History Film / NakedLunch

28th Feb '16 6:17:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* ForgingScene: Played with, as it's done with a ''typewriter'' instead of a sword. Lee's writing machine is taken back a gunpoint by the guy he borrowed it from and his old one gets smashed to pieces. Kiki then takes him to a blacksmith who uses the old pieces to forge a new one.
14th Oct '15 6:05:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* InterspeciesRomance: Cloquet and Kiki. Cloquet looks human enough... at first.

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Cloquet and transforms into a giant centipede during his thryst with Kiki. Cloquet looks human enough... at first.first.
** Lee and Joan almost have a threesome with their insect-like typewriter before Fadela interrupts them.
14th Oct '15 6:00:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* DepravedHomosexual: Yves Cloquet is initially impressed by the young men William Lee manages to attract. Later, he arranges a sexual thryst with Kiki before Lee walks in on Cloquet having turned into a giant centipede and raping Kiki to death. It's equally likely that Lee is having one of [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness his more deranged hallucinations]] and is projecting his own homophobia (presumably including that of [[StraightGay his own homosexuality]]) into something ghastly.

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* DepravedHomosexual: Yves Cloquet is initially impressed by the young men William Lee manages to attract. Later, he arranges a sexual thryst with Kiki before Lee walks in on Cloquet having turned into a giant centipede and in the process of raping Kiki to death. It's equally likely possible that Lee is having one of [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness his more deranged hallucinations]] and is projecting visualizing his own homophobia (presumably including that of [[StraightGay his own homosexuality]]) into something ghastly.internalized homophobia.
14th Oct '15 5:53:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* LatexPerfection: [[spoiler:Doctor Benway]] disguises himself as [[spoiler:Fadela]] with a perfect bodysuit to remain incognito in Interzone.
* MadDoctor: Doctor Benway, a random general practitioner that Lee visited once in New York, turns out to be the DiabolicalMastermind behind an international drug ring operating out of Interzone. This incredulity is one of the many reasons why Lee [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness might be insane]].
31st Jul '15 11:45:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* ActingForTwo: Several actors portray multiple roles.
** The two policemen near the start of the film reappear at the end as the two Annexian border guards.
** Joan Lee (Bill's wife) and Joan Frost (Tom Frost's wife) are played by the same actress. They may or may not be the same character. Given [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness the nature of the film]], it's hard to tell.
** The actor who voices the bugs (and sounds a lot like Burroughs, for that matter) has a small role as an exterminator colleague whom Lee questions on the subway.


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* IdenticalStranger: These show up throughout the film with a lot of the actors portraying supposedly unrelated characters. Given the [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness mindbending nature of the plot]], it's hard to tell if they're actually the same people or not. For instance, Joan Lee (Bill's wife) and Joan Frost (Tom Frost's wife) are physically identical. The two NYC policemen near the start of the film reappear at the end as two [[{{Ruritania}} Annexian]] border guards. The actor who voices the bugs (and sounds a lot like Creator/WilliamSBurroughs, for that matter) has a small role as an exterminator colleague whom Lee questions on the subway.
9th Jun '15 2:45:39 PM Morgenthaler
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Instead, he creates a [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory heavily fictionalized biopic]] about Creator/WilliamSBurroughs, in which Burrough's long time [[AuthorAvatar avatar]], William Lee (PeterWeller), is working as an exterminator and [[EverybodyMustGetStoned gets high off his bug powder]]. He later flees to Interzone after the now-legendary [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace shooting of his wife]], Joan Vollmer, where he becomes tangled in a world of surreal espionage, through contact with several giant bug-shaped, alien typewriters who talk out of their asses. You read that right. It's a ''really'' weird movie.

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Instead, he creates a [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory heavily fictionalized biopic]] about Creator/WilliamSBurroughs, in which Burrough's long time [[AuthorAvatar avatar]], William Lee (PeterWeller), (Creator/PeterWeller), is working as an exterminator and [[EverybodyMustGetStoned gets high off his bug powder]]. He later flees to Interzone after the now-legendary [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace shooting of his wife]], Joan Vollmer, where he becomes tangled in a world of surreal espionage, through contact with several giant bug-shaped, alien typewriters who talk out of their asses. You read that right. It's a ''really'' weird movie.
21st May '15 5:26:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* DepravedHomosexual: Yves Cloquet is initially impressed by the young men William Lee manages to attract. Later, he arranges a sexual thryst with Kiki before Lee walks in on Cloquet having turned into a giant centipede and raping Kiki to death. It's equally likely that Lee is having one of [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness his more deranged hallucinations]] and is projecting his own homophobia (presumably including that of [[StraightGay his own homosexuality]]) into something ghastly.
21st May '15 5:14:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/TheCriterionCollection
13th Mar '15 1:53:56 PM Patachou
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Burroughs went on to write the book for ''TheBlackRider'', a stage musical (with songs by [[Music/TomWaits Tom goddamn Waits]]) whose plot also revolves around a man being supernaturally manipulated into shooting his own wife. In the opera on which it's based, ''Theatre/DerFreischuetz'', the bullet is deflected by the wife's wedding wreath and there's a happy ending. In the Burroughs' version... not so much.

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Burroughs went on to write the book for ''TheBlackRider'', ''Music/TheBlackRider'', a stage musical (with songs by [[Music/TomWaits Tom goddamn Waits]]) whose plot also revolves around a man being supernaturally manipulated into shooting his own wife. In the opera on which it's based, ''Theatre/DerFreischuetz'', the bullet is deflected by the wife's wedding wreath and there's a happy ending. In the Burroughs' version... not so much.
15th Mar '14 9:47:46 PM skbc1p4res
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* CreatorBreakdown: Burroughs always said that he would never have become a writer if not for Joan's death. This is portrayed in the film... sort of.

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* CreatorBreakdown: [[invoked]]CreatorBreakdown: Burroughs always said that he would never have become a writer if not for Joan's death. This is portrayed in the film... sort of.
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