History Film / EightMM

29th Jul '17 3:30:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* SnuffFilm: Welles can find no proof that snuff films are anything other than an UrbanLegend. [[spoiler:It turned out that Mr Christian discovered this, too, so he hired Velvet to create one.]]
** Actually, it was Longsdale who came to that conclusion and improvised by contracting Velvet to make one. The movie strongly indicated that he was merely an interested purchaser.

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* SnuffFilm: Welles can find no proof that snuff films are anything other than an UrbanLegend. [[spoiler:It turned out that Mr Christian Longsdale discovered this, too, so he hired Velvet to create one.]]
** Actually, it was Longsdale who came to that conclusion and improvised by contracting Velvet to make one. The movie strongly indicated that he was merely an interested purchaser.
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28th Jul '17 11:08:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* ForTheEvulz: Machine's only reasons to kill and butcher women in Dino Velvet's movies.

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* ForTheEvulz: ForTheEvulz:
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Machine's only reasons to kill and butcher women in Dino Velvet's movies.
21st Mar '17 4:19:44 PM nombretomado
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* LargeHam: Creator/PeterStormare as Dino Velvet. Seems like he had a lot fun playing him.
** Also NicolasCage in at least one scene.

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* LargeHam: LargeHam:
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Creator/PeterStormare as Dino Velvet. Seems like he had a lot fun playing him.
** Also NicolasCage Creator/NicolasCage in at least one scene.
2nd Feb '17 9:14:55 AM Mdumas43073
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PrivateDetective Tom Welles (Creator/NicolasCage) is hired by wealthy widow Mrs. Christian, who has discovered a reel of 8mm film in her late husband's safe that depicts what appears to be the brutal murder of a teenage girl by a hulking man in a mask. Mrs. Christian wants Welles to find out whether the incident in the film is real.

It was directed by Creator/JoelSchumacher. A direct-to-video "sequel" called ''[[TitleByNumber 8mm 2]]''. [[InNameOnly It has no connection whatsoever to the original]].

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A 1999 mystery-thriller film directed by Creator/JoelSchumacher and starring Creator/NicolasCage, with a supporting cast that includes Creator/JoaquinPhoenix, Creator/JamesGandolfini, and Creator/PeterStormare.

PrivateDetective Tom Welles (Creator/NicolasCage) (Cage) is hired by wealthy widow Mrs. Christian, who has discovered a reel of 8mm film in her late husband's safe that depicts what appears to be the brutal murder of a teenage girl by a hulking man in a mask. Mrs. Christian wants Welles to find out whether the incident in the film is real.

It was directed by Creator/JoelSchumacher. A direct-to-video "sequel" called ''[[TitleByNumber 8mm 2]]''.2]]'' was released in 2005. [[InNameOnly It has no connection whatsoever to the original]].


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17th Aug '16 7:49:53 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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It was directed by Creator/JoelSchumacher. A direct-to-video "sequel" called ''[[TitleByNumber 8mm 2]]''. [[InNameOnly It has no connection]] [[TheyJustDidntCare whatsoever to the original]].

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It was directed by Creator/JoelSchumacher. A direct-to-video "sequel" called ''[[TitleByNumber 8mm 2]]''. [[InNameOnly It has no connection]] [[TheyJustDidntCare connection whatsoever to the original]].
20th Apr '16 4:22:02 PM JackG
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* SheCleansUpNicely / SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Welles interviews the mother of the missing girl. He goes back for a follow up interview to find she's cleaned the house and prettied herself up.
9th Apr '16 8:26:33 PM alienhunter
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* OnlySaneMan: In the hard-core underworld, Max California is the only one who is "normal" - he reads Truman Capote and he has dream of becominga Rock star.

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* OnlySaneMan: In the hard-core underworld, Max California is the only one who is "normal" - he reads Truman Capote and he has dream of becominga Rock becoming a rock star.
1st Nov '15 9:23:53 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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-->'''[[spoiler:Longdale]]''': "Because he could. He did it because he could."
* FreudianExcuse: Machine goes out of his way to [[DefiedTrope defy the trope]]. The idea that some people are ''[[ForTheEvulz just plain twisted]]'' is one of the core ideas explored in the film.

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-->'''[[spoiler:Longdale]]''': --->'''[[spoiler:Longdale]]''': "Because he could. He did it because he could."
* FreudianExcuse: Machine goes out of his way to [[DefiedTrope defy the trope]]. The idea that some people are ''[[ForTheEvulz just plain twisted]]'' is one of the core ideas explored in the film.
13th Oct '15 4:26:51 PM maximsk
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* ImpersonatingAnOfficer: Welles poses as a government investigator to interview the girl's mother. As he's working for a highly paying client, I guess he thinks it's worth the risk. Toward the end of the movie, he claims to be a police officer when ringing around the hospitals [[spoiler:looking for the man he stabbed]], but by that stage Welles is so personally involved in the case that he doesn't care about the legality.

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* ImpersonatingAnOfficer: Welles poses as a government investigator to interview the girl's mother. As he's working for a highly paying client, I guess he thinks it's seems to consider it worth the risk. Toward the end of the movie, he claims to be a police officer when ringing around the hospitals [[spoiler:looking for the man he stabbed]], but by that stage Welles is so personally involved in the case that he doesn't care about the legality.
11th Sep '15 1:18:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Inverted. [[spoiler:The terrible masked Machine turns out to be a glasses-wearing geekish character who [[BasementDweller lives in his mother's basement]].]]
-->"What were you expecting? A monster"



* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse

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* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElseTheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse: The terrible masked Machine turns out to be [[spoiler:a glasses-wearing geekish character who [[BasementDweller lives in his mother's basement]].]]
-->"What were you expecting? A monster?"
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