The Lovely Bones

Question: If Susie's body had been in a bag in the safe, how did people who went into his house (Lindsey when she broke into his house through the basement window) not smell her dead body?

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Answer: The dog could smell her body even from outside, and he barked and hesitated as he passed near the killer's house. Dogs can smell people from a long distance.

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Answer: The only person who went into the basement while the safe was there was Lindsey. The safe was airtight, so the odor at that point would have been contained inside it.

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Question: In the scene where the detective tells Susie's parents 'they found blood, lots of blood', how can they find blood if Susie's body was placed inside a locker?

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Chosen answer: Because he likely killed her in such a way that caused severe bleeding, and was before he moved the body and hid it in the safe.

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Continuity mistake: At Susie's locker, when Ray first approaches her, she is startled and closes her locker door almost completely, but not quite. In the next shot, the door is completely shut without her having touched it.

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Susie Salmon: My name is Salmon, like the fish. First name, Susie. I was fourteen years old when I was murdered on December 6th,1973. I wasn't gone. I was alive in my own perfect world. But in my heart, I knew it wasn't perfect. My murderer still haunted me. My father had the pieces but he couldn't make them fit. I waited for justice but justice did not come.

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Trivia: Peter Jackson had originally cast Saoirse Ronan as Susie because he wanted an unknown actress in the role. But in the middle of principal photography, Ronan earned Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Academy Award nominations for her role in Atonement.

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