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Snakes in Movies
Lizards in Movies
Turtles in Movies
Amphibians in Movies
Alligators and Crocodiles
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Snake Face
All Movie Snakes
Must Die!
All Movie Snakes
Want to Kill You!
Snake Bites
Snakes Used
as Weapons
Giant Monster Snakes with a Taste
for Human Flesh
Pet Snakes
Snakes Used
to Shock Us
Dancing With Snakes
Snake Charmers
Snake People
Snakes Used Realistically
Snakes Used for
Food or Medicine
Snake Fights
SnakeSexploitation
Throwing and
Whipping Snakes
 
Rattlesnakes
Cobras
Black Mambas
Boas, Pythons,
and Anacondas




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The Air I Breathe (2007)
 
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Some of these pictures and descriptions may give away plot details that you might not want to know before watching the film.
 
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Among its collection of parts, this movie has a pop singer (Sarah Michelle Geller) who is owned by a nasty gangster, and a doctor (Kevin Bacon) who desperately tries to save the love of his life (who married his best friend) from a venomous snake bite. Once again it's the old snake bite device, beloved of lazy screenwriters everywhere. (They also use the pedestrian killed by a car cliche to get rid of somebody quickly, and a really cheezy edge of a building cliff-hanger.) Julie Delpy is the woman who gets snake bit. She's some kind of toxicologist who is trying to cure hemophilia with snake venom. When she is handling and milking a "Russell's Viper" she manages to get bitten. Oops! The snake is fake, of course, but when we see a close-up of the snake biting her arm (CGI, I think) it looks completely different from the snake she's milking, in size, pattern, scales, you name it. But that doesn't matter really, because it probably wouldn't be noticed by anybody except a nerd who is watching in slow motion to get screen captures to put up on a stupid web page. (Hello.) But this time they don't use the device to get rid of somebody, they use it to add some of that all-things-are-connected 6-degrees-of-separation from Kevin Bacon movie mysticism that won Crash a gold statue a few years earlier. Back to the snake bite - the hospital was conveniently sent the wrong anti-venom so Delpy will die if she doesn't get a blood transfusion, but her blood type is so rare that the hospital doesn't have any on hand and neither does any other place in town. But when our intrepid Doctor Bacon watches a TV interview with the pop star Geller, he learns that she has the same rare blood type. He goes to heroic lengths to finally get Geller's blood (something those Buffy the Vampire Slayer vampires could never do) and Delpy survives to go and make the last of Richard Linklater's "Before" trilogy, movies I would much rather watch than this one. Maybe everything does connect to Kevin Bacon after all.
 

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