3. Shooter: The gun don’t shoot.
2. Dr Strangelove: The bomb doors.
Hurt Locker: The bomb disposal wagon at the beginning, explosive protection suits in general
3. The Deepwater Horizon: The Deepwater Horizon
2. The Shallows: The flare gun.
Blood Simple: Ray’s car.
3. Living in Oblivion: The fog machine
2. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol: Ethan’s climbing gloves
The Fly: The telepod.
3: Primer - Sure it’s a great time machine, but it was supposed to be a mass reduction machine.
2: 2001 - HAL
1: The Big Lebowski - If I could bend the rules a bit, all of my entries would be from this film, which is all about things not working as intended (and is also the Coens going back to Noir). But I’ll just go with the improvised door jam.
The Joker’s detonator is a great one, but we steered clear of it because it doesn’t not work for very long. Then again, that’s also the case with John Getz’ car in Blood Simple, which was my number one pick.
All is Lost is a GREAT pick, Guap.
Also, it came up during the podcast, but doesn’t HAL actually work? He does exactly what his programming tells him.
Yeah. His number one priority was the mission. Because of the decision to have him lie to the astronauts, he decides that human life is a lower priority, especially after he lipreads their decision to essentially shut down his higher functions. Like cutting out all of a human brain except for the medulla oblongatta.
HAL is supposed to hide the real mission from the crew until they arrive, not kill them, or even complete the mission without them (that’s Ash’s directive). He malfunctions as a result of being made to lie.