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10th Oct '15 12:27:38 PM Odacon_Spy
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* CriminalDoppelganger: TheReveal that Cobb [[spoiler:was deliberately grooming the Writer to be his fall guy for the police to arrest. He deliberately planted evidence to falsely implicate him and even surreptitiously convinced the Writer to start dressing like him]].
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: A rather subtle one at the end, harkening back to what started the whole thing. [[spoiler:After framing the Writer for the Blonde's murder, Cobb makes his escape through a crowd. He pauses to look around if he's been followed again, then dissappears forever.]]

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* CriminalDoppelganger: TheReveal that Cobb [[spoiler:was [[spoiler:Cobb's plan was to turn the Writer into one for himself, deliberately grooming the Writer him to be his fall guy for the police to arrest. He deliberately planted evidence to falsely implicate him and even surreptitiously convinced the Writer to start dressing and acting like him]].
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: A rather subtle one at the end, harkening hearkening back to what started the whole thing. [[spoiler:After framing the Writer for the Blonde's murder, Cobb makes his escape through a crowd. He pauses to look around if he's been followed again, then dissappears disappears forever.]]
10th Oct '15 12:23:46 PM Odacon_Spy
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* CriminalDoppelganger: The twist ending of ''Film/{{Following}}'' is TheReveal that [[spoiler:Cobb]] was deliberately grooming [[spoiler:"Bill"]] to be his fall guy for the police to arrest--aside from deliberately planting evidence to falsely implicate him, he even surreptitiously convinced [[spoiler:Bill]] to start dressing like him.

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* CriminalDoppelganger: The twist ending of ''Film/{{Following}}'' is TheReveal that [[spoiler:Cobb]] was Cobb [[spoiler:was deliberately grooming [[spoiler:"Bill"]] the Writer to be his fall guy for the police to arrest--aside from arrest. He deliberately planting planted evidence to falsely implicate him, he him and even surreptitiously convinced [[spoiler:Bill]] the Writer to start dressing like him.him]].
11th Apr '15 3:13:26 PM Morgenthaler
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* NoBudget: The budget was about $6000; Nolan said that, even for a low-budget shoot, the production was "extreme".
29th Oct '14 4:38:56 PM dreamedkestrel
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* FallGuy: Ultimately, the plot boils down to a very elaborate scheme to set up a semi-innocent man to take the fall for a crime that has not yet been committed.

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* FallGuy: [[spoiler: Ultimately, the plot boils down to a very elaborate scheme to set up a semi-innocent man to take the fall for a crime that has not yet been committed.committed]].
29th Oct '14 4:37:47 PM dreamedkestrel
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* TheSpook: Cobb. The police have no record of his existence, and he tricks his fall guy into dressing and looking just like him. The final shot of the film is Cobb stepping into a bustling street and completely disappearing.

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* TheSpook: Cobb. The police have no record of his existence, [[spoiler: and he tricks his fall guy into dressing and looking just like him. The final shot of the film is Cobb stepping into a bustling street and completely disappearing.]]
8th Aug '14 6:24:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* CriminalDoppelganger

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* CriminalDoppelgangerCriminalDoppelganger: The twist ending of ''Film/{{Following}}'' is TheReveal that [[spoiler:Cobb]] was deliberately grooming [[spoiler:"Bill"]] to be his fall guy for the police to arrest--aside from deliberately planting evidence to falsely implicate him, he even surreptitiously convinced [[spoiler:Bill]] to start dressing like him.



* NotSoAbandonedBuilding: The burglar Cobb has a few hideouts in abandoned buildings where he stashes stolen goods before fencing them. He notes that London is full of spaces like these, waiting to be used.



* TheSpook: Cobb.

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* TheSpook: Cobb. The police have no record of his existence, and he tricks his fall guy into dressing and looking just like him. The final shot of the film is Cobb stepping into a bustling street and completely disappearing.



* WickedCultured: Cobb.

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* WhatsAnXLikeYouDoingInAYLikeThis: Subverted.
-->'''The young man:''' So what's a nice girl like you-\\
'''The blonde:''' Doing in a place like this?\\
'''The young man:''' -doing with a bald old cunt like that?
* WickedCultured: Cobb.Cobb is well-dressed, witty, urbane, and philosophical about the fact that he's a career burglar.
-->'''Cobb:''' You take it away to show them what they had.
20th Feb '14 10:19:16 AM m8e
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'''''Following''''' is a 1998 [[FilmNoir neo-noir]], ChristopherNolan's first feature-length film.

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'''''Following''''' is a 1998 [[FilmNoir neo-noir]], ChristopherNolan's Creator/ChristopherNolan's first feature-length film.
29th Jan '14 11:12:19 AM allnaturaltrans4
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* BackBlocking: The final shot is Cobb standing in a crowded street. Someone walks in front of the camera, and once they pass by, Cobb is gone without a trace.
21st Aug '13 2:53:15 PM Morgenthaler
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* CowboyCop: Alonzo Harris is one of the rare truly villainous examples. He's long become more extreme than even the gangsters he fights, but the reason he's kept around by his superiors despite his personal corruption is that he catches a lot of bad guys.
21st Aug '13 2:52:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* CowboyCop: Alonzo Harris is one of the rare truly villainous examples. He's long become more extreme than even the gangsters he fights, but the reason he's kept around by his superiors despite his personal corruption is that he catches a lot of bad guys.


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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: A rather subtle one at the end, harkening back to what started the whole thing. [[spoiler:After framing the Writer for the Blonde's murder, Cobb makes his escape through a crowd. He pauses to look around if he's been followed again, then dissappears forever.]]
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