History Film / TheFall

17th Apr '16 7:23:03 PM drone5
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* PrettyButterflies: ''Americana Exotica'' is merely the apotheosis among appearances of ''[[{{Motifs}} Lepidoptera]]'' in the film.
3rd Apr '16 4:06:55 AM Morgenthaler
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A 2006 {{fantasy}} film by Tarsem Singh, based on the 1981 Bulgarian pirate story "Yo Ho Ho". The film took four years to shoot, in 26 locations in over 18 countries, and was funded by [[BeingJohnMalkovich Spike]] [[Creator/SpikeJonze Jonze]] and [[Film/FightClub David Fincher]]. The trailer [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil spoils]] most of its plot twists.

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A 2006 {{fantasy}} film by Tarsem Singh, based on the 1981 Bulgarian pirate story "Yo Ho Ho". The film took four years to shoot, in 26 locations in over 18 countries, and was funded by [[BeingJohnMalkovich Spike]] [[Creator/SpikeJonze Jonze]] Creator/SpikeJonze Jonze and [[Film/FightClub David Fincher]].Creator/DavidFincher. The trailer [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil spoils]] most of its plot twists.
16th Nov '15 6:38:22 PM eroock
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* ActingForTwo: Everyone in the story, sometimes very well disguised.



* DoingItForTheArt: Tarsem funded this mostly with his own money to ensure complete creative control, shot it over multiple continents and locations and ''used solely practical effects with absolutely no CGI whatsoever.''
** Kinda...there was some CGI work done to remove railings and bystanders in some shots, and the [[spoiler:butterfly Wallace chases, and the arrows hitting Ota]] have a CGI look to them. Still, the overwhelming majority of the film was done practically, which is still an amazing achievement.
** The on-location shooting alone needs to be emphasized. There's a short montage that features the Great Wall of China for maybe two frames, and it was shot on-location.



* EnforcedMethodActing: [[Series/PushingDaisies Lee Pace]] spent the first 12 weeks of filming pretending to be a real paraplegic in order to make the story as real as possible for 6-year-old actress Catinca Untaru. He consistently went by the name of "Roy" and only a tiny handful of people on the set knew who he really was or that he could walk, everyone else being told he'd lost the use of his legs in a motorcycle accident.
** This wasn't as difficult to achieve as it might sound: it was only Pace's second role--and in his first, he played a transgender character--so it was unlikely anyone would recognize him.
** The first time the characters meet is also the first time the actors met, and the hospital scenes were shot in sequence so that the real relationship would develop and Cantinca would advance just as the fictional relationship and Alexandria did. More punishingly for the other actors, Cantinca was basically allowed to write her own dialogue and "Roy" had to respond in character to get the reactions needed for the scene. Everything involving her is some serious EnforcedMethodActing for everyone else.



* HeAlsoDid: At the time of ''The Fall'''s release, director Tarsem Singh was well known for directing the award winning 1991 video for Music/{{REM}}'s "Losing My Religion".



* SleeperHit



* ThrowItIn: Alexandria's unintentional misreading of Roy's note as [[spoiler: "Morphin 3" as opposed to "Morphine")]] was an actual mistake by the actress in rehearsal that was worked into the film as a plot twist.
1st Jun '15 5:46:08 AM TrustBen
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* ShoutOut: The ArtShift after [[spoiler: Alexandria falls in the pharmacy, with wooden doctor-puppets taking apart and then reassembling and injured Alexandria doll,]] closely resembles a contextually similar scene in ''Film/{{Frida}}''.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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The ArtShift after [[spoiler: Alexandria falls in the pharmacy, with wooden doctor-puppets taking apart and then reassembling and injured Alexandria doll,]] closely resembles a contextually similar scene in ''Film/{{Frida}}''.''Film/{{Frida}}''.
** The film's poster (seen above) alludes to the work of Creator/SalvadorDali, especially his portrait of Creator/MaeWest.
30th May '15 5:43:44 PM TinyTedDanson
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Confined to his hospital bed, Roy has a plan: he begins weaving for Alexandria the most epic adventure story ever told. It stars seven heroes -- the Black Bandit, an Italian, an Indian, a Mystic, ex-slave Otta Benga, Charles Darwin, and Wallace the monkey -- on a quest of revenge against the evil Governor Odious, each for their own reasons. With the story, Roy tries to get Alexandria excited about bandits, and about stealing... and for each installment of the story he tells her, he wants her to steal a little something for him in return.

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Confined to his hospital bed, Roy has a plan: he begins weaving for Alexandria the most epic adventure story ever told. It stars seven heroes -- the Black Bandit, an Italian, an Indian, a Mystic, ex-slave Otta Benga, Charles Darwin, and Wallace the monkey -- on a quest of revenge against the evil Governor Odious, each for their own reasons. With the story, Roy tries to get Alexandria excited about bandits, and about stealing... and for each installment instalment of the story he tells her, he wants her to steal a little something for him in return.



* AndYouWereThere: Every character (and prop) in Roy's story is imagined by Alexandria as someone (or something) she sees in daily life. Particularly noticeable once Roy includes an "Indian" (Native American) in his story - and Alexandria consistently imagines the character being played by her friend from India.

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* AndYouWereThere: Every character (and prop) in Roy's story is imagined by Alexandria as someone (or something) she sees in daily life. Particularly noticeable once Roy includes an "Indian" (Native American) in his story - -- and Alexandria consistently imagines the character him as being played by her friend from India. More specifically:
** The Black Bandit is initially revealed to be Alexandria's father, as seen in a photograph. When she notes that the Black Bandit isn't her father (as he died), he is switched out to Roy.
** Both the Indian and the Mystic are workers Alexandria knows from the orange groves, and are seen at the end and briefly in photographs.
** Otta Benga is the delivery man for the ice company, and Luigi is the one-legged stuntman who visits Roy, and [[spoiler:Odious is Sinclair, the actor who stole Roy's girlfriend.]]
** Charles Darwin is one of the orderlies, one of the doctors is Alexander the Great, and [[spoiler:Nurse Evelyn is Sister Evelyn.]]



** TheChick: Sister [[spoiler: Evelyn]].

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** TheChick: Sister [[spoiler: [[spoiler:Sister Evelyn]].


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* LampshadeHanging: Occasional, such as when Alexandria questions the plot. Even [[MediumAwareness the characters notice]] on occasion:
-->'''Luigi''': (reading) "My dearest daughter. Never marry for money, fame, power or security; always follow your heart. Your ever-loving father."\\
'''Black Bandit''': It says all that on that little locket?\\
'''Luigi''': (shrugs) Sí.
27th Apr '15 1:13:34 PM Morgenthaler
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* ShoutOut: The ArtShift after [[spoiler: Alexandria falls in the pharmacy, with wooden doctor-puppets taking apart and then reassembling and injured Alexandria doll,]] closely resembles a contextually similar scene in ''{{Frida}}''.

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* ShoutOut: The ArtShift after [[spoiler: Alexandria falls in the pharmacy, with wooden doctor-puppets taking apart and then reassembling and injured Alexandria doll,]] closely resembles a contextually similar scene in ''{{Frida}}''.''Film/{{Frida}}''.
13th Mar '15 3:07:31 PM Nightsky
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It is not based on, and should not be confused with, the Albert Camus novel of the same name. Nor does it have anything to do with the PostPunk band led by Mark E. Smith also called Music/TheFall. Or with the British film ''Pride'', [[IncrediblyLamePun which came out one year earlier]].

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It is not based on, and should not be confused with, the Albert Camus novel of the same name. Nor does it have anything to do with the PostPunk band led by Mark E. Smith also called Music/TheFall. Or with the British film ''Pride'', [[IncrediblyLamePun which came out one year earlier]].
Music/TheFall.
13th Mar '15 11:50:39 AM mlsmithca
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* ChildrenAreInnocent: A lot of scenes deal with Alexandria overhearing conversations and not understanding the gravity of them, mostly due to the fact she's only five years old. At one point she steals communion wafers from a priest and starts eating them, even offering them to Roy, but it's made very clear she has no idea what their intended purpose is or even what they are. This is deconstructed VERY hard where she [[spoiler: gets pills for Roy, not understanding that he will use them to commit suicide]]

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* ChildrenAreInnocent: A lot of scenes deal with Alexandria overhearing conversations and not understanding the gravity of them, mostly due to the fact she's only five years old. At one point she steals communion wafers from a priest and starts eating them, even offering them to Roy, but it's made very clear she has no idea what their intended purpose is or even what they are. This is deconstructed VERY hard where she [[spoiler: gets pills for Roy, not understanding that he will use them to commit suicide]]suicide]].



* [[spoiler:CreatorBreakdown]]: [[spoiler:In-Universe. Roy, at the end of the story, killing nearly all of the characters off.]]

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* [[spoiler:CreatorBreakdown]]: CreatorBreakdown: [[spoiler:In-Universe. Roy, at the end of the story, killing nearly all of the characters off.]]



* EnforcedMethodActing: [[PushingDaisies Lee Pace]] spent the first 12 weeks of filming pretending to be a real paraplegic in order to make the story as real as possible for 6-year-old actress Catinca Untaru. He consistently went by the name of "Roy" and only a tiny handful of people on the set knew who he really was or that he could walk, everyone else being told he'd lost the use of his legs in a motorcycle accident.

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* EnforcedMethodActing: [[PushingDaisies [[Series/PushingDaisies Lee Pace]] spent the first 12 weeks of filming pretending to be a real paraplegic in order to make the story as real as possible for 6-year-old actress Catinca Untaru. He consistently went by the name of "Roy" and only a tiny handful of people on the set knew who he really was or that he could walk, everyone else being told he'd lost the use of his legs in a motorcycle accident.



* HeAlsoDid: At the time of ''The Fall'''s release, director Tarsem Singh was well known for directing the award winning 1991 video for {{REM}}'s "Losing My Religion".

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* HeAlsoDid: At the time of ''The Fall'''s release, director Tarsem Singh was well known for directing the award winning 1991 video for {{REM}}'s Music/{{REM}}'s "Losing My Religion".



** Subverted with Roy's plan to make Alexandria get him morphine, which made him became close to her, which in turn made him [[spoiler: get past his broken heart and forget his suicide wish]].

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** Subverted with Roy's plan to make Alexandria get him morphine, which made him became become close to her, which in turn made him [[spoiler: get past his broken heart and forget his suicide wish]].



* PublicDomainSoundtrack: Beethoven's "Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, II. Allegretto". And it is ''[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome awesome]]''.

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* PublicDomainSoundtrack: The second movement Allegretto from Beethoven's "Symphony Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, II. Allegretto". 92. And it is ''[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome awesome]]''.''awesome''.



* [[spoiler:RocksFallEveryoneDies]]: As part of Roy's [[spoiler:CreatorBreakdown]]

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* [[spoiler:RocksFallEveryoneDies]]: RocksFallEveryoneDies: As part of Roy's [[spoiler:CreatorBreakdown]][[spoiler:CreatorBreakdown]].



* ShoutOut: The ArtShift after [[spoiler: Alexandria falls in the pharmacy, with wooden doctor-puppets taking apart and then reassembling and injured Alexandria doll,]] closely resembles a contextually similar scene in ''{{Frida}}''

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* ShoutOut: The ArtShift after [[spoiler: Alexandria falls in the pharmacy, with wooden doctor-puppets taking apart and then reassembling and injured Alexandria doll,]] closely resembles a contextually similar scene in ''{{Frida}}''''{{Frida}}''.



* TagalongKid: Alexandria, in-story.
* [[spoiler: TakingYouWithMe: The Indian and Luigi. Ka-''boom'' indeed. ]]

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* TagalongKid: Alexandria, in-story.
in-story.
* [[spoiler: TakingYouWithMe: The Indian and Luigi. Ka-''boom'' indeed. ]]indeed.
* ThrowItIn: Alexandria's unintentional misreading of Roy's note as [[spoiler: "Morphin 3" as opposed to "Morphine")]] was an actual mistake by the actress in rehearsal that was worked into the film as a plot twist.



* ThrowItIn: Alexandria's unintentional misreading of Roy's note as [[spoiler: "Morphin 3" as opposed to "Morphine")]] was an actual mistake by the actress in rehearsal that was worked into the film as a plot twist.
* YouKilledMyFather: And brother (the brother was attempting to avenge their father's death). And wife, and butterfly, and... yeah, this is most of the motivation for the main characters, in fact.



* XMeetsY: ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' meets ''Webcomic/AxeCop''.
** Or ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' meets ''PansLabyrinth'' and ''CinemaParadiso''.

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* XMeetsY: ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' meets ''Webcomic/AxeCop''.
** Or ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' meets ''PansLabyrinth''
YouKilledMyFather: And brother (the brother was attempting to avenge their father's death). And wife, and ''CinemaParadiso''.
butterfly, and... yeah, this is most of the motivation for the main characters, in fact.
28th Sep '14 9:56:14 AM TheMuse
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* PunnyName: Roy Walker is likely paralysed from the waist down.

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* PunnyName: Roy Walker is [[BlackComedy likely paralysed from the waist down.]]


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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trail spoils a majority of the plot twists including [[spoiler: the fact Roy is initially manipulating Alexandria and eventually proceeds to kill off most of the characters.]]
27th Sep '14 7:11:41 PM TheMuse
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* CoolMask

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* CoolMaskChildrenAreInnocent: A lot of scenes deal with Alexandria overhearing conversations and not understanding the gravity of them, mostly due to the fact she's only five years old. At one point she steals communion wafers from a priest and starts eating them, even offering them to Roy, but it's made very clear she has no idea what their intended purpose is or even what they are. This is deconstructed VERY hard where she [[spoiler: gets pills for Roy, not understanding that he will use them to commit suicide]]
* CoolMask: Worn by the Red Bandit.



* [[spoiler:CreatorBreakdown]]: [[spoiler:Roy, at the end of the story, killing nearly all of the characters off.]]

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* [[spoiler:CreatorBreakdown]]: [[spoiler:Roy, [[spoiler:In-Universe. Roy, at the end of the story, killing nearly all of the characters off.]]



* SkywardScream:

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* SkywardScream: Done by many of the characters in the story-within-the-story.


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* WalkingShirtlessScene: Ota Benga in all of the scenes he's in.
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