History Film / HardCore

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.
12th Jun '14 11:15:45 PM aishwarya
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* SoundtrackDissonance: Susan Raye's "Precious Memories" plays during the opening and closing credits. It serves to show how Jake's closed-off Calvin community carries on blissfully unaware of the nature and existence of the pornographic underworld. The Calvin community is something of an extreme metaphor for mainstream society.
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* SoundtrackDissonance: Susan Raye's "Precious Memories" plays during the opening and closing credits. It serves to show how Jake's closed-off Calvin community carries on blissfully unaware of the nature and existence of the pornographic underworld. The Calvin community is something of an extreme metaphor for the members of mainstream society.
12th Jun '14 11:15:17 PM aishwarya
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* SoundtrackDissonance: Susan Raye's "Precious Memories" plays during the opening and closing credits. It serves to show how two entirely separate ways of living -- Jake's closed-off Calvin community and the pornographic industry -- can exist side-by-side.
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* SoundtrackDissonance: Susan Raye's "Precious Memories" plays during the opening and closing credits. It serves to show how two entirely separate ways of living -- Jake's closed-off Calvin community carries on blissfully unaware of the nature and existence of the pornographic industry -- can exist side-by-side.underworld. The Calvin community is something of an extreme metaphor for mainstream society.
12th Jun '14 11:12:52 PM aishwarya
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* SoundtrackDissonance: Susan Raye's "Precious Memories" plays during the opening and closing credits. It serves to show how two entirely separate ways of living - Jake's closed off Calvin community and the pornographic industry - can exist side-by-side.
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* SoundtrackDissonance: Susan Raye's "Precious Memories" plays during the opening and closing credits. It serves to show how two entirely separate ways of living - -- Jake's closed off closed-off Calvin community and the pornographic industry - -- can exist side-by-side.
12th Jun '14 11:11:55 PM aishwarya
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* SoundtrackDissonance: Susan Raye's "Precious Memories" plays during the opening and closing credits. It serves to show how two entirely separate worlds - Jake's closed off Calvinist community and the pornographic underworld - can exist side-by-side.
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* SoundtrackDissonance: Susan Raye's "Precious Memories" plays during the opening and closing credits. It serves to show how two entirely separate worlds ways of living - Jake's closed off Calvinist Calvin community and the pornographic underworld industry - can exist side-by-side.
12th Jun '14 11:06:04 PM aishwarya
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* SoundtrackDissonance: Susan Raye's "Precious Memories" plays during the opening and closing credits. It serves to show how two entirely separate worlds - Jake's closed off Calvinist community and the pornographic underworld - can exist side-by-side.
12th Jun '14 5:37:35 AM aishwarya
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[[caption-width-right:225: When a George C. Scott character reacts like that, you know it's got to be serious...]]
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[[caption-width-right:225: When a George C. Scott character reacts like that, you know it's got to be serious...]]
12th Jun '14 5:27:57 AM aishwarya
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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/001e3f38_medium_3946.jpeg]]
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[[quoteright:300:http://static.[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/001e3f38_medium_3946.jpeg]] [[caption-width-right:225: When a George C. Scott character reacts like that, you know it's got to be serious...]]
10th Jun '14 5:14:37 PM aishwarya
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* AuthorAvatar: In an early scene, the adults of the Van Dorn family hold a theological discussion at the dinner table while a little boy listens solemnly. Schrader, who grew up in a [[WriteWhatYouKnow Calvinist family in Grand Rapids, Michigan]], [[http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/hardcore-1979 said in an interview]] that he intended the little boy to be his own past self.
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* AuthorAvatar: In an early scene, the adults of the Van Dorn family hold a theological discussion at the dinner table while a little boy listens solemnly. Schrader, who grew up in a [[WriteWhatYouKnow Calvinist family in Grand Rapids, Michigan]], [[http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/hardcore-1979 said in an interview]] has said]] that he intended the little boy to be his own past self.

* ControlFreak: Early on in the film, Jake is shown subtly 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 subtly 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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