History Film / AngelHeart

25th Jun '17 12:47:08 AM WoundedWolfgirl
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* {{Leitmotif}}: The tune to "I Cried For You" keeps haunting Harry - it's the only notes he knows how to play on a piano. Even Epiphany sings it in the bathtub at one point. [[spoiler: That's because it was Johnny Favorite's most popular song. It makes sense Epiphany's mother would sing it to her.]]

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* {{Leitmotif}}: The tune to "I Cried For You" "Girl of My Dreams" keeps haunting Harry - it's the only notes he knows how to play on a piano. Even Epiphany sings it in the bathtub at one point. [[spoiler: That's because it was Johnny Favorite's most popular song. It makes sense Epiphany's mother would sing it to her.]]
23rd Jan '17 4:57:04 PM Xtifr
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* TheVillainMakesThePlot: As per usual for this sort of plot (and indeed most plots,) the story is set into motion by the villain. The only noteworthy thing about this is [[spoiler: the [[VillainProtagonist villain is actually the protagonist]], and he set the plot in motion more than 12 years before the film starts]].
7th Dec '16 4:14:21 PM Morgenthaler
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* DoubleMeaningTitle: The title refers to [[spoiler:the beating heart belonging to the original Harold Angel that Johnny Favourite stole]], but the meaning is also more literal in that the movie deals with a actual angel--just [[{{Satan}} not a very good one]].

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* DoubleMeaningTitle: The title refers to [[spoiler:the beating heart belonging to the original Harold Angel that Johnny Favourite stole]], but the meaning is also more literal in that the movie deals with a an actual angel--just [[{{Satan}} not a very good one]].
7th Dec '16 4:13:46 PM Morgenthaler
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* DoubleMeaningTitle: The title refers to [[spoiler:the beating heart belonging to the original Harold Angel that Johnny Favourite stole]], but the meaning is also more literal in that the movie deals with a actual angel--just [[{{Satan}} not a very good one]].
6th Nov '16 3:06:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedEyesTakeWarning: Played with at the end when [[spoiler:Cypher/Satan is telling the truth to Harry/Johnny, for a brief shot, his eyes change to yellow, at the point when he says that Harry/Johnny's soul belongs to him.]]


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* SupernaturalGoldEyes: At the end when [[spoiler:Cypher/]]Satan is telling the truth to [[spoiler:Harry/]]Johnny, for a brief shot, his eyes change to yellow, at the point when he says that his soul belongs to him. A scene later, a baby is also seen with the same yellow eyes.
1st Nov '16 10:39:11 AM AnotherGuy
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** [=DeNiro=] is obviously having a ''wonderful'' time with the role. At any moment you expect him to giggle. Note that he manages to ham it up without speaking all that loudly; he remains quite soft-spoken and calm throughout the film, but his enjoyment is just streaming from his body language.

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** [=DeNiro=] is obviously having a ''wonderful'' time with the role. At any moment you expect him to giggle. Note that he manages to ham it up without speaking all that loudly; he remains quite soft-spoken and calm throughout the film, but his enjoyment is just streaming from his body language. A prime example is when Harry talks about Toots' messy GroinAttack in blunt terms. Louis chastises him for using such language in a church, but he's obviously enjoying the sacrilege.
1st Nov '16 10:37:17 AM AnotherGuy
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--->'''Ethan:''' ''(reverently)'' The "hand of glory." It was supposed to be able to open any lock. It was the right hand of a convicted murderer, cut off while his neck was still in the noose. It's supposed to open any lock... [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Or so Margaret believed.]]

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--->'''Ethan:''' ''(reverently)'' The "hand of glory."HandOfGlory." It was supposed to be able to open any lock. It was the right hand of a convicted murderer, cut off while his neck was still in the noose. It's supposed to open any lock... [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Or so Margaret believed.]]
1st Nov '16 10:32:57 AM AnotherGuy
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* ColdHam: [=DeNiro=] is obviously having a ''wonderful'' time with the role. At any moment you expect him to giggle. Note that he manages to ham it up without speaking all that loudly; he remains quite soft-spoken and calm throughout the film, but his enjoyment is just streaming from his body language.

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* ColdHam: ColdHam:
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[=DeNiro=] is obviously having a ''wonderful'' time with the role. At any moment you expect him to giggle. Note that he manages to ham it up without speaking all that loudly; he remains quite soft-spoken and calm throughout the film, but his enjoyment is just streaming from his body language.language.
** Many other characters enjoy this, such as Dann Florek (Herman Winesap) and Stocker Fontelieu (Ethan Krusmark):
--->'''Harry:''' I found a mummified hand in her room.
--->'''Ethan:''' ''(reverently)'' The "hand of glory." It was supposed to be able to open any lock. It was the right hand of a convicted murderer, cut off while his neck was still in the noose. It's supposed to open any lock... [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Or so Margaret believed.]]


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* LargeHam: Gerald Orange (Paster John).
-->"Somebody's been talkin' about me, about I've been riding around in a Cadillac! If you love me, and you wanna give to me, then I should be in a ''Rolls Royce''!"
1st Nov '16 10:19:58 AM AnotherGuy
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* {{Leitmotif}}: The tune to "I Cried For You" keeps haunting Harry. Even Epiphany sings it in the bathtub at one point. [[spoiler: That's because it was Johnny Favorite's most popular song. It makes sense Epiphany's mother would sing it to her.]]

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* {{Leitmotif}}: The tune to "I Cried For You" keeps haunting Harry.Harry - it's the only notes he knows how to play on a piano. Even Epiphany sings it in the bathtub at one point. [[spoiler: That's because it was Johnny Favorite's most popular song. It makes sense Epiphany's mother would sing it to her.]]
1st Nov '16 10:18:34 AM AnotherGuy
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* WhatIsEvil: Ethan invokes the trope during his argument with Harry.
-->'''Harry:''' Black magic.\\
'''Ethan:''' ''(dismissively)'' Black, white, what difference does it make? ''({{beat}})'' Margaret was always...\\
'''Harry:''' Evil.\\
'''Ethan:''' ''(SuddenlyShouting)'' Evil is a ''dunghill'', Mr. Angel! Everyone gets on his own and speaks out about someone else's.
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