History Literature / HighFidelity

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.
24th Sep '15 11:31:25 PM shamblingdead2
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* ButtMonkey: Rob.

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* ButtMonkey: Rob. Although he brings most of his abuse on himself by acting like an ass. Dick is more often Barry's ButtMonkey.
17th Sep '15 2:07:29 AM shamblingdead2
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* CelebrityParadox : Barry points out Rob's "Cosby sweater," so ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' exists, yet no one comments on Marie La Salle's resemblance to a certain Cosby daughter.
17th Jun '15 2:39:27 AM shamblingdead2
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* ChekovsGun : [[spoiler: Laura's dad's angina]], which her mother mentions on the answering machine message at the beginning, and sets off the last act of the movie.

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* ChekovsGun ChekhovsGun : [[spoiler: Laura's dad's angina]], which her mother mentions on the answering machine message at the beginning, and sets off the last act of the movie.
17th Jun '15 2:38:05 AM shamblingdead2
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* ChekovsGun : [[spoiler: Laura's dad's angina]], which her mother mentions on the answering machine message at the beginning, and sets off the last act of the movie.
14th Jun '15 3:24:19 AM shamblingdead2
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* BetaCouple : Dick and Anna.
14th Jun '15 2:42:40 AM shamblingdead2
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* PantyShot : We get a quick one when Penny (the nice girl who won't let Rob touch her bra) rolls away from him on the bed.
25th Apr '15 11:14:10 PM Gesperitia
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* DelayedReaction: Rob is on the phone, talking to Liz, who casually mentions she doesn't think much of of Laura and this 'Ian guy' when Marie [=LaSalle=] walks into his shop. Rob puts down the phone, walks out to greet Marie, walks back to his office, clenches his fists and says:
--> '''WHAT?! FUCKING?! 'IAN GUY'?!''' [''proceeds to freak out'']
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