History Film / TwentyFourHourPartyPeople

1st Dec '15 4:33:49 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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* SoundtrackDissonance: There's an unnerving scene of [[spoiler: Ian's hanging body with what sounds like a comedy sound effect playing from his television]].
28th Nov '15 12:33:11 AM DoctorNemesis
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''24 Hour Party People'' is a 2002 biographical British film telling the story of Tony Wilson, a local news reporter (played by Steve Coogan), who attends a pivotal gig by Music/TheSexPistols in the 1970s and, believing he is living in "one of the most important fucking times in human history", decides to start a record company called Factory Records and a club, The Hacienda.

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''24 Hour Party People'' is a 2002 biographical British film telling the story of Tony Wilson, a local news reporter (played by Steve Coogan), who attends a pivotal gig by Music/TheSexPistols in the 1970s and, believing he is living in "one of the most important fucking times in human history", decides to start a record company called Factory Records and a club, The Hacienda.
Hacienda. He also decides to BreakTheFourthWall and converse with the audience a lot, because it's that sort of film.
1st Oct '15 5:45:53 AM fauxtoast
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The film follows Tony and Factory as money is lost, lead singer Ian Curtis commits suicide, RecordProducer Martin Hannett goes insane and tries to kill Tony, the birth of "Madchester" music and rave culture, Happy Mondays sell their equipment and studio for crack and then attempt to hold their new album for ransom... You wouldn't get this kinda stuff in a film about EMI.

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The film follows Tony and Factory Records as money is lost, Music/JoyDivision (one of Factory's first signings) lead singer Ian Curtis commits suicide, RecordProducer Martin Hannett goes insane and tries to kill Tony, the birth of "Madchester" music and rave culture, The Happy Mondays sell their equipment and studio for crack and then attempt to hold back their new album from Factory for ransom... You wouldn't get this kinda stuff in a film about EMI.
9th May '15 12:35:41 AM ThornBrain
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* AddictionDisplacement: [[spoiler: While recording ''Yes Please!'', Happy Mondays replace their crippling heroin addictions with more crippling crack addictions.]]
* BioPic: Unlike most biopics, it is not solely dedicated to a single person, but to a whole music scene and, in more general terms, considered to be a love letter to Manchester.
* ChandlersLaw: Tony talking about the last time he saw [[PsychopathicManChild Martin]] prior to the recording of ''Bummed''. [[spoiler: Martin showed up at his flat and fired at Tony with blanks.]]

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* AddictionDisplacement: [[spoiler: While recording ''Yes Please!'', Happy Mondays replace [[spoiler:replace their crippling heroin addictions with more crippling crack addictions.]]
* BioPic: {{Biopic}}: Unlike most biopics, it is not solely dedicated to a single person, but to a whole music scene and, in more general terms, considered to be a love letter to Manchester.
* ChandlersLaw: ChandlersLaw:
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Tony talking about the last time he saw [[PsychopathicManChild Martin]] prior to the recording of ''Bummed''. [[spoiler: Martin [[spoiler:Martin showed up at his flat and fired at Tony with blanks.]]



* CreatorKiller: The record that all but kills Factory, [[spoiler:''[[Music/HappyMondays Yes Please!]]'']] is touched upon.
* DeadArtistsAreBetter: Of a sort; the movie focuses heavily on JoyDivision for the first half, but after Ian Curtis' suicide (and the subsequent reforming of the band into NewOrder), it goes on to show New Order's subsequent massive success with "Blue Monday", the best selling 12-inch single of all time. The focus then shifts from New Order to the Happy Mondays, although this largely was because the Happy Mondays had the more entertaining meltdown.

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* CreatorKiller: The InUniverse, the financial failure of the Hacienda, as well as the record that all but kills Factory, [[spoiler:''[[Music/HappyMondays Yes Please!]]'']] is Please!]]'']], are touched upon.
* DeadArtistsAreBetter: Of a sort; the movie focuses heavily on JoyDivision Music/JoyDivision for the first half, but after Ian Curtis' suicide (and the subsequent reforming of the band into NewOrder), Music/NewOrder), it goes on to show New Order's subsequent massive success with "Blue Monday", the best selling 12-inch single of all time. The focus then shifts from New Order to the Happy Mondays, although this largely was because the Happy Mondays had the more entertaining meltdown.



* DemotedToExtra: The other members of Joy Division that became NewOrder. New Order guitarist/keyboardist Gillian Gilbert gets it worse and only appears twice, briefly and in non-speaking parts.

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* DemotedToExtra: The other members of Joy Division that became NewOrder.Music/NewOrder. New Order guitarist/keyboardist Gillian Gilbert gets it worse and only appears twice, briefly and in non-speaking parts.



* WhatMightHaveBeen: An in-universe example at the end of the film - "You should have signed TheSmiths."

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* WhatMightHaveBeen: An in-universe example at the end of the film - "You should have signed TheSmiths.Music/TheSmiths."
13th Apr '15 7:38:45 AM DoctorNemesis
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* IcarusAllusion: The very first scene of the movie is a local news report involving Tony trying out a hang-glider... then turning to the camera and delivering the page quote. He later brings it up again, less directly:
-->'''Tony Wilson:''' It was like being on a fantastic fairground ride, centrifugal forces throwing us wider and wider. But it's all right, because there's this brilliant machine at the center that's going to bring us back down to earth. That was Manchester. That is the Hacienda. Now imagine the machine breaks. For a while, it's even better, because you're really flying. But then, you fall. Because nobody beats gravity.
13th Apr '15 7:28:58 AM DoctorNemesis
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* TakeThat: Two to Mick Hucknell of Simply Red; one at the beginning, at the legendary 1976 Sex Pistols gig at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester, to which he is referred simply as "ginger nut", and one at the end, when [[ItMakesSenseInContext God tells Tony to keep up the good work]]:
-->'''God:''' It's a shame you didn't sign the Smiths, but you were right about Hucknall; his music's rubbish, and he's a ginger.
13th Mar '15 7:42:30 PM BadSplice
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* AddictionDisplacement: [[spoiler: While recording ''Yes Please!'', Happy Mondays replace their crippling heroin addictions with more crippling crack addictions.]]


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* ComicallySmallBribe: Tony pulls 50 quid out of his wallet [[spoiler: in order to convice Shaun to give the ''Yes Please!'' masters to him. Shaun accepts.]]
13th Mar '15 7:39:10 PM BadSplice
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* DissonantSerenity See ChandlersLaw above

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* DissonantSerenity See ChandlersLaw aboveabove. Tony is more bemused than anything else.
13th Mar '15 7:36:45 PM BadSplice
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* ChandlersLaw: Tony talking about the last time he saw [[PsychopathicManChild Martin]] prior to the recording of ''Bummed''. [[spoiler: Martin showed up at his flat and fired at Tony with blanks.]]
** When [[spoiler:Happy Mondays hold ''Yes Please!'' hostage, Shaun makes his negotiation introduction by shooting at Tony and the staff.]]


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* DissonantSerenity See ChandlersLaw above
9th Mar '15 6:35:59 PM BadSplice
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* OhCrap: Tony and the other Factory Records employees' reaction to hearing [[spoiler:''Yes Please!'' for the first time, and the realization that Happy Mondays were too drugged out to write lyrics meaning that Factory spent untold amounts of money on a record largely consisting of instrumentals.]]

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* OhCrap: Tony and the other Factory Records employees' reaction to hearing [[spoiler:''Yes Please!'' for the first time, and the realization that Happy Mondays were too drugged out to write lyrics meaning that Factory spent untold amounts of money on a record largely consisting of instrumentals.]]
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