History Film / StrangeDays

19th Nov '17 2:01:24 AM SandorZoo
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: [=SQUIDs=] are real [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SQUID devices]], used for measuring [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetoencephalography brain activity]].
18th Jul '17 4:31:55 AM DoctorNemesis
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Lenny Nero (Fiennes) is a grungy ex-cop eking out a lonely, miserable existence in the urban nightmare that is 1999 Los Angeles by dealing in dreams. He sells illegal "SQUID" recordings that allow the user to directly experience moments from people's lives as if they were actually there, living every sight, sound, thought and feeling that the person doing the recording experiences. This allows the user to experience anything - sex, drugs, and even death. Although charming and suave on the surface, Lenny is [[StepfordSmiler deeply unhappy and pathetic]], addicted to his own product and desperately reliving the happy moments from his long-dead relationship with his ex-girlfriend Faith (Lewis), a rising punk musician whom he saved from the gutter only for her to discard him when she began to make it big. The only two of his few remaining friends who don't regard him as a washed-up loser are Mace (Bassett), a bodyguard and chauffeur, and Max, a PI with ambiguous morality.

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Lenny Nero (Fiennes) is a grungy ex-cop eking out a lonely, miserable existence in the urban nightmare that is 1999 Los Angeles by dealing in dreams. He sells illegal "SQUID" recordings that allow the user to directly experience moments from people's lives as if they were actually there, living every sight, sound, thought and feeling that the person doing the recording experiences. This allows the user to experience anything - sex, drugs, and even death. Although charming and suave on the surface, Lenny is [[StepfordSmiler deeply unhappy and pathetic]], addicted to his own product and desperately reliving the happy moments from his long-dead relationship with his ex-girlfriend Faith (Lewis), a rising punk musician whom he saved from the gutter only for her to discard him when she began to make it big. The only two of his few remaining friends who don't regard him as a washed-up loser are Mace (Bassett), a bodyguard and chauffeur, and Max, a paranoid and cynical PI with ambiguous morality.
11th Mar '17 7:13:58 PM WarriorsGate
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* DoubleMeaningTitle: The film's title seems to be in reference to the SQUID decks and recordable memory. [[spoiler: It's actually an ironic reference to Lenny and Mace getting together at the end.]]
28th Feb '17 7:38:51 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Also a ScaryBlackMan if you consider some of his lyrics.
5th Jan '17 8:15:41 PM AnotherGuy
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* ByTheBookCop: Strickland. See Reasonable Authority Figure below.
31st Dec '16 10:57:48 AM contrafanxxx
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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: Engleman.]]
31st Dec '16 10:46:42 AM contrafanxxx
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* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: Max attempts this on Lenny near the end of their final fight.]]
18th Nov '16 9:31:16 PM captainpat
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* WomanInBlack: Mace is a black woman who wears black while on the job.
14th Nov '16 4:33:01 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ShoutOut: Nero quips, "[[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Fan mail from some flounder?]]"

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Nero quips, "[[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Fan mail from some flounder?]]"flounder?]]"
** The title comes from Music/TheDoors' [[Music/StrangeDays second album]].
8th Nov '16 6:56:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Mace, in spades. In his own way, also Lenny, of the [[HeartbrokenBadass heartbroken]] variety.
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