History Film / CatsEye

21st Jul '16 11:42:08 AM watchfullkittycat32
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** [[spoiler:However, in the original ending, General ends up being EvilAllAlong and steals Amanda's breath.]]
19th Jun '16 1:44:20 AM bt8257
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* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Cressner - whereas his fate at the end of the story is never stated [though it's implied Norris will push him off the ledge if he does indeed make it back], he definitely falls off in the movie.]]



* KilledByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Cressner - whereas his fate at the end of the story is never stated [though it's implied Norris will push him off the ledge if he does indeed make it back], he definitely falls off in the movie.]]
4th Jun '16 6:19:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* ATasteOfTheirOwnMedicine: In "The Ledge" segment, a crime boss with a fondness for gambling knows that his wife is having an affair with another man. He kidnaps the man and makes him an offer: if he successfully [[ThePrecariousLedge navigates the very tiny ledge]] outside his penthouse apartment, he gets his wife and a briefcase full of money; if not, he'll be framed for drug possession. The protagonist wins the bet after several close calls, only for the boss to [[spoiler:give him the money and [[DecapitationPresentation his wife's head]].]] This enrages him so much that after taking out his guard, he makes the boss the same offer to navigate the ledge in exchange for his life. He's not so lucky and falls to his death pretty quickly.



* WhoWritesThisCrap: A character played by James Woods complains "Who writes this crap?" while watching Creator/DavidCronenberg's adaptation of Creator/StephenKing's ''Film/TheDeadZone'' on TV. King wrote the screenplay for ''Cat's Eye''.

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* WhoWritesThisCrap: A character played by James Woods complains "Who writes this crap?" while watching Creator/DavidCronenberg's adaptation of Creator/StephenKing's ''Film/TheDeadZone'' on TV. King wrote the screenplay for ''Cat's Eye''.Eye''.
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8th Mar '16 6:48:45 AM UdtheImp
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* ThePrecariousLedge: The second segment, "The Ledge", is built around this trope. A man is kidnapped by his lover's powerful and jealous husband for planning to run away with his wife. The husband makes the protagonist an offer: [[spoiler: if he can navigate the minuscule ledge outside his top floor penthouse all the way around the building, he will divorce his wife, if not, he will frame the man for drug charges.]]

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* ThePrecariousLedge: The second segment, "The Ledge", is built around this trope. A man is kidnapped by his lover's powerful and jealous husband for planning to run away with his wife. The husband makes the protagonist an offer: [[spoiler: if If he can navigate the minuscule ledge outside his top floor penthouse all the way around the building, he will divorce his wife, if not, he will frame the man for drug charges.charges. [[spoiler:Never said anything about his wife being alive though.]]



* WhoWritesThisCrap: A character played by James Woods complains "Who writes this crap?" while watching Creator/DavidCronenberg's adaptation of Creator/StephenKing's ''Film/TheDeadZone'' on TV. King wrote the screenplay for ''Cat's Eye''.

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* WhoWritesThisCrap: A character played by James Woods complains "Who writes this crap?" while watching Creator/DavidCronenberg's adaptation of Creator/StephenKing's ''Film/TheDeadZone'' on TV. King wrote the screenplay for ''Cat's Eye''.
7th Jan '16 9:36:06 AM Prfnoff
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''Cat's Eye'' is a 1985 {{anthology film}} directed by Lewis Teague and based upon short stories by Creator/StephenKing (the first two of which are part of the ''Literature/NightShift'' collection, while the third was written by King for this movie). Teague had previously directed another Stephen King adaptation in ''Film/{{Cujo}}''. Creator/DrewBarrymore appears in the film's last segment in one of her earlier film roles.

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''Cat's Eye'' is a 1985 {{anthology film}} produced by Creator/DinoDeLaurentiis, directed by Lewis Teague and based upon short stories by Creator/StephenKing (the first two of which are part of the ''Literature/NightShift'' collection, while the third was written by King for this movie). Teague had previously directed another Stephen King adaptation in ''Film/{{Cujo}}''. Creator/DrewBarrymore appears in the film's last segment in one of her earlier film roles.
3rd Jan '16 10:14:34 AM nombretomado
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* ChildEater: The little troll; he kills children by [[SoulEater stealing their breath.]]

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* ChildEater: The little troll; he kills children by [[SoulEater [[Manga/SoulEater stealing their breath.]]
1st Nov '15 2:28:38 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* BadassAdorable: General the Cat

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* BadassAdorable: General is a sweet and gentle tomcat, but when a troll tries to hurt his new owner, General [[spoiler:turns it into a stain on the Catfloorboards]].
1st Nov '15 2:21:48 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* CatsAreMean: Inverted. General is the hero of the film, [[spoiler:especially at the end, when he [[AmplifiedAnimalAptitude uses a record player]] to throw the troll into the fan.]]

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* CatsAreMean: Inverted. General is the hero one of the film, [[spoiler:especially most straightforwardly courageous and heroic kitty-cats in fiction. [[spoiler:Especially at the end, when he [[AmplifiedAnimalAptitude uses a record player]] to throw the troll into the fan.]]



* EarnYourHappyEnding: After going through hell throughout the entire film, the cat finally manages to find a home with the family of the young girl.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: After going through hell throughout the entire film, the cat finally manages to find a loving home with the family of the young girl.



* [[EvilDetectingDog Evil Detecting Cat]]: General keeps hissing at Cressner. He also knows a troll is lurking about. He botches his Detect Evil throw with Amanda's mother, though.

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* [[EvilDetectingDog Evil Detecting Cat]]: General keeps hissing at Cressner. He also knows a troll is lurking about. He botches his Detect Evil throw with Amanda's mother, though.though, despite his initial reluctance to take the bait in her trap.



* FreudianExcuse: The final segment suggests Amanda's mother's hatred of cats stems from her own mother telling her stories of the evil done by cats, such as stealing their breaths. Which happens to be what General is trying to prevent the troll from doing.

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* FreudianExcuse: The final segment suggests Amanda's mother's hatred of cats stems from her own mother telling her stories of the evil done by cats, such as stealing their breaths.breath. Which happens to be what General is trying to prevent the troll from doing.



* KindheartedCatLover: Amanda, who falls in love with General at first sight. Averted with the mother, who's the exact opposite, just waiting for an opportunity to get rid of the cat, and practically revelling in capturing him and taking him to get euthanized.

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* KindheartedCatLover: Amanda, who falls in love with General at first sight. Averted with the mother, who's the exact opposite, just waiting for an opportunity to get rid of the cat, and practically revelling reveling in capturing him and taking him to get euthanized.
12th Jul '15 2:25:15 AM MisterDT
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* [[EvilDetectingDog Evil Detecting Cat]]: General keeps hissing at Cressner. He also knows a troll is lurking about.

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* [[EvilDetectingDog Evil Detecting Cat]]: General keeps hissing at Cressner. He also knows a troll is lurking about. He botches his Detect Evil throw with Amanda's mother, though.
5th Dec '14 9:39:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* JaywalkingWillRuinYourLife: The main method of Quitters Inc., is to enforce this trope on their clients as harshly as possible. All to get them to quit smoking.

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* JaywalkingWillRuinYourLife: The main method of Quitters Inc., is to enforce this trope on their clients as harshly as possible. All to get them to quit smoking. First they torture their loved ones with electrocution, then proceed to mutilation with further "transgressions". If the smoker still can't quit, Quitters Inc.'s management "[[DeadlyEuphemism give up]]" on their clients.
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