History Film / Spider

28th Dec '15 9:49:13 AM aye_amber
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->''"Mr. Clegg... how many shirts are you wearing? One, two, three... four! Now really, is this absolutely necessary?"''

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->''"Mr. Clegg... how How many shirts are you wearing? One, two, three... four! Four! Now really, is this absolutely necessary?"''
16th Dec '15 8:23:23 AM erforce
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** This might be an inside reference to ''TheFly'', where Creator/JeffGoldblum's character's only clothes are multiple versions of the same suit, but he doesn't wear them all at once.

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** This might be an inside reference to ''TheFly'', ''Film/TheFly1986'', where Creator/JeffGoldblum's character's only clothes are multiple versions of the same suit, but he doesn't wear them all at once.
10th Sep '15 4:24:21 PM eroock
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!!Tropes used in this film include:

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!!Tropes used in this !!This film include:
provides examples of:
25th May '15 2:17:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Matricide}}: [[spoiler:Clegg is horrified to discover that he murdered his mother during one of his hallucinations as a kid. It's the reason he's been institutionalized ever since.]]



* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler: A half-way example. Clegg is horrified to discover that he murdered his mother during one of his hallucinations as a kid. It's the reason he's been institutionalized ever since.]]
20th Nov '14 3:27:43 PM eroock
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* FlashBack: Much of the story is told through Spider's flashbacks... [[UnreliableNarrator even of scenes he couldn't possibly have seen]].

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* %%* FlashBack: Much of the story is told through Spider's flashbacks... [[UnreliableNarrator even of scenes he couldn't possibly have seen]].See PensieveFlashback


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* PensieveFlashback: Much of the story is told through Spider's flashbacks where he watches himself as a young boy... [[UnreliableNarrator even of scenes he couldn't possibly have seen]].
26th Jul '14 5:25:45 PM Morgenthaler
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* ActingForTwo: Miranda Richardson plays [[YouALLLookFamiliar three distinctly different roles]], [[MindScrew two of which were played by different actresses earlier in the film]]. Her performances are so distinctly different that many people don't notice the change on the first viewing.
25th Jun '14 3:37:37 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: SelfMadeOrphan: A half-way example.]]

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* [[spoiler: SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler: A half-way example.example. Clegg is horrified to discover that he murdered his mother during one of his hallucinations as a kid. It's the reason he's been institutionalized ever since.]]
25th Jun '14 3:11:30 PM Morgenthaler
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* DoingItForTheArt[=/=]NoBudget: Most of the actors, as well as the director and producers, deferred their wages so that the film could be made with it's minimal budget of $8m.



* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Film/HarryPotter Voldemort]] is the son of [[TheUsualSuspects Keaton]] and [[{{Blackadder}} Mad Queen Bess]]!
25th Jun '14 2:10:32 PM Morgenthaler
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'''''Spider''''' is a 2002 psychological thriller from Creator/DavidCronenberg starring Ralph Fiennes, Gabriel Byrne and Miranda Richardson, [[TheFilmOfTheBook based on a book/screenplay]] by Patrick [=McGrath=].

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'''''Spider''''' ''Spider'' is a 2002 psychological thriller from Creator/DavidCronenberg starring Ralph Fiennes, Gabriel Byrne Creator/RalphFiennes, Creator/GabrielByrne and Miranda Richardson, [[TheFilmOfTheBook based on a book/screenplay]] by Patrick [=McGrath=].


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* UncleanlinessIsNextToUngodliness: Spider, an institutionalized paranoid schizophrenic, has very poor personal hygiene. He also constantly wears at least five layers of clothing which he never seems to change.
13th Nov '13 5:42:06 PM TheMorrison
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** This might be an inside reference to ''TheFly'', where Creator/JeffGoldblum's character's only clothes are multiple versions of the same suit, but he doesn't wear them all at once.



* MeaningfulName: Dennis Cleg is nicknamed Spider by his mother because he likes to make webs with string. The movie is the story of his mental web being constructed and simultaneously unraveled.

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* MeaningfulName: Dennis Cleg is nicknamed Spider 'Spider' by his mother because he likes to make webs with string. The movie is the story of his mental web being constructed and simultaneously unraveled.



* ReallyGetsAround: Yvonne.

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* ReallyGetsAround: Yvonne. [[spoiler: Or so Spider thinks; bearing the UnreliableNarrator in mind, we actually know almost nothing about her.]]



* [[spoiler: SelfMadeOrphan]]

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* [[spoiler: SelfMadeOrphan]]SelfMadeOrphan: A half-way example.]]



* TheUnintelligible: As well as a bad case of the mumbles, [[TheIllegible Mr. Cleg writes constant gibberish in his journal]].

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* TheUnintelligible: As well as a bad case of the mumbles, [[TheIllegible Mr. Cleg Clegg writes constant gibberish in his journal]].
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