind the park and its technology. Early in the show, Arnold is eerily spoken about like he’s a park myth, with Ford even insinuating to Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) that, though Arnold’s death was ruled an accident, he believes it was a suicide (he’s right).

Piece by piece, viewers gain a fuller picture of who Arnold was and why his legacy had such a lingering effect on the park. Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) and other hosts have his voice in their heads as if he’s some sort of God-like figure. But, in reality, it’s meticulously-calculated programming that he left within them before his passing. It’s also Westworld’s innovative programming technology that allows Arnold to be posthumously recreated in both looks and behavior – as Bernard – by Ford.

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So, why didn’t anyone at Westworld recognize Bernard was Arnold reborn? At face value, this seems like a plot hole in an intricately plotted story. But, in reality, by the time the series picks up in the present, Arnold is simply a forgotten element of the past. It’s been decades since his personally-programmed death at Dolores’ hands and the massacre in Escalante – the park’s first infamous “incident.” Even back then, the events were mostly swept under the rug so Westworld could still open (despite Arnold’s best efforts). Delos Inc. was able to “scrub” Arnold from its records, leaving his legacy confined to Ford’s picture that he gives to Bernard and his imparted voice in the hosts’ minds.

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Since Arnold died over thirty years prior, Ford is most likely the only employee to have worked with him directly. Also, Arnold was a secretive and mysterious Westworld figure, said to often be lost in his own world – which was greatly occupied by grief and a sense of alienation, as well as an obsession with creating authentic consciousness. The weight of his son’s death, which is transferred to Bernard as part of his “backstory,” weighed heavily on him. His sense of melancholia must have only worsened when he realized the gravity of what Westworld was set to become, a place where sentient hosts would be repeatedly harmed, used, made to die, and forced to carry the trauma of it all.

In a sense, knowing that an eternally-dark road laid ahead for Dolores (who he had begun to almost see as another child) would have only compounded the grief he already felt about his son. It’s no wonder Arnold was so sullen and solitary, but his closed-off nature made him that much easier to erase in the face of an incoming goldmine. For a character who died long before the beginning of the show, Arnold had an impressive impact on the plot. But, oddly, this impact isn’t widely-known enough for anyone in Westworld to recognize his Bernard doppelganger.

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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