History Creator / AlexanderPayne

10th Feb '18 1:50:22 PM Mdumas43073
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Alexander Payne (born 10 February 1961) is an acclaimed filmmaker from Omaha, Nebraska. His films generally include the following tropes:

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Alexander Payne (born 10 February 10, 1961) is an acclaimed filmmaker from Omaha, Nebraska. His films generally include the following tropes:


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29th Dec '17 9:56:46 PM MackWylde
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* GreyAndGrayMorality

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* GreyAndGrayMoralityGreyAndGrayMorality: His films are about the modern person, fallible but complex. Heroes are not perfect and any character that seems antagonistic still has redeeming qualities.
29th Dec '17 9:47:12 AM Saveelich
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* AuteurLicense: Gained it after ''Election'', to the point where he has final cut on every film he makes.
* BittersweetEnding: His endings are this at happiest. With the exceptions of [[spoiler: [[DownerEnding About Schmidt]] and [[EarnYourHappyEnding Nebraska.]]]]
* BlackComedy
* ButtMonkey: [[Film/{{Election}} Jim]], [[Film/AboutSchmidt Warren]], [[Film/{{Sideways}} Miles]] and [[Film/{{Nebraska}} David and Woody]] can attest to this.
* CentralTheme: Existential crises, satirical depictions of American society,
* CreatorProvincialism: Alexander Payne ''is'' Omaha.
* CringeComedy
* EagleLand: Overwhelmingly type 2.
* GreyAndGrayMorality
* SlidingScaleofIdealismVsCynicism: His films generally lie a tad more towards the cynical end of the spectrum, however his films aren't generally mean spirited. His protagonists are still pretty likable to route for and care about.
* TheFilmOfTheBook: ''Citizen Ruth'' and ''Nebraska'' are the only two films he's directed which are not adaptations of novels.
* UncreditedRole: He was an uncredited script doctor for ''Film/MeetTheParents'' and ''Film/JurassicPark3''.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Especially his first two films.


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!!His films provide examples of:

* AuteurLicense: Gained it after ''Election'', to the point where he has final cut on every film he makes.
* BittersweetEnding: His endings are this at happiest. With the exceptions of [[spoiler: [[DownerEnding About Schmidt]] and [[EarnYourHappyEnding Nebraska.]]]]
* BlackComedy
* ButtMonkey: [[Film/{{Election}} Jim]], [[Film/AboutSchmidt Warren]], [[Film/{{Sideways}} Miles]] and [[Film/{{Nebraska}} David and Woody]] can attest to this.
* CentralTheme: Existential crises, satirical depictions of American society,
* CreatorProvincialism: Alexander Payne ''is'' Omaha.
* CringeComedy
* EagleLand: Overwhelmingly type 2.
* GreyAndGrayMorality
* SlidingScaleofIdealismVsCynicism: His films generally lie a tad more towards the cynical end of the spectrum, however his films aren't generally mean spirited. His protagonists are still pretty likable to route for and care about.
* TheFilmOfTheBook: ''Citizen Ruth'' and ''Nebraska'' are the only two films he's directed which are not adaptations of novels.
* UncreditedRole: He was an uncredited script doctor for ''Film/MeetTheParents'' and ''Film/JurassicPark3''.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Especially his first two films.
29th Dec '17 9:46:24 AM Saveelich
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* ''Film/{{Downsizing}}'' (2017) -- A social satire in which an average man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.

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* ''Film/{{Downsizing}}'' (2017) -- A social satire in which an average man realizes thinks he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.shrink.
14th Dec '17 9:30:31 PM MackWylde
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* GreyAndGrayMorality
14th Dec '17 8:52:30 PM MackWylde
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* SlidingScaleofIdealismVsCynicism: His films generally lie on the cynical end of the spectrum.

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* SlidingScaleofIdealismVsCynicism: His films generally lie on a tad more towards the cynical end of the spectrum.spectrum, however his films aren't generally mean spirited. His protagonists are still pretty likable to route for and care about.
11th Dec '17 7:54:35 PM MackWylde
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* CrapsackWorld

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* CrapsackWorldCentralTheme: Existential crises, satirical depictions of American society,
2nd Dec '17 9:22:40 AM Saveelich
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* ''Film/{{Downsizing}}'' (2017) -- A social satire in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.

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* ''Film/{{Downsizing}}'' (2017) -- A social satire in which a guy an average man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.
15th Sep '17 3:58:33 PM jormis29
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14th Sep '17 11:11:16 AM Saveelich
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* ''Film/{{Downsizing}}'' (2017) -- A social satire in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.
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