Forget 5 and 15 17ths per cent. The awesome number here is 43, the number of seconds between the devastation of 1:55 and the renewed optimism of 2:38.
And this, of course, is the line that closes the deal on the sequel, arguably Hollywood’s greatest unmade masterpiece:
“Frankly sir, I’d like to have you along. You’re a man of nice judgement and many resources.”