History Film / OneHourPhoto

15th Nov '16 5:24:13 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* AuthorAppeal: Sy gives Jake a toy from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' at one point; ''Eva'' was Robin Williams' favorite anime series.



* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: A number of fans of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' like to point out Sy's and Jake's mispronunciations of the word "Evangelion" as "Ay-von-jelly-un." Sometimes with hilarious consequences. (Robin Williams apparently stuck this in, along with referring to the character in question as one of the heroes -- it is ''NOT'' -- to troll his fellow Eva fans.)

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* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: A number of fans of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' like to point out Sy's and Jake's mispronunciations of the word "Evangelion" as "Ay-von-jelly-un." Sometimes with hilarious consequences. (Robin Williams apparently stuck this in, along with referring to the character in question as one of the heroes -- it is ''NOT'' -- to troll his fellow Eva fans.)



** The toy Sy gives Jake is an [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]] [[note]]a Mass Production Eva from ''The End of Evangelion'', which his character mispronounces to an unusual degree[[/note]] [[OneOfUs from Robin Williams' own collection]].

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** The toy Sy gives Jake is an [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]] [[note]]a Mass Production Eva from ''The End of Evangelion'', which his character mispronounces to an unusual degree[[/note]] [[OneOfUs from Robin Williams' own collection]].degree[[/note]]
12th Sep '16 2:40:08 AM RobTan
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* RealityEnsues: Sy makes copies of every one of the York's pictures to add to his collage When his boss discovers that he's been making so many unauthorised and unpaid for prints, he is fired.
1st Sep '16 6:51:04 PM JakesBrain
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Seymour "Sy" Parrish works as a technician at a supermarket's one-hour photo developing clinic. He's clean-cut and quite ordinary to the point of boring, but not all is well in Sy's world. He slowly becomes obsessed with Yorkins, a seemingly perfect modern American family, and are one of his regular customers. Sy tries to interject himself into the Yorkin's lives which they subtly turn down. After learning a dark secret happening within the family, he is distraught and tries to do something about it, although in disturbingly stalker-like ways. Interspersed in the whole mess are more than a few really creepy moments and a very well built thriller climax.

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Seymour "Sy" Parrish works as a technician at a supermarket's one-hour photo developing clinic. He's clean-cut and quite ordinary to the point of boring, but not all is well in Sy's world. He slowly becomes obsessed with the Yorkins, a seemingly perfect modern American family, and are one of his regular customers. Sy tries to interject himself into the Yorkin's Yorkins' lives which they subtly turn down. After learning a dark secret happening within the family, he is distraught and tries to do something about it, although in disturbingly stalker-like ways. Interspersed in the whole mess are more than a few really creepy moments and a very well built thriller climax.



* AdultFear: During the ending, [[spoiler:Sy takes photos of Bill's daughter playing. An understandably freaked out Bill calls the police, setting the climax in motion]].

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* AdultFear: During Near the ending, it's discovered that [[spoiler:Sy takes has taken photos of Bill's daughter playing. An understandably freaked out Bill calls the police, setting the climax in motion]].



* AuthorAppeal: Sy gives Jake a toy from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' at one point; ''Eva'' was Robin Williams' favorite TV show.
* BerserkButton: Don't even THINK of suggesting that Sy would "fuck up" a customer's photos.

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* AuthorAppeal: Sy gives Jake a toy from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' at one point; ''Eva'' was Robin Williams' favorite TV show.
anime series.
* BerserkButton: Don't even THINK ''think'' of suggesting that Sy would "fuck up" a customer's photos.



** The department store, meanwhile, was designed specifically with lighting fixtures that gave off a bright but non-glaring light, to create a "heavenly glow" in contrast to Sy's "Hellish" apartment and the Yorkin's more "Earthly" home. [[WordOfGod This was done]] to reflect how Sy sees the three different environments; the heavenly fantasy he built up seeing the Yorkin's photographs in the store, the warm homey scenes contained therein, and the hell of his lonely existence.

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** The department store, meanwhile, was designed specifically with lighting fixtures that gave off a bright but non-glaring light, to create a "heavenly glow" in contrast to Sy's "Hellish" apartment and the Yorkin's more "Earthly" home. [[WordOfGod This was done]] to reflect how Sy sees the three different environments; the heavenly fantasy he built up seeing the Yorkin's Yorkins' photographs in the store, the warm homey scenes contained therein, and the hell of his lonely existence.



* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: A number of fans of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' like to point out Sy's and Jake's mispronunciations of the word "Evangelion" as "Ay-von-jelly-un." Sometimes with hilarious consequences.

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* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: A number of fans of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' like to point out Sy's and Jake's mispronunciations of the word "Evangelion" as "Ay-von-jelly-un." Sometimes with hilarious consequences. (Robin Williams apparently stuck this in, along with referring to the character in question as one of the heroes -- it is ''NOT'' -- to troll his fellow Eva fans.)


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* MeaningfulName: Yorkin = Your Kin.
23rd Aug '16 8:34:45 AM closetsalekatips
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Seymour "Sy" Parrish works as a technician at a grocery store's one-hour photo developing clinic. He's clean-cut and quite ordinary to the point of boring, but not all is well in Sy's world. He slowly becomes obsessed with Yorkins, a seemingly perfect modern American family, and are one of his regular customers. Sy tries to interject himself into the Yorkin's lives which they subtly turn down. After learning a dark secret happening within the family, he is distraught and tries to do something about it, although in disturbingly stalker-like ways. Interspersed in the whole mess are more than a few really creepy moments and a very well built thriller climax.

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Seymour "Sy" Parrish works as a technician at a grocery store's supermarket's one-hour photo developing clinic. He's clean-cut and quite ordinary to the point of boring, but not all is well in Sy's world. He slowly becomes obsessed with Yorkins, a seemingly perfect modern American family, and are one of his regular customers. Sy tries to interject himself into the Yorkin's lives which they subtly turn down. After learning a dark secret happening within the family, he is distraught and tries to do something about it, although in disturbingly stalker-like ways. Interspersed in the whole mess are more than a few really creepy moments and a very well built thriller climax.
7th Aug '16 4:13:21 AM Morgenthaler
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** {{Justified}} because Jake is nine years old and Sy would only have heard the pronunciation from him. Even if Sy had binge-watched the series like he did with the Chopra book, he might have been [[GainaxEnding con]][[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory fused]] or just didn't want to tell Jake he got it wrong. Also notable is that Robin Williams was a huge fan of the show, and the prop is actually from his own collection, so he definitely would have corrected it if he felt it should be.
28th Jul '16 6:49:41 AM closetsalekatips
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Seymour "Sy" Parrish works in the photo center of a department store. Overall, a pretty boring dude. But, not all is well in Sy's world. He slowly becomes obsessed with the Yorkin family, and tries to interject himself into their lives, including a few scenes with Nina (the mom) and Jake (the kid). After learning William (the dad) is having an affair, he once again gets involved with the family's life. Interspersed in the whole mess are more than a few really creepy moments.

Released to positive reviews, this movie gave Williams a much-needed CareerResurrection and along with ''Film/{{Insomnia}}'' helped usher in the so-called [[DarkerAndEdgier "dark period"]] of Williams' career where his persona's (A man who wants love and validation from everyone around him.) disturbing subtext is brought to the forefront after spending the past few years making overly maudlin, TastesLikeDiabetes-infused movies. Despite [[TechnologyMarchesOn digital photography making photo developing somewhat irrelevant,]] the movie is still incredibly effective as a PsychologicalThriller.

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Seymour "Sy" Parrish works in the as a technician at a grocery store's one-hour photo center developing clinic. He's clean-cut and quite ordinary to the point of a department store. Overall, a pretty boring dude. But, boring, but not all is well in Sy's world. He slowly becomes obsessed with the Yorkin Yorkins, a seemingly perfect modern American family, and are one of his regular customers. Sy tries to interject himself into their lives, including a few scenes with Nina (the mom) and Jake (the kid). the Yorkin's lives which they subtly turn down. After learning William (the dad) is having an affair, he once again gets involved with a dark secret happening within the family's life. family, he is distraught and tries to do something about it, although in disturbingly stalker-like ways. Interspersed in the whole mess are more than a few really creepy moments.

moments and a very well built thriller climax.

Released to positive reviews, this movie gave Williams a much-needed CareerResurrection and along with ''Film/{{Insomnia}}'' helped usher in the so-called [[DarkerAndEdgier "dark period"]] of Williams' the actor's career where his persona's (A man who wants love and validation from everyone around him.) disturbing subtext is brought to the forefront after spending the past few years making overly maudlin, TastesLikeDiabetes-infused movies. Despite [[TechnologyMarchesOn digital photography making photo developing somewhat irrelevant,]] the movie is still incredibly effective as a PsychologicalThriller.
28th May '16 1:10:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Or at least very, very disturbed.
5th May '16 2:19:21 PM steveskinner
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* BerserkButton: Don't even THINK of suggesting that Sy would "fuck up" a customer's photos.
--> '''Sy''': I've never ''[[PrecisionFStrike fucked up]]'' a customer's prints in 11 years!
5th May '16 2:02:08 PM steveskinner
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* PrecisionFStrike: Bill, when [[spoiler:Sy returns to Sav-Mart to have some pictures developed, after having been fired by Bill.]]
--> '''Bill''': There's no reason for you to come down here other than to fuck with me.
5th May '16 1:52:12 PM steveskinner
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* OhCrap: Sy breaks into the Yorkins' home while they're away and watches TV on their couch for a while. When he hears them coming through the front door a while later, his expression is very much this. [[spoiler:But then it turns out he was [[AllJustADream just daydreaming]].]]
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