History Film / GetShorty

5th Jun '16 10:05:28 AM DoctorNemesis
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Sort of. In the book, Ray Bones is a lot more menacing and a lot less of a complete moron than he is in the movie. However, while for much of the book he's mentioned as an ominous soon-to-arrive threat, when he eventually shows up Chili ends up dealing with him fairly quickly. However, in the movie, while he's a lot stupider he's also around more often, shows up in Los Angeles much sooner and consequently is a lot more of an active threat. [[spoiler: Specifically, the scene where he shows up at Harry's office, beats the crap out of Harry and then shoots Ronnie doesn't appear in the book.]]


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** Chili and Bo Catlett are also both very elegant and stylish men who are career criminals but for reasons of birth don't entirely fit in with the criminal organisations they work for, passionately love movies and are fascinated by the movie business, and view the posturing, obnoxious behaviour of their fellow criminals with a certain amount of withering contempt.
24th May '16 7:14:48 PM freesefan
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* ShoutOut: Chili goes to see a screening of ''Film/TouchOfEvil'', knowing it so well that he repeats the lines. Then ''Film/RioBravo'' on the TV makes Chili go into another movie buff spiel.
24th May '16 7:13:33 PM freesefan
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* BriefcaseFullOfMoney: Two, actually. There's the $500K of drug money at the airport, and there's Leo's $300,000 in a duffel bag, which was the reason Chili went to LA to begin with.



* IWasNeverHere: After giving Harry an ass-kicking and them murdering Ronnie, Ray says this while putting the gun in Harry's hand and explaining that Harry did it in self defense.



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* TitleDropTitleDrop: Karen suggests it as the title of Chili's movie.
17th May '16 9:14:11 PM AlexaJetta
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* ScreamingWoman - Karen Flores's claim to fame in Harry's low-budget monster movies when she was a young woman. She reveals that even in her late thirties that she can still belt one out. [[spoiler: this ends up being both a ChekhovsGun and [[Irony ironic]] as the only time she screams is late in the movie which alerts Bo to her presence and he subsequently [[HandGagging puts his hand over her mouth]] and [[DamselInDistress kidnaps her]].]]

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* ScreamingWoman - Karen Flores's claim to fame in Harry's low-budget monster movies when she was a young woman. She reveals that even in her late thirties that she can still belt one out. [[spoiler: this ends up being both a ChekhovsGun and [[Irony ironic]] ironic as the only time she screams is late in the movie which alerts Bo to her presence and he subsequently [[HandGagging puts his hand over her mouth]] and [[DamselInDistress kidnaps her]].]]
17th May '16 9:13:21 PM AlexaJetta
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* ScreamingWoman - Karen Flores's claim to fame in Harry's low-budget monster movies when she was a young woman. She reveals that even in her late thirties that she can still belt one out. [[spoiler: this ends up being both a ChekhovsGun and [[Irony ironic]] as the only time she screams is late in the movie which alerts Bo to her presence and he subsequently [[HandGagging puts his hand over her mouth]] and [[DanselInDistress kidnaps her]].]]

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* ScreamingWoman - Karen Flores's claim to fame in Harry's low-budget monster movies when she was a young woman. She reveals that even in her late thirties that she can still belt one out. [[spoiler: this ends up being both a ChekhovsGun and [[Irony ironic]] as the only time she screams is late in the movie which alerts Bo to her presence and he subsequently [[HandGagging puts his hand over her mouth]] and [[DanselInDistress [[DamselInDistress kidnaps her]].]]
17th May '16 9:12:06 PM AlexaJetta
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* HandGagging: [[spoiler: Bo puts his hand over Karen's mouth after [[ScreamingWoman she screams]] to [[DamselInDistress kidnap her.]]

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* HandGagging: [[spoiler: Bo puts his hand over Karen's mouth after [[ScreamingWoman she screams]] to [[DamselInDistress kidnap her.her]].]]



* ScreamingWoman - Karen Flores's claim to fame in Harry's low-budget monster movies when she was a young woman. She reveals that even in her late thirties that she can still belt one out. [[spoiler: this ends up being both a ChekhovsGun and [[Irony ironic]] as the only time she screams is late in the movie which alerts Bo to her presence and he subsequently [[HandGagging puts his hand over her mouth]] and [[DanselInDistress kidnaps her.]]

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* ScreamingWoman - Karen Flores's claim to fame in Harry's low-budget monster movies when she was a young woman. She reveals that even in her late thirties that she can still belt one out. [[spoiler: this ends up being both a ChekhovsGun and [[Irony ironic]] as the only time she screams is late in the movie which alerts Bo to her presence and he subsequently [[HandGagging puts his hand over her mouth]] and [[DanselInDistress kidnaps her.her]].]]
17th May '16 9:10:57 PM AlexaJetta
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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Karen, despite knowing Chili is a criminal, she gets involved with him. [[spoiler: This ends up getting her [[DamselInDistress Kidnapped]] and nearly killed.]]

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Karen, despite knowing Chili is a criminal, she gets involved with him. [[spoiler: This ends up getting her [[DamselInDistress Kidnapped]] kidnapped]] and nearly killed.]]
17th May '16 9:10:31 PM AlexaJetta
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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Karen, despite knowing Chili is a criminal, she gets involved with him. [[spoiler: This ends up getting her [[DamselInDistress Kidnapped]] and nearly killed.]]



* [[spoiler: DamselInDistress: Karen is kidnapped by Bo and rescued by her lover, Chili.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Karen, very sassy woman.



* HandGagging: [[spoiler: Bo puts his hand over Karen's mouth after [[ScreamingWoman she screams]] to [[DamselInDistress kidnap her.]]



* ScreamingWoman - Karen Flores's claim to fame in Harry's low-budget monster movies when she was a young woman. She reveals that even in her late thirties that she can still belt one out.

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* ScreamingWoman - Karen Flores's claim to fame in Harry's low-budget monster movies when she was a young woman. She reveals that even in her late thirties that she can still belt one out. [[spoiler: this ends up being both a ChekhovsGun and [[Irony ironic]] as the only time she screams is late in the movie which alerts Bo to her presence and he subsequently [[HandGagging puts his hand over her mouth]] and [[DanselInDistress kidnaps her.]]
17th May '16 8:10:09 AM DoctorNemesis
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* FriendlyEnemy: Of a sort; Ray Bones's goon is tough and intimidating towards Chili when Bones is in the room, but as soon as he leaves loosens up and seems to agree with Chili that his boss is a dick.
-->'''Goon:''' ''[Intimidating]'' This man is the man. You get what I'm saying? This here is ''Mr.'' Bones. You speak to ''Mr.'' Bones from now on.\\
''[Bones leaves the room]''\\
'''Chili:''' C'mon, you can do better than him.\\
'''Goon:''' ''[Casually]'' Not these days. Not less you speak Spanish.
10th Mar '16 6:19:51 AM Mdumas43073
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A 1990 novel by Creator/ElmoreLeonard, ''Get Shorty'' was made into a 1995 film directed by Creator/BarrySonnenfeld, starring Creator/JohnTravolta as Chili alongside an all-star cast including Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/DannyDeVito, and Rene Russo. Both the novel and movie are an AffectionateParody of the film industry, and both were well-received in and out of Hollywood -- well received enough, in fact, that Leonard wrote a rare sequel to one of his books, ''Be Cool''. It was not as well received, though compared to its [[Film/BeCool film adaptation]], its reception was quite warm indeed.

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A 1990 novel by Creator/ElmoreLeonard, ''Get Shorty'' was made adapted into a 1995 film directed by Creator/BarrySonnenfeld, starring Creator/JohnTravolta as Chili alongside an all-star cast including Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/DannyDeVito, and Rene Russo. Both the novel and movie are an AffectionateParody of the film industry, and both were well-received in and out of Hollywood -- well received enough, in fact, that Leonard wrote a rare sequel to one of his books, ''Be Cool''. It was not as well received, though compared to its [[Film/BeCool film adaptation]], its reception was quite warm indeed.
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