macguffin macguffin

Definition(s):

  • (n) (film) a plot element that catches the viewers' attention or drives the plot

News

  • 'Thor: The Dark World' Is as Fun as It Should Be

    Part of why the Thor movies work as well as they do is because Chris Hemsworth really doesn't have to do that much to convince us he's a god. And the Thor movies know it, too, which is why they remain the true comedies of the Marvel universe. Though not quite as sprightly as Kenneth Branagh's original outing, Thor: The Dark World is still a zippy gambol. We learn about the movie's MacGuffin ...
    on November 9, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "The MacGuffin of it slowed down a little bit from what my original enthusiastic version was. Again, that's the way it works with Steven and Harrison and I," Lucas said. "We're not going to do anything anyone's uncomfortable with. We want to...
    on May 5, 2008 By: George Lucas Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The outcome is exactly the same as the graphic novel, but the MacGuffin, the gimmick, is a little different," Gibbons responded.
    on Feb 7, 2009 By: Dave Gibbons Source: Comic Book Resources

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