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18th May '16 9:24:02 AM SeanMurrayI
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** By the end of the film, it's suddenly revealed without prior buildup or explanation that Johnny is capable of coping and duplicating his own mental consciousness when inside computer systems (referred to as "doubling" by J-Bone in the American edit; unexplained in other cuts of the film) to survive attacks from lethal computer viruses and protection software.

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** By the end of the film, it's suddenly revealed without prior buildup or explanation that Johnny is capable of coping and duplicating cloning his own mental consciousness and digitally projected avatar when inside computer systems (referred to as "doubling" by J-Bone in the American edit; unexplained in other cuts of the film) to survive attacks from lethal computer viruses and protection software.
18th May '16 9:21:55 AM SeanMurrayI
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* SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat: As Johnny calls out for various parts that he needs to assemble a VR rig, Jane, who doesn't have any established familiarity with cyberspace navigation or VR computer equipment, is able to find and gather these products from around a storage room with ease and efficiency.

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As Johnny calls out for various parts that he needs to assemble a VR rig, Jane, who doesn't have any established familiarity with cyberspace navigation or VR computer equipment, is able to find and gather these products from around a storage room with ease and efficiency. efficiency.
** By the end of the film, it's suddenly revealed without prior buildup or explanation that Johnny is capable of coping and duplicating his own mental consciousness when inside computer systems (referred to as "doubling" by J-Bone in the American edit; unexplained in other cuts of the film) to survive attacks from lethal computer viruses and protection software.
7th May '16 7:43:26 PM SeanMurrayI
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*** Most metaphorically suggested where Jane's cybernetic implants are shown to resemble track marks, like a needle drug addict. Jane also suffers from NAS and suffers from "withdrawal" symptoms when she doesn't receive her needed treatments.

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*** Most metaphorically suggested where Jane's cybernetic implants are shown to resemble track marks, like a needle drug addict. addict would have. Jane also suffers from NAS and suffers from goes through a form of "withdrawal" symptoms when she doesn't receive her needed drug treatments.
7th May '16 7:41:47 PM SeanMurrayI
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*** Most metaphorically suggested where Jane's cybernetic implants are shown to resemble track marks, like a needle drug addict. Jane also suffers from NAS and suffers from "withdrawal" symptoms when she doesn't receive her needed treatments.
7th May '16 7:29:15 PM SeanMurrayI
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** The EverythingSensor at customs in Newark has an "eye" scanner that resembles HAL 9000 from ''Film/2001ASpaceOdyssey''.


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** The EverythingSensor at customs in Newark has an "eye" scanner that resembles HAL 9000 from ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''.
7th May '16 7:28:03 PM SeanMurrayI
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** The EverythingSensor at customs in Newark has an "eye" scanner that resembles HAL 9000 from ''Film/2001ASpaceOdyssey''.
16th Apr '16 10:47:49 PM SeanMurrayI
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* AdaptationExpansion: The film expands on the 22-page short story and even borrows from Gibson's other stories set in The Sprawl.



* AdaptationExpansion: The film expands on the 22-page short story and even borrows from Gibson's other stories set in The Sprawl.
16th Apr '16 10:21:18 PM SeanMurrayI
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* ArtImitatesArt: [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/bgE_1qGfYA8/maxresdefault.jpg Johnny's wild movements and flailing arms]] during his over-the-top dramatic monologue echoes the various [[http://socks-studio.com/img/blog/longo-00.jpg charcoal sketches]] of [[https://soongsup.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/robert_longo23.jpg sharply dressed men in motion]], made and popularized by the movie's director, Robert Longo, in the 1980's.



** There's a brief glimpse of Humphrey Bogart on the television in the hotel room where Johnny uploads the data that gets in his head. Which is a reference to Keanu's character ''sort of'' being like Bogart's Rick Blaine from ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''. Mind, Rick Blaine is a callous character, remarking that he doesn’t “stick [his] neck out for anyone”, who, by the end of the film, rejoins the good fight against the Nazis.
*** The particular shot of Bogart itself comes from ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'', a movie widely remembered for its titular MacGuffin; the scene in which this shot appears in ''Johnny Mnemonic'' exists to establish the narrative's own principal {{MacGuffin}}s.

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** There's a brief glimpse of Humphrey Bogart on the television in In the hotel room where Johnny uploads the data that gets in his head. Which head, there's a brief shot of Humphrey Bogart appearing in ''The Big Sleep'', which Johnny switches off. This is a in reference to Keanu's Keanu Reeve's character ''sort of'' being like Bogart's bearing something of a resemblance to the tough, cynical personality Bogart would be best remembered for in films, particularly Rick Blaine from ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''. Mind, Rick Blaine is a callous character, remarking that he doesn’t “stick [his] neck out for anyone”, who, by the end of the film, rejoins the good fight against the Nazis.
*** The particular shot of Bogart itself comes from ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'', a movie widely remembered for its titular MacGuffin; the scene in which this shot appears in ''Johnny Mnemonic'' exists to establish the narrative's own principal {{MacGuffin}}s.
Nazis.



* SocietyMarchesOn: J-Bone explains the Lo-Teks' tactics as hijacking television signals from "their 500-channel universe," and generally suggests that television is the dominant brain-rotting, tool of oppression used by TheMan. Apparently, WilliamGibson never accounted for [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife the brain-rotting potential of the Internet]].

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** Spider's lab is intended to parallel Dr. Frankenstein's, which, by extension, makes the relationship he has with Jane and the body augmentations he performed on her analogous to ''The Bride of Frankenstein''.
* SocietyMarchesOn: J-Bone explains the Lo-Teks' [=LoTeks'=] tactics as hijacking television signals from "their 500-channel universe," and generally suggests that television is the dominant brain-rotting, tool of oppression used by TheMan. Apparently, WilliamGibson never accounted for [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife the brain-rotting potential of the Internet]].
15th Apr '16 10:54:59 PM SeanMurrayI
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* StupidEvil: [[spoiler: If [=PharmaKom=] didn't want anyone to have a cure for NAS (not even to protect ''themselves'' and their own loved ones from the virus), then they didn't need to go through all the trouble of investing their resources on researching, developing, and testing an ''actual'' working cure for the sake of having to hide it from everybody. Alternatively, if they developed the cure ''before'' deciding nobody should have it, it would have been easier for them to promptly destroy the research, instead of keeping it buried it on a computer mainframe for the past year-and-a-half before the events of the film take place, where it could potentially be discovered and leaked (Go on, guess what happens).]]

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* StupidEvil: [[spoiler: If [=PharmaKom=] didn't want anyone to have a cure for NAS (not even to protect ''themselves'' and their own families and loved ones from the virus), who may be sick), then they didn't need to go through all the trouble of investing their resources on researching, developing, and testing an ''actual'' working cure for the sake of having needing to hide it from everybody. Alternatively, if they developed the cure ''before'' deciding nobody should have it, it would have been easier for them to promptly destroy the research, instead of keeping it buried it on a computer mainframe for the past year-and-a-half before the events of the film take place, where it could potentially be discovered and leaked (Go on, guess what happens).]]
15th Apr '16 8:48:37 AM SeanMurrayI
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* WorkingForABodyUpgrade: The street preacher accepts contract killing offers in exchange for money so he can afford to replace his organic body parts with cybernetic ones.

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The street preacher accepts contract killing offers in exchange for money so he can afford to replace his organic body parts with cybernetic ones.ones.
** Inverted, while Johnny's motivations are established in the opening scenes. Johnny signs on for the courier assignment in Beijing because he needs the money to have his own brain implant removed.
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