History Film / DarkCity

8th Sep '16 3:41:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* TerrainSculpting: The strangers do this all the time, using their "tuning" powers to reshape the labyrinthine architecture of the city to conduct their experiments on the human inhabitants. [[spoiler:After their defeat at the end, Murdoch uses his own tuning powers to create an ocean at the edges of the city.]]
17th Jul '16 7:23:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Bittersweet Ending}}/{{No Endor Holocaust}}: [[spoiler: Yeah, it's fantastic the Strangers have been thwarted, but even though John is now the God of the City, what's supposed to happen next? Has an oligarchy been replaced by autocracy? How long can he maintain the illusion? It's shown John can create matter out of nothing using the City's power, which could solve any issues regarding food or drinking supplies, but with the Strangers gone, the inhabitants are effectively free of the illusion. They will no longer be subjected to the Strangers' drugs. But then that'll only mean they'll begin to notice what they haven't before... that this city is always changing. Won't there be panic? If it wasn't for the upbeat tone at the end suggesting hope, this would have come off as incredibly bitter. We can only hope John will be a benevolent deity and ensure human progression rather than stagnation.]]
** [[spoiler: [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation The public might not notice]], as they would be busy currently creating and forming their own memories for the first time. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Essentially, this is the first day of their lives]]. The Strangers changed the city as an experiment so it's also safe to say John wouldn't pick up their habit. John is pretty much a [[GodIsGood benevolent god]] at this point, bringing an entire world into [[IncrediblyLamePun light]].]]
** [[spoiler: Even Shell Beach, while finally real thanks to John, is just an offshoot of the bleak urban landscape right next door, with even the promise of new, happier memories overshadowed by the implication that the city's inhabitants will never truly escape.]]
5th Jun '16 3:53:09 PM nombretomado
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*** The film's creator also noted that the original idea came from the look of Riff Raff in RockyHorrorPictureShow. This makes Richard O'Brien's role especially [[ActorAllusion notable]].

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*** The film's creator also noted that the original idea came from the look of Riff Raff in RockyHorrorPictureShow.''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''. This makes Richard O'Brien's role especially [[ActorAllusion notable]].
15th May '16 5:04:02 AM Sharlee
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%%* LivingLabyrinth

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%%* LivingLabyrinth* LampreyMouth: [[spoiler: The aliens' real bodies have one amidst a ring of tentacles.]]
* LivingLabyrinth: The city transforms at 12 o'clock, new buildings sprouting up and others retracting.
15th May '16 4:57:19 AM Sharlee
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* WhenThingsSpinScienceHappens: The Machine that amplifies the Strangers' powers rotates during the Tuning process.
15th May '16 4:26:49 AM Sharlee
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* RoofHopping: Murdoch confronts Hand and flees other Strangers after a roof-leaping chase. Unusually suspenseful in that the buildings ''are changing shape'' as he's running across them.



-->''You wanted to know what it was about us that made us human. Well, you're not going to find it..in here.''

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-->''You wanted to know what it was about us that made us human. Well, you're not going to find it..in here.''
12th Jan '16 6:57:15 PM eroock
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'''Also worth noting''': The {{opening narration}} from the original cut [[{{spoiler}} spoils the movie to hell]]. (It was a last-minute addition [[ExecutiveMeddling at the behest of New Line Cinema]].) It's recommended that you either watch the Director's Cut (which omits the narration) or mute the opening if you're watching the theatrical version. (Unmute at the closeup of the pocketwatch.) If you ''want'' spoilers, check out [[Synopsis/DarkCity our synopsis page]].

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'''Also worth noting''': The {{opening narration}} monologue}} from the original cut [[{{spoiler}} spoils the movie to hell]]. (It was a last-minute addition [[ExecutiveMeddling at the behest of New Line Cinema]].) It's recommended that you either watch the Director's Cut (which omits the narration) or mute the opening if you're watching the theatrical version. (Unmute at the closeup of the pocketwatch.) If you ''want'' spoilers, check out [[Synopsis/DarkCity our synopsis page]].



* OpeningNarration: The opening scene in the theatrical cut has Dr. Schreber give an introductory narration about the Strangers.

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* OpeningNarration: OpeningMonologue: The opening scene in the theatrical cut has Dr. Schreber give an introductory narration about the Strangers.



* TheReveal: [[spoiler:The city is actually a giant spaceship.]] The theatrical version ruins this surprise with the opening narration.

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* TheReveal: [[spoiler:The city is actually a giant spaceship.]] The theatrical version ruins this surprise with the opening narration.monologue.
12th Jan '16 11:15:40 AM eroock
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* OpeningNarration: The opening scene in the theatrical cut has Dr. Schreber give an introductory narration about the Strangers.
6th Jan '16 4:37:16 PM fusilcontrafusil
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''Dark City'' is a 1998 science-fiction film directed by Alex Proyas and stars Rufus Sewell, Creator/WilliamHurt, Kiefer Sutherland, Creator/JenniferConnelly and Richard O'Brien.

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''Dark City'' is a 1998 science-fiction film directed by Alex Proyas Creator/AlexProyas and stars Rufus Sewell, Creator/WilliamHurt, Kiefer Sutherland, Creator/JenniferConnelly and Richard O'Brien.
22nd Nov '15 2:46:08 PM eroock
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->''A world where the night never ends. Where man has no past. And humanity has no future.''

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->''A ->''"A world where the night never ends. Where man has no past. And humanity has no future.''"''
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