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I think a lot of these people who over promise and imagine that they can do things well beyond what anybody else has done so far, they are possessed of a certain delusional quality — a certain kind of narcissistic belief in their own powers, that's become, in a way, kind of my stock and trade : to examine those characters,'cause there's something glorious about that.
But famously, The Dynamizer never allowed anybody to look inside the box and made a fortune until, sadly, somebody died as a result of a misdiagnosis based on The Dynamizer device. And The Dynamizer was shut down. So that was interesting, did Elizabeth go trolling for prior inventors ? I don't know.
I spent a lot of time on the idea of auditing because it's a kind of talking cure, so the beginning of the film, people talk their way in. By the end, they talk their way out. Speaking out has become their way of not only leaving the church but helping others who might be suffering under the abuses. The idea of speaking out is fundamental to the film.