History Film / JacobsLadder

2nd Jan '17 4:25:33 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Aside from the DyingDream: "You killed each other." Jacob got bayoneted by a fresh-faced ''American'' soldier (vets or military buffs probably figured it out much earlier, as the bayonet we see him stabbed with was U.S. government issue).]]

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* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Aside from the DyingDream: "You killed each other." Jacob got bayoneted by a fresh-faced ''American'' soldier (vets or military buffs probably figured it out much earlier, as the bayonet we see him stabbed with was an M7, the U.S. government issue).issue in Vietnam).]]
3rd Nov '16 5:21:16 PM eroock
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-->''[-Dream on.-]''

'''''Jacob's Ladder''''' (1990) is a psychological {{thriller}} / {{horror}} film directed by Adrian Lyne, based on a screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin. It stars Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Pena, Danny Aiello, and Creator/JasonAlexander. Actor Macaulay Culkin appears briefly in an uncredited performance.

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-->''[-Dream ->''"[-Dream on.-]''

'''''Jacob's Ladder'''''
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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 Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Pena, Danny Aiello, and Creator/JasonAlexander. Actor Macaulay Culkin appears briefly in an uncredited performance.
1st Nov '16 10:02:48 AM AnotherGuy
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* PeacefulInDeath: Invoked almost verbatim [[spoiler: by the triage doctor, who comments Jacob "looks kinda peaceful" after he dies.]]
24th Sep '16 2:36:40 PM EllaMegablast
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** "[[http://feldmandia.com/pictures/picture.php?/813 Man With No Legs (1976)]]" by Peter Witkin.

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** "[[http://feldmandia.com/pictures/picture.php?/813 "[[http://www.artnet.com/artists/joel-peter-witkin/man-with-no-legs-bV7xPf32DS8kIRwAxBFWpg2 Man With No Legs (1976)]]" by Peter Joel-Peter Witkin.
5th Jul '16 11:27:28 PM KingClark
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** [[spoiler:Even if there's no afterlife, it's still heartwarming that Jacob is able to make peace with his demise. "He looks kinda peaceful."]]



* StairwayToHeaven: In the end of the film [[spoiler:Jacob is seen walking up stairs into a bright white light with his dead son, we can only assume after he accepts that he's dead he's going to Heaven or simply found peace in death.]]

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* StairwayToHeaven: In the end of the film [[spoiler:Jacob is seen walking up stairs into a bright white light with his dead son, we can only assume after he accepts that he's dead he's going to Heaven or simply found peace in death.]]Heaven]].
11th Feb '16 7:02:48 AM gravious
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* NightmareFace: Many of Jacob's hallucinations manifest in this way.

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* NightmareFace: Many of Jacob's hallucinations visions manifest in this way.
11th Feb '16 7:00:45 AM gravious
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* NightmareFace: Many of Jacob's hallucinations manifest in this way.
15th Dec '15 11:11:01 AM AnotherGuy
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* AnArmAndALeg: One poor soldier in the opening has his leg hanging and flapping around, only a flap of skin keeping it on.



* AnArmAndALeg: One poor soldier in the opening has his leg hanging and flapping around, only a flap of skin keeping it on.
15th Dec '15 11:10:28 AM AnotherGuy
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* AuthorAppeal: A film about mortality and the afterlife? It's not a shock that it was written Bruce Joel Rubin.

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* AuthorAppeal: A film about mortality and the afterlife? It's not a shock that it was written by Bruce Joel Rubin.
15th Dec '15 11:10:19 AM AnotherGuy
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* AdultFear: Plenty. [[spoiler: Gabe's death, being trapped in a subway, friends dying one by one, becoming an UnPerson, being taken hostage in broad daylight with witnesses pretending they don't see you, and so on.]]



* AdultFear: Plenty. [[spoiler: Gabe's death, being trapped in a subway, friends dying one by one, becoming an UnPerson, being taken hostage in broad daylight with witnesses pretending they don't see you, and so on.]]

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* AdultFear: Plenty. [[spoiler: Gabe's death, being trapped in a subway, friends dying one by one, becoming an UnPerson, being taken hostage in broad daylight with witnesses pretending they don't see you, AuthorAppeal: A film about mortality and so on.]]the afterlife? It's not a shock that it was written Bruce Joel Rubin.
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