History Film / HeartOfGlass

25th Nov '17 11:30:06 PM Matchstick
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A small town in the forest regions of Bavaria, late 18th century. The local economy is based on glassmaking – especially on the glass factory's one exclusive specialty product and moneymaker, the brilliant red „ruby glass“. But when the foreman of the factory dies suddenly without having initiated anyone else to the secret formula, nobody is able to recreate the red glass. The factory is in decline, and with it, the whole town falls into despair.

Hias, a cowherd who has the reputation of a clairvoyant, leads a solitary life in the forests. The young baron, owner of the glass factory, obsessed with the lost secret and spiralling into madness, turns to him for help – hoping that Hias' psychic powers can recover the recipe.

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A small town in the forest regions of Bavaria, late 18th century. The local economy is based on glassmaking – especially glassmaking--especially on the glass factory's one exclusive specialty product and moneymaker, the brilliant red „ruby glass“."ruby glass". But when the foreman of the factory dies suddenly without having initiated anyone else to the secret formula, nobody is able to recreate the red glass. The factory is in decline, and with it, the whole town falls into despair.

Hias, a cowherd who has the reputation of a clairvoyant, leads a solitary life in the forests. The young baron, owner of the glass factory, obsessed with the lost secret and spiralling into madness, turns to him for help – hoping help--hoping that Hias' psychic powers can recover the recipe.






!! ''Heart of Glass'' provides examples of the following tropes:

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* TheOmniscient: Hias borders on this -- his non-stop prophecies always come true. Ironically, the one thing he ''doesn't'' see in his visions is [[spoiler:the secret of ruby glass.]]

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* TheOmniscient: Hias borders on this -- his this--his non-stop prophecies always come true. Ironically, the one thing he ''doesn't'' see in his visions is [[spoiler:the secret of ruby glass.]]


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25th Feb '14 7:54:47 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* TheCaligula: The baron. While he's not an actual ruler, the entire community depends on his glass factory, and his growing insanity, seemingly harmless at first, gets more and more dangerous.



* TheCaligula: The baron. While he's not an actual ruler, the entire community depends on his glass factory, and his growing insanity, seemingly harmless at first, gets more and more dangerous.
1st Aug '12 9:35:20 AM LordGro
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* OneHourWorkWeek. Hias is introduced as a cowherd. Yet, we see him around cattle ''only'' in the very first scene. The rest of the movie he just sits around monologizing in the forest or the pub, hangs around the town making prophecies, and never does anything that looks like cowherding.


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* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Hias is introduced as a cowherd. Yet, we see him around cattle ''only'' in the very first scene. The rest of the movie he just sits around monologizing in the forest or the pub, hangs around the town making prophecies, and never does anything that looks like cowherding.
25th Jul '12 12:13:05 PM LordGro
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* OneHourWorkWeek. Hias is introduced as a cowherd. Yet, we see him around cattle ''only'' in the very first scene. The rest of the movie he just sits around monologizing in the forest or the pub, hangs around the town making prophecies, and never does anything that looks like cowherding.



* SceneryPorn: In ample amounts, especially in the very first shots.

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* SceneryPorn: In ample amounts, especially in the very first shots.shots, and a long segment in the middle.



* YesMan: Adalbert to his master, the baron. Also a lot of the townsfolk and workers who never question the baron's orders even if they are clearly insane.

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* YesMan: Adalbert to his master, the baron. Also a lot of the townsfolk and workers who never question the baron's orders even if they are clearly insane.demented.
15th Jul '12 5:34:48 AM LordGro
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* PlotTriggeringDeath: The death of the foreman glassmaker, Mühlbeck (who is never seen).

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* PlotTriggeringDeath: The death of the foreman glassmaker, glassmaker Mühlbeck (who is never seen).
15th Jul '12 5:34:31 AM LordGro
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* PlotTriggeringDeath: The death of the foreman glassmaker, Mühlbeck (who is never seen).
14th Jul '12 12:07:02 PM LordGro
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* AllThereInTheManual: The film is loosely based on a historical novel where much of what is cryptic in the movie had a perfect explanation. The book also revealed the secret ingredient of ruby glass; it is [[spoiler:gold.]][[note]]Which is not actually the real way in which ruby glass is made, which requires [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold%28III%29_oxide gold oxide.]] [[/note]]
14th Jul '12 11:34:25 AM LordGro
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: At one time, Herzog planned to appear himself at the start of the movie and hypnotize the audience from screen.
10th Jul '12 2:33:13 PM LordGro
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* WhileRomeBurns: The hurdy-gurdy man keeps playing and singing while [[spoiler:the factory burns.]]
10th Jul '12 2:06:30 PM LordGro
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* TheOmniscient: Hias borders on this -- his non-stop prophecies always come true. Ironically, the one thing he ''doesn't'' see in his visions is [[spoiler:the secret of ruby glass.]]
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