The movie clearly states that nothing happened between them.
I do not remember that at all. Can you tell me where "the movie
clearly states that nothing happened between them." Individual characters with an incentive to lie said that, but that is not at all the same thing as the movie
showing us that nothing happened.
In the real world they would have been found with a couple of kids running around.
Not necessarily if they restricted vaginal intercourse to the time of the month in which a woman is extremely unlikely to become pregnant and engaged in sexual acts that cannot result in pregnancy the rest of the time.
I have to believe that Burkett and Ellen called themselves Adam and Eve because they saw themselves in a state of nature, i.e. before there were social conventions about right and wrong.
It is even less likely that Nick did not have sex with women in the seven years. He knew that his wife was dead, and he would've mourned her, but he would have more or less gotten over her and moved on. Because there was no body, he could not get married for seven years, but he had no reason to be celibate.
I suspect that one reason Nick has so much trouble telling Bianca that his wife has returned is that he has been having sex with her based on the promise that he will marry her as soon as he is legally able to do so.
It is easy to understand why Nick does not want to explain that to Ellen, or to deal with Bianca's reaction if that is the case.
Go the the scene in the "Pacific Club" by the pool right after Steven comes to Nick and Ellen's table, and Nick invites Steven to join them for lunch. Elen tells Steven that Nick has rem arried, and Steven is thrilled. He says it's great, now he can ask Ellen to marry him! He says she is the greatest this and that, and the greatest playmate. BUT then he says "If it matters to you, Nick, Ellen and I did nothing to feel any need to reproach ourselves for in the 7 years we were on the island." (I may have a word or 2 off but that's what he says.)
It's funny how many people read sex into their relationship while the words are the opposite, although kind of stilted. When you pay close attention, there is no sex between the opposite sexes but lots of innuendo directed at the real couple offscreen, Cary Grant and Randolph Scott, who had been living together since 1932, and who shared a room at the hotel where the pool scene was filmed and were very open about their relationship while there.
It's funny how many people read sex into their relationship while the words are the opposite
Many people read sex into the situation because they are aware of human nature.
but lots of innuendo directed at the real couple offscreen, Cary Grant and Randolph Scott,
That is quite interesting, but it turns it into a completely different movie.There is no reason why you cannot have heterosexual sex where it would've occurred, beyond any question, in real life, and also be aware of the ironies in the homosexual subtext.