A Room with a View

Question: Why did Cecil tell Charlotte to give him the sovereign? Wasn't he owed only 15 shillings by Freddy? A sovereign's 20 shillings so was he gonna give Freddy back the other 5 shillings? I don't understand, please explain.

Question: While in Italy, the Anglican pastor tells a joke, and the punch line is about an American seeing a "yellow dog." Exactly what is he referring to?

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Chosen answer: The joke is: The American girl asks her father "What did we see in Rome?" The man says "Rome was where we saw the yellow dog." Explanation: Americans can tour the Eternal City and all they will see that is memorable or of interest to them is a dog.

Myridon

I don't get it. It doesn't make sense.

What part doesn't make sense? Rome is filled with better things than a dog. To put it another way, it would be like if you went to one of the greatest sporting event live with on-field/court-side/ring-side tickets and when asked about the event you said "I thought the nachos were good."

Bishop73

Question: In the scene in Florence with the two fighting Italians, does one of them die? In one shot he is still moving his jaw, in another shot he seems rather motionless.

Answer: It's unknown if he survived or not, nor is it important to the film's plot. The scene is about how witnessing a violent act affects Lucy. The entire trip to Italy has a powerful effect on her personality, opening her to new emotions and sensations that she's never experienced before, having lived a rather pleasant though constricted and conventional life in England.

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Continuity mistake: Right after Lucy buys her pictures, she walks on the plaza and takes off her coat, carrying it on her arm. When she starts fainting, George catches her and starts carrying her. Both of her arms are in clear sight and the coat is nowhere to be seen. The shot changes, and then her coat is again wrapped around her right arm, squished between their bodies.

Sereenie

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