History Literature / HighFidelity

29th Aug '17 8:27:56 PM FactoidCow
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''High Fidelity'' is a 1995 British novel by Nick Hornby (also known for ''Literature/AboutABoy''). It was adapted into a [[FilmOfTheBook 2000 film]] directed by Creator/StephenFrears and starring Creator/JohnCusack. It also served as the basis for a 2006 Broadway musical of the same name.

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''High Fidelity'' is a 1995 British novel by Nick Hornby Creator/NickHornby (also known for ''Literature/AboutABoy''). It was adapted into a [[FilmOfTheBook 2000 film]] directed by Creator/StephenFrears and starring Creator/JohnCusack. It also served as the basis for a 2006 Broadway musical of the same name.
22nd Feb '17 12:36:56 AM gewunomox
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* TheCameo: BruceSpringsteen appears as an apparition to Rob in the movie.

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* TheCameo: BruceSpringsteen Music/BruceSpringsteen appears as an apparition to Rob in the movie.
8th Feb '17 6:36:18 PM Mdumas43073
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''High Fidelity'' is a 1995 British novel by Nick Hornby (also known for ''Literature/AboutABoy''). It was adapted into a [[FilmOfTheBook 2000 film]] directed by Stephen Frears and starring John Cusack. It also served as the basis for a 2006 Broadway musical of the same name.

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''High Fidelity'' is a 1995 British novel by Nick Hornby (also known for ''Literature/AboutABoy''). It was adapted into a [[FilmOfTheBook 2000 film]] directed by Stephen Frears Creator/StephenFrears and starring John Cusack.Creator/JohnCusack. It also served as the basis for a 2006 Broadway musical of the same name.


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7th Feb '17 12:00:44 AM ThallianGold
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** Number five: "Jackie Alden. [[spoiler: Jackie Alden's breakup had no effect on my life whatsoever. It was a casual thing, and I was glad when it ended. [[BelatedLoveEpiphany I just slotted her in to bump Laura out of position.]]"]]
2nd Jan '17 2:25:32 PM MBI
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* IndulgentFantasySegue: Three in a row, dealing with how Rob ''wants'' to deal with Ian when the latter shows up at the store to talk about Laura man-to-man. The first time he loudly tells Ian off; the second time, he threatens him with violence and sends him running from the store like a coward. It culminates with a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown where ''Dick'' throws the first punch and the fight ends with Ian's head crushed under a air conditioner window-unit]]. What ''actually'' happens is Rob reacts like a sensible person and says he'll consider Ian's suggestion to drop the matter.

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* IndulgentFantasySegue: Three in a row, dealing with how Rob ''wants'' to deal with Ian when the latter shows up at the store to talk about Laura man-to-man. The first time he loudly tells Ian off; the second time, he threatens him with violence and sends him running from the store like a coward. It culminates with a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown where ''Dick'' throws the first punch Rob, Dick and the fight ends Barry lay him out and crush his head with Ian's head crushed under a an air conditioner window-unit]].unit. What ''actually'' happens is Rob reacts like a sensible person and says he'll consider Ian's suggestion to drop the matter.
2nd Jan '17 2:23:07 PM MBI
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* IndulgentFantasySegue: Three in a row, dealing with how Rob ''wants'' to deal with Ian when the latter shows up at the store to talk about Laura man-to-man. First he cusses Ian out, then he punches him out. These culminate in [[spoiler:a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown where ''Dick'' throws the first punch and the fight ends with Ian's head crushed under a air conditioner window-unit]]. What ''actually'' happens is Rob reacts like a sensible person and says he'll consider Ian's suggestion to drop the matter.

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* IndulgentFantasySegue: Three in a row, dealing with how Rob ''wants'' to deal with Ian when the latter shows up at the store to talk about Laura man-to-man. First The first time he cusses loudly tells Ian out, then off; the second time, he punches threatens him out. These culminate in [[spoiler:a with violence and sends him running from the store like a coward. It culminates with a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown where ''Dick'' throws the first punch and the fight ends with Ian's head crushed under a air conditioner window-unit]]. What ''actually'' happens is Rob reacts like a sensible person and says he'll consider Ian's suggestion to drop the matter.
13th Sep '16 11:33:45 PM thelivingtoad
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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Though they never feature directly in the narrative, several RealLife musicians pop up in passing (Marie [=LaSalle=] slept with a famous American singer-songwriter whose name isn't specifically mentioned, the bands Suede, The Auteurs and Saint Étienne wanted to put up posters in the shop etc.).

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Though they never feature directly in the narrative, several RealLife musicians pop up in passing (Marie [=LaSalle=] slept with a famous American singer-songwriter whose name isn't specifically mentioned, the bands Suede, Music/{{Suede}}, The Auteurs and Saint Étienne Music/SaintEtienne wanted to put up posters in the shop etc.).
23rd Jun '16 3:14:51 AM gewunomox
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In both novel and film, Barry chewing out a middle-aged customer for ''daring'' to ask if the shop has a copy of "I Just Called to Say I Love You" by StevieWonder really sets out what an obnoxious superior JerkAss he is. What makes it worse is that the customer clearly establishes that ''he's buying the record for someone else''.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In both novel and film, Barry chewing out a middle-aged customer for ''daring'' to ask if the shop has a copy of "I Just Called to Say I Love You" by StevieWonder Music/StevieWonder really sets out what an obnoxious superior JerkAss he is. What makes it worse is that the customer clearly establishes that ''he's buying the record for someone else''.
28th Feb '16 9:19:16 PM shamblingdead2
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** In the book, Rob notes that the reason he lands women is his utter average-ness.
28th Feb '16 9:16:48 PM shamblingdead2
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* DateRape: Penny says that her having sex with Chris Thomson when she was sixteen (immediately after Rob had broken up with her) wasn't too far from this trope.

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* DateRape: Penny says that her having sex with Chris Thomson when she was sixteen (immediately after Rob had broken up with her) [[QuestionableConsent wasn't too far from this trope.trope]].


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* ManlyTears : Rob cries a couple of times in the film.


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** Also Liz' line. [[PrecisionFStrike "YOU! FUCKING! ASSHOLE!"]]


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* YourCheatingHeart : One of the reasons. Rob thinks Laura tricked him into admitting he was interested in someone else.
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