History Film / SouthlandTales

6th Oct '15 4:40:26 PM StFan
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** Possible parody of ''Film/LeftBehind'': The character of Fortunio Balducci, the Baron's [[TheMole Mole]]. WordOfGod confirms that, following the Book of Revelation, Fortunio is the False Prophet. His counterpart's name in ''Left Behind''? Leon Fortunato.
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** Possible parody of ''Film/LeftBehind'': ''Film/{{Left Behind|2000}}'': The character of Fortunio Balducci, the Baron's [[TheMole Mole]]. WordOfGod confirms that, following the Book of Revelation, Fortunio is the False Prophet. His counterpart's name in ''Left Behind''? Leon Fortunato.
6th Sep '15 8:36:12 PM WarriorsGate
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* HerCodeNameWasMarySue: In the script to ''The Power'', its author, porn star Krysta Now, makes a point of describing how her blatant self-insert, Muriel Fox, should be a ballerina instead of a stripper. Later in the screenplay, Krysta writes ''herself'' into the story (she was flying high on drugs while writing it) and blames her self-insert for ruining her life and also being the Biblical Whore of Babylon. So clearly there's some unresolved issues there.
1st Jun '15 11:47:33 AM DeadlyAssassin
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The "plot", such as it is, is a FourLinesAllWaiting series of vignettes about a loosely-interconnected group of people living in the southland and plotting conspiracies either for or against the police state, although along the way it morphs into a metaphysical odyssey about the apocalypse requiring more than a passing familiarity with the Literature/BookOfRevelation to make sense of, not to mention essential exposition available only in the graphic novel prequels. And even then, some things happen that have no rhyme or reason, though it's hard to tell if that's because Richard Kelly is a poor writer or if [[ExecutiveMeddling the studio made him cut large swatches of the movie out]] after a disastrous screening of a workprint version at the Cannes film festival. We just know that [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0405336/faq a FAQ]] is probably necessary for viewers. Though [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/linkara/at4w/35427-at4w-southland-tales many tried]] [[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/Southland_Tales_2006.aspx and failed]] [[http://www.avclub.com/article/case-file-91-isouthland-talesi-10193 to make some sense]].
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The "plot", such as it is, is a FourLinesAllWaiting series of vignettes about a loosely-interconnected group of people living in the southland and plotting conspiracies either for or against the police state, although along the way it morphs into a metaphysical odyssey about the apocalypse requiring more than a passing familiarity with the Literature/BookOfRevelation to make sense of, not to mention essential exposition available only in the graphic novel prequels. And even then, some things happen that have no rhyme or reason, though it's hard to tell if that's because Richard Kelly is a poor writer or if [[ExecutiveMeddling the studio made him cut large swatches of the movie out]] after a disastrous screening of a workprint version at the Cannes film festival. We just know that [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0405336/faq a FAQ]] is probably necessary for viewers. Though [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/linkara/at4w/35427-at4w-southland-tales Though [[http://atopthefourthwall.com/southland-tales/ many tried]] [[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/Southland_Tales_2006.aspx and failed]] [[http://www.avclub.com/article/case-file-91-isouthland-talesi-10193 to make some sense]].
2nd May '15 11:56:05 AM Patachou
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** Possible parody of ''LeftBehind'': The character of Fortunio Balducci, the Baron's [[TheMole Mole]]. WordOfGod confirms that, following the Book of Revelation, Fortunio is the False Prophet. His counterpart's name in ''Left Behind''? Leon Fortunato. ** Scenes from KissMeDeadly are played throughout the movie, a noir from the 50s about a briefcase full of nuclear material lost in Los Angeles. Kelly said the film was a major influence, to the point where Boxer Santaros drives the same car as that film's main character when he leaves the Frost mansion.
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** Possible parody of ''LeftBehind'': ''Film/LeftBehind'': The character of Fortunio Balducci, the Baron's [[TheMole Mole]]. WordOfGod confirms that, following the Book of Revelation, Fortunio is the False Prophet. His counterpart's name in ''Left Behind''? Leon Fortunato. ** Scenes from KissMeDeadly Film/KissMeDeadly are played throughout the movie, a noir from the 50s about a briefcase full of nuclear material lost in Los Angeles. Kelly said the film was a major influence, to the point where Boxer Santaros drives the same car as that film's main character when he leaves the Frost mansion.
23rd Apr '15 4:56:53 AM FaxModem1
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** I am a pimp, and pimps don't commit suicide
25th Mar '15 1:21:03 PM WarriorsGate
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* TheoryOfNarrativeCausality: The psychic Krysta Now has written a prophecy of future events in the form of a screenplay, ''The Power'', which, as it goes on, begins to conform to the plot of the film itself until some characters are essentially acting it out live. Hence, the plot of ''Southland Tales'' happens because the characters have read the script (to ''The Power'') and acted accordingly. This rather important plot point was glossed over by the theatrical cut of the film, ironically.
5th Dec '14 12:14:19 PM Morgenthaler
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This is a redirect to Bad Humor Truck, which is already listed.
* VillainousIceCreamTruck: Used for illegal trading of handguns and ammunition. Later it helps to end the world.
5th Dec '14 12:13:51 PM Morgenthaler
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->''"[[ArcWords This is the way the world ends.]] [[CompletelyMissingThePoint Not with a whimper... but with a bang]]."''
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->''"[[ArcWords This ->''"This is the way the world ends.]] [[CompletelyMissingThePoint ends. Not with a whimper... but with a bang]].bang."''
27th Jul '14 2:01:30 PM Morgenthaler
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* YouKeepUsingThatWord: "Pimp" is constantly used in a way that suggests it means something like "badass" with no explanation. ** TruthInTelevision: The word "Pimp" has been used in exactly that manner for years, especially on the East Coast.
27th Jul '14 2:01:14 PM Morgenthaler
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Do not spoiler tag trope names on work pages or the names of works on trope pages; please see Handling Spoilers for more information.
* [[spoiler:KillEmAll: By the film's end, there are maybe three major characters still alive, and it's implied that the world ends because two of them won't stop holding hands... or it will be saved because of that.]]
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* [[spoiler:KillEmAll: By KillEmAll: [[spoiler:By the film's end, there are maybe three major characters still alive, and it's implied that the world ends because two of them won't stop holding hands... or it will be saved because of that.]]

* '''MindScrew:''' To this day, even ''the actors'' have admitted they have no idea what was going on.
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* '''MindScrew:''' MindScrew: To this day, even ''the actors'' have admitted they have no idea what was going on.

* [[spoiler: NeverTheSelvesShallMeet: This is the way the world ends.]]
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* [[spoiler: NeverTheSelvesShallMeet: [[spoiler: This is the way the world ends.]]
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