History Film / BrightLightsBigCity

12th Aug '15 1:21:48 PM Dancedom
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece
19th Oct '14 2:02:18 AM Cindylover1969
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* NamedByTheAdaptation: You are never named in the original novel, so in the movie you are called Jamie Conway. (The book is written in second person present tense.)
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* NamedByTheAdaptation: You are never named in the original novel, so in the movie you are called have the name of Jamie Conway. (The book is written in the second person and in present tense.)
19th Oct '14 2:01:16 AM Cindylover1969
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* NamedByTheAdaptation: You are never named in the original novel, so in the movie you are called Jamie Conway. (The book is written in second person present tense.)
12th Apr '14 11:43:54 PM DanielCase
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Two Decades Behind
* TrainEscape: Jamie hops on a departing subway train to escape from his estranged brother.
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* TrainEscape: Jamie hops on a departing subway train to escape from his estranged brother.brother. * TwoDecadesBehind: In the four years between 1984, when the book was published, to 1988 when the film came out, AIDS and the realization of just how addictive cocaine truly is had made the club-hopping lifestyle portrayed so casually in the book seem reckless.
12th Apr '14 11:40:36 PM DanielCase
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* TheOtherMarty: When the original director Joyce Chopra was fired and replaced with James Bridges, he recast most of the principal cast except for Dianne Wiest and (ironically considering he was partially responsible for the trope namer) Michael J. Fox. * PlayingAgainstType: Until then, Michael J. Fox was mostly known for his comedy roles and for playing Marty [=McFly=] in ''Film/BackToTheFuture''. Playing a self-destructive cokehead was quite a change for him.
11th Dec '13 12:25:33 PM Cindylover1969
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* TheOtherMarty: When the original director Joyce Chopra was fired and replaced with James Bridges, he recast most of the principal cast except for Dianne Wiest and (ironically considering he was partially responsible for the trope namer) Michael J. Fox.

* RetroactiveRecognition: [[Series/{{Frasier}} Niles Crane]] made his debut as a bartender at a fashion show
16th Sep '13 8:35:58 AM starwolf99
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Yep, this was the film debut of David Hyde Pierce of Frasier fame
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* RetroactiveRecognition: [[Series/{{Frasier}} Niles Crane]] made his debut as a bartender at a fashion show
17th Nov '12 7:42:32 AM CaoCao
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Removing cutlisted trope :-(
* EffectiveImmediately: -->'''Jamie''': So, I'm fired?\\ '''Clara (his boss)''': That's correct. Effective immediately.
26th Jun '12 2:46:26 AM CaoCao
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26th Jun '12 2:44:11 AM CaoCao
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[[quoteright:277:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BLBC_5859.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:277:Note the poster's rather gratuitous reference to [[NotInKansasAnymore that Kansas trope]].]]
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