History Film / AmericanBeauty

6th Aug '16 4:39:16 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* TheCheerleader: While Angela does fit the archetype, Jane is also a cheerleader. Carolyn mentions how dedicated she is to her routines as well.


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* PomPomGirl: Angela is of a good nature and can get people into cheers, she's self obsessed when not on the job. Jane is affable even when she's not acting as a cheerleader but even though she's enthusiastic she's not very good at it. Carolyn mentions how dedicated she is to her routines as well.
30th May '16 1:52:19 PM eroock
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* RepeatCut: The moment when Angela feels up Lester in the kitchen is repeated twice.

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* RepeatCut: Happens whenever Lester fantasizes about Angela:
** The moment Angela opens her top in Lester's fantasy sequence at the basketball game.
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The moment when Angela feels up Lester in the kitchen is repeated twice.kitchen.
10th May '16 10:57:37 AM fgenzo159
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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: '''"IT'S! JUST! A! COUCH!"'''
** And a more subdued one: "Don't. Interrupt. Me. Honey."
** "That's. What. You. Think!"

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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: '''"IT'S! JUST! A! COUCH!"'''
Lester's trademark.
** And a more subdued one: "Don't. Interrupt. Me. Honey."
** "That's.
When he's working out after Carolyn's lecture : ''"That's. What. You. Think!"Think!"''
** During the violent dinner : ''"Don't Interrupt Me. Honey."''
** After his romantic moment with his wife : ''"IT'S! JUST! A! COUCH!"''
** When he finds out [[spoiler: she is cheating on him]] : ''"No, no. '''You'''. Don't get to tell '''me''' what to do. Ever. Again."''
8th May '16 9:32:00 AM eroock
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-->''"...look closer."''

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-->''"...->''"...look closer."''



--> "[[VerbalBusinessCard My name is Lester Burnham]]. This is my neighborhood; this is my street; this is my life. I am 42 years old; in less than a year, [[ForegoneConclusion I'll be dead]].
--> "...Of course, I don't know that yet. And, in a way, I'm dead already."

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--> -> "[[VerbalBusinessCard My name is Lester Burnham]]. This is my neighborhood; this is my street; this is my life. I am 42 years old; in less than a year, [[ForegoneConclusion I'll be dead]].
--> -> "...Of course, I don't know that yet. And, in a way, I'm dead already."
8th May '16 9:31:27 AM eroock
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* OrbitalKiss: Lester and Angela kissing in the kitchen.


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* RepeatCut: The moment when Angela feels up Lester in the kitchen is repeated twice.
8th May '16 9:26:34 AM eroock
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* HowWeGotHere: The film opens with a scene towards to end of the story where Jane want to have her dad "[[DeadlyEuphemism put out of his misery]]". We are then shown the events leading up to this scene.
4th May '16 5:08:40 PM eroock
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* SpitTake: Lester spits his beer into the kitchen sink when he hears that Angela is gonna stay for the night.
9th Apr '16 10:58:12 PM jormis29
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** And it is itself arguably a SpiritualSuccessor of such famous "middle-aged adultery" comedies as ''Film/TheSevenYearItch'' and ''10'', albeit much darker than them.

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** And it is itself arguably a SpiritualSuccessor of such famous "middle-aged adultery" comedies as ''Film/TheSevenYearItch'' and ''10'', ''[[Film/{{Ten}} 10]]'', albeit much darker than them.
9th Apr '16 10:18:28 PM mlsmithca
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** Who used to live next door to the Burnhams, eventually hiring Buddy Kane to sell the house, resulting in the Fitts moving into the neighborhood? The [[{{Theatre/DeathofaSalesman}} Lomans]].

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** Who used to live next door to the Burnhams, eventually hiring Buddy Kane to sell the house, resulting in the Fitts moving into the neighborhood? The [[{{Theatre/DeathofaSalesman}} [[Theatre/DeathOfASalesman Lomans]].



* OneDialogueTwoConversations: ''PlayedForDrama''. [[spoiler:When Col. Fitts wanders over in the rain, Lester's dialogue confirm his (mistaken) perception that Lester is, like Fitts himself, a closeted gay man. This leads to the shooting at the end.]]
* PosthumousCharacter, providing a...
* ...PosthumousNarration

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* OneDialogueTwoConversations: ''PlayedForDrama''.PlayedForDrama. [[spoiler:When Col. Fitts wanders over in the rain, Lester's dialogue confirm his (mistaken) perception that Lester is, like Fitts himself, a closeted gay man. This leads to the shooting at the end.]]
* PosthumousCharacter, PosthumousCharacter: Lester is shot at the end of the film, providing a...
* ...PosthumousNarration
a PosthumousNarration.
9th Apr '16 5:58:40 PM eroock
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* FollowTheLeader: Is said to have been the movie that inspired ''Series/DesperateHousewives''.
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