History Film / InALonelyPlace

14th Jul '17 2:11:41 PM jamespolk
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* TheAlcoholic: Charlie, a washed-up actor, who seems to be the only person Dixon has any human feeling for.
14th Jul '17 1:32:19 PM jamespolk
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* FaceFramedInShadow: Dix is filmed this way for the scene where he spins out his theory of how the murder went down, when he gets ''way'' too enthusiastic with his description of the strangulation.
11th Jul '17 4:44:40 AM jamespolk
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* ShoutOut/ToShakespeare: The drunken ClassicallyTrainedExtra who stumbles down the stairs in Steele's apartment quotes from Shakespeare's [[http://shakespeare-online.com/sonnets/29.html Sonnet 29]].

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* ShoutOut/ToShakespeare: ShoutOutToShakespeare: The drunken ClassicallyTrainedExtra who stumbles down the stairs in Steele's apartment quotes from Shakespeare's [[http://shakespeare-online.com/sonnets/29.html Sonnet 29]].
11th Jul '17 4:43:57 AM jamespolk
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* AcquittedTooLate: [[spoiler:A variation; no judicial consequences are at stake. The real murderer turns himself in anticlimactically, but Laurel and Dix's relationship has already fallen apart.]]

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* AcquittedTooLate: [[spoiler:A A variation; no judicial consequences are at stake. The real murderer turns himself in anticlimactically, but Laurel and Dix's relationship has already fallen apart.]]



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: While the killer is caught, his victim is still dead, and nothing can bring her back. Dixon has also driven away everyone close to him, even Laurel.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: While the killer is caught, his victim is still dead, and nothing can bring her back. Dixon has also driven away everyone close to him, even Laurel.]]



* ShoutOut: ShoutOut/ToShakespeare. The drunken ClassicallyTrainedExtra who stumbles down the stairs in Steele's apartment quotes from Shakespeare's [[http://shakespeare-online.com/sonnets/29.html Sonnet 29]].

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut/ToShakespeare. ShoutOut/ToShakespeare: The drunken ClassicallyTrainedExtra who stumbles down the stairs in Steele's apartment quotes from Shakespeare's [[http://shakespeare-online.com/sonnets/29.html Sonnet 29]].
26th Feb '17 10:37:15 AM nombretomado
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* FilmNoir: Dark atmosphere, constant suspicions, murder, HumphreyBogart... check.

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* FilmNoir: Dark atmosphere, constant suspicions, murder, HumphreyBogart...Creator/HumphreyBogart... check.
23rd Jun '16 7:26:59 PM n341100
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: While the killer is caught, his victim is still dead, and nothing can bring her back, Dixon has also driven away everyone close to him, even Laurel.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: While the killer is caught, his victim is still dead, and nothing can bring her back, back. Dixon has also driven away everyone close to him, even Laurel.]]
23rd Jun '16 7:26:27 PM n341100
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: The couple who are SoHappyTogether break up despite being very much in love.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: The couple who are SoHappyTogether break up despite being very much in love.While the killer is caught, his victim is still dead, and nothing can bring her back, Dixon has also driven away everyone close to him, even Laurel.]]
7th Jun '16 8:42:49 PM JulianLapostat
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Dixon Steele's attitude to the novel he's hired to adapt is a self-reference to Ray and screenwriter Andrew Holt's own feelings about Dorothy Hughes' original book. Steele's attempt to use the novel and write a more personal and meaningful story echoes Ray and Holt's attempts to take a pulp thriller and make something more intimate and personal.
7th Jun '16 8:30:57 PM JulianLapostat
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* AdaptationalHeroism: In the movie Dixon Steele, though violent, is only accused of being a murderer while in the book he is a serial killer and rapist.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: In the movie Dixon Steele, though violent, is only accused of being a murderer while in the book he is a serial killer and rapist. Ray changed this because he wanted Dixon and his psychological issues to have broader appeal and tone down the InsaneEqualsViolent nature of the original.



* HisOwnWorstEnemy: Dixon Steele is an embittered and disappointed man with an amazing capacity for self-destruction. By the end of the film, he ruins his friendships and the only good relationship he will ever have, and ends up all alone.



* LackOfEmpathy: Dix clearly lacks empathy as demonstrated in his cool attitude towards Mildred's death.

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* LackOfEmpathy: The cops assume that Dix clearly lacks empathy as demonstrated in his cool attitude towards Mildred's death.death. However, in a scene after the investigation, Dix pays money to send flowers to Mildred's funeral, anonymously.



--> ''"I just couldn't believe the ending that Bundy (screenwriter Andrew Solt) and I had written... Romances don't have to end that way. Marriages don't have to end that way, they don't have to end in violence."''

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--> '''Nicholas Ray''': ''"I just couldn't believe the ending that Bundy (screenwriter Andrew Solt) and I had written... Romances don't have to end that way. Marriages don't have to end that way, they don't have to end in violence."''



* ThereAreNoTherapists: How different Dixon's life could have been with the help of therapy.

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* ThereAreNoTherapists: How different Dixon's life could have been with the help of therapy. Nicholas Ray suggested that at the end, Dix might officially go seek help, implying that he had been too proud to go to a shrink before.
7th Jun '16 5:09:24 PM eroock
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* LackOfEmpathy: Dix clearly lacks empathy as demonstrated in his cool attitude towards Mildred's death.
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