History Film / DeconstructingHarry

11th Nov '16 11:23:10 AM AnotherGuy
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* AsianHookerStereotype: While the Asian prostitute is an extreme stereotype, her attitude, personality and accent are all purely American, which probably means she's just roleplaying the Trope.
9th Nov '16 9:13:50 PM Fireblood
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* TheCameo: Creator/RobinWilliams as the out-of-focus actor, Tobey Maguire as a young AuthorAvatar,
* CanonSue: In-universe: "Ken", the main character in Harry's last novel, comes off as a charming, laidback guy, all too happy to explain what went wrong in Harry's life. He's right every time.

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* TheCameo: Creator/RobinWilliams as the out-of-focus actor, Tobey Maguire as a young AuthorAvatar,
AuthorAvatar.
* CanonSue: In-universe: "Ken", the main character in Harry's last novel, comes off as a charming, laidback laid-back guy, all too happy to explain what went wrong in Harry's life. He's right every time.



* DrivenToSuicide: "My brains on your fucking carpet!" [[spoiler: Averted in that she thinks she shouldn't kill herself, but Harry.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: "My brains on your fucking carpet!" [[spoiler: Averted {{Averted}} in that she thinks she shouldn't kill herself, but Harry.]]



* TheFundamentalist: Played with, twice:

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* TheFundamentalist: Played with, {{Played with}}, twice:



** Then there's Bert, Harry's brother-in-law; an observant Jew who Harry despises to the point of becoming estranged from his sister. [[spoiler: They later briefly reconnect.]]

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** Then there's Bert, Harry's brother-in-law; brother-in-law, an observant Jew who Harry despises to the point of becoming estranged from his sister. [[spoiler: They later briefly reconnect.]]



* UnproblematicProstitution: Played with: Cookie comes off as a self-assured, reasonably content sex worker, who acceps Harry's offer of [[spoiler: money in exchange for accompanying him to his old college]] even if she met him a couple hours before (and therefore has no idea whether he could posit a danger to her). She's also treated far more nicely than any other female character in-universe.

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* UnproblematicProstitution: Played with: Cookie comes off as a self-assured, reasonably content sex worker, who acceps accepts Harry's offer of [[spoiler: money in exchange for accompanying him to his old college]] college]], even if she met him a couple hours before (and therefore has no idea whether he could posit pose a danger to her). She's also treated far more nicely than any other female character in-universe.
18th Oct '16 12:18:11 PM AnotherGuy
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* WholePlotReference: The film is similar to ''Film/WildStrawberries'' ''Film/EightAndAHalf'', in that it is about a professor in the former and an artist in the latter struggling with his current relationships and remembering his old ones, interspersed with dream sequences, as well as his work being based on events from his life.

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* WholePlotReference: The film is similar to ''Film/WildStrawberries'' and ''Film/EightAndAHalf'', in that it is about a professor in the former and an artist in the latter struggling with his current relationships and remembering his old ones, interspersed with dream sequences, as well as his work being based on events from his life.
18th Oct '16 12:18:01 PM AnotherGuy
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* ShoutOut: Harry Block was most likely named after [[Film/TheSeventhSeal Antonious Block].



* WholePlotReference: The film is similar to ''Film/EightAndAHalf'', in that it is about an artist struggling with his current relationships and remembering his old ones, interspersed with dream sequences, as well as his work being based on events from his life.

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* WholePlotReference: The film is similar to ''Film/WildStrawberries'' ''Film/EightAndAHalf'', in that it is about a professor in the former and an artist in the latter struggling with his current relationships and remembering his old ones, interspersed with dream sequences, as well as his work being based on events from his life.
18th Oct '16 12:15:42 PM AnotherGuy
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* AnAesop: The real Aesop is that we usually don't know when we're happy, and even when we think we're miserable, not everything is bad.
18th Oct '16 12:14:03 PM AnotherGuy
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* PygmalionPlot: Seems to have played a major role in Harry and Fay's romantic relationship; he considered her "a fan, then a pupil", but in the end he fell in love and she didn't truly reciprocate his feelings.

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* PygmalionPlot: Seems to have played a major role in Harry and Fay's romantic relationship; he considered her "a fan, then a pupil", but in the end he fell in love and she didn't truly reciprocate his feelings. Fay invokes Pygmalion to describe their relationship.
18th Oct '16 12:12:10 PM AnotherGuy
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* PrisonRape: Larry warns Gabe he'll be buggered by every con in jail. The prison guard warns Gabe that if he doesn't bless Larry and Fay's wedding, he'll toss him in a cell and bugger him himself.
18th Oct '16 7:48:38 AM AnotherGuy
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** On the other hand, "Leslie", who is a shrewish fundamentalist in his stories, comes off just as intelligent and insightful.
18th Oct '16 7:45:35 AM AnotherGuy
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* GallowsHumor: Harry indulges in this. For example, he says the two most wonderful words in the English language are "It's benign."
18th Oct '16 7:41:49 AM AnotherGuy
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%%* AChatWithSatan

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%%* AChatWithSatan* AChatWithSatan: An AffablyEvil Satan who isn't above PokeThePoodle - he has air conditioning in Hell because "it fucks up the ozone layer!"



* AuthorAvatar: To some degree, each and every main character from Harry's stories resembles him.

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* AuthorAvatar: To some degree, each and every main character from Harry's stories resembles him. He gives up having an Author Avatar in his last story and admits that it's actually AsHimself.
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