History Film / LuckyNumberSlevin

7th Oct '17 11:41:19 PM RhetoricalTurtle
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* PlotIncitingInfidelity: Slevin is staying at Nick's place because he walked in on his wife cheating on him. [[spoiler:[[PlayingWithATrope Subverted]] by the fact that it turns out Slevin was lying about this story.]]
7th Oct '17 9:51:14 PM SuperKing93
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''Lucky Number Slevin'' borrows several storytelling techniques from numerous sources, the most notable being [[Creator/QuentinTarantino Tarantino]] storytelling (e.g., inconsistent [[InMediasRes ordering]] and [[FlashbackCut cutaways]]) and [[Creator/AlfredHitchcock Hitchcock]] plots (most notably ''Film/NorthByNorthwest''). The film has become something of a CultClassic [[CriticalDissonance in spite of a cold critical reception]]; it is also the final film to feature Bruce Willis with hair. Oh, and it is the TropeNamer for KansasCityShuffle through one of the songs on its soundtrack.

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''Lucky Number Slevin'' borrows several storytelling techniques from numerous sources, the most notable being [[Creator/QuentinTarantino Tarantino]] storytelling (e.g., inconsistent [[InMediasRes ordering]] and [[FlashbackCut cutaways]]) and [[Creator/AlfredHitchcock Hitchcock]] plots (most notably ''Film/NorthByNorthwest''). The film has become something of a CultClassic [[CriticalDissonance in spite of a cold critical reception]]; it is also the final film to feature Bruce Willis with hair. Oh, and it is the TropeNamer for KansasCityShuffle through one of the songs on its soundtrack.
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18th Jul '17 5:22:57 PM Indori
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* ThoseTwoBadGuys: There are two sets of them: Elvis and Sloe, the black gangsters; and Saul and the Mute, the Jewish gangsters.
25th Mar '17 5:24:34 PM nombretomado
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[[caption-width-right:275: [-BruceWillis [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou is about to shoot both of the guys standing next to you]]! -] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:275: [-BruceWillis [-Creator/BruceWillis [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou is about to shoot both of the guys standing next to you]]! -] ]]
14th Mar '17 6:47:21 PM Caswin
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* DecoyProtagonist: The scene at the airport makes it look a ''lot'' like the protagonist will be Nick Fisher, or, on the outside, Smith. [[spoiler:Smith breaks his neck and then we're introduced to Slevin.]]
14th Mar '17 2:22:58 PM Caswin
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* WorldOfSnark: Also featuring one of the Boss' henchmen who ''tries'' to get in on the game, but... he can't.
10th Feb '17 11:55:34 AM ashlay
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* KansasCityShuffle: Discussed. [[spoiler:The Boss and The Rabbi both assume the other is using Slevin to somehow con them, and thus begin trying to manipulate Slevin to exploit their enemy's con. The true con turns out to be from Slevin himself, who just wanted access to both The Boss and The Rabbi so he could exact revenge for the death of his parents.]]

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* KansasCityShuffle: Discussed. [[spoiler:The Boss and The Rabbi both assume the other is using Slevin to somehow con them, and thus begin trying to manipulate Slevin to exploit their enemy's con. The true con turns out to be from Slevin himself, who just wanted access to both The Boss and The Rabbi so he could exact revenge for the death of his parents.]] Also discussed by Goodkat with the man he meets at the airport, [[spoiler:the real Nick Fisher]] before he enacts a simple variant to kill him, and in the song "The Kansas City Shuffle".
-->'''Song:''' Whereas you look left and they fall right into the Kansas City Shuffle. Its a they-think you-think you don't know type of Kansas City hustle.
10th Feb '17 7:10:16 AM ashlay
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* KansasCityShuffle: Discussed. [[spoiler:The Boss and The Rabbi both assume the other is using Slevin to somehow con the other, and thus begin trying to manipulate Slevin to exploit their enemy's con. The true con turns out to be from Slevin himself, who just wanted access to both The Boss and The Rabbi so he could exact revenge for the death of his parents.]]

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* KansasCityShuffle: Discussed. [[spoiler:The Boss and The Rabbi both assume the other is using Slevin to somehow con the other, them, and thus begin trying to manipulate Slevin to exploit their enemy's con. The true con turns out to be from Slevin himself, who just wanted access to both The Boss and The Rabbi so he could exact revenge for the death of his parents.]]
10th Feb '17 7:09:39 AM ashlay
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* KansasCityShuffle: Discussed, though the film itself is not actually an example of the trope, because [[spoiler:The Boss and The Rabbi never figure out that a con is happening to them, let alone try and maneuver their way out of it. They only ever figure out that a con is happening when Slevin tells them the truth--moments before killing them]].

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* KansasCityShuffle: Discussed, though the film itself is not actually an example of the trope, because Discussed. [[spoiler:The Boss and The Rabbi never figure out that a con both assume the other is happening to them, let alone try and maneuver their way out of it. They only ever figure out that a con is happening when using Slevin tells them to somehow con the truth--moments before killing them]].other, and thus begin trying to manipulate Slevin to exploit their enemy's con. The true con turns out to be from Slevin himself, who just wanted access to both The Boss and The Rabbi so he could exact revenge for the death of his parents.]]
23rd Jan '17 9:41:51 PM riverdine
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** The emphasis on the "manic", as Lindsay is very high energy and excited by the series of events (and seeing Slevin in only a towel). She's fairly grounded otherwise, questioning why Slevin doesn't simply go to the police to solve the problem or coming up with simpler ways of getting out of trouble. Her enthusiasm is directed at helping Slevin, not simply riding the adventure high, and the trope slightly inverted as [[spoiler: Slevin never counted on her presence in his plans. While it doesn't hinder his plans, it does complicate his strategic exit.]]



* TranquilFury[=/=]PreMortemOneLiner: [[spoiler: "You killed everything I love. ''Fuck you both''." Slevin doesn't raise his voice once during his entire MotiveRant]].
* UnfazedEveryman: Not alien or fantastical, but Slevin Kelevra shortly after the intro gets pulled into the world of mob bosses and hit men (by being mistaken for a dude that owes them a lot of money), but acts completely unfazed by most of his ordeals. Subverted though, [[spoiler: in that he ''intended'' for all this to happen, so he could enact his revenge upon the mob bosses who killed his father]].

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* TranquilFury[=/=]PreMortemOneLiner: [[spoiler: "You "There is no "they"; ''I'' did this to you"/"You killed everything I love. ''Fuck you both''." Slevin doesn't raise his voice once during his entire MotiveRant]].
* UnfazedEveryman: Not alien or fantastical, but Slevin Kelevra shortly after the intro gets pulled into the world of mob bosses and hit men (by being mistaken for a dude that owes them a lot of money), but acts completely unfazed by most of his ordeals. Subverted though, [[spoiler: in that he ''intended'' for all this to happen, so he could enact his revenge upon the mob bosses who killed his father]].father and the dirty cop who killed his mother]].
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