History Film / Brick

11th Nov '17 8:23:45 AM VoxAquila
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* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Out of nowhere, the Pin strikes up a conversation with Brendan about Creator/JRRTolkien, showing how desperately lonely he is.


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* LongingForFictionLand: The Pin really wishes he could live in Middle-earth.
11th Nov '17 8:17:45 AM VoxAquila
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** The Pin's coat and cane make him look like [[Series/DarkShadows Barnabas Collins]].
14th Aug '17 1:31:44 AM KingClark
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Take {{Film Noir}}, a generous dose of high school intrigue, a dash of David Lynch, and toss them all into a blender. What you get is probably going to be ''Brick''. That, or charges for the murder of David Lynch.

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Take {{Film Noir}}, FilmNoir, a generous dose of high school intrigue, a dash of David Lynch, Creator/DavidLynch, and toss them all into a blender. What you get is probably going to be ''Brick''. [[{{Metaphorgotten}} That, or charges for the murder of David Lynch.
Lynch.]]
17th Apr '17 6:34:23 PM Malady
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* CoDragons: [[spoiler: After Brendan becomes the mole, and ends up sharing the position rather quickly, acting as the brains to Tug's brawns.]]

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* CoDragons: [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After Brendan becomes the mole, and ends up sharing the position rather quickly, acting as the brains to Tug's brawns.]]



* DragonInChief: [[spoiler: Pin, while the mastermind behind the drug ring, is hopelessly outmatched when Tug attacks him.]]

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* DragonInChief: [[spoiler: Pin, [[spoiler:Pin, while the mastermind behind the drug ring, is hopelessly outmatched when Tug attacks him.]]



* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking

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* GoodSmokingEvilSmokingGoodSmokingEvilSmoking:



* GuileHero: Brendan. He can handle himself in a fight, but his wits are his real weapon. [[spoiler: He brings down the Pin's organization by manipulating events so Tug ends up turning on him.]]

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* GuileHero: Brendan. He can handle himself in a fight, but his wits are his real weapon. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He brings down the Pin's organization by manipulating events so Tug ends up turning on him.]]



* TheHeavy: The BigBad relies on [[spoiler: Tug]] to perpetrate the crimes involved in this convoluted plot.

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* TheHeavy: The BigBad relies on [[spoiler: [[spoiler:his lackey, Tug]] to perpetrate the crimes involved in this convoluted plot.



* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: A couple of times, always [[spoiler: from Tug]].

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: A couple of times, always [[spoiler: from [[spoiler:from Tug]].



* OneWordTitle



%%* PantsPositiveSafety:Tug.

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%%* PantsPositiveSafety:Tug.PantsPositiveSafety: Tug.



* PoliceAreUseless: {{Averted}}. Brendan is keeping things quiet not because he doesn't think the police can catch Emily's killer, but because he wants to find "who put her in front of the gun." Towards the end he makes it pretty clear that the cops could have easily found [[spoiler: Tug]], and he plans to use them to roust the drug ring.

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* PoliceAreUseless: {{Averted}}. Brendan is keeping things quiet not because he doesn't think the police can catch Emily's killer, but because he wants to find "who put her in front of the gun." Towards the end he makes it pretty clear that the cops could have easily found [[spoiler: [[spoiler:the perpetrator, Tug]], and he plans to use them to roust the drug ring.



%%* PlayingBothSides: [[spoiler: Laura.]]

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%%* PlayingBothSides: [[spoiler: Laura.]][[spoiler:Laura]].



* RiddleForTheAges: We might never find out what Laura whispered to Brendan. In [[http://www.rcjohnso.com/brickscript/BrickScript.pdf a shooting script]] on his website, Rian Johnson reveals what Laura whispered at the end: [[spoiler: Motherfucker, referencing the fact that Brendan and not Dode was the father of Emily's baby.]] This is a homage to the Dashiell Hammett short story, "The Girl with the Silver Eyes," which ends identically: [[spoiler:"She put her mouth close to my ear so that her breath was warm again on my cheek, as it had been in the car, and [[NarrativeProfanityFilter whispered the vilest epithet of which the English language is capable.]]"]]

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* RiddleForTheAges: We might never find out what Laura whispered to Brendan. In [[http://www.rcjohnso.com/brickscript/BrickScript.pdf a shooting script]] on his website, Rian Johnson reveals what Laura whispered at the end: [[spoiler: Motherfucker, [[spoiler:Motherfucker, referencing the fact that Brendan and not Dode was the father of Emily's baby.]] This is a homage to the Dashiell Hammett short story, "The Girl with the Silver Eyes," which ends identically: [[spoiler:"She put her mouth close to my ear so that her breath was warm again on my cheek, as it had been in the car, and [[NarrativeProfanityFilter whispered the vilest epithet of which the English language is capable.]]"]]



** The chase scene is an obvious homage to ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' (Brendan even looks a bit like Spike). The shot of Laura coming out of a dark corridor is a reference to ''BlueVelvet''.

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** The chase scene is an obvious homage to ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' (Brendan even looks a bit like Spike). The shot of Laura coming out of a dark corridor is a reference to ''BlueVelvet''.''Film/BlueVelvet''.



** The sequence where Brendan speaks to Laura while she's wearing thick white stage makeup refers to OnceUponATimeInAmerica.

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** The sequence where Brendan speaks to Laura while she's wearing thick white stage makeup refers to OnceUponATimeInAmerica.''Film/OnceUponATimeInAmerica''.



* TheSummation: Interestingly, Brendan gives it to the mastermind. [[spoiler: Laura, natch!]] Then the mastermind offers a correction.

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* TheSummation: Interestingly, Brendan gives it to the mastermind. [[spoiler: Laura, [[spoiler:Laura, natch!]] Then the mastermind offers a correction.



* TheVamp: Kara and [[spoiler: Laura]].

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* TheVamp: Kara and [[spoiler: Laura]].[[spoiler:Laura]].



-->'''Dode:''' [[spoiler: She was gonna keep it! It was mine, and you couldn't stand that! ...I loved her. And I woulda loved that kid. I'm gonna bury you.]]
* WhosYourDaddy: Between Tug, Dode, and later [[spoiler: Brendan]].

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-->'''Dode:''' [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She was gonna keep it! It was mine, and you couldn't stand that! ...I loved her. And I woulda loved that kid. I'm gonna bury you.]]
* WhosYourDaddy: Between Tug, Dode, and later [[spoiler: Brendan]].[[spoiler:Brendan]].



* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: Why are modern teens talking like hard-boiled [=PIs=] and femmes fatales? [[RuleOfCool Hey]], [[MST3KMantra just roll with it.]]

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* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: Why are modern teens talking like hard-boiled [=PIs=] and femmes fatales? [[FemmeFatale Femmes Fatale]]? [[RuleOfCool Hey]], [[MST3KMantra just roll with it.]]
2nd Jan '17 8:52:37 PM Xtifr
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* DaChief: In this case, Assistant Vice Principal Trueman, played by none other than Richard Roundtree, aka... {{Shaft}}!

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* DaChief: In this case, Assistant Vice Principal Trueman, played by none other than Richard Roundtree, aka... {{Shaft}}!Film/{{Shaft}}!
7th Dec '16 5:52:14 AM MockFerret
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** The sequence where Brendan speaks to Laura while she's wearing thick white stage makeup refers to OnceUponATimeInAmerica.
5th Dec '16 2:54:46 PM Xtifr
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A 2006 cult film directed/written by Creator/RianJohnson, '''''Brick''''' tells the story of Brendan Frye (Creator/JosephGordonLevitt), a teenage loner silently pining over his ex-girlfriend, Emily. When he gets a phone call from a panicked Emily, and finds her dead in a storm drain soon after, he goes on a one-man quest to bring her murderer(s) to justice, blowing the lid off of his high school's underworld of drugs and crimes.

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A 2006 cult film directed/written by Creator/RianJohnson, '''''Brick''''' ''Brick'' tells the story of Brendan Frye (Creator/JosephGordonLevitt), a teenage loner silently pining over his ex-girlfriend, Emily. When he gets a phone call from a panicked Emily, and finds her dead in a storm drain soon after, he goes on a one-man quest to bring her murderer(s) to justice, blowing the lid off of his high school's underworld of drugs and crimes.
17th Nov '16 1:15:44 PM captainpat
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* WomanInBlack: Kara wears a {{Stripperific}} black dress at one point and a long black robe later; not coincidentally, these are the scenes where she is the most manipulative. In a rather odd use of this trope, [[spoiler: Laura is also wearing black when she sleeps with Brendan; on first viewing, this is the point when the viewer is mostly likely to find her sympathetic, but it's also immediately before she becomes responsible for the death of five people and her role in Em's death is revealed.]]
22nd Sep '16 4:08:27 PM Shaorai217
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8th Jul '16 3:00:36 PM Morgaus
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* BadassBookworm: Brendan, who divides his time between kicking ass and doing research.
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