The only thing that I seemed to get out of this was this is actually one huge film project (of Neal’s?) basically a hidden film project within a television show?
I guess I am not necessarily understanding why the different continuity errors and filming techniques could not be the work of a crew that made a mistake (it happens) and wanting to make a scene more suspenseful.
Though what if these “clues” are a sort of means showing how Emma sees the world versus Henry. We have someone who finds the “clues” that could explain the premise in real world terms. A sort of Emma type.
Then we have the type who might want to believe it was all real (or wish it would be–though I would never want to meet Cora). A sort of Henry type.
I don’t think it is really any much deeper. I think the crew purposely choose specific filming techniques and methods to create a world, enriches it and to visually show the emotional state of a character.
For instance we have the beginning scene of Broken.
In the beginning of Broken we have a very muted scene were they emphasize on the clopping of the horse’s hooves in the background. Then suddenly we are bombarded with the real sounds of the city. I think it was showing a few things.
One) the difference of the world of Storybrooke and by extension Fairytale Land that has that small town feel (few cars passing through) and Fairytale Land that does not have the things we have such as pistols, cars, etc. Two) The while the city is very busy that a person can still be “alone” or feel in their own world…where all they hear or feel is the “clopping” of their feet. Three) The mp3 player I believe shows that for some it is a choice to alienate themselves from the energy, the noise, etc of others.