History Film / Diner

9th Jan '16 12:43:26 PM Morgenthaler
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* BerserkButton: It's bad enough that Beth can't understand the importance of Shrevie's record-collection organization system, but she also ''doesn't know who CharlieParker is.''

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* BerserkButton: It's bad enough that Beth can't understand the importance of Shrevie's record-collection organization system, but she also ''doesn't know who CharlieParker Music/CharlieParker is.''
5th Jan '16 1:21:57 PM LaurelHS
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* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: Played for laughs; Fenwick pretends to have gotten in a car accident and thrown from the car so that Boogie, Modell, Shrevie and Beth will think he's dead. Not until Boogie is standing over Fenwick does he let them in on the joke. Also, the "blood" is from a ketchup bottle he'd been carrying around for weeks]].

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* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: Played for laughs; Fenwick pretends to have gotten in a car accident and thrown from the car so that Boogie, Modell, Shrevie and Beth will think he's dead. Not until Boogie is standing over Fenwick does he let them in on the joke. Also, the "blood" on his face is from a [[ABloodyMess ketchup bottle bottle]] he'd been carrying around for weeks]].
30th Sep '15 9:05:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* RecycledInSpace: ''IVitelloni'' set in Baltimore.
** Alternatively, an East Coast version of ''AmericanGraffiti''.

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* RecycledInSpace: ''IVitelloni'' ''Film/IVitelloni'' set in Baltimore.
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Baltimore. Alternatively, an East Coast version of ''AmericanGraffiti''.''Film/AmericanGraffiti''.
28th Apr '15 6:27:52 AM bwburke94
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''Diner'' is a 1982 semi-autobiographical ComingOfAge film by Creator/BarryLevinson set in Baltimore in the last week of 1959. It's about six friends: Boogie, a gambling addict who works at a beauty shop, is a law school graduate, and is the closest among the group to a ladies' man, Eddie, who's getting married, but [[SeriousBusiness is making his bride-to-be pass a test about the Colts before the ceremony]], Fenwick, a rich screw-up, Modell, the DeadpanSnarker hanger-on, Shrevie, who works at an appliance store and is the only one of the group who's married (to Beth), though not happily, and Billy, who comes back from college for the prospective wedding, and has his own woman problems with Barbara, who works at the local TV station.

Though not a big hit on release, thanks in part to ExecutiveMeddling, this became a cult hit on video, and helped launch the careers of [[Film/AngelHeart Mickey Rourke]] (Boogie), [[PoliceAcademy Steve Guttenberg]] (Eddie), KevinBacon (Fenwick), [[MadAboutYou Paul Reiser]] (Modell), [[CitySlickers Daniel Stern]] (Shrevie), [[TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossTheEighthDimension Ellen Barkin]] (Beth), and [[Series/{{Wings}} Timothy Daly]] (Billy). It's also one of the first films to feature SeinfeldianConversation, and according to many of its fans (including Creator/JuddApatow, Nick Hornby, and JerrySeinfeld himself), may be the UrExample.

Levinson later shot a pilot for a proposed TV series, but the series was never picked up. However, Levinson announced he would turn the movie into a Broadway musical, with songs by SherylCrow.

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''Diner'' is a 1982 semi-autobiographical ComingOfAge film by Creator/BarryLevinson set in Baltimore in the last week of 1959. It's about six friends: Boogie, a gambling addict who works at a beauty shop, is a law school graduate, and is the closest among the group to a ladies' man, Eddie, who's getting married, but [[SeriousBusiness is making his bride-to-be pass a test about the Baltimore Colts before the ceremony]], Fenwick, a rich screw-up, Modell, the DeadpanSnarker hanger-on, Shrevie, who works at an appliance store and is the only one of the group who's married (to Beth), though not happily, and Billy, who comes back from college for the prospective wedding, and has his own woman problems with Barbara, who works at the local TV station.

Though not a big hit on release, thanks in part to ExecutiveMeddling, this became a cult hit on video, and helped launch the careers of [[Film/AngelHeart Mickey Rourke]] Rourke (Boogie), [[PoliceAcademy Steve Guttenberg]] Guttenberg (Eddie), KevinBacon Creator/KevinBacon (Fenwick), [[MadAboutYou Paul Reiser]] Reiser (Modell), [[CitySlickers Daniel Stern]] Stern (Shrevie), [[TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossTheEighthDimension Ellen Barkin]] Barkin (Beth), and [[Series/{{Wings}} Timothy Daly]] Daly (Billy). It's also one of the first films to feature SeinfeldianConversation, and according to many of its fans (including Creator/JuddApatow, Nick Hornby, and JerrySeinfeld Creator/JerrySeinfeld himself), may be the UrExample.

Levinson later shot a pilot for a proposed TV series, but the series was never picked up. However, Levinson announced he would turn the movie into a Broadway musical, with songs by SherylCrow.
Music/SherylCrow.
2nd Apr '15 8:17:01 AM Morgenthaler
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** Eddie constantly annoys his friends by asking them who they prefer, [[FrankSinatra Sinatra]] or [[JohnnyMathis Mathis]]. When Boogie [[TakeAThirdOption takes a third option]] and answers "[[ElvisPresley Presley]]", it sets off Eddie's BerserkButton.
* ShoutOut: Everyone goes to see the movie ''ASummerPlace''. Later in the movie, we also see Billy and Eddie going to see ''TheSeventhSeal.''
** Also, a minor character can quote ''SweetSmellOfSuccess'' by heart, much to Eddie and Modell's annoyance.

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** Eddie constantly annoys his friends by asking them who they prefer, [[FrankSinatra Sinatra]] or [[JohnnyMathis Mathis]]. When Boogie [[TakeAThirdOption takes a third option]] and answers "[[ElvisPresley "[[Music/ElvisPresley Presley]]", it sets off Eddie's BerserkButton.
* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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Everyone goes to see the movie ''ASummerPlace''. ''Film/ASummerPlace''. Later in the movie, we also see Billy and Eddie going to see ''TheSeventhSeal.''Film/TheSeventhSeal.''
** Also, a A minor character can quote ''SweetSmellOfSuccess'' ''Film/SweetSmellOfSuccess'' by heart, much to Eddie and Modell's annoyance.
12th Dec '14 10:55:50 AM lipranzer
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* AndThisIsFor: Billy doesn't actually say these words, but when he punches out Willard - a guy who was part of a baseball team that jumped him during a game when Billy was in 10th grade (and whom Billy swore revenge against) - outside a movie theater, it's implied when he says, "Now we're even."



** When coming out of a movie theater, Billy sees a guy who once was part of a team that jumped him when they were younger, so he goes up to him, and, without warning, decks him. The others are jubilant.
30th Sep '14 8:10:05 PM ComposerAri
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**[[spoiler: Getting married in a synagogue, by a rabbi, and the groomsmen are all wearing yarmulkes?]] That's not ambiguous. That's evidence that Eddie and [[spoiler: Elyse]], at the very least, are clearly and unambiguously Jewish.
1st Jul '14 2:22:20 PM Aiguille
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Though not a big hit on release, thanks in part to ExecutiveMeddling, this became a cult hit on video, and helped launch the careers of [[Film/AngelHeart Mickey Rourke]] (Boogie), [[PoliceAcademy Steve Guttenberg]] (Eddie), KevinBacon (Fenwick), [[MadAboutYou Paul Reiser]] (Modell), [[CitySlickers Daniel Stern]] (Shrevie), [[TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossTheEighthDimension Ellen Barkin]] (Beth), and [[{{Wings}} Timothy Daly]] (Billy). It's also one of the first films to feature SeinfeldianConversation, and according to many of its fans (including Creator/JuddApatow, Nick Hornby, and JerrySeinfeld himself), may be the UrExample.

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Though not a big hit on release, thanks in part to ExecutiveMeddling, this became a cult hit on video, and helped launch the careers of [[Film/AngelHeart Mickey Rourke]] (Boogie), [[PoliceAcademy Steve Guttenberg]] (Eddie), KevinBacon (Fenwick), [[MadAboutYou Paul Reiser]] (Modell), [[CitySlickers Daniel Stern]] (Shrevie), [[TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossTheEighthDimension Ellen Barkin]] (Beth), and [[{{Wings}} [[Series/{{Wings}} Timothy Daly]] (Billy). It's also one of the first films to feature SeinfeldianConversation, and according to many of its fans (including Creator/JuddApatow, Nick Hornby, and JerrySeinfeld himself), may be the UrExample.
5th Apr '14 9:13:10 PM lipranzer
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* ThrowItIn: Steve Guttenberg couldn't react coherently to the answer of "Presley", but Levinson kept it in because it was funnier.
** Generally speaking, most of the dialogue at the diner was improvised, especially Modell's, since Paul Reiser was so good at it.
5th Apr '14 9:12:24 PM lipranzer
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* AmbiguouslyJewish: Though Eddie [[spoiler: gets married in a synagogue]], Boogie uses words like "[[YiddishAsASecondLanguage schmuck]], and the arguments Eddie and Modell get into could arguably be categorized as JewsLoveToArgue, there's no indication of this otherwise.

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* AmbiguouslyJewish: Though Eddie [[spoiler: gets married in a synagogue]], Boogie uses words like "[[YiddishAsASecondLanguage schmuck]], schmuck]]", and the arguments Eddie and Modell get into could arguably be categorized as JewsLoveToArgue, there's no indication of this otherwise.



** The guys all describe a beautiful woman as "death".
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Part of the script involved Eddie and some of the others going to see the 1959 NFL championship between [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1959_NFL_Championship_Game the Colts and the New York Giants]], but Levinson couldn't afford to shoot anything at the football stadium, so the sequence had to be scrapped.
** As noted above, Levinson wrote, produced and directed a pilot for a tv version of series, which would have featured Paul Reiser as Modell.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: The film is based on Levinson's experiences growing up in Baltimore (the football quiz, for example, was something he claimed a cousin of his did). There has been speculation about which of the characters was based on Levinson, but Levinson has always insisted that no one character was based on him; all of them were partly based on him.

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** The guys all describe a beautiful woman as "death".
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Part of the script involved Eddie and some of the others going to see the 1959 NFL championship between [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1959_NFL_Championship_Game the Colts and the New York Giants]], but Levinson couldn't afford to shoot anything at the football stadium, so the sequence had to be scrapped.
** As noted above, Levinson wrote, produced and directed a pilot for a tv version of series, which would have featured Paul Reiser as Modell.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: The film is based on Levinson's experiences growing up in Baltimore (the football quiz, for example, was something he claimed a cousin of his did). There has been speculation about which of the characters was based on Levinson, but Levinson has always insisted that no one character was based on him; all of them were partly based on him.
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