History Film / BloodSimple

22nd May '17 9:28:38 PM jamespolk
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* BlowingSmokeRings

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* BlowingSmokeRingsBlowingSmokeRings: Visser does this during his first meeting with Marty, indicating that Marty's attempt at tough-guy intimidation isn't working.



* MatchCut

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* MatchCutMatchCut: From Meurice poking the button on his answering machine to Ray poking a still-damp bloodstain in the back seat of his car.
22nd May '17 1:23:38 PM jamespolk
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* MatchCut
22nd May '17 12:53:18 PM jamespolk
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* HaveYouToldAnyoneElse: "Nobody knows you hired me?"
22nd May '17 12:45:07 PM jamespolk
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* AssassinOutclassin: [[spoiler:Abby manages to fight off and kill Visser.]]

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* AssassinOutclassin: [[spoiler:Abby Abby manages to fight off and kill Visser.]]



* BlowingSmokeRings



* ConversationCasualty: [[spoiler:Visser shoots Marty]] during their talk.

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* ConversationCasualty: [[spoiler:Visser Visser shoots Marty]] Marty during their talk.



* GambitPileup: [[spoiler:Visser wanted to get the money, kill Marty, and frame Abby for murder so he stole and left her gun at the scene. But then Ray showed up, saw the gun and mistakenly believed that Abby killed him.]]

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* GambitPileup: [[spoiler:Visser Visser wanted to get the money, kill Marty, and frame Abby for murder so he stole and left her gun at the scene. But then Ray showed up, saw the gun and mistakenly believed that Abby killed him.]]
25th Aug '16 2:15:08 AM eroock
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* DVDCommentary: Parodied. An imaginary film historian Kenneth Loring spouts obvious nonsense about the process by which the movie is made.
14th Aug '16 3:37:18 PM eroock
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* ImpaledPalm: Abby nails someone's hand to a windowsill with a steak knife.

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* ImpaledPalm: Abby nails someone's Visser's hand to a windowsill with a steak knife.
14th Aug '16 3:35:13 PM eroock
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* BuriedAlive: Marty, by Ray.

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* BuriedAlive: Ray does this to Marty, by Ray.more out of panic he's discovered that Marty's still alive after assuming Abby shot him to death than sadism.
14th Aug '16 3:27:10 PM eroock
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* BathroomBreakOut: Abby exits through her bathroom window into the next room.

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* BathroomBreakOut: Abby exits flees from Visser through her bathroom window into the next room.



* BlackMail



* ConversationCasualty: [[spoiler:Visser shoots Marty]] during their conversation.
* CountingBullets: The observing audience can count along: Early on we see Abby check for bullets in her purse -- she has just three.

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* ConversationCasualty: [[spoiler:Visser shoots Marty]] during their conversation.
talk.
* CountingBullets: The observing audience can count along: along. Early on we see Abby check for bullets in her purse -- she has just three.



* GroinAttack

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* GroinAttackGroinAttack: Abby kicks Marty in the balls when the latter attacks her.



* KillingInSelfDefense: When Abby manages to fight off and kill Visser.

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* KillingInSelfDefense: When [[spoiler:When Abby manages to fight off and kill Visser.Visser]].



* LiteraryAllusionTitle: To a line from Creator/DashiellHammett's ''Literature/RedHarvest'' where the main character reflects that his mind has become temporarily addled by pervasive violence.

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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: To a line from Creator/DashiellHammett's ''Literature/RedHarvest'' where in which "blood simple" is a term coined to describe the main character reflects that his mind has become temporarily addled by pervasive violence.addled, fearful mindset people are in after a prolonged immersion in violent situations.



* MistakenIdentity: With fatal results.



* NotAfraidOfYouAnymore
** Subverted in that it is someone else she is confronting.

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* NotAfraidOfYouAnymore
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NotAfraidOfYouAnymore: Subverted in that it is someone else she is confronting.



* StressVomit: Invoked. When Marty learns that Abby and Ray are dead he used the bathroom, pretending to vomit but really just replaces a photograph in the envelop.

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* StressVomit: Invoked. When Marty learns that Abby and Ray are dead he used the bathroom, pretending to vomit but really just replaces a photograph in the envelop.envelope.
14th Aug '16 3:13:52 PM eroock
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* ArcSymbol: Fans are cropping up in various places.



* BathroomBreakOut: Abby exits through her bathroom window into the next room.



* ConversationCasualty: [[spoiler:Visser shoots Marty]] during their conversation.
* CountingBullets: The observing audience can count along: Early on we see Abby check for bullets in her purse -- she has just three.
** Visser uses the first bullet on Marty.
** Ray fires the second by accidentally kicking it.
** Marty pulls the trigger 3 times at Ray before being buried alive, none of the chambers containing a bullet.
** That leaves 1 bullet and 1 chamber. Of course, Abby has no way of knowing this when pulling the trigger on Visser.
* DarkenedBuildingShootout: The finale plays out in the darkened living room of Abby's apartment.
* DaydreamSurprise: Abby believes that Marty appears in her apartment, but it turns out to be a dream.



* ExiledToTheCouch: Ray and Aby discuss who takes the couch at Ray's place.
* FatSweatySouthernerInAWhiteSuit: Visser.
* FeetFirstIntroduction: The first we see of Marty are his boots resting on his desk.



* GambitPileup: It quickly becomes quite a chore to keep track of what each of the four main characters thinks is happening, along with what's really happening.

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* GambitPileup: It quickly becomes quite a chore [[spoiler:Visser wanted to keep track of what each of get the four main characters thinks is happening, along with what's really happening.money, kill Marty, and frame Abby for murder so he stole and left her gun at the scene. But then Ray showed up, saw the gun and mistakenly believed that Abby killed him.]]


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* ImpaledPalm: Abby nails someone's hand to a windowsill with a steak knife.


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* {{Irony}}: The film made a point of showing the "Employees must Wash their Hands" sign. The irony was Visser was washing his hands of his employers murder - by framing Ray and Abby.
* KillingInSelfDefense: When Abby manages to fight off and kill Visser.


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* OpeningMonologue: Visser gives one.


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* RansackedRoom: Visser searches and turns over Marty's entire office, looking for the photo.


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* StressVomit: Invoked. When Marty learns that Abby and Ray are dead he used the bathroom, pretending to vomit but really just replaces a photograph in the envelop.
* TimePassesMontage: A shot from Ray's window dissolved from night to day.
25th Jun '16 8:46:12 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* MuggingTheMonster: Insulting Visser turns out very badly for Marty.
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