History Film / ShatteredGlass

10th Jan '17 5:27:10 PM Odacon_Spy
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* SmugSnake: Glass initially comes off as a humble, self-effacing person, but the longer he keeps it up the more we begin to see what a slimy, phony weasel he actually is. Note how subtly smug he is when his co-workers find themselves unable to compete with his exciting and quirky (and entirely fabricated) story pitches when presenting their comparatively duller (but real) ones.

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* SmugSnake: Glass initially comes off as a humble, self-effacing person, but the longer he keeps it up the more we begin to see it becomes clear what a slimy, phony weasel he actually is. Note how subtly smug he is when his co-workers find themselves unable to compete with his exciting and quirky (and entirely fabricated) story pitches when presenting their comparatively duller (but real) ones.
25th Dec '16 10:41:03 AM Odacon_Spy
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* EurekaMoment: An offhand comment causes Lane to realize the truth about "George Sims," the alleged president of Jukt Micronics who called Lane from Palo Alto to complain about Glass's story. As it turns out, Glass's brother lives in Palo Alto. Once Lane finds out, he realizes that Glass wasn't just duped by hoaxsters, he was lying about every single thing in the story and even enlisting his brother in the cover-up.

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* EurekaMoment: An offhand comment causes Lane to realize the truth about "George Sims," Sims", the alleged president of Jukt Micronics who called Lane from Palo Alto to complain about Glass's story. As it turns out, Glass's brother lives in Palo Alto. Once Lane finds out, he realizes that Glass wasn't just duped by hoaxsters, he was lying about every single thing in the story and even enlisting his brother in the cover-up.



* HeroWithBadPublicity / VillainWithGoodPublicity: Glass is well-liked, self-effacing and charming, making it easy for people get get on his side against Lane, who is more distant and formal, and viewed as more of a distrusted interloper after he got the job previously held by a popular editor. Deconstructing this is essentially the crux of Lane's angry rant to Caitlin after he's fired Glass and she confronts him about it, saying that while everyone might hate him they ''all'' allowed Glass to drag the magazine's name through the mud purely because they liked him.

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* HeroWithBadPublicity / VillainWithGoodPublicity: Glass is well-liked, self-effacing and charming, making it easy for people get get on his side against Lane, who is more distant and formal, and viewed as more of a distrusted interloper after he got the job previously held by a popular editor. Deconstructing this is essentially the crux of Lane's angry rant to Caitlin after he's fired Glass and she confronts him about it, saying that while everyone might hate him they ''all'' allowed Glass to drag the magazine's name through the mud purely because they liked him.
12th Sep '16 4:05:48 AM DoctorNemesis
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: The very first scene features a voice-over from Glass discussing how, in a work environment filled with egotistical jerks, a humble and self-effacing guy who takes the time to get to know people can get pretty far because people like and support him. It soon becomes clear, however, that Glass is merely putting on an act of being a humble and self-effacing guy in order to manipulate people and make his frauds easier to accept.
12th Sep '16 12:12:55 AM DoctorNemesis
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* StrawmanPolitical: Less in the film itself, more exploited by the subject of the film; it's hinted that many of Stephen Glass's fraudulent articles managed to slip through partially because they played to the political biases of his editors. The ''New Republic'' is a notably left-leaning, "old media" stalwart, and among Glass's cooked stories were subject matter like sexually abusive Young Republicans, a right-wing political gathering selling tacky Monica Lewinksy merchandise, and [[NewMediaIsEvil the threat posed by arrogant young hackers]].

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* StrawmanPolitical: Less in the film itself, more exploited by the subject of the film; it's hinted that many of Stephen Glass's fraudulent articles managed to slip through partially because they played to the political biases of his editors. The ''New Republic'' is a notably left-leaning, "old media" stalwart, and among Glass's cooked stories were subject matter like sexually abusive Young Republicans, a right-wing political gathering selling tacky Monica Lewinksy merchandise, and [[NewMediaIsEvil [[NewMediaAreEvil the threat posed by arrogant young hackers]].
12th Sep '16 12:12:36 AM DoctorNemesis
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* StrawmanPolitical: Less in the film itself, more exploited by the subject of the film; it's hinted that many of Stephen Glass's fraudulent articles managed to slip through partially because they played to the political biases of his editors. The ''New Republic'' is a notably left-leaning, "old media" stalwart, and among Glass's cooked stories were subject matter like sexually abusive Young Republicans, a right-wing political gathering selling tacky Monica Lewinksy merchandise, and [[NewMediaIsEvil the threat posed by arrogant young hackers]].
25th Aug '16 5:47:16 PM VoxAquila
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* CatchPhrase: Glass attempts to defuse all potential tension with PuppyDogEyes and "are you mad at me?"
19th Apr '16 6:13:10 PM GrecoRomanGuy
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--> '''Chuck:''' Caitlin, when this thing blows, there isn't going to ''be'' a magazine anymore. If you want to make this about Mike, make it about Mike. I don't give a shit. You can resent me, you can hate me, but come Monday morning, we're all going to have to answer for what we let happen here. We're all going to have an apology to make! Jesus Christ! Don't you have any idea how much ''shit'' we're about to eat? Every competitor we ever took a shot at, they're going to pounce. And they should. Because ''we blew it'', Caitlin. He handed us fiction after fiction and we printed them all as fact. Just because... we found him "entertaining." It's indefensible. Don't you know that?

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--> '''Chuck:''' Caitlin, when this thing blows, there isn't going to ''be'' a magazine anymore. If you want to make this about Mike, make it about Mike. I don't give a shit. You can resent me, you can hate me, but come Monday morning, we're all going to have to answer for what we let happen here. We're all going to have an apology to make! Jesus Christ! Don't you have any idea how much ''shit'' we're about to eat? Every competitor we ever took a shot at, they're going to pounce. And they should. Because ''we blew it'', Caitlin. He handed us fiction after fiction and we printed them all as fact. Just because... we found him "entertaining." It's indefensible. [[ArmorPiercingQuestion Don't you know that?that?]]
19th Apr '16 6:06:19 PM GrecoRomanGuy
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: After hearing that Chuck has fired Stephen, she comes to him absolutely livid that he would do something to her friend. She ''tries'' to give Chuck one of these, except Chuck just turns it right back on her.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: After hearing that Chuck has fired Stephen, she Caitlin comes to him absolutely livid that he would do something to her friend. [[note]] She says that Stephen called her crying hysterically, though by now the audience knows that this was probably CrocodileTears. [[/note]] She ''tries'' to give Chuck one of these, except Chuck just turns it right back on her.


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19th Apr '16 6:04:58 PM GrecoRomanGuy
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*TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: After hearing that Chuck has fired Stephen, she comes to him absolutely livid that he would do something to her friend. She ''tries'' to give Chuck one of these, except Chuck just turns it right back on her.
--> '''Caitlin:''' That's what this is. Of course. I mean, what are you going to do, Chuck, pick us off, one by one? Everybody that was loyal to Mike, till you have a staff that belongs to you? Is that the kind of magazine you want to run?
--> '''Chuck:''' Caitlin, when this thing blows, there isn't going to ''be'' a magazine anymore. If you want to make this about Mike, make it about Mike. I don't give a shit. You can resent me, you can hate me, but come Monday morning, we're all going to have to answer for what we let happen here. We're all going to have an apology to make! Jesus Christ! Don't you have any idea how much ''shit'' we're about to eat? Every competitor we ever took a shot at, they're going to pounce. And they should. Because ''we blew it'', Caitlin. He handed us fiction after fiction and we printed them all as fact. Just because... we found him "entertaining." It's indefensible. Don't you know that?
8th Mar '16 5:10:27 AM Folamh3
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* SpottingTheThread: The Forbes journalists and Chuck Lane uncover dozens of threads undermining the factual basis of "Hack Heaven", but the last straw comes when a colleague casually mentions to Chuck that Glass's brother lives in Palo Alto, which inspires a EurekaMoment that Glass got his brother to pose as the president of Jukt Micronics over the phone.
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