History Film / HardCore

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.
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.
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