History Film / TheStraightStory

7th Jan '16 5:47:30 PM eroock
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* TheSonsAndTheSpears: Used as a metaphor for family, with Alvin convincing the pregnant teenage runaway to go back home to her family, who will eventually understand. Within Alvin's own narrative, it reinforces his plot-driving need to reconnect with his estranged brother.
7th Jan '16 5:37:00 PM eroock
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'''''The Straight Story''''' is a 1999 film from [[{{Creator/Disney}} Walt Disney Pictures]], starring Creator/RichardFarnsworth in the eponymous role along with Creator/SissySpacek and Creator/HarryDeanStanton.
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'''''The ''The Straight Story''''' Story'' is a 1999 film from [[{{Creator/Disney}} Walt Disney Pictures]], starring Creator/RichardFarnsworth in the eponymous role along with Creator/SissySpacek and Creator/HarryDeanStanton.
18th Dec '15 12:04:12 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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'''''The Straight Story''''' is a 1999 film produced by [[{{Creator/Disney}} Walt Disney Pictures]] and distributed by Buena Vista Pictures. It stars Creator/RichardFarnsworth in the eponymous role along with Creator/SissySpacek and Creator/HarryDeanStanton.
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'''''The Straight Story''''' is a 1999 film produced by from [[{{Creator/Disney}} Walt Disney Pictures]] and distributed by Buena Vista Pictures. It stars Pictures]], starring Creator/RichardFarnsworth in the eponymous role along with Creator/SissySpacek and Creator/HarryDeanStanton.
13th Oct '15 3:32:55 AM WillBGood
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* ShellShockedSenior: Alvin
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* ShellShockedSenior: ShellShockedVeteran: Alvin
29th Mar '15 9:31:39 AM TheMorrison
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* DoubleMeaningTitle: The man's name is Straight, but calling the movie "The Straight Story" makes joking reference to the fact that Creator/DavidLynch is [[PlayingWithATrope "playing it straight"]] and telling a coherent, mainstream "story" instead of [[MindScrew screwing with your head]] as usual.
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* DoubleMeaningTitle: The man's name is Straight, but calling the movie "The Straight Story" makes joking reference to the fact that Creator/DavidLynch is [[PlayingWithATrope "playing it straight"]] and telling a coherent, mainstream "story" instead of [[MindScrew screwing with your head]] as usual. On top of that, it's just a very simple, straightforward movie.
18th Aug '14 11:39:11 AM eroock
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''The Straight Story'' is a 1999 film produced by [[{{Creator/Disney}} Walt Disney Pictures]] and distributed by Buena Vista Pictures. It stars Creator/RichardFarnsworth in the eponymous role along with Creator/SissySpacek and Creator/HarryDeanStanton.
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''The '''''The Straight Story'' Story''''' is a 1999 film produced by [[{{Creator/Disney}} Walt Disney Pictures]] and distributed by Buena Vista Pictures. It stars Creator/RichardFarnsworth in the eponymous role along with Creator/SissySpacek and Creator/HarryDeanStanton.
15th Aug '14 4:22:56 AM Morgenthaler
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''The Straight Story'' is a 1999 film produced by [[{{Creator/Disney}} Walt Disney Pictures]] and distributed by Buena Vista Pictures. It stars RichardFarnsworth in the eponymous role along with SissySpacek and Creator/HarryDeanStanton.
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''The Straight Story'' is a 1999 film produced by [[{{Creator/Disney}} Walt Disney Pictures]] and distributed by Buena Vista Pictures. It stars RichardFarnsworth Creator/RichardFarnsworth in the eponymous role along with SissySpacek Creator/SissySpacek and Creator/HarryDeanStanton.

Not to be confused with ''StraightStory'', a Greek movie about straight couples in a gay world.
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Not to be confused with ''StraightStory'', ''Film/StraightStory'', a Greek movie about straight couples in a gay world.

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!!TheStraightStory !!This film provides examples of:of:
15th Aug '14 4:20:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* DawsonCasting: Averted, Richard Farnsworth was the exact same age as Alvin Straight. Thus, he became the oldest actor ever to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor.

* [[PlayingAgainstType Directing Against Type]]: Would you believe that Creator/DavidLynch made a movie that ''isn't'' a MindScrew? [[note]]Although technically this is OlderThanTheyThink since he had directed TheElephantMan back in 1980......[[/note]] ** Notable opening credits: "[[ARareSentence Walt Disney Pictures presents... a film by David Lynch]]". ** A G-rated Disney movie by David Lynch is very nearly a mind-screw in its own right. ** On the other side of things, the subject matter isn't necessarily something you would immediately associate with Disney.

* HeyItsThatGuy: Everett [=McGill=] as a tractor salesman, Chris Farley's brothers as repairmen, Sissy Spacek as Rose Straight, and [[spoiler: Harry Dean Stanton]] as Lyle.

* ProductionPosse: Yes, despite its sweet and straightforward nature, Lynch still uses a great many actors from his other films in this one.
15th Aug '14 4:18:23 AM Morgenthaler
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''The Straight Story'' is a 1999 film produced by [[{{Creator/Disney}} Walt Disney Pictures]] and distributed by Buena Vista Pictures. It stars RichardFarnsworth in the eponymous role along with SissySpacek and HarryDeanStanton.
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''The Straight Story'' is a 1999 film produced by [[{{Creator/Disney}} Walt Disney Pictures]] and distributed by Buena Vista Pictures. It stars RichardFarnsworth in the eponymous role along with SissySpacek and HarryDeanStanton. Creator/HarryDeanStanton.
17th May '14 6:47:12 AM wittylibrarian
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* {{Eagleland}}: Flavor 1. Without irony. All these white-picket fence communities filled with nice neighbors willing to help each other out, even a strange old man riding a lawnmower across the countryside.
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