Originally Posted by ti'esar
The most common modern usage of MacGuffin is simply any object that's central to the plot, regardless of whether it's actually "interchangeable" or not.
I don't think the Gates are Hitchcockian MacGuffins, for instance.
I have no doubt that the gates exist as MacGuffins, but are they becoming Double MacGuffins?
Wizard's First Rule: People will believe anything, either because they want it to be true, or they are afraid it is true.
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