History Film / FallingDown

9th Nov '16 1:00:45 PM nombretomado
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''Falling Down'' is a 1993 film directed by JoelSchumacher about one man's mental breakdown, and his feelings of alienation, disgust, and mounting rage against what he perceives to be an increasingly unfair and depersonalized world, accumulating weaponry and becoming something like a vigilante as he travels across the city, shoving people out of his way.

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''Falling Down'' is a 1993 film directed by JoelSchumacher Creator/JoelSchumacher about one man's mental breakdown, and his feelings of alienation, disgust, and mounting rage against what he perceives to be an increasingly unfair and depersonalized world, accumulating weaponry and becoming something like a vigilante as he travels across the city, shoving people out of his way.
30th Oct '16 8:45:22 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorCameo: The guy on the freeway is writer Ebbe Roe Smith.



* NewAgeRetroHippie: Venice Beach.

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* NewAgeRetroHippie: Venice Beach.Besides the bits set in Venice, some shots were filmed at Silver Lake, which has topped the list of [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbrennan/2012/09/20/americas-hippest-hipster-neighborhoods/ more]] than [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/20/hipster-neighborhoods-us-top-10-photos_n_1901884.html one]] paper as best hipster neighbourhood.
19th Oct '16 2:27:33 PM bt8257
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* CrapsackWorld: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]], thanks in no small part to downtown Los Angeles less than a year after the big 1992 riots. The movie is an exploration of this concept in a lot of ways.

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* CrapsackWorld: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]], {{Deconstructed|Trope}}, thanks in no small part to downtown Los Angeles less than a year after the big 1992 riots. The movie is an exploration of this concept in a lot of ways.



-->'''Foster''': Oh, that's too bad. Because you know what? (he shoots at the phone booth) [[BondOneLiner I think it's out of order]].

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-->'''Foster''': Oh, that's too bad. Because you know what? (he shoots what?
-->'''Man
at Phone Booth:''' What?
-->'''Foster''': (promptly pulls out his gun and destroys
the phone booth) booth by shooting it a lot) [[BondOneLiner I think it's out of order]].



* TheDeterminator: Foster, aka D-fens. He's the definition of this. (All he wants to do is get 20 miles across smog-infested LA in time for his daughter's birthday... [[TheSlowWalk on foot]].)

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* TheDeterminator: Foster, aka D-fens.D-Fens. He's the definition of this. (All he wants to do is get 20 miles across smog-infested LA in time for his daughter's birthday... [[TheSlowWalk on foot]].)



* FreudianExcuse: Foster pulls a milder one during the climax

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* FreudianExcuse: Foster pulls a milder one during the climaxclimax.



* {{Heatwave}}: The movie takes place on the hottest day of the summer.
* HeelRealization: Foster by the end: "I'm the bad guy? [{{Beat}}] How did that happen?" Earlier than that, Bill is sitting in his wife's home watching an old home movie. [[spoiler: He appears visibly upset and perhaps even a tad remorseful when he sees himself blowing up on his family over something trivial]].

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* {{Heatwave}}: HeatWave: The movie takes place on the hottest day of the summer.
* HeelRealization: Foster by the end: "I'm the bad guy? [{{Beat}}] {{Beat}} How did that happen?" Earlier than that, Bill is sitting in his wife's home watching an old home movie. [[spoiler: He appears visibly upset and perhaps even a tad remorseful when he sees himself blowing up on his family over something trivial]].
13th Oct '16 9:05:09 AM seminoles8
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* MoralMyopia: A much lighter case, but still. D-Fens deals with a lot of various annoyances, but sees nothing wrong with his disproportionately (except in the case of the Neo-Nazi and hoodlums) violent reactions. An example is when he attacks the Korean store-owner. He is offended that the guy thinks he is a robber, and is willing to pay a (fair) price for his soda, but sees nothing wrong with smashing up the man's store, taking his bat, and making rude and ignorant remarks. (He thinks he's chinese and made fun of his english.) Prendergast sums it up quite nicely:

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* MoralMyopia: A much lighter case, but still. D-Fens deals with a lot of various annoyances, but sees nothing wrong with his disproportionately (except in the case of the Neo-Nazi and hoodlums) violent reactions. An example is when he attacks the Korean store-owner. He is offended that the guy thinks he is a robber, and is willing to pay a (fair) price for his soda, but sees nothing wrong with smashing up the man's store, taking his bat, and making rude and ignorant remarks. (He thinks he's chinese Chinese and made fun of his english.English.) Prendergast sums it up quite nicely:
13th Oct '16 9:03:32 AM seminoles8
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* MoralMyopia: A much lighter case, but still. D-Fens deals with a lot of various annoyances, but sees nothing wrong with his disproportionately (except in the case of the Neo-Nazi and hoodlums) violent reactions. An example is when he attacks the Korean store-owner. He is offended that the guy thinks he is a robber, and is willing to pay a (fair) price for his soda, but sees nothing wrong with smashing up the man's store, taking his bat, and making rude and ignorant remarks.(He thinks he's chinese and made fun of his english.) Prendergast sums it up quite nicely:

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* MoralMyopia: A much lighter case, but still. D-Fens deals with a lot of various annoyances, but sees nothing wrong with his disproportionately (except in the case of the Neo-Nazi and hoodlums) violent reactions. An example is when he attacks the Korean store-owner. He is offended that the guy thinks he is a robber, and is willing to pay a (fair) price for his soda, but sees nothing wrong with smashing up the man's store, taking his bat, and making rude and ignorant remarks. (He thinks he's chinese and made fun of his english.) Prendergast sums it up quite nicely:
1st Oct '16 3:16:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* GanglandDriveBy: D-Fens gets into a scuffle with Hispanic gangsters when they try to rob him. They come back for revenge by performing a drive-by shooting on him. Unfortunately, [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy they're such poor shots]] that they injure several other people but miss him completely.

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* GanglandDriveBy: D-Fens gets into a scuffle with Hispanic gangsters when they try to rob him. They come back for revenge by performing a drive-by shooting on him. Unfortunately, Unfortunately for them, [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy they're such poor shots]] that they injure several other people but miss him completely.completely before crashing the car.
23rd Sep '16 9:21:48 AM Mdumas43073
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'''''Falling Down''''' is a 1993 film directed by JoelSchumacher about one man's mental breakdown, and his feelings of alienation, disgust, and mounting rage against what he perceives to be an increasingly unfair and depersonalized world, accumulating weaponry and becoming something like a vigilante as he travels across the city, shoving people out of his way.

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'''''Falling Down''''' ''Falling Down'' is a 1993 film directed by JoelSchumacher about one man's mental breakdown, and his feelings of alienation, disgust, and mounting rage against what he perceives to be an increasingly unfair and depersonalized world, accumulating weaponry and becoming something like a vigilante as he travels across the city, shoving people out of his way.
6th Jul '16 7:36:41 AM Josef5678
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* GanglandDriveBy: D-Fens gets into a scuffle with Hispanic gangsters when they try to rob him. They come back for revenge by performing a drive-by shooting on him. Unfortunately, [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy they're such poor shots]] that they injure several other people but miss him completely.
1st Jun '16 3:23:17 PM BatmanKalEl
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* MoralEventHorizon: Though Foster is never portrayed as a particularly nice man, it takes his [[spoiler: murder of the Nazi store owner Nick to cross this line for good. Interestingly, he doesn't seem to see it as this at first, instead thinking of himself as TheUnfettered. It takes his confrontation with Prendergast to truly realise what he has become.]]
31st May '16 2:26:34 PM HiddenWindshield
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* IfICantHaveYou: More like "If I can't visit my daughter" for Foster.
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