History Film / TheNumber23

27th Jul '16 10:33:50 AM Eagal
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* ArcNumber: Guess.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Laura Tollins could be seen as this, for driving Walter into a homicidal rage after claiming she never loved him and mocking his father's suicide. At least, if that's what ''[[UnreliableNarrator really]]'' happened?]]

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* ArcNumber: Guess.
The number 23.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Laura Tollins could be seen as Tollins]] was this, for driving Walter [[spoiler: Walter]] into a homicidal rage after claiming she never loved him and mocking his father's suicide. At least, if that's what ''[[UnreliableNarrator really]]'' happened?]]happened?



-->[[spoiler: '''Walter Sparrow:''' Maybe it's not the happiest of endings, but it's the right one. Some day I'll be up for parole, and we can go on living our lives. It's only a matter of time. Of course, time is just a counting system. Numbers with meaning attached to them...isn't it?]]
* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive

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-->[[spoiler: '''Walter -->'''Walter Sparrow:''' Maybe it's not the happiest of endings, but it's the right one. Some day [[spoiler: I'll be up for parole, parole]], and we can go on living our lives. It's only a matter of time. Of course, time is just a counting system. Numbers with meaning attached to them...isn't it?]]
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* HereditaryCurse

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* [[spoiler: TheKillerInMe]]

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* [[spoiler: TheKillerInMe]]%%* TheKillerInMe



* RedHerring: The film's third act has this in the form of a false [[TheReveal Reveal]] before the actual reveal. [[spoiler: Walter suspects that Agatha is the book's writer and the film then replays flashbacks that seem to point out to her. Of course, for the true reveal, see TheReveal below.]]
* RoomFullOfCrazy: The hotel room where [[spoiler: Walter]] wrote the last chapter of the book--literally. It has a fictional counterpart in the Suicide Blonde's apartment, where she scrawled out all of her life's connections to the number 23.
** [[spoiler: Also, Walter's old room at the mental hospital.]]

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* RedHerring: The film's third act has this in the form of a false [[TheReveal Reveal]] before the actual reveal. [[spoiler: Walter suspects that Agatha is the book's writer and the film then replays flashbacks that seem to point out to her. Of course, for the true reveal, see TheReveal below.]]
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* RoomFullOfCrazy: The hotel room where [[spoiler: Walter]] wrote the last chapter of the book--literally. It has a fictional counterpart in the Suicide Blonde's apartment, where she scrawled out all of her h]]er life's connections to the number 23.
** Also, [[spoiler: Also, Walter's Walter's]] old room at the mental hospital.]]



* [[spoiler: SympatheticMurderBackstory]]
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: The author who wrote the book "The Number 23" is ''Walter himself.'']]
* [[spoiler: TomatoInTheMirror]]: [[spoiler: Walter Sparrow is Topsy Kretts]].

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* [[spoiler: SympatheticMurderBackstory]]
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* TheReveal: [[spoiler: The author who wrote the book "The Number 23" is [[spoiler: ''Walter himself.'']]
* [[spoiler: TomatoInTheMirror]]: [[spoiler: TomatoInTheMirror: Walter Sparrow is [[spoiler: Topsy Kretts]].



* TitleByNumber
* WhamLine: [[spoiler: "You wrote [the book], Walter. '''You''' did."]]
* [[spoiler:WritingAboutYourCrime]]: "Topsy Kretts" [[spoiler:is really Walter himself, and the suicide blonde actually represents a girl he murdered.]]

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* WhamLine: [[spoiler: "You wrote [the book], Walter.[[spoiler: Walter]]. '''You''' did."]]
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* [[spoiler:WritingAboutYourCrime]]: WritingAboutYourCrime: "Topsy Kretts" [[spoiler:is really Walter himself, and the suicide blonde actually represents a girl he murdered.]]
15th Jun '16 1:15:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: AssholeVictim: Laura Tollins could be seen as this, for driving Walter into a homicidal rage after claiming she never loved him and mocking his father's suicide. At least, if that's what ''[[UnreliableNarrator really]]'' happened?]]

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* [[spoiler: AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Laura Tollins could be seen as this, for driving Walter into a homicidal rage after claiming she never loved him and mocking his father's suicide. At least, if that's what ''[[UnreliableNarrator really]]'' happened?]]
21st Jan '16 1:03:29 AM Dimas28
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* OnceMoreWithClarity: A good deal of the third act of the film is spent on replaying the events of Topsy Kretts' book as envisioned by Walter...[[spoiler: except this time using Walter's real experiences pre-amnesia.]]
** The young Fingerling seeing Mrs. Dobkins' corpse in the bed and the subsequent suicide of her killer is repeated with [[spoiler: the young Walter seeing his mother's corpse and the subsequent suicide of his father.]]
** Fingerling's entire relationship with Fabrizia, his jealousy over Dr. Miles Phoenix, and his killing Fabrizia and framing Phoenix for it is repeated with [[spoiler: Walter's relationship with Laura Tollins, his jealousy over Kyle Flinch, and his killing Laura and framing Flinch for it.]]
** The Suicide Blonde ranting over the number 23 to Fingerling and her subsequent suicide by jumping from her room is repeated with [[spoiler: Walter ranting over the number 23 to ''himself'' and his subsequent (failed) suicide by jumping from his room.]]



* RedHerring: The film's third act has this in the form of a false [[TheReveal Reveal]] before the actual reveal. [[spoiler: Walter suspects that Agatha is the book's writer and the film then replays flashbacks that seem to point out to her. Of course, for the true reveal, see TheReveal below.]]



* TheReveal: [[spoiler: The author who wrote the book "The Number 23" is ''Walter himself.'']]



* TwistEnding: [[spoiler: The author who wrote the book "The Number 23" is ''Walter himself.'']]

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* TwistEnding: WhamLine: [[spoiler: The author who "You wrote the book "The Number 23" is ''Walter himself.'']][the book], Walter. '''You''' did."]]
9th Jan '16 6:32:01 AM Tommoraptor
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* HeReallyCanAct: Jim Carrey in this movie.
9th Jan '16 6:30:47 AM Tommoraptor
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* HeReallyCanAct: Jim Carrey in this movie.
28th Dec '15 11:30:16 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** The intro demonstrates this; all of the examples are clearly done by working backwards from what it takes to get them to 23, and they're all following completely different rules to get there.
4th Dec '15 3:50:43 PM Prfnoff
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'''''The Number 23''''' is a 2007 American psychological thriller film directed by Creator/JoelSchumacher, starring Creator/JimCarrey, Virginia Madsen, Danny Huston and Creator/LoganLerman.

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'''''The ''The Number 23''''' 23'' is a 2007 American psychological thriller film directed by Creator/JoelSchumacher, starring Creator/JimCarrey, Virginia Madsen, Creator/VirginiaMadsen, Danny Huston and Creator/LoganLerman.
17th Apr '15 2:54:19 PM Tuckerscreator
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This is the second film to pair Schumacher and Carrey, the first being Batman Forever. This is also Carrey's first suspense thriller, and while it was derided by critics for being confusing and unengaging, it was a box office hit.

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This is the second film to pair Schumacher and Carrey, the first being Batman Forever.''Film/BatmanForever''. This is also Carrey's first suspense thriller, and while it was derided by critics for being confusing and unengaging, it was a box office hit.
7th Apr '15 8:52:31 PM CleverPun
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'''''The Number 23''''' is a 2007 American psychological thriller film directed by Creator/JoelSchumacher. The film starred Creator/JimCarrey, Virginia Madsen, Danny Huston and Creator/LoganLerman. It was subsequently released on DVD on July 24, 2007 (23 July in the UK), and premiered on HBO on Saturday April 19, 2008. The plot involves Walter Sparrow and his obsession with the 23 enigma, an esoteric belief that all incidents and events are directly connected to the number 23, some permutation of the number 23, or a number related to 23. This is the second film to pair Schumacher and Carrey, the first being Batman Forever. This is Carrey's first suspense thriller, and while it was derided by critics for being confusing and unengaging, it was a box office hit.

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'''''The Number 23''''' is a 2007 American psychological thriller film directed by Creator/JoelSchumacher. The film starred Creator/JoelSchumacher, starring Creator/JimCarrey, Virginia Madsen, Danny Huston and Creator/LoganLerman. It was subsequently released on DVD on July 24, 2007 (23 July in the UK), and premiered on HBO on Saturday April 19, 2008. Creator/LoganLerman.

The plot involves revolves around Walter Sparrow (Carrey) and his obsession with the 23 enigma, an esoteric belief that all incidents and events are directly connected to the number 23, some permutation of the number 23, or a number related to 23. 23.

This is the second film to pair Schumacher and Carrey, the first being Batman Forever. This is also Carrey's first suspense thriller, and while it was derided by critics for being confusing and unengaging, it was a box office hit.
30th Jan '15 7:26:28 PM elbitjusticiero
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* [[spoiler:WritingAboutYourCrime]]: "Topsy Kretts" [[spoiler:is really Walter himself, and the suicide blonde actually represents a girl he murdered.]]
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