History Film / FourRooms

25th Mar '17 5:18:58 PM nombretomado
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* TheCameo: BruceWillis refused payment for his role in "The Man From Hollywood" as a thank you to Tarantino for casting him in ''Film/PulpFiction''. He wasn't credited because he violated SAG rules by doing the gig for free.

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* TheCameo: BruceWillis Creator/BruceWillis refused payment for his role in "The Man From Hollywood" as a thank you to Tarantino for casting him in ''Film/PulpFiction''. He wasn't credited because he violated SAG rules by doing the gig for free.
14th Mar '17 3:32:23 AM Qube
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* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: The shooting of "The Man From Hollywood" jumps between characters within the take, drawing attention towards one or two and pushing the rest to the side, so there's always one or two characters puttering around just out of focus. Due to this, it's easy to miss things like Chester and Norman discussing their bet while Leo argues with his wife, Ted informing Chester that they can trash the place as far as he cares, Leo assuring Norman that they have a doctor in the emergency room "just in case", and more tellingly Angela interrupting Leo's phone call to [[spoiler:ask for a light, hinting that Norman's "lucky zippo" isn't so (forgive the pun) surefire]].

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* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: The shooting of "The Man From Hollywood" jumps between characters within the take, shot, drawing attention towards one or two and pushing the rest to the side, so there's always one or two characters puttering around just out of focus. Due to this, it's easy to miss things like Ted informing Chester that they can trash the place as far as he cares so long as they don't mess up the furniture (the unspoken implication being don't stuff any corpses in the mattress), Chester and Norman discussing their bet while Leo argues with his wife, Ted informing Chester that they can trash the place as far as he cares, Leo assuring Norman that they have a doctor in the emergency room "just in case", and more tellingly Angela interrupting Leo's phone call to [[spoiler:ask for a light, hinting that Norman's "lucky zippo" isn't so (forgive the pun) surefire]].
6th Mar '17 9:12:52 PM Qube
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** SmallRoleBigImpact: ...And it's that few minutes of bothering Ted about unimportant details of his story that delays him long enough for the call to come down from the penthouse, setting the events of "The Man From Hollywood" into motion, leaving Ted with a thousand bucks in his pocket and one hell of a story to tell.
4th Mar '17 2:22:30 AM Qube
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* BrickJoke: During "The Wrong Man", Siegfried is briefly distracted by a phone call. As Ted and Angelica talk, Siegfried can be heard into the background yelling something about needles at the caller. Later, during "The Misbehavers", which takes place at the same time as "The Wrong Man", the kids call a random hotel room to ask about the needle they found. They, of course, reach Siegfried.

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* BrickJoke: During "The Wrong Man", Siegfried is briefly distracted by a phone call. As Ted and Angelica Angela talk, Siegfried can be heard into the background yelling something about needles at the caller. Later, during "The Misbehavers", which takes place at the same time as "The Wrong Man", the kids call a random hotel room to ask about the needle they found. They, of course, reach Siegfried.



* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: The shooting of "The Man From Hollywood" jumps between characters within the take, drawing attention towards one or two and pushing the rest to the side, so there's always one or two characters puttering around just out of focus. Due to this, it's easy to miss things like Chester and Norman discussing their bet while Leo argues with his wife, Ted informing Chester that they can trash the place as far as he cares, Leo assuring Norman that they have a doctor in the emergency room "just in case", and more tellingly Angelina interrupting Leo's phone call to [[spoiler:ask for a light, hinting that Norman's "lucky zippo" isn't so (forgive the pun) surefire]].

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* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: The shooting of "The Man From Hollywood" jumps between characters within the take, drawing attention towards one or two and pushing the rest to the side, so there's always one or two characters puttering around just out of focus. Due to this, it's easy to miss things like Chester and Norman discussing their bet while Leo argues with his wife, Ted informing Chester that they can trash the place as far as he cares, Leo assuring Norman that they have a doctor in the emergency room "just in case", and more tellingly Angelina Angela interrupting Leo's phone call to [[spoiler:ask for a light, hinting that Norman's "lucky zippo" isn't so (forgive the pun) surefire]].



* NoodleImplements: The guests in "The Man from Hollywood" order a block of wood, a doughnut, a ball of twine, three nails, a club sandwich, a bucket of ice, and an extremely sharp hatchet. "As sharp as the devil himself." Unlike most examples of this trope, however, everything but the nails and twine gets explained: the doughnut is a snack for Chester, the club sandwich is Angelina's, and the ice, hatchet and block of wood are for the bet that the segment is REALLY about.

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* NoodleImplements: The guests in "The Man from Hollywood" order a block of wood, a doughnut, a ball of twine, three nails, a club sandwich, a bucket of ice, and an extremely sharp hatchet. "As sharp as the devil himself." Unlike most examples of this trope, however, everything but the nails and twine gets explained: the doughnut is a snack for Chester, the club sandwich is Angelina's, Angela's, and the ice, hatchet and block of wood are for the bet that the segment is REALLY about.
4th Mar '17 2:14:16 AM Qube
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* AdvertisedExtra: Marisa Tomei features quite prominently on the movie poster, and looks her usual classy self. In reality, she appears briefly in one scene as a disheveled drug addict.

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* AdvertisedExtra: Marisa Tomei features quite prominently on the movie poster, and looks her usual classy self. In reality, [[OneSceneWonder she appears briefly in one scene as a disheveled drug addict.stoner]].



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Margaret's response to Ted freaking out over having a gun pointed in his face is to ask him what kind of gun it was.



* HumiliationConga: After "The Misbehavers", Ted calls up his co-worker Betty to bring her up to speed (first having a conversation with her equally [[CloudCuckooLander "loopy"]] roommate).

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* HumiliationConga: After "The Misbehavers", Ted calls up his co-worker Betty to bring her up to speed (first having a conversation with her equally [[CloudCuckooLander "loopy"]] roommate).[[TheStoner Margaret]]).



* ImpossibleMissionCollapse: The whole segment "The Man From Hollywood" is this: ten or so minutes of Tarantino-style SeinfeldianConversation as the Hollywood execs (and girl) explain the backstory of the situation at hand and convince Ted to help them with the bet (''especially'' because they are all rip-roaring drunk and don't want to chop off more than was betted upon accidentally), followed by the bet lasting exactly one second as the lighter fails to work on its first flick and Ted immediately (and too quickly for someone to tell him to stop) performs his role as the "hatchet man".
* InsistentTerminology: It's not champagne; it's ''Cristal.'' And Cristal is not "good"--it's ''fucking good.'' Also, what is very clearly a meat cleaver is referred to as a "hatchet".

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* ImpossibleMissionCollapse: The whole segment "The Man From Hollywood" is this: ten or so minutes of Tarantino-style SeinfeldianConversation as the Hollywood execs (and girl) explain the backstory of the situation at hand and convince Ted to help them with the bet (''especially'' because they are all rip-roaring drunk and don't want to accidentally chop off more than what was betted upon accidentally), wagered), followed by the bet lasting exactly one second as the lighter fails to work on its first flick and Ted immediately (and too quickly for someone to tell him to stop) performs his role as the "hatchet man".
* InsistentTerminology: It's not champagne; it's ''Cristal.'' And Cristal is not "good"--it's ''fucking good.'' Also, what is very clearly a meat cleaver is referred to repeatedly as a "hatchet".



* NewYearHasCome

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* NewYearHasComeMeaningfulBackgroundEvent: The shooting of "The Man From Hollywood" jumps between characters within the take, drawing attention towards one or two and pushing the rest to the side, so there's always one or two characters puttering around just out of focus. Due to this, it's easy to miss things like Chester and Norman discussing their bet while Leo argues with his wife, Ted informing Chester that they can trash the place as far as he cares, Leo assuring Norman that they have a doctor in the emergency room "just in case", and more tellingly Angelina interrupting Leo's phone call to [[spoiler:ask for a light, hinting that Norman's "lucky zippo" isn't so (forgive the pun) surefire]].
* NewYearHasCome: The movie takes place the night of New Years and into the (very) early morning.


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* StonersAreFunny: Margaret answers when Ted tries to get Betty on the phone, leading to a brief but hilarious conversation between one person who is stressed out of his mind and another who is baked out of hers.
20th Feb '17 3:46:01 AM Qube
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* InsistentTerminology: It's not champagne; it's ''Cristal.'' And Cristal is not "good"--it's ''fucking good.''

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* InsistentTerminology: It's not champagne; it's ''Cristal.'' And Cristal is not "good"--it's ''fucking good.'''' Also, what is very clearly a meat cleaver is referred to as a "hatchet".
19th Jan '17 9:50:01 AM benda
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* CryingWolf: The reason Ted doesn't believe the kids when they call him to report an actual emergency.


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* EarnYourHappyEnding: Quite literally. It definitely was "hell of a night" for Ted, but he managed to earn over 1550 dollars in the course of it.
19th Jan '17 7:57:11 AM benda
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: An old retiring bellhop advises Ted to "stay clear of night clerks, kids, hookers and married arguments". Naturally, over the night Ted is going to encounter all of 'em.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: An In the opening scene an old retiring bellhop advises Ted to "stay clear of night clerks, kids, hookers and married arguments". Naturally, over the night Ted is going to encounter all of 'em.
19th Jan '17 7:56:18 AM benda
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: An old retiring bellhop advises Ted to "stay clear of night clerks, kids, hookers and married arguments". Naturally, over the night Ted is going to encounter all of 'em.
13th Jan '17 9:56:46 AM benda
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* BerserkButton: Don't call Ted "Theodore".

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* BerserkButton: Don't call Ted "Theodore"."Theodore" (unless you've got a loaded gun at his head).
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