History Film / JacobsLadder

24th Feb '18 10:28:53 PM BlueCaper
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* AngelsDevilsAndSquid: The variant where [[spoiler:the angels and the demons are ''both'' squid]].

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* AngelsDevilsAndSquid: The A variant where [[spoiler:the angels angels, the demons, and the demons squid are ''both'' squid]].''all'' the same]].
24th Feb '18 10:27:06 PM BlueCaper
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* AngelsDevilsAndSquid: The variant where [[spoiler:the angels and the demons are ''both'' squid]].
** The "squid" factor was [[ArtisticLicenseTraditionalChristianity added]] by director Adrian Lyne in the rewrite of Bruce Joel Rubin's initial script, which was [[AsTheGoodBookSays much more Biblical]] in its angel-/demonology. However, a DeletedScene shows [[ObscuredSpecialEffects just a quick peek]] at one of Rubin's intended beasts.
17th Feb '18 11:39:00 AM Crino37
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* DarkIsNotEvil: The horrid monstrosities and abominations? [[spoiler:They're angels, trying to make Jacob accept his death and ascend to Heaven.]]

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* DarkIsNotEvil: DarkIsNotEvil / GoodAllAlong: The horrid monstrosities and abominations? [[spoiler:They're angels, trying to make Jacob accept his death and ascend to Heaven.]]
21st Jan '18 5:16:41 PM Crino37
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This movie was one of the primary inspirations for the ''Franchise/SilentHill'' franchise of games.

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This movie was one of the primary inspirations for the ''Franchise/SilentHill'' franchise of games.
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16th Jan '18 12:46:01 PM AnotherGuy
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* {{Mockspiracy}}: Jacob believes that he's being pursued by government agents who want to suppress the truth about the use of psychedelic drugs during the war. [[spoiler:The drug story may or may not be true, but the conspiracy itself is just a Dying Dream of the protagonist who never actually made it out of Vietnam.]]

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* {{Mockspiracy}}: Jacob believes that he's being pursued by government agents who want to suppress the truth about the use of psychedelic drugs during the war. [[spoiler:The drug story may or may not be true, but the conspiracy itself is just a Dying Dream of the protagonist who never actually made it out of Vietnam. His brain being on a psychedelic while dying might explain the idea is DyingDream is akin to a bad trip -- because it ''is'' a bad trip.]]
16th Jan '18 10:58:58 AM BlueCaper
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* AnachronismStew: Jacob believes himself to be living in 1975. The taxi that takes him to his old residence has registration set to expire in 1972, as well as a "[[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon Nixon Now]]" pin that only appeared in '76. An [[TomeOfEldritchLore occult book]] Jacob examines, ''A Witch's Bible, Volume 1'', was not published until 1984.



* DecapitationPresentation: [[spoiler: In a scene that was shot, Michael's head is found in Jacob's fridge. Michael was one of the many WhatHappenedToTheMouse aspects of the film.]]

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* DecapitationPresentation: [[spoiler: In a scene that was shot, shot but cut (and as of yet unreleased), Michael's head is found in Jacob's fridge.his laboratory. Michael was one of the many WhatHappenedToTheMouse aspects of the film.]]
14th Jan '18 12:57:34 PM AnotherGuy
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A remake is scheduled for 2018, helmed by ''Film/ThePerfectGuy'' director David M. Rosenthal.

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A remake is scheduled for 2018, helmed by ''Film/ThePerfectGuy'' ''The Perfect Guy'' director David M. Rosenthal.
14th Jan '18 12:57:10 PM AnotherGuy
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A remake is scheduled for 2018, helmed by ''Film/ThePerfectGuy'' director David M. Rosenthal.
12th Jan '18 6:03:33 PM nathan-sherman
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''Jacob's Ladder'' (1990) is a psychological {{thriller}} / {{horror}} film directed by Adrian Lyne, based on a screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin. It stars Creator/TimRobbins, Elizabeth Pena, Danny Aiello, and Creator/JasonAlexander. Actor Macaulay Culkin appears briefly in an uncredited performance.

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''Jacob's Ladder'' (1990) is a psychological {{thriller}} / {{horror}} film directed by Adrian Lyne, based on a screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin. It stars Creator/TimRobbins, Elizabeth Pena, Peña, Danny Aiello, and Creator/JasonAlexander. Actor Macaulay Culkin appears briefly in an uncredited performance.
23rd Dec '17 8:54:42 PM BlueCaper
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* FanDisservice: Elizabeth Pena, dancing suggestively while sweating? Hot. Elizabeth Pena dancing suggestively while sweating whilst [[spoiler: being molested and then impaled by some sort of demon/angel?]] Not so much.

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* FanDisservice: Elizabeth Pena, Peña dancing suggestively while sweating? Hot. Elizabeth Pena Peña dancing suggestively while sweating whilst [[spoiler: being molested and then impaled by some sort of demon/angel?]] Not so much.much.
* TheFerryman: The dream itself could be considered this. Particularly, a dime [[spoiler:Jacob bends down to pick up was drawn to Paul Gruneger's car before it exploded]]. In ancient Greco-Roman [[DueToTheDead burial practices]], a coin was placed on or in the mouth of the deceased, to pay the [[TropeNamer trope namer]] Charon the fare for rowing the departed soul across the river to Tartarus, [[TheUnderworld the land of the dead]].
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