History Film / Magnolia

26th Mar '17 12:32:51 PM Malady
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* OneWordTitle: The title is ''Magnolia'', referring to the flower, which has many petals going off in different directions, but which are all connected in the back, and the film has [[HyperlinkStory the characters link together in one way or another]].
25th Feb '17 10:01:20 AM jamespolk
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A 1999 drama film about dysfunctional people in Los Angeles, with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters (as the page quote illustrates), written and directed by Creator/PaulThomasAnderson (''Film/BoogieNights'', ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood'') and partly inspired by the songs of ''Aimee Mann''. Told in a series of [[HyperlinkStory interlocking stories]]. Known for being over three hours long, and for [[GainaxEnding possibly the most non-sequitur third-act twist of all time]], as well as for getting an Oscar Nomination for Creator/TomCruise.

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A 1999 drama film about dysfunctional people in Los Angeles, with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters (as the page quote illustrates), written and directed by Creator/PaulThomasAnderson (''Film/BoogieNights'', ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood'') and partly inspired by the songs of ''Aimee Mann''.Aimee Mann. Told in a series of [[HyperlinkStory interlocking stories]]. Known for being over three hours long, and for [[GainaxEnding possibly the most non-sequitur third-act twist of all time]], as well as for getting an Oscar Nomination for Creator/TomCruise.



* SmashToBlack: The ending.

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* SmashToBlack: The ending. Perfectly timed with the big guitar lick in Aimee Mann song "Save Me".



* WaxingLyrical: Several lines are quoted or paraphrased lyrics from ''Aimee Mann'' songs, the most obvious being the opening line of "Deathly":

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* WaxingLyrical: Several lines are quoted or paraphrased lyrics from ''Aimee Mann'' Aimee Mann songs, the most obvious being the opening line of "Deathly":
3rd Feb '17 11:05:04 AM Mdumas43073
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15th Sep '16 2:36:53 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** We see what happens to Stanley between the events of that day's game show, and him talking to his sleeping father. - Further explanation during Earl's monologue concerning the reasons why he mistreated his first wife.

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** ** We see what happens to Stanley between the events of that day's game show, and him talking to his sleeping father. - father.
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Further explanation during Earl's monologue concerning the reasons why he mistreated his first wife.
15th Sep '16 2:36:33 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AllThereInTheScript: Along with the scenes further explaining The Worm, there were many other scenes and dialogue exchanges included in the script but not used for the final film, including:
** A scene in which Jimmy talks with Paula, the dancer he is sleeping with in the opening credits.
** Extended dialogue between Gwenovier and Frank, about "Subjective human experience and terrible things", which was referenced in the final cut but not shown.
** A brief dialogue between Jim and Claudia after he asks her on a date, in which they both find they have the same favorite restaurant.
** We see what happens to Stanley between the events of that day's game show, and him talking to his sleeping father. - Further explanation during Earl's monologue concerning the reasons why he mistreated his first wife.
** The tone of Frank's confrontation with his father is considerably different, with him showing less hostility, more genuine sympathy and concern, and attempting to wake him up.
** It is made clear in the script that Jimmy doesn't survive the fire in his house caused by the destroyed television.
** We see Marcie's confession for what happened to the "guy in the closet".
14th Jul '16 2:18:59 AM benda
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* GainaxEnding: [[spoiler:The rain of frogs.]]


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* RayOfHopeEnding: For everyone except the dead/dying.
10th Jun '16 12:33:06 AM gewunomox
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A 1999 drama film about dysfunctional people in Los Angeles, with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters (as the page quote illustrates), written and directed by Creator/PaulThomasAnderson (''Film/BoogieNights'', ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood'') and partly inspired by the songs of Music/AimeeMann. Told in a series of [[HyperlinkStory interlocking stories]]. Known for being over three hours long, and for [[GainaxEnding possibly the most non-sequitur third-act twist of all time]], as well as for getting an Oscar Nomination for Creator/TomCruise.

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A 1999 drama film about dysfunctional people in Los Angeles, with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters (as the page quote illustrates), written and directed by Creator/PaulThomasAnderson (''Film/BoogieNights'', ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood'') and partly inspired by the songs of Music/AimeeMann.''Aimee Mann''. Told in a series of [[HyperlinkStory interlocking stories]]. Known for being over three hours long, and for [[GainaxEnding possibly the most non-sequitur third-act twist of all time]], as well as for getting an Oscar Nomination for Creator/TomCruise.



* RecycledSoundtrack: AimeeMann's "Wise Up" was originally written for ''JerryMaguire'', and several of the other songs were meant for her album ''Bachelor No. 2'', which was recorded before the movie but due to record-company problems not released until afterwards.

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* RecycledSoundtrack: AimeeMann's Aimee Mann's "Wise Up" was originally written for ''JerryMaguire'', and several of the other songs were meant for her album ''Bachelor No. 2'', which was recorded before the movie but due to record-company problems not released until afterwards.



* WaxingLyrical: Several lines are quoted or paraphrased lyrics from AimeeMann songs, the most obvious being the opening line of "Deathly":

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* WaxingLyrical: Several lines are quoted or paraphrased lyrics from AimeeMann ''Aimee Mann'' songs, the most obvious being the opening line of "Deathly":
24th May '16 11:13:08 AM Angelus25
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A 1999 drama film about dysfunctional people in Los Angeles, with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters (as the page quote illustrates), written and directed by Creator/PaulThomasAnderson (''Film/BoogieNights'', ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood'') and partly inspired by the songs of Aimee Mann. Told in a series of [[HyperlinkStory interlocking stories]]. Known for being over three hours long, and for [[GainaxEnding possibly the most non-sequitur third-act twist of all time]], as well as for getting an Oscar Nomination for Creator/TomCruise.

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A 1999 drama film about dysfunctional people in Los Angeles, with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters (as the page quote illustrates), written and directed by Creator/PaulThomasAnderson (''Film/BoogieNights'', ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood'') and partly inspired by the songs of Aimee Mann.Music/AimeeMann. Told in a series of [[HyperlinkStory interlocking stories]]. Known for being over three hours long, and for [[GainaxEnding possibly the most non-sequitur third-act twist of all time]], as well as for getting an Oscar Nomination for Creator/TomCruise.
12th Mar '16 12:01:42 PM morenohijazo
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* RainOfSomethingUnusual: The climax has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpdGILXX56k frogs raining from the sky]].
9th Dec '15 9:22:14 AM j21
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* HollywoodLaw: In-universe: in the urban legend about the son shot by his mother while leaping from the roof in a suicide attempt, the narrator says that the mother was charged with murder. However, without the requisite intent, the appropriate charge would be manslaughter.
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