History Film / ASeriousMan

23rd Apr '17 6:46:54 AM Xelandroide
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* [[SchrodingersCat Schrodinger's Cat]]: Occurs multiple times as a general theme, both on a literal and metaphorical level. It can be seen as a metaphor for general uncertainty in the world.

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* [[SchrodingersCat Schrodinger's Schrödinger's Cat]]: Occurs multiple times as a general theme, both on a literal and metaphorical level. It can be seen as a metaphor for general uncertainty in the world.


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** The question of whether something deadly lurks in Larry's chest is about to be resolved at the end of the film, as if the story was the superposition of possible X-ray examination outcomes which collapses into a single state when the box is opened.
20th Dec '16 7:48:50 PM libertydude
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* CloudCuckoolander: Arthur



* CloudCuckoolander: Arthur

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* CloudCuckoolander: ArthurCrisisOfFaith: Larry goes through one [[FromBadToWorse as more things pile up in his life]], seeing multiple rabbis in an attempt to figure out what's going on.



* FakeOutOpening

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* FakeOutOpeningExtremeDoormat: Larry takes ''way'' too much abuse over the course of this movie, yet just seems to passively accept it. Even his attempts to talk to the rabbis [[CrisisOfFaith are trying to get someone else to help solve his problems for him]].
* FakeOutOpening: The opening scene displays a Jewish couple in the distant past and their experience with a rabbi who may be [[OurDemonsAreDifferent a dybbuk]]. However, the movie then moves on to 1960s America with Larry for the rest of the running time.
12th Dec '16 9:04:10 PM Mdumas43073
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** Larry seeing his neighbour sunbathing topless is reminiscent of David seeing Bathsheba.
** The overarching story itself has been compared to the story of Job.

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** Larry seeing watching his neighbour sunbathing topless is reminiscent of [[Literature/BooksOfSamuel David seeing Bathsheba.
Bathsheba]].
** The overarching story itself has been compared to the story of Job.Literature/BookOfJob.
12th Dec '16 9:01:40 PM Mdumas43073
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** If you're fast enough to catch it, apparently Larry's wife is using Tuchman Marsh, aka the Law Firm briefly mentioned in the Coen Brother's previous film, ''Film/BurnAfterReading''.

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** If you're fast enough to catch it, apparently Larry's wife is using Tuchman Marsh, aka the Law Firm law firm briefly mentioned in the Coen Brother's Coens' previous film, ''Film/BurnAfterReading''.''Film/BurnAfterReading''.
** Larry's son is an ardent fan of ''Series/FTroop''.
12th Dec '16 8:59:55 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:350:[-We're Going To Be Fine...-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[-We're Going To Be Fine...going to be fine...-] ]]
8th Aug '16 4:46:04 PM Phediuk
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* KafkaKomedy
1st May '16 11:12:33 AM pratchettgaiman
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* CloudCuckoolander: Arthur
1st May '16 10:51:20 AM pratchettgaiman
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* KarmaHoudini: Clive and his father [[spoiler: get away with their scheme to force Larry to change Clive's grade, although Larry does give Clive the lowest possible passing grade]]
1st May '16 10:49:08 AM pratchettgaiman
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Although he is almost absurdly courteous to Larry's face, it is heavily implied that Sy Ableman [[spoiler; was the one writing the anonymous and defamotory letters to the tenure board about Larry]]

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Although he is almost absurdly courteous to Larry's face, it is heavily implied that Sy Ableman [[spoiler; [[spoiler: was the one writing the anonymous and defamotory defamatory letters to the tenure board about Larry]]
1st May '16 10:48:34 AM pratchettgaiman
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Although he is almost absurdly courteous to Larry's face, it is heavily implied that Sy Ableman [[spoiler; was the one writing the anonymous and defamotory letters to the tenure board about Larry]]
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