History Literature / Filth

6th May '17 1:42:58 AM Parasect
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* BeingEvilSucks

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* BeingEvilSucksBeingEvilSucks: Bruce loses all of his friends and family and is reduced to a nervous, hollow shell of a man purely because of his own lust, greed, wrath and neurotic ambition.
18th Apr '17 1:16:44 PM JustTroper
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* MocksteryTale: The actual plot has little to do with the murder investigation, instead being more of a [[MindScrew Mind Screwy]] psychological drama. [[spoiler:Not to mention Bruce ''is'' the murderer himself.]]
28th Feb '17 2:35:06 PM CynicalBastardo
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* RaceLift: The murder victim is changed to a Japanese tourist.
13th Jan '17 8:42:25 AM TheMoccasinKing
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* BestialityIsDepraved: Bruce at one point attempts to create a porno using a friend's dog and a new girl from a local brothel. Ultimately falls through; the dog is more interested in Bruce's leg than the intended target.



* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: [[spoiler:Bruce's behaviour is actually driven by extreme self-loathing and guilt.]]

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* HopeSpot: At his absolute lowest point, [[spoiler: Bruce once again meets the wife and child of the man he attempted to save. They exchange numbers and one would think, perhaps, that it's a ray of sunshine offering him hope of a new family and happiness. Ultimately, he hangs himself shortly thereafter.]]
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: [[spoiler:Bruce's behaviour behavior is actually driven by extreme self-loathing and guilt.]]


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* NoDeadBodyPoops: Averted. [[spoiler: The very last sentences are the worm narrating his own death as he's evacuated after Bruce's.]]
4th Jan '17 5:53:56 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: "How did it make you feel?" again.



* BerserkButton: Bruce doesn't like being called filth. He ''really'' hates sympathy, though.
-->'''Bruce''': ''GET ON WITH YOUR FUCKIN JOB AND QUIT PLAYING THE AMATEUR FUCKIN PSYCHOLOGIST!''



* ArmorPiercingQuestion: "How did it make you feel?" again.
* BerserkButton: Bruce doesn't like being called filth. He ''really'' hates sympathy, though.
-->'''Bruce''': ''GET ON WITH YOUR FUCKIN JOB AND QUIT PLAYING THE AMATEUR FUCKIN PSYCHOLOGIST!''



* VillainProtagonist: Then there isn't really anyone good or heroic around. [[spoiler: Especially since Bruce is actually the one who murdered Efan Wurie.]]

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* VillainProtagonist: Then again, there isn't really anyone good or heroic around. [[spoiler: Especially since Bruce is actually the one who murdered Efan Wurie.]]



* PragmaticAdaptation: The movie manages to stay relatively close to the source material and is faithful to the novel's spirit, however, it does cut several aspects of the book that wouldn't work in film in order to make a more cohesive work. Bruce's cruelty is (very slightly) toned down to make him less irredeemable (although he is far from sanitized) and [[spoiler: The Self/The Tapeworm]] is played down, with his role being given to Bruce's psychiatrist, Dr. Rossi. [[spoiler: It still makes a brief appearance in one of the film's most intense scenes and Dr. Rossi is represented in the credits as a tapeworm.]]

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* PragmaticAdaptation: The movie manages to stay relatively close to the source material and is faithful to the novel's spirit, however, spirit. However, it does cut several aspects of the book that wouldn't work in film in order to make a more cohesive work. Bruce's cruelty is (very slightly) toned down to make him less irredeemable (although he is far from sanitized) and [[spoiler: The Self/The Tapeworm]] is played down, with his role being given to Bruce's psychiatrist, Dr. Rossi. [[spoiler: It still makes a brief appearance in one of the film's most intense scenes and Dr. Rossi is represented in the credits as a tapeworm.]]



* VillainProtagonist: Then there isn't really anyone good or heroic around.

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* VillainProtagonist: Then again, there isn't really anyone good or heroic around.
30th Dec '16 9:29:58 AM JBK405
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* KavorkaMan: The list of Bruce's sexual conquests seems endless. Occasionally he's paying, but quite often the women simply fall for his self-assuredness and greasy charm. In the film, it helps that he's played by Creator/JamesMcAvoy.

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* KavorkaMan: The list of Bruce's sexual conquests seems endless. Occasionally he's paying, but quite often the women simply fall for his self-assuredness and greasy charm. In the film, it helps that he's played by Creator/JamesMcAvoy.Creator/JamesMcAvoy, but then [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] towards the end of the film when others point out that a lot of the women he sleeps with are intoxicated and he is taking advantage of them instead of actually winning them over.
10th Nov '16 4:38:12 PM Mightymoose101
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* MoodWhiplash: Blades' drug-induced partying at a German nightclub quickly cuts to Bruce trying to calm Blades in their hotel room as the later goes into screaming fits during a bad trip. Then Bruce's hallucinations start getting worse, and like the book, the film suddenly drops any pretenses of being a comedy.

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* MoodWhiplash: Blades' drug-induced partying at a German nightclub quickly cuts to Bruce trying to calm Blades in their hotel room as the later goes into screaming fits during a bad trip. Then Bruce's hallucinations start getting worse, and like Like the book, the film suddenly drops any pretenses of being a comedy.comedy during Bruce's trip to Germany, as his hallucinations and drug use start getting progressively more severe.
10th Nov '16 4:34:59 PM Mightymoose101
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* MoodWhiplash: Blades' drug-induced partying at a German nightclub quickly cuts to Bruce trying to calm Blades in their hotel room as the later goes into screaming fits during a bad trip. Then Bruce's hallucinations start getting worse, and like the book, the film suddenly drops any pretenses of being a comedy.
12th Sep '16 10:13:41 AM Parasect
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* IWasQuiteALooker: Implied in the film. He's played by classic PrettyBoy actor Creator/JamesMcAvoy, who had to put on weight to get into the role - it's implied that Bruce did the same thing in-universe after the divorce.
27th Jun '16 6:28:09 AM Borghen
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* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Robertson not only misses his desperate bid for promotion as a result of the events. Which , in his mind, would have convinced his wifeCarole daughter, Stacey to come back to him. but he is also demoted to Constable and is reassigned to uniform, while rookie Ray Lennox is promoted to Detective Inspector]].

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* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Robertson not only misses his desperate bid for promotion as a result of the events. Which , Which, in his mind, would have convinced his wifeCarole wife, Carole, and daughter, Stacey Stacey, to come back to him. but But he is also demoted to Constable and is reassigned to uniform, while rookie Ray Lennox is promoted to Detective Inspector]].



** At the End he[[spoiler: records a tape for Blades confessing that everything he does was out of fear of the world and because he was always told he is filth. He called him his best and only friend. He also gives Blades advice how to make his wife love him again.]]

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** At the End he[[spoiler: records he [[spoiler:records a tape for Blades confessing that everything he does was out of fear of the world and because he was always told he is filth. He called him his best and only friend. He also gives Blades advice how to make his wife love him again.]]
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