History Film / HardCore

14th Jun '17 7:44:03 AM Mdumas43073
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''Hardcore'' is a 1979 crime drama film directed by Creator/PaulSchrader starring Creator/GeorgeCScott. It centres around the disappearance of Kristen Van Dorn (Ilah Davis), the teenage daughter of Michigan businessman, Jake Van Dorn (Scott). When evidence emerges that Kristen is now working in California's pornography industry, Jake is horrified. Unable to rely on the slow pace of the investigation, Jake resolves to bring Kristen back himself. His attempt to trace her whereabouts in California's pornographic underworld exposes him to a previously hidden subculture that strains his religious convictions and outlook on life.

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''Hardcore'' is a 1979 crime drama film directed by Creator/PaulSchrader and starring Creator/GeorgeCScott. Creator/GeorgeCScott.

It centres centers around the disappearance of Kristen Van Dorn (Ilah Davis), the teenage daughter of Michigan businessman, Jake Van Dorn (Scott). When evidence emerges that Kristen is now working in California's pornography industry, Jake is horrified. Unable to rely on the slow pace of the investigation, Jake resolves to bring Kristen back himself. His attempt to trace her whereabouts in California's pornographic underworld exposes him to a previously hidden subculture that strains his religious convictions and outlook on life.
1st May '17 3:54:03 AM Nakuyabi
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* BrokenTears: Jake, on two occasions. The first is when he is shown the pornographic film starring Kristen. The second occurs [[spoiler: during his reunion with Kristen, when she reveals that she ran away because he never cared about her]].

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* BlackIsBiggerInBed: The black porn star Jake turns away from his phony production does a ''lot'' of boasting about well-endowed he is.
* BrokenTears: Jake, on two occasions. The first is when he is shown the pornographic film starring Kristen. The second occurs [[spoiler: during his reunion with Kristen, when she reveals that she ran away because she felt he never cared about her]].



* ControlFreak: Early on in the film, Jake is shown persuading one of his employees to accept his preference for an advertising colour scheme. It reveals just how controlling he is. It is {{implied}} that the reason Jake's wife and then daughter left him is that he was extremely repressive and judgemental, without being actually emotionally abusive.

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* ControlFreak: Early on in the film, Jake is shown persuading one of his employees to accept his preference for an advertising colour scheme. It reveals just how controlling he is. It is {{implied}} that the reason Jake's wife and then daughter left him is that he was extremely repressive and judgemental, judgmental, without being actually emotionally abusive.



* EgocentricallyReligious: ZigZagged with Jake. While Jake believes that, as a practising Calvinist, he is one of those pre-destined to be saved by God, his behaviour with other people doesn't suggest that he looks down upon them. The only people he is really contemptuous of are some of the sex workers who act vulgarly in his presence.
* EmotionallyTongueTied: Jake. It contributed to his wife's and daughter's perception that he was unloving. However, as Jake admits at the end:

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* EgocentricallyReligious: ZigZagged with Jake. While Jake believes that, as a practising practicing Calvinist, he is one of those pre-destined predestined to be saved by God, his behaviour behavior with other people doesn't suggest that he looks down upon them. The only people he is really contemptuous of much holds in contempt are some of the people in the sex workers industry who act behave particularly vulgarly in his presence.
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* EmotionallyTongueTied: Jake. It contributed to his wife's wife and daughter's perception that he was unloving. However, as Jake admits at the end:



* FanDisservice: Most of the scenes are rife with explicit material but the purpose is to show the ubiquity of sex as a "product" for consumption in the adult industry. The viewer, like Jake, is initially shocked by the crassness and then resigned to these settings.
* TheFundamentalist: Jake is a strict Calvinist who doesn't drink, smoke, gamble and is sexually conservative, although ironically his fellow relatives are shown smoking at the film's opening Christmas gathering at his house. The film [[{{deconstructed}} deconstructs]] his fundamentalism as he is forced to do some soul-searching regarding his religious beliefs and his views on sex workers. The ending [[{{Defied}} defies]] this trope altogether: [[spoiler: we see just how much he has changed when Jake pleads with his daughter to return to him, even though he has learnt that she joined the pornography industry of her own free will]].
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Niki initially agrees to help Jake find Kristen only for the money. But once she hears that he is neither a pornographic film producer, nor a private detective, but a father looking for his daughter, she genuinely begins to sympathise with him.

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* FanDisservice: Most of the scenes are rife with explicit material but the purpose is to show the ubiquity of sex as a "product" for consumption in the adult industry. The viewer, like Jake, is may initially be shocked by the crassness and then resigned crassness, but will soon be jaded to these settings.
* TheFundamentalist: Jake is a strict Calvinist who doesn't drink, smoke, gamble and is sexually conservative, although ironically conservative all around, making him even stricter than his fellow likewise straight-laced relatives are shown (shown smoking at the film's opening Christmas gathering at his house. house). The film rather [[{{deconstructed}} deconstructs]] his fundamentalism the negative stereotypes of this kind of character as it invites us to sympathize with him as he is forced to do does some soul-searching regarding his religious beliefs while dealing with prostitutes and his views on sex workers. pornographers. The ending [[{{Defied}} defies]] this trope altogether: [[spoiler: while he doesn't approve of any of these occupations any more than he did before, we see just how much he has changed when Jake pleads with genuinely loves his daughter as he's pleading with her to return to him, even though he has learnt that now realizes she joined ''chose'' to be in the pornography industry of her own free will]].
rather than being coerced into it]].
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Niki initially agrees to help Jake find Kristen only for the money. But once she hears that he is neither a pornographic film producer, nor a private detective, but a father looking for his daughter, she genuinely begins to sympathise sympathize with him.



* OffstageVillainy: Ratan, the man with whom Kristen supposedly is, is attributed with organising services that are so perverted that even mainstream sex workers are afraid to work for him. However, his "on-screen" villainy is confined to [[spoiler: an appearance on a SnuffFilm, and slashing at Jake with a knife (without severe consequences) before he is shot down]].

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* OffstageVillainy: Ratan, the man with whom Kristen supposedly is, is attributed with organising organizing services that are so perverted that even mainstream sex workers are afraid to work for him. However, his "on-screen" villainy is confined to [[spoiler: an appearance on a SnuffFilm, and slashing at Jake with a knife (without severe consequences) before he is shot down]].



* PapaWolf: {{Deconstructed}} with Jake. His attempts to "protect" his daughter from the big bad world fail miserably, as she is initiated into the pornographic industry and there is nothing he can do to preserve her innocence. [[spoiler: Moreover, it's her choice.]]

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* PapaWolf: {{Deconstructed}} with Jake. His attempts to "protect" his daughter from the big bad world fail miserably, as she is initiated into the pornographic industry and there is nothing he can do to preserve her innocence. [[spoiler: Moreover, it's her choice.what she chose.]]



* ReactionShot: Jake's [[BrainBleach brain-bleached]] reaction to watching the footage of his daughter in a pornographic film has undergone [[MemeticMutation memetic mutation]] and is regularly mashed up with artistic works that, in the opinion of the person who makes the video, deserve the same reaction as Jake's. The results are videos [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d07v7fAeKz0 such as this one]].

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* ReactionShot: Jake's [[BrainBleach brain-bleached]] reaction to watching the footage of his daughter in a pornographic film has undergone [[MemeticMutation memetic mutation]] and is regularly mashed up with artistic works that, in the opinion of the person who makes the video, compilers, deserve the same reaction as Jake's. The results are videos [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d07v7fAeKz0 such as this one]].
16th Apr '17 2:31:51 PM WoozyJack
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''Hardcore'' is a 1979 film directed by Creator/PaulSchrader starring Creator/GeorgeCScott. It centres around the disappearance of Kristen Van Dorn (Ilah Davis), the teenage daughter of Michigan businessman, Jake Van Dorn (Scott). When evidence emerges that Kristen is now working in California's pornography industry, Jake is horrified. Unable to rely on the slow pace of the investigation, Jake resolves to bring Kristen back himself. His attempt to trace her whereabouts in California's pornographic underworld exposes him to a previously hidden subculture that strains his religious convictions and outlook on life.

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''Hardcore'' is a 1979 crime drama film directed by Creator/PaulSchrader starring Creator/GeorgeCScott. It centres around the disappearance of Kristen Van Dorn (Ilah Davis), the teenage daughter of Michigan businessman, Jake Van Dorn (Scott). When evidence emerges that Kristen is now working in California's pornography industry, Jake is horrified. Unable to rely on the slow pace of the investigation, Jake resolves to bring Kristen back himself. His attempt to trace her whereabouts in California's pornographic underworld exposes him to a previously hidden subculture that strains his religious convictions and outlook on life.



* EmotionallyTongueTied: Jake. It contributed to his wife and daughter's perception that he was unloving. However, as Jake admits at the end:

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* EmotionallyTongueTied: Jake. It contributed to his wife wife's and daughter's perception that he was unloving. However, as Jake admits at the end:
10th Jan '17 8:43:42 PM WoozyJack
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''Hardcore'' is a 1979 film directed by Creator/PaulSchrader starring Creator/GeorgeCScott. It centres around the disappearance of Kristen Van Dorn (Ilah Davis), the teenage daughter of Michigan businessman, Jake Van Dorn (Scott). When evidence emerges that Kristen is now working in the pornography industry, Jake is horrified. Unable to rely on the slow pace of the investigation, Jake resolves to bring Kristen back himself. His attempt to trace her whereabouts in the pornographic underworld exposes him to a previously hidden subculture that strains his religious convictions and outlook on life.

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''Hardcore'' is a 1979 film directed by Creator/PaulSchrader starring Creator/GeorgeCScott. It centres around the disappearance of Kristen Van Dorn (Ilah Davis), the teenage daughter of Michigan businessman, Jake Van Dorn (Scott). When evidence emerges that Kristen is now working in the California's pornography industry, Jake is horrified. Unable to rely on the slow pace of the investigation, Jake resolves to bring Kristen back himself. His attempt to trace her whereabouts in the California's pornographic underworld exposes him to a previously hidden subculture that strains his religious convictions and outlook on life.
10th Jan '17 8:41:50 PM WoozyJack
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* TheFundamentalist: Jake is a strict Calvinist, doesn't drink and is sexually conservative. The film [[{{deconstructed}} deconstructs]] his fundamentalism as he is forced to do some soul-searching regarding his religious beliefs and his views on sex workers. The ending [[{{Defied}} defies]] this trope altogether: [[spoiler: we see just how much he has changed when Jake pleads with his daughter to return to him, even though he has learnt that she joined the pornography industry of her own free will]].

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* TheFundamentalist: Jake is a strict Calvinist, Calvinist who doesn't drink drink, smoke, gamble and is sexually conservative.conservative, although ironically his fellow relatives are shown smoking at the film's opening Christmas gathering at his house. The film [[{{deconstructed}} deconstructs]] his fundamentalism as he is forced to do some soul-searching regarding his religious beliefs and his views on sex workers. The ending [[{{Defied}} defies]] this trope altogether: [[spoiler: we see just how much he has changed when Jake pleads with his daughter to return to him, even though he has learnt that she joined the pornography industry of her own free will]].



* MissingMom: Mrs. Van Dorn. [[spoiler: She isn't dead, but divorced from Jake. Kristen uses her name, Joanne, as her porn name.]]

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* MissingMom: Mrs. Van Dorn. [[spoiler: She isn't dead, but divorced at least separated from Jake. Kristen uses her name, Joanne, as her porn name.]]
10th Jan '17 8:30:08 PM WoozyJack
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''Hardcore'' is a 1979 film directed by Creator/PaulSchrader starring Creator/GeorgeCScott. It centres around the disappearance of Kristen Van Dorn (Ilah Davis), the teenage daughter of wealthy Michigan businessman, Jake Van Dorn (Scott). When evidence emerges that Kristen is now working in the pornography industry, Jake is horrified. Unable to rely on the slow pace of the investigation, Jake resolves to bring Kristen back himself. His attempt to trace her whereabouts in the pornographic underworld exposes him to a previously hidden subculture that strains his religious convictions and outlook on life.

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''Hardcore'' is a 1979 film directed by Creator/PaulSchrader starring Creator/GeorgeCScott. It centres around the disappearance of Kristen Van Dorn (Ilah Davis), the teenage daughter of wealthy Michigan businessman, Jake Van Dorn (Scott). When evidence emerges that Kristen is now working in the pornography industry, Jake is horrified. Unable to rely on the slow pace of the investigation, Jake resolves to bring Kristen back himself. His attempt to trace her whereabouts in the pornographic underworld exposes him to a previously hidden subculture that strains his religious convictions and outlook on life.



* TheSeventies: The '70s marks the era when the adult subculture began to spill out of its niche and infiltrate "mainstream" society more and more.

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* TheSeventies: The '70s 1970s marks the era when the adult subculture began to spill out of its niche and infiltrate "mainstream" society more and more.
16th Oct '16 5:35:58 AM aishwarya
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* IAmNotPretty: Kristen claims that she wasn't "pretty or good enough" to be Jack's ideal daughter.

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* IAmNotPretty: Kristen claims that she wasn't "pretty or good enough" to be Jack's Jake's ideal daughter.
2nd Apr '16 10:42:54 PM JulianLapostat
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''Hardcore'' is a 1979 film directed by Paul Schrader starring Creator/GeorgeCScott. It centres around the disappearance of Kristen Van Dorn (Ilah Davis), the teenage daughter of wealthy Michigan businessman, Jake Van Dorn (Scott). When evidence emerges that Kristen is now working in the pornography industry, Jake is horrified. Unable to rely on the slow pace of the investigation, Jake resolves to bring Kristen back himself. His attempt to trace her whereabouts in the pornographic underworld exposes him to a previously hidden subculture that strains his religious convictions and outlook on life.

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''Hardcore'' is a 1979 film directed by Paul Schrader Creator/PaulSchrader starring Creator/GeorgeCScott. It centres around the disappearance of Kristen Van Dorn (Ilah Davis), the teenage daughter of wealthy Michigan businessman, Jake Van Dorn (Scott). When evidence emerges that Kristen is now working in the pornography industry, Jake is horrified. Unable to rely on the slow pace of the investigation, Jake resolves to bring Kristen back himself. His attempt to trace her whereabouts in the pornographic underworld exposes him to a previously hidden subculture that strains his religious convictions and outlook on life.
10th Sep '15 10:41:21 PM aishwarya
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* EmotionallyTongueTied: Jake. It contributed to his wife's and daughter's perception that he was unloving. However, as Jake admits at the end:

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* EmotionallyTongueTied: Jake. It contributed to his wife's wife and daughter's perception that he was unloving. However, as Jake admits at the end:
6th Feb '15 4:39:19 AM maxwellsilver
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''Hardcore'' is a 1979 film directed by Paul Schrader starring GeorgeCScott. It centres around the disappearance of Kristen Van Dorn (Ilah Davis), the teenage daughter of wealthy Michigan businessman, Jake Van Dorn (Scott). When evidence emerges that Kristen is now working in the pornography industry, Jake is horrified. Unable to rely on the slow pace of the investigation, Jake resolves to bring Kristen back himself. His attempt to trace her whereabouts in the pornographic underworld exposes him to a previously hidden subculture that strains his religious convictions and outlook on life.

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''Hardcore'' is a 1979 film directed by Paul Schrader starring GeorgeCScott.Creator/GeorgeCScott. It centres around the disappearance of Kristen Van Dorn (Ilah Davis), the teenage daughter of wealthy Michigan businessman, Jake Van Dorn (Scott). When evidence emerges that Kristen is now working in the pornography industry, Jake is horrified. Unable to rely on the slow pace of the investigation, Jake resolves to bring Kristen back himself. His attempt to trace her whereabouts in the pornographic underworld exposes him to a previously hidden subculture that strains his religious convictions and outlook on life.
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