History Film / OneHourPhoto

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]].]]
16th Dec '15 8:14:51 PM Pren
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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.

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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.
26th Nov '15 6:35:47 AM Morgenthaler
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''One Hour Photo'' is a 2002 PsychologicalThriller directed by Creator/MarkRomanek and starring Creator/RobinWilliams. [[PlayingAgainstType Yes]], ''that'' Robin Williams. [[note]][[NamesTheSame The computer writer?]][[/note]]

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''One Hour Photo'' is a 2002 PsychologicalThriller directed by Creator/MarkRomanek and starring Creator/RobinWilliams. [[PlayingAgainstType Yes]], ''that'' Robin Williams. [[note]][[NamesTheSame The computer writer?]][[/note]]
Creator/RobinWilliams.
26th Nov '15 6:34:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* PlayingWithCharacterType: Sy functions as a sort of deconstruction of Robin Williams' character types. Sy, [[NotSoDifferent like a lot of his characters]] desperately wants love and validation from those around him, but here it's shown as pathetic and creepy instead of funny and heartwarming, and the lengths he'll go for it are inherently dangerous.
24th Nov '15 12:01:36 PM phantomreader42
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** To a lesser extent, the free camera Sy gave to Jake [[spoiler: which is how Sy informs Nina that Will is cheating on her]].


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* ContrivedCoincidence / ThereAreNoCoincidences: Sy just happens to run into Nina Yorkin, and he's been reading the exact same book she has! ''Because he's following her at the mall, and he saw her buy it''.
** The fact that the book in question is by Deepak Chopra, who [[{{Futurama}} taught us that]] [[QuantumMechanicsCanDoAnything quantum physics means anything can happen at any time for no reason]], may be a TakeThat at Chopra or his fans mistaking coincidence for {{Fate}}. Or some rather twisted ProductPlacement.


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* DisproportionateRetribution: Sy's response to the technician's apathy, [[spoiler: his own firing, and Will Yorkin's adultery]] are far more than a sane person would consider justified.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: There's a scene early in the movie with Sy getting extremely angry at a technician for a color shift that the tech sees as too small to bother with. This foreshadows Sy's obsessive tendencies and tendency toward DisproportionateRetribution, as well as the store's lack of attention to detail.


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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.
25th Sep '15 12:28:34 PM Kooshmeister
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* ChekhovsGun: The hunting knife.


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* EyeScream: The RedEyesTakeWarning sequence.
2nd Mar '15 4:25:39 AM spirasen
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''One Hour Photo'' is a 2002 PsychologicalThriller directed by Mark Romanek and starring Creator/RobinWilliams. [[PlayingAgainstType Yes]], ''that'' Robin Williams. [[note]][[NamesTheSame The computer writer?]][[/note]]

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''One Hour Photo'' is a 2002 PsychologicalThriller directed by Mark Romanek Creator/MarkRomanek and starring Creator/RobinWilliams. [[PlayingAgainstType Yes]], ''that'' Robin Williams. [[note]][[NamesTheSame The computer writer?]][[/note]]






!!This movie contains uses of:

* 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.]]
* AllForNothing: Sy [[spoiler: forces himself into Will and Maya's hotel room, threatens them at knifepoint and makes them pose in pornographic manners while he takes snapshots.]] It turns out, however [[spoiler: he couldn't even bring himself to ruin the Will Yorkin he knows through photographs; he destroyed that cartridge of film and used the other to take pictures of random objects in his own hotel room.]]

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!!This movie contains uses of:

of:

* 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.]]
motion]].
* AllForNothing: Sy [[spoiler: forces [[spoiler:forces himself into Will and Maya's hotel room, threatens them at knifepoint and makes them pose in pornographic manners while he takes snapshots.]] snapshots]]. It turns out, however [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he couldn't even bring himself to ruin the Will Yorkin he knows through photographs; he destroyed that cartridge of film and used the other to take pictures of random objects in his own hotel room.]]room]].



* AuthorAppeal: Sy gives Jake a toy from ''Franchise/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' at one point; ''Eva'' was Robin Williams' favorite TV show.
* BewareTheNiceOnes[=/=]BewareTheQuietOnes

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* AuthorAppeal: Sy gives Jake a toy from ''Franchise/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' at one point; ''Eva'' was Robin Williams' favorite TV show.
* BewareTheNiceOnes[=/=]BewareTheQuietOnesBewareTheNiceOnes / BewareTheQuietOnes



* ColorCodedForYourConvenience[=/=]MoodLighting: All of Sy's scenes look "poorly developed" while the Yorkins' scenes are bright and advertisement-perfect.

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience[=/=]MoodLighting: ColorCodedForYourConvenience / MoodLighting: All of Sy's scenes look "poorly developed" while the Yorkins' scenes are bright and advertisement-perfect.



* DarkAndTroubledPast[=/=]FreudianExcuse: After he's [[spoiler:been arrested]], Sy tells the police interrogator that [[spoiler:his parents ''both'' molested him and took pornographic pictures of him when he was a kid]]. On top of that, it's implied at an earlier point in the film that on at least one occasion someone has dropped in pedophiliac images to be developed at Sy's store, which very likely didn't help matters.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast[=/=]FreudianExcuse: DarkAndTroubledPast / FreudianExcuse: After he's [[spoiler:been arrested]], Sy tells the police interrogator that [[spoiler:his parents ''both'' molested him and took pornographic pictures of him when he was a kid]]. On top of that, it's implied at an earlier point in the film that on at least one occasion someone has dropped in pedophiliac images to be developed at Sy's store, which very likely didn't help matters.



* 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". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlrHYqro57A&feature=plcp 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". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlrHYqro57A&feature=plcp "Ay-von-jelly-un." Sometimes with hilarious consequences.]]



* RedEyesTakeWarning: The nightmare scene. Sy [[spoiler:is in a completely empty, white department store with his eyes closed. The camera keeps fading in closer until he opens his eyes... that are ''completely blood red.'' [[HilarityEnsues Trauma ensues]].]]

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* RedEyesTakeWarning: The nightmare scene. Sy [[spoiler:is in a completely empty, white department store with his eyes closed. The camera keeps fading in closer until he opens his eyes... that That are ''completely blood red.'' [[HilarityEnsues Trauma ensues]].]]ensues]]]].



* ShoutOut: Robin Williams' character's last name is "Parrish", the same as his character in ''{{Jumanji}}''. Possibly unintentional, though.
** As stated above, Sy's boss Bill can be seen as a more serious version of the Bill from ''Office Space'', played by the same actor. And, of course, named the same. It's a sequel.
** The toy Sy gives Jake is an [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]][[note]]a Mass Production Eva from ''EndOfEvangelion'', which his character mispronounces to an unusual degree[[/note]] [[OneOfUs from Robin Williams' own collection]].

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* ShoutOut: Robin Williams' character's last name is "Parrish", "Parrish," the same as his character in ''{{Jumanji}}''.''Film/{{Jumanji}}''. Possibly unintentional, though.
** As stated above, Sy's boss Bill can be seen as a more serious version of the Bill from ''Office Space'', ''Film/OfficeSpace'', played by the same actor. And, of course, named the same. It's a sequel.
** The toy Sy gives Jake is an [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]][[note]]a Evangelion]] [[note]]a Mass Production Eva from ''EndOfEvangelion'', ''The End of Evangelion'', which his character mispronounces to an unusual degree[[/note]] [[OneOfUs from Robin Williams' own collection]].



**** The mistake (and the mispronunciation of the anime's title) most likely was on purpose and very in-character, since Parrish is hardly one to watch anime and was just trying to be nice.

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**** The mistake (and the mispronunciation of the anime's title) most likely was on purpose and very in-character, since Parrish is hardly one to watch anime and was just trying to be nice.



** When Sy [[spoiler: tricks Maya into telling him her room number]], he initially asks if they're in [[TheShining Room 217]].

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** When Sy [[spoiler: tricks [[spoiler:tricks Maya into telling him her room number]], he initially asks if they're in [[TheShining [[Literature/TheShining Room 217]].
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