History Film / Stoker

21st Apr '18 5:54:54 PM nombretomado
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* RenaissanceMan: A slightly more realistic example in Uncle Charlie. He's handsome, charming, well-traveled, a top-notch chef, capable of dressing himself well and speaking French like a native, and a brilliant pianist. If rumor is to be believed, he is also an accomplished poet, a missionary, and a skilled tactician. [[spoiler:Too bad his skills have more in common with [[SilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]] than your average GentlemanAndAScholar.]]

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* RenaissanceMan: A slightly more realistic example in Uncle Charlie. He's handsome, charming, well-traveled, a top-notch chef, capable of dressing himself well and speaking French like a native, and a brilliant pianist. If rumor is to be believed, he is also an accomplished poet, a missionary, and a skilled tactician. [[spoiler:Too bad his skills have more in common with [[SilenceOfTheLambs [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]] than your average GentlemanAndAScholar.]]
21st Apr '18 6:55:41 AM AdelePotter
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The piano duet between India and Charlie is very... eyebrow-raising, to say the least.



* ElegantClassicalMusician: Both India and her mother play piano incredibly well.



* NightmareFetishist: [[spoiler:India masturbates at the memory of her rapist being killed]].

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* NightmareFetishist: [[spoiler:India masturbates at the memory of her rapist being killed]].killed. She also begins to warm up to her uncle ''after'' discovering he's a murderer]].


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* StalkerWithACrush: Charlie manages to stalk India while they live in the same house.
21st Apr '18 6:38:49 AM AdelePotter
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* AbusiveParents: "You know, I've often wondered why it is we have children? And the conclusion I've come to is, we want someone to get it ''right'' this time. But not me. Personally speaking, I can't wait to watch life ''tear you apart.''" Evelyn, ladies and gents. Although, in Evelyn's defense, this statement was made after [[spoiler: she caught India in what was probably an AlmostKiss with her [[IncestIsRelative uncle]] Charlie, whom Evelyn herself had been having an affair with]].

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* AbusiveParents: AbusiveParents:
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"You know, I've often wondered why it is we have children? And the conclusion I've come to is, we want someone to get it ''right'' this time. But not me. Personally speaking, I can't wait to watch life ''tear you apart.''" Evelyn, ladies and gents. Although, in Evelyn's defense, this statement was made after [[spoiler: she caught India in what was probably an AlmostKiss with her [[IncestIsRelative uncle]] Charlie, whom Evelyn herself had been having an affair with]].



* AwesomeAnachronisticApparel: In a subdued sense, India's saddle shoes and neat dresses (never pants), which give her the look of having walked out of a bygone era.

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* AwesomeAnachronisticApparel: In a subdued sense, India's saddle shoes and neat dresses (never pants), which give her the look of having walked out of a bygone era. It's especially noticeable when she's with her classmates, all of whom dress in much more modern styles.



* BitchInSheepsClothing: Whip initially comes off as a TokenGoodTeammate with the [[JerkJock Jerk Jocks]], but he turns out to be pretty nasty. See DoggedNiceGuy.

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: BitchInSheepsClothing:
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Whip initially comes off as a TokenGoodTeammate with the [[JerkJock Jerk Jocks]], but he turns out to be pretty nasty. See DoggedNiceGuy.DoggedNiceGuy.
** Charlie, too. Polite, handsome, cultured, intellectual... [[spoiler:murderous, incestuous creep]].
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: India manages to be this while still remaining technically polite, especially when interacting with her mother.



* LonelyRichKid: India is fabulously rich, but doesn't have any friends. Downplayed, in that she doesn't appear to mind.



* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Charlie hasn't been travelling the world all these years, he's been institutionalized -- for killing his younger brother. He also murdered his older brother (and India's father) after being released when he was told he couldn't see India.]]

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* TheReveal: TheQuietOne: India rarely speaks unless spoken to. And sometimes, not even then.
* TheReveal:
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[[spoiler:Charlie hasn't been travelling the world all these years, he's been institutionalized -- for killing his younger brother. He also murdered his older brother (and India's father) after being released when he was told he couldn't see India.]]
19th Apr '18 3:40:23 AM TastySauce
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After India Stoker (Creator/MiaWasikowska) loses her beloved father Richard in a car crash, a mysterious man shows up at the funeral - her uncle, Charlie (Matthew Goode). While India is apprehensive of a family member she's never even heard of until now, and suspicious about his motives, her unstable mother Evelyn (Creator/NicoleKidman) welcomes Charlie into their home. Witty and attractive, Charlie fills the hole Richard left behind - in more ways than one. Evelyn's infatuation with him grows, but India's manipulative, charming uncle seems to be more interested in India herself...

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After 18-year-old India Stoker (Creator/MiaWasikowska) loses her beloved father Richard in a car crash, a mysterious man shows up at the funeral - her uncle, Charlie (Matthew Goode). While India is apprehensive of a family member she's never even heard of until now, and suspicious about his motives, her unstable mother Evelyn (Creator/NicoleKidman) welcomes Charlie into their home. Witty and attractive, Charlie fills the hole Richard left behind - in more ways than one. Evelyn's infatuation with him grows, but India's manipulative, charming uncle seems to be more interested in India herself...
13th Apr '18 7:35:33 PM AdelePotter
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* ElectraComplex: Implied. India was extremely close to her father, but has a... difficult relationship with her mom, to say the least. She later becomes infatuated with her uncle, her father's brother... whom she notes looks a lot like Daddy Dearest.
16th Aug '17 6:50:00 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: ''Film/ShadowOfADoubt'' meets ''Film/{{Lolita}}'' meets ''{{Hamlet}}'' or ''Theatre/{{Electra}}''. (At no point do these meet ''{{Dracula}}'', however.)
** Although the film does feel like a vampire film without the vampire, as this [[http://gawker.com/5987721/stoker-is-a-vampire-movie-without-the-vampires review]] noted.
28th Mar '17 1:08:53 AM Silverblade2
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* NightmareFetishist: [[spoiler:India masturbates at the memory of her rapist being killed]].
10th Mar '17 7:03:35 AM Silverblade2
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* [[YouSaidYouCouldntDance You Said You Couldn't Play Piano]]: India's suspicions are roused by the fact that when at the piano bench with her mother, Charlie pretends he can barely play Hot Cross Buns so Evelyn will have to teach him, but when he's with ''her''... The exchange of dialogue doesn't take place, but it seems highly suggested by some [[DeathGlare interesting looks.]]

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* [[YouSaidYouCouldntDance You Said You Couldn't Play Piano]]: YouSaidYouCouldntDance: India's suspicions are roused by the fact that when at the piano bench with her mother, Charlie pretends he can barely play Hot Cross Buns so Evelyn will have to teach him, but when he's with ''her''... The exchange of dialogue doesn't take place, but it seems highly suggested by some [[DeathGlare interesting looks.]]
10th Mar '17 6:45:58 AM Silverblade2
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* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler: Aunt Gwendolyn, who's terrified enough of Charlie to not say anything in front of him even as much as she tries to intervene, trying to get both India and Evelyn alone so that she can warn them, then later decided to stay in a different hotel from the one originally planned so as to hide from him. This is all to no avail, unfortunately]]
11th Jan '17 7:17:42 PM NOYB
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* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: [[spoiler: India becomes a killer just like good ol Uncle Charlie at the end of the film, with her first victim being the Sheriff]].

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* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: [[spoiler: India becomes a killer just like good ol ol' Uncle Charlie at the end of the film, with her first victim being the Sheriff]].
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