History Film / JacobsLadder

16th May '17 6:03:37 PM CosmicFerret
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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.

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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, Creator/TimRobbins, Elizabeth Pena, Danny Aiello, and Creator/JasonAlexander. Actor Macaulay Culkin appears briefly in an uncredited performance.
17th Mar '17 1:10:16 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* EvilIsVisceral: During the hospital gurney scene, many organs are shown lying on the floor, some of which get run over by the gurney.
** The director said that he wanted to use distortion of the flesh to make the film more frightening and harder to deny.

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* EvilIsVisceral: During the hospital gurney scene, many organs are shown lying on the floor, some of which get run over by the gurney.
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gurney. The director said that he wanted to use distortion of the flesh to make the film more frightening and harder to deny.



** Pena felt so as well, and refused to do the sex dance with anyone but her close friend whom she trusted.
* FlashForward: [[spoiler:Jacob projects himself into the early 80's, while dying in Vietnam in the early 70's.]]
** [[FridgeBrilliance When you think about it]], [[spoiler:nothing in "1982" is anything Jacob wouldn't have known about in the early 70's.]]

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** Pena felt so as well, and refused to do the sex dance with anyone but her close friend whom she trusted.
* FlashForward: [[spoiler:Jacob projects himself into the early 80's, 80s, while dying in Vietnam in the early 70's.]]
** [[FridgeBrilliance When you think about it]], [[spoiler:nothing in "1982" is anything Jacob wouldn't have known about in the early 70's.
70s.]]



* GoodIsNotNice: [[spoiler:Louis cryptically tells Jacob early in the film that the nightmare creatures he's seeing are just trying to help him let go of his life and prepare himself for heaven]].



* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies: Jacob himself, before the post-war events of which the majority of the film consists.]]

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* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies: Jacob TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Jacob himself, before the post-war events of which the majority of the film consists.]]]]
* HolyHalo: When Jacob looks up at Louis and sees his head set aglow by the lamp above him, he notes that Louis looks just like an angel. [[spoiler:This, and a lot of what Louis says in this scene, foreshadows that Louis ''is'' an angel]].



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: In the opening scene, Jacob gets bayoneted in the gut, badly.

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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice:
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In the opening scene, Jacob gets bayoneted in the gut, badly.
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.
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