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In short, the atmosphere is often a hyperreality where cinematic trap doors can catch us up, just like Visser's traps trick Ray and Marty. For instance, take the movie's ceiling fans. These mundane objects, reminiscent of film noirs and their preair-conditioning origins, slice heavy, broody air with their shutterlike blades. They slow the passage of time. Unlike the ubiquitous blower in Lawrence Kasdan's more straightforward noir Body Heat (1981), where perspiration visibly marks both clothing and naked skin, Sitnple's fans have little to do with cooling sweaty bodies.
His lighter, engraved with the phrase "Man of the Year," spells trouble (think of the opening narration), and the name next to this distinction is the feminine-sounding Loren. The men are catty. Marty wanted neither photos nor a blow by blow of his wife's sexual encounter, but Visser insists on giving him both. Going tit for tat, Marty idly threatens decapitation and throws Visser's payment onto the floor. The PI'S initial response to such treatment is to laugh it off. Despite their mutual distaste for each other, Marty reengages the PI with a new proposition.