History Film / DeconstructingHarry

3rd Mar '17 4:13:12 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* EasyRoadToHell: The fifth floor of Hell is for subway mothers, aggressive panhandlers, and book critics; the sixth is for right wing extremists, serial killers, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking lawyers who appear on television]]. On the floor Harry gets off on, he meets the guy who invented aluminum siding.


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* {{Hellevator}}: Going to Hell starts with a long, boring ride down one.
18th Jan '17 3:04:01 PM Mdumas43073
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18th Jan '17 3:00:18 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1997 comedy film written and directed by, and starring, Creator/WoodyAllen.

Successful author [[MeaningfulName Harry Block]] has been [[MuseAbuse routinely mining his real life for material]]. After his latest divorce, he's been dating a young fan of his work - who just left him. Now he has to deal with an upcoming trip to his alma mater, and some of his characters start checking up on him in real life. A pretty poignant case of FamilyUnfriendlyAesop follows.

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A 1997 comedy film written and directed by, by Creator/WoodyAllen, who also heads an AllStarCast including Creator/KirstieAlley, Billy Crystal, Elisabeth Shue, Creator/TobeyMaguire, Creator/JenniferGarner, Creator/PaulGiamatti, Creator/StanleyTucci, Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus, Creator/RobinWilliams, Creator/DemiMoore, and starring, Creator/WoodyAllen.

Creator/AmyIrving.

Successful author [[MeaningfulName Harry Block]] (Allen) has been [[MuseAbuse routinely mining his real life for material]]. After his latest divorce, he's been dating a young fan of his work - who just left him. Now he has to deal with an upcoming trip to his alma mater, and some of his characters start checking up on him in real life. A pretty poignant case of FamilyUnfriendlyAesop follows.
18th Jan '17 2:52:42 PM Mdumas43073
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--> "Who are you?"
--> "It's me, Ken!"
--> "... Ken?"
--> "Look at this guy! You created me, now you doesn't recognize me?"

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--> -> "Who are you?"
--> -> "It's me, Ken!"
--> -> "... Ken?"
--> -> "Look at this guy! You created me, now you doesn't recognize me?"
18th Jan '17 2:52:15 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1997 comedy film written and directed by, and starring, Creator/WoodyAllen.



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.
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