History Film / VelvetGoldmine

23rd Jun '18 8:30:54 AM MBI
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* StagedShooting: The assassination of Brian Slade at the beginning of the movie turns out to be just one of Slade's publicity stunts. It is not well-received.
5th Nov '17 1:14:57 AM bowserbros
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* FakingTheDead: What ultimately does Slade in. The amount of backlash he receives for pretending to be murdered on-stage as a publicity stunt ends up destroying his career and forcing him to go into hiding. Additionally, [[spoiler:it's revealed near the end that Arthur was at the concert where this happened and that it was this event that lead to his obsessive search for Slade in the first place, essentially making this trope the driving force of the entire film.]]

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* FakingTheDead: What ultimately does Slade in. The amount of backlash he receives for pretending to be murdered shot dead on-stage as a publicity stunt ends up destroying his career and forcing him to go into hiding. Additionally, [[spoiler:it's revealed near the end that Arthur was at the concert where this happened and that it was this event that lead to his obsessive search for Slade in the first place, essentially making this trope the driving force of the entire film.]]
29th Oct '17 10:40:39 AM bowserbros
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* FakingTheDead: What ultimately does Slade in. The amount of backlash he receives for pretending to be murdered on-stage as a publicity stunt ends up destroying his career and forcing him to go into hiding in the first place. Additionally, [[spoiler:it's revealed near the end that Arthur was at the concert where this happened and that it was this event that lead to his obsessive search for Slade in the first place, essentially making this trope the driving force of the entire film.]]

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* FakingTheDead: What ultimately does Slade in. The amount of backlash he receives for pretending to be murdered on-stage as a publicity stunt ends up destroying his career and forcing him to go into hiding in the first place.hiding. Additionally, [[spoiler:it's revealed near the end that Arthur was at the concert where this happened and that it was this event that lead to his obsessive search for Slade in the first place, essentially making this trope the driving force of the entire film.]]
29th Oct '17 10:39:53 AM bowserbros
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* FakingTheDead: What ultimately does Slade in. The amount of backlash he receives for pretending to be murdered on-stage as a publicity stunt ends up destroying his career and forcing him to go into hiding in the first place. Additionally, [[spoiler:it's revealed near the end that Arthur was at the concert where this happened and that it was this event that lead to his obsessive search for Slade in the first place, essentially making this trope the driving force of the entire film.]]
30th Jan '17 7:07:05 AM CumbersomeTercel
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A 1998 film by Creator/ToddHaynes about a bisexual pop star and his meteoric rise to fame during the GlamRock movement of the 1970s. It's [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial absolutely not]] [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed about]] Music/DavidBowie. The film centers on Brian Slade (Creator/JonathanRhysMeyers), whose outer-space alter ego, [[CaptainErsatz Maxwell Demon]], is in no way Ziggy Stardust. His band, the Venus in Furs, are most definitely not the Spiders from Mars. Throughout his life, Slade falls in love with a series of people who in no way resemble Angie Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger or Brian Eno.

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A 1998 film by Creator/ToddHaynes about a bisexual pop star and his meteoric rise to fame during the GlamRock movement of the 1970s. It's [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial absolutely not]] [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed about]] Music/DavidBowie. The film centers on Brian Slade (Creator/JonathanRhysMeyers), whose outer-space alter ego, [[CaptainErsatz Maxwell Demon]], is in no way Ziggy Stardust. His band, the Venus in Furs, are most definitely not the Spiders from Mars. Throughout his life, Slade falls in love with a series of people who in no way resemble Angie Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger Music/IggyPop, Music/LouReed, Music/MickJagger or Brian Eno.Music/BrianEno.



* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Oscar Wilde was an orphan from the stars...right.

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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Oscar Wilde Creator/OscarWilde was an orphan from the stars...right.



* {{Expy}}: Slade is Bowie, Curt Wild is Iggy Pop (with a dash of Mick Jagger and [[Music/VelvetUnderground Lou Reed]]), Jack Fairy is Brian Eno and Marc Bolan, and The Venus in Furs are The Spiders From Mars.

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* {{Expy}}: Slade is Bowie, Curt Wild is Iggy Pop (with a dash of Mick Jagger and [[Music/VelvetUnderground Lou Reed]]), Jack Fairy is Brian Eno and [[Music/TRex Marc Bolan, Bolan]], and The Venus in Furs are The Spiders From Mars.



** Ewan Mcgregor plays a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed-version of Music/IggyPop / Music/LouReed / Music/MickJagger. Apparently people from Michigan have the tendency to sound like Creator/{{Sean Connery}}.

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** Ewan Mcgregor Creator/EwanMcGregor plays a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed-version of Music/IggyPop / Music/LouReed / Music/MickJagger. Apparently people from Michigan have the tendency to sound like Creator/{{Sean Connery}}.Creator/SeanConnery.



** Half the quotes in the movie are directly from said people, eg, what Mandy says re: Wild and Slade together in bed is a direct quote from Angie; Slade's first question to Mandy is something Bowie said; and everything that sounds just a little apropos of nothing is probably an Oscar Wilde quote or paraphrase.

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** Half the quotes in the movie are directly from said people, eg, what Mandy says re: Wild and Slade together in bed is a direct quote from Angie; Slade's first question to Mandy is something Bowie said; and everything that sounds just a little apropos of nothing is probably an Oscar Wilde Creator/OscarWilde quote or paraphrase.



* WordOfSaintPaul: Ewan McGregor has [[https://twitter.com/mcgregor_ewan/status/637666494487379968 speculated]] on Curt and Arthur's fate after the ending of the film

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* WordOfSaintPaul: Ewan McGregor has [[https://twitter.com/mcgregor_ewan/status/637666494487379968 speculated]] on Curt and Arthur's fate after the ending of the film
26th Mar '16 2:50:46 PM Prfnoff
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A 1998 film by Creator/ToddHaynes about a bisexual pop star and his meteoric rise to fame during the GlamRock movement of the 1970s. It's [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial absolutely not]] [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed about]] DavidBowie. The film centers on Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), whose outer-space alter ego, [[CaptainErsatz Maxwell Demon]], is in no way Ziggy Stardust. His band, the Venus in Furs, are most definitely not the Spiders from Mars. Throughout his life, Slade falls in love with a series of people who in no way resemble Angie Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger or Brian Eno.

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A 1998 film by Creator/ToddHaynes about a bisexual pop star and his meteoric rise to fame during the GlamRock movement of the 1970s. It's [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial absolutely not]] [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed about]] DavidBowie. Music/DavidBowie. The film centers on Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), (Creator/JonathanRhysMeyers), whose outer-space alter ego, [[CaptainErsatz Maxwell Demon]], is in no way Ziggy Stardust. His band, the Venus in Furs, are most definitely not the Spiders from Mars. Throughout his life, Slade falls in love with a series of people who in no way resemble Angie Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger or Brian Eno.


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* FakeBand: Malcolm from the band "The Flaming Creatures" is [[Music/{{Placebo}} Brian Molko]]. Molko's bandmates Stefan Olsdal and Steve Hewitt also appear as band members.
14th Jan '16 9:27:45 AM Solovei
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* WordOfSaintPaul: Ewan McGregor has [[https://twitter.com/mcgregor_ewan/status/637666494487379968 speculated]] on Curt and Arthur's fate after the ending of the film
8th Jan '16 8:09:45 PM ary_holiday
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* {{Expy}}: Slade is Bowie, Curt Wild is Iggy Pop and Mick Jagger (with a dash of [[Music/VelvetUnderground Lou Reed]]), Jack Fairy is Brian Eno and Marc Bolan, and The Venus in Furs are The Spiders From Mars.

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* {{Expy}}: Slade is Bowie, Curt Wild is Iggy Pop and Mick Jagger (with a dash of Mick Jagger and [[Music/VelvetUnderground Lou Reed]]), Jack Fairy is Brian Eno and Marc Bolan, and The Venus in Furs are The Spiders From Mars.
28th Dec '15 4:56:09 AM Morgenthaler
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** Wild's story of how he was caught ''flagrante'' with [[spoiler:his older brother, and his psychiatric treatment]] are this to LouReed.

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** Wild's story of how he was caught ''flagrante'' with [[spoiler:his older brother, and his psychiatric treatment]] are this to LouReed.Music/LouReed.
5th Nov '15 11:42:20 AM WillBGood
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A 1998 film by Creator/ToddHaynes about a bisexual pop star and his meteoric rise to fame during the Glam Rock movement of the 1970s. It's [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial absolutely not]] [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed about]] DavidBowie. The film centers on Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), whose outer-space alter ego, [[CaptainErsatz Maxwell Demon]], is in no way Ziggy Stardust. His band, the Venus in Furs, are most definitely not the Spiders from Mars. Throughout his life, Slade falls in love with a series of people who in no way resemble Angie Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger or Brian Eno.

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A 1998 film by Creator/ToddHaynes about a bisexual pop star and his meteoric rise to fame during the Glam Rock GlamRock movement of the 1970s. It's [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial absolutely not]] [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed about]] DavidBowie. The film centers on Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), whose outer-space alter ego, [[CaptainErsatz Maxwell Demon]], is in no way Ziggy Stardust. His band, the Venus in Furs, are most definitely not the Spiders from Mars. Throughout his life, Slade falls in love with a series of people who in no way resemble Angie Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger or Brian Eno.
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