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6th May '17 9:29:47 PM Fireblood
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Scoop is a 2006 American-British romantic comedy/murder mystery written and directed by Creator/WoodyAllen and starring Creator/HughJackman, Creator/ScarlettJohansson, Creator/IanMcShane and Allen himself. A [[HotScoop journalist]], an illusionist and a ghost work together to uncover an [[AristocratsAreEvil aristocrat]] as a SerialKiller. Allen's second film in a row featuring Creator/ScarlettJohansson in London.

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Scoop is a 2006 American-British romantic comedy/murder mystery written and directed by Creator/WoodyAllen and starring Creator/HughJackman, Creator/ScarlettJohansson, Creator/IanMcShane and Allen himself. A [[HotScoop journalist]], an illusionist and a ghost work together to uncover an [[AristocratsAreEvil aristocrat]] as a SerialKiller. Allen's second film in a row featuring Creator/ScarlettJohansson in London.
London, the first being ''Film/MatchPoint''.



* AllPartOfTheShow: the audience thinks the apparition of Joe Strombel during Splendini's performance is part of the show.
* AristocratsAreEvil: Peter Lyman is a British aristocrat and he is suspected to be the Tarot Card Killer. [[spoiler:Finally, he's not, but he committed two murders and attempts to commit a third one.]]

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* AllPartOfTheShow: the The audience thinks the apparition of Joe Strombel during Splendini's performance is part of the show.
* AristocratsAreEvil: Peter Lyman is a British aristocrat and he is suspected to be the Tarot Card Killer. [[spoiler:Finally, he's [[spoiler:He's actually not, but he committed two murders (while disguising one as the Killer's work) and attempts to commit a third one.]]



* {{Bookends}}: The film start with Joe Strombel going to the land of the dead. [[spoiler:It ends with Sid Waterman in the same situation.]]

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* {{Bookends}}: The film start starts with Joe Strombel going to the land of the dead. [[spoiler:It ends with Sid Waterman in the same situation.]]



* FollowThatCar: in the beginning of her investigation, Sondra Pransky asks a taxi to follow the taxi of someone looking like Peter Lyman.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Sid Waterman admits he almost kills himself everytime he drives a car in the UK. In the end, he kills himself in a car accident.]]
* GoingForTheBigScoop: Sondra Pransky knows from start it can be dangerous for her to investigate the Tarot Card Killer. [[spoiler:It really is: in the end, Peter Lyman tries to kill her.]]

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* FollowThatCar: in In the beginning of her investigation, Sondra Pransky asks a taxi to follow the taxi of someone looking like Peter Lyman.
Lyman. It turns out to be someone else.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Sid Waterman admits he almost kills himself everytime every time he drives a car in the UK. In the end, he kills himself in a car accident.]]
* GoingForTheBigScoop: Sondra Pransky knows from the start it can could be dangerous for her to investigate the Tarot Card Killer. [[spoiler:It really is: in the end, Peter Lyman tries to kill her.]]



* SerialKiller: the Tarot Card Killer. Of course, he uses tarot cards as {{Calling Card}}s. [[spoiler:He never appears on screen.]]

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* SerialKiller: the The Tarot Card Killer. Of course, he uses tarot cards as {{Calling Card}}s. [[spoiler:He {{calling card}}s. [[spoiler:[[TheGhost He never appears on screen.screen]].]]



* SpiritAdvisor: the late Joe Strombel appears to Sondra Pransky to inform her that Peter Lyman could be the Tarot Card Killer. He appears several times to her and Sid Waterman to give them advice and additional clues.

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* SpiritAdvisor: the The late Joe Strombel appears to Sondra Pransky to inform her that Peter Lyman could be the Tarot Card Killer. He appears several times to her and Sid Waterman to give them advice and additional clues.
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* {{Bookends}}: the film start with Joe Strombel going to the land of the dead. [[spoiler:It ends with Sid Waterman in the same situation.]]

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* {{Bookends}}: the The film start with Joe Strombel going to the land of the dead. [[spoiler:It ends with Sid Waterman in the same situation.]]
21st Oct '16 2:45:19 PM eroock
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* BaitAndSwitchComment: Woody Allen's character Sid has an interesting take on optimism:
--> '''Sondra''': You are a cynical crapehanger who always see the glass half-empty!\\
'''Sid''': No, you're wrong. I see the glass half full ... but of poison.



* OffscreenCrash: In the last scene Woody's car swings off the road but the camera stays on the road and all we hear is the shattering.



* RescueRomance: The heroine deliberately attract the attention of a guy she wants to investigate for possible murder by pretending to drown so he can rescue her, and striking up a romance afterwards. Later he tries to drown her for real. Good thing she was actually captain of her high school swim team.



* WickedCultured: [[spoiler:Peter Lyman collects artworks, old musical instruments, and commits murders in his spare time.]]

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* WickedCultured: [[spoiler:Peter Lyman collects artworks, old musical instruments, and commits murders in his spare time.]]]]
* YouAreACreditToYourRace: Spoofed. Allen's character says those exact words to so many people he meets it's practically his CatchPhrase, never mind that all of those people are white, British aristocrats.
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* HeroicSeductress: Sondra Pransky seduces Peter Lyman because she thinks he could be the Tarot Card Killer and she wants to unmask him.
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* AllPartOfTheShow: the audience thinks the apparition of Joe Strombel during Splendini's performance is part of the show.


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* EvilBrit: [[spoiler:Peter Lyman, a British aristocrat, is revealed to be a murderer.]]
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* {{Fanservice}}: Sondra Pransky (Creator/ScarlettJohansson) meets Peter Lyman (Creator/HughJackman) in a swimming pool.


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* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Sid Waterman admits he almost kills himself everytime he drives a car in the UK. In the end, he kills himself in a car accident.]]


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* ShirtlessScene: Peter Lyman (Creator/HughJackman) is first seen in the swimming pool of his club.
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* BlackmailBackfire: [[spoiler:A prostitute tried to blackmail Peter Lyman. He decides to kill her.]]
* {{Bookends}}: the film start with Joe Strombel going to the land of the dead. [[spoiler:It ends with Sid Waterman in the same situation.]]


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* GoingForTheBigScoop: Sondra Pransky knows from start it can be dangerous for her to investigate the Tarot Card Killer. [[spoiler:It really is: in the end, Peter Lyman tries to kill her.]]
* HeKnowsTooMuch: Peter Lyman's secretary thinks she was poisoned because she found a clue that could indicate that Lyman is the Tarot Card Killer. [[spoiler:She's right. The prostitute was also killed by Lyman because she knew his faults. Finally, Lyman decides to kill Sondra Pransky and Sid Waterman because they know he killed the prostitute and his secretary.]]


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* MuggingTheMonster: [[spoiler:When the prostitute starts blackmailing Peter Lyman, she does not know he is capable of committing a murder.]]
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* StageMagician: Creator/WoodyAllen is "The Great Splendini", a stereotypical stage magician.

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* StageMagician: Creator/WoodyAllen is "The Great Splendini", a stereotypical stage magician.magician.
* WickedCultured: [[spoiler:Peter Lyman collects artworks, old musical instruments, and commits murders in his spare time.]]
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Scoop is a 2006 American-British romantic comedy/murder mystery written and directed by Creator/WoodyAllen and starring Creator/HughJackman, Creator/ScarlettJohansson, Creator/IanMcShane and Allen himself. A [[HotScoop journalist]], an illusionist and a ghost work together to uncover an [[AristocratsAreEvil aristocrat]] as a SerialKiller. Allen's second film in a row featuring Creator/ScarlettJohansson in London.

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!!This movie provides examples of:
* AristocratsAreEvil: Peter Lyman is a British aristocrat and he is suspected to be the Tarot Card Killer. [[spoiler:Finally, he's not, but he committed two murders and attempts to commit a third one.]]
* FatalAttraction: Sondra Pransky falls in love with Peter Lyman, who she suspects to be the Tarot Card Killer.
* FollowThatCar: in the beginning of her investigation, Sondra Pransky asks a taxi to follow the taxi of someone looking like Peter Lyman.
* HotScoop: Creator/ScarlettJohansson is Sondra Pransky, an American journalism student investigating the Tarot Card Killer affair.
* IntrepidReporter: Sondra Pransky, even though she is only a journalism student, is deeply involved in her investigation: she even charms the suspect in order to get an evidence of his guilt.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Joe Strombel is BackFromTheDead because he has some UnfinishedBusiness: while dead, he got access to some information that could solve the Tarot Card Killer affair.
* SerialKiller: the Tarot Card Killer. Of course, he uses tarot cards as {{Calling Card}}s. [[spoiler:He never appears on screen.]]
* SpiritAdvisor: the late Joe Strombel appears to Sondra Pransky to inform her that Peter Lyman could be the Tarot Card Killer. He appears several times to her and Sid Waterman to give them advice and additional clues.
* StageMagician: Creator/WoodyAllen is "The Great Splendini", a stereotypical stage magician.
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