History Film / PurpleRain

19th Oct '17 1:10:44 PM ClumpJ526
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* EasilyForgiven: The Kid is a jackass to his band and to his love interest throughout the movie. One awesome ballad later,[[note]]It wasn't even his song: It was his father's lyrics with Wendy and Lisa's melody[[/note]] all is forgiven!

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* EasilyForgiven: The Kid is a jackass to his band and to his love interest throughout the movie. One awesome ballad later,[[note]]It wasn't even his song: It was his father's lyrics with Wendy and Lisa's melody[[/note]] later, all is forgiven!
23rd Aug '17 9:00:31 AM mariofan1000
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The film is generally seen as SoBadItsGood, [[BreakawayPopHit but the soundtrack is critically acclaimed.]] It went Diamond (meaning it sold 10 million copies) and is considered to be one of the best albums of all time.

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The film is generally seen as SoBadItsGood, [[BreakawayPopHit but the soundtrack is critically acclaimed.]] It went Diamond (meaning it sold 10 million copies) and is considered to be one of the best albums of all time.
time, as well as Prince's MagnumOpus.
23rd Aug '17 9:00:12 AM mariofan1000
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The soundtrack went on to become a massive pop hit.

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The film is generally seen as SoBadItsGood, [[BreakawayPopHit but the soundtrack is critically acclaimed.]] It went on Diamond (meaning it sold 10 million copies) and is considered to become a massive pop hit.
be one of the best albums of all time.
7th May '17 4:57:22 PM igordebraga
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* {{Camp}}

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* {{Camp}}{{Camp}}: Chock-full of it. There's even a scene with The Kid talking through a hand puppet!



* JukeboxMusical

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* JukeboxMusicalJukeboxMusical: It's basically a bunch of musical sequences (it even starts with "Let's Go Crazy" being played) with a {{melodrama}}tic plot in-between.



* NonActorVehicle

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* NonActorVehicleNonActorVehicle: And given Prince is basically playing himself, it works. The rest of his movie career, on the other hand...



* ThrowItIn: Legend has it that Morris Day was so drunk or drugged during filming that his wild on-screen persona wasn't even acted, and often had to be dragged on set.
* UsefulNotes/TwinCities

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* ThrowItIn: Legend has it that Morris Day was so drunk or drugged during filming that his wild on-screen persona wasn't even acted, and often had to be dragged on set.
* UsefulNotes/TwinCities
UsefulNotes/TwinCities: The main setting, as CreatorProvincialism.
15th Nov '16 7:45:31 PM RisefromYourGrave
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!!This film provides examples of:

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!!This film provides examples of:
!!Tracklist for the soundtrack album:
# "Let's Go Crazy" (4:40)
# "Take Me With U" (3:54)
# "The Beautiful Ones" (5:14)
# "Computer Blue" (3:59)
# "Darling Nikki" (4:14)
# "When Doves Cry" (5:53)
# "I Would Die 4 U" (2:49)
# "Baby I'm a Star" (4:25)
# "[[TitleTrack Purple Rain]]" ([[EpicRocking 8:41]])
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!!Purple Tropes:
12th Nov '16 6:58:21 AM DeepRed
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* ThrowItIn: Legend has it that Morris Day was so drunk or drugged during filming that his wild on-screen persona wasn't even acted, and often had to be dragged on set.
24th Jun '16 3:21:21 PM Mdumas43073
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3rd Jun '16 6:27:34 PM JamesAustin
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''Purple Rain'' is a 1984 movie starring {{Prince}}. He plays The Kid, lead singer for Minneapolis rock band The Revolution, and we see him navigate his relationship with the singer Apollonia, [[CallingTheOldManOut deal with family trouble]], and compete against [[OpposingSportsTeam rival band]] The Time.

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''Purple Rain'' is a 1984 movie starring {{Prince}}.Music/{{Prince}}. He plays The Kid, lead singer for Minneapolis rock band The Revolution, and we see him navigate his relationship with the singer Apollonia, [[CallingTheOldManOut deal with family trouble]], and compete against [[OpposingSportsTeam rival band]] The Time.



* TheDanza: [[invoked]] Everyone except The Kid and his mother and father.
3rd Jun '16 5:23:08 PM JamesAustin
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''Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life...''
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''Dearly ->''"Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life...''
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* TheEighties



* AutobiographicalRole: At any rate, Prince is playing an AuthorAvatar in a film InspiredBy his own life story to that point.

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* AutobiographicalRole: At any rate, Prince is playing an AuthorAvatar in a film InspiredBy {{inspired by}} his own life story to that point.



* [[invoked]]CreatorBreakdown: The Kid goes through a lot of this.

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* [[invoked]]CreatorBreakdown: CreatorBreakdown: Invoked. The Kid goes through a lot of this.



* [[invoked]]TheDanza: Everyone except The Kid and his mother and father.

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* [[invoked]]TheDanza: TheDanza: [[invoked]] Everyone except The Kid and his mother and father.



* EasilyForgiven: The Kid is a jackass to his band and to his love interest throughout the movie. One awesome ballad later[[note]]It wasn't even his song: It was his father's lyrics with Wendy and Lisa's melody[[/note]], all is forgiven!
* TheEighties

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* EasilyForgiven: The Kid is a jackass to his band and to his love interest throughout the movie. One awesome ballad later[[note]]It later,[[note]]It wasn't even his song: It was his father's lyrics with Wendy and Lisa's melody[[/note]], melody[[/note]] all is forgiven!
* TheEighties
forgiven!



* {{Expy}}: In 2014 Christopher Kirkley took the ''Purple Rain'' story and migrated it to the West African world. ''Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai'', [[note]]literally, "Rain The Color Of Blue With A Little Red In It" since there's no specific word for "purple" in the Tuareg language[[/note]] originating in Niger, is pretty much [[RecycledInSpace Purple Rain in the desert.]]

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* {{Expy}}: In 2014 Christopher Kirkley took the ''Purple Rain'' story and migrated it to the West African world. ''Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai'', [[note]]literally, Tazoughai'',[[note]]literally, "Rain The Color Of Blue With A Little Red In It" since there's no specific word for "purple" in the Tuareg language[[/note]] originating in Niger, is pretty much ''Purple Rain'' [[RecycledInSpace Purple Rain in the desert.]]desert]].



* FanService: Apollonia sure spends a lot of time underdressed, or in skin-tight leather, or tiny dresses....



* JerkAss: The Kid. Let's see: he treats his band like crap, acts like an asshole to his love interest and generally prances around being an InsufferableGenius. Small wonder people prefer the soundtrack CD...

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* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}: The Kid. Let's see: he treats his band like crap, acts like an asshole to his love interest and generally prances around being an InsufferableGenius. Small wonder people prefer the soundtrack CD...



* KickTheDog: Morris's "How's the family?" after [[spoiler: The Kid's father tries to kill himself]].
** Even Morris felt remorseful moments after saying that.

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* KickTheDog: Morris's "How's the family?" after [[spoiler: The Kid's father tries to kill himself]].
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himself]]. Even Morris felt remorseful moments after saying that.



* MsFanservice: Apollonia sure spends a lot of time underdressed, or in skin-tight leather, or tiny dresses....



* TelevisionGeography: A cab ride from the Greyhound Station to the First Avenue nightclub comes to $37.75, when in reality they're across the street from each other. Particularly weird considering Prince, his band members and the director were Minneapolitans.
** Probably an inside joke.

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* TelevisionGeography: A cab ride from the Greyhound Station to the First Avenue nightclub comes to $37.75, when in reality they're across the street from each other. Particularly weird considering Prince, his band members and the director were Minneapolitans.
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Minneapolitans. Probably an inside joke.
2nd May '16 8:59:00 PM starwolf
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Director Albert Magnoli told Rolling Stone that when the concept was first brought to WarnerBros, they suggested JohnTravolta should play Prince.
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