History Film / LocalHero

10th Jul '16 5:43:17 PM AnotherGuy
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* ValuesDissonance: Mac adopts a rabbit after Danny hits it with a car. He keeps it in his hotel room until the manager finds it and makes it into a delicious supper, leaving Mac aghast, in an in-universe invocation of this trope.

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* ValuesDissonance: ValuesDissonance:
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Mac adopts a rabbit after Danny hits it with a car. He keeps it in his hotel room until the manager finds it and makes it into a delicious supper, leaving Mac aghast, in an in-universe invocation of this trope.
** The Ferness locals are astonished Mac only has ''one'' job.
10th Jul '16 5:13:08 PM AnotherGuy
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* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: It's hinted that Marina is actually a mermaid. She has webbed toes on land, and her tail is occasionally glimpsed in water.

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* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: It's hinted that Marina is actually a mermaid. She has webbed toes on land, land and she reveals she ''swims'' from Wales to Scotland on a regular basis. When she swims, her tail is occasionally glimpsed in water.legs look like a fish's tail. In the end, Danny chases her into the water with good news, an allusion to mermaids luring men into the sea.
10th Jul '16 5:09:33 PM AnotherGuy
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%% * CuteClumsyGirl: A rare male example in Danny.

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%% * CuteClumsyGirl: A rare male example in Danny.Danny, though he's not so much clumsy as awkward to the point of cuteness.



%% * HotScientist: Marina.

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%% * HotScientist: Marina.Marina, and while Mac only {{Male Gaze}}s her once, Danny becomes enamored with her, at one point kissing her {webbed} feet.



%% * MeaningfulName: Marina and Stella.

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%% * MeaningfulName: Marina and Stella.Stella. Marina is obvious (the sea), but since Danny suggests to Happer a "Sea and Sky Institute", Stella (star) is more meaningful.
26th Jun '16 2:22:15 PM marmota-b
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* GenreBusting: It successfully keeps oscillating between comedy and drama... and then there's Marina's webbed toes.



* LookBothWays: A RunningGag. Every time he leaves a building, Mac is almost run down by a guy on a dirt bike. Keep in mind the town has maybe two streets. Mac becomes [[GenreSavvy aware]] of this and at one point holds Danny back a few seconds ''before'' the dirt bike rides past.

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* LookBothWays: A RunningGag. Every time he leaves a building, Mac is almost run down by a guy on a dirt bike. Keep in mind the town has maybe two streets. Mac becomes [[GenreSavvy aware]] of this and at one point holds Danny back a few seconds ''before'' the dirt bike rides past. According to this documentary, it was not only a RunningGag, but also basically TruthInTelevision.



* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: Mac obviously feels out of place when he returns to his modern, New York apartment.

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* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: Mac obviously feels out of place when he returns to his modern, New York Houston apartment.
24th Apr '16 10:27:56 AM CaptainCrawdad
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A rather charming film directed by Bill Forsyth and starring Creator/BurtLancaster, Peter Riegert, Denis Lawson, and Creator/PeterCapaldi. This thoughtful comedy follows an American oil company executive, "Mac" [=MacIntyre=] (Riegert), who is sent to negotiate with the local inhabitants of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scottish]] town of Ferness because their home lies on prime coastline for new petroleum and chemical processing facilities.

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A rather charming film directed by Bill Forsyth and starring Creator/BurtLancaster, Peter Riegert, Denis Lawson, Creator/PeterCapaldi and Creator/PeterCapaldi.Creator/BurtLancaster. This thoughtful comedy follows an American oil company executive, "Mac" [=MacIntyre=] (Riegert), who is sent to negotiate with the local inhabitants of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scottish]] town of Ferness because their home lies on prime coastline for new petroleum and chemical processing facilities.


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* AndStarring: "And Burt Lancaster." In spite of the poster's picture, he's not the main character, but he is the biggest name.
24th Apr '16 10:09:39 AM CaptainCrawdad
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%% * OurMermaidsAreDifferent: Well, maybe.
%% * OvertOperative: Danny and his ConspicuousTrenchcoat at the airport.
%% * PopStarComposer: [[Music/DireStraits Mark Knopfler.]]

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%% * OurMermaidsAreDifferent: Well, maybe.
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It's hinted that Marina is actually a mermaid. She has webbed toes on land, and her tail is occasionally glimpsed in water.
* OvertOperative: Danny and his wears a ConspicuousTrenchcoat at the airport.
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airport, making his intentions obvious.
* PopStarComposer: [[Music/DireStraits Mark Knopfler.]]Knopfler]] is the composer.


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* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: Mac obviously feels out of place when he returns to his modern, New York apartment.
26th Feb '16 5:17:03 AM enitharmon
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* HiddenDepths: Everyone in town, even the most seemingly one-dimensional. The punk girl, for instance, admits she's chasing Danny even though he's obviously not right for her because he's someone ''different'' than the boys in Ferness. One of the townspeople begins to sob that despite being on the verge of being filthy rich, it hasn't made him feel any different.

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* HiddenDepths: Everyone in town, even the most seemingly one-dimensional. The punk girl, for instance, admits she's chasing Danny even though he's obviously not right for her because he's someone ''different'' than from the boys in Ferness. One of the townspeople begins to sob that despite being on the verge of being filthy rich, it hasn't made him feel any different.
6th Jan '16 2:18:14 PM VenomLancerHae
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Felix Happer.

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%% * BunnyEarsLawyer: Felix Happer.



* CuteClumsyGirl: A rare male example in Danny.

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%% * CuteClumsyGirl: A rare male example in Danny.



* HotScientist: Marina.

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%% * HotScientist: Marina.



* MeaningfulName: Marina and Stella.

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%% * MeaningfulName: Marina and Stella.



* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: Well, maybe.
* OvertOperative: Danny and his ConspicuousTrenchcoat at the airport.
* PopStarComposer: [[Music/DireStraits Mark Knopfler.]]

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%% * OurMermaidsAreDifferent: Well, maybe.
%% * OvertOperative: Danny and his ConspicuousTrenchcoat at the airport.
%% * PopStarComposer: [[Music/DireStraits Mark Knopfler.]]
15th Nov '15 11:47:27 AM nombretomado
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* SocietyMarchesOn: Americans in RonaldReagan's America were probably shocked and amused at Soviet citizen Victor's capitalistic views ("I'm a cash man, Gordon..."). From a modern perspective, we now know Soviet citizens were constantly looking for the extra buck.

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* SocietyMarchesOn: Americans in RonaldReagan's UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan's America were probably shocked and amused at Soviet citizen Victor's capitalistic views ("I'm a cash man, Gordon..."). From a modern perspective, we now know Soviet citizens were constantly looking for the extra buck.
15th Oct '15 2:09:43 PM mlsmithca
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: At the Céilidh Danny is pursued- rather aggressively- by a female punk. He finds her abhorrent mainly because she's not Marina.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: At the Céilidh Danny is pursued- pursued - rather aggressively- aggressively - by a female punk. He finds her abhorrent mainly because she's not Marina.
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