History Literature / Laura

27th Sep '16 5:26:20 PM Noraneko
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* ChekhovsGun: The pair of identical clocks. [[spoiler:Waldo and Laura both have one in their homes. Mark finds a secret compartment in Waldo's, which Laura doesn't know exists on hers. That's where Waldo hides a shotgun for the final sequence.]]



* LoveMakesYouCrazy: [[spoiler:''Waldo.'' His final speech is this in a nutshell.]]



* MaybeEverAfter: Mark is clearly in love with Laura, and she kisses him before the climactic confrontation, but then the film ends.

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* MaybeEverAfter: Mark is clearly in love with Laura, and she kisses him before the climactic confrontation, but then the film ends.ends, albeit with her in his arms.
27th Sep '16 5:19:35 PM Noraneko
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* MayDecemberRomance: [[spoiler:Shelby and Ann are together. Subverted, as he's really only in it because he's a gold-digger and she has money.]]
* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Laura has natural magnetism and charisma, but she was stuck as a lowly office worker before Waldo's guiding hand and networking connections gave her the boost she needed. [[spoiler:This fact also gives Waldo a sense of entitlement towards Laura, as he's the one who got her off the ground in the first place.]]
27th Sep '16 4:42:53 PM Noraneko
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%%* CampStraight: Waldo.

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%%* * CampStraight: Waldo.



%%* TheDandy: Waldo again.

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%%* * TheDandy: Waldo again.again.
* DeadpanSnarker: Waldo, in spades.


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* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: Everyone loves Laura, with good reason; she's genuinely a nice and successful person.


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* RedHerring: Ann seems the most suspicious of the earliest cast of characters, secretly seeing Shelby and not seeming all that troubled over Laura's murder soon after it happens. She's innocent, though.
** [[spoiler:Shelby]] also turns out to be this.


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* {{Yandere}}: [[spoiler:Waldo turns out to be this.]]
13th May '16 6:19:55 PM FictionIsntReal
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* PrettyInMink: The clothes Waldo boys Laura includes a few furs, including a fox wrap, a mink cape, and even a knee length fur skirt.

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* PrettyInMink: The clothes Waldo boys buys Laura includes a few furs, including a fox wrap, a mink cape, and even a knee length fur skirt.
12th Mar '16 5:44:15 PM foxley
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* SecondaryCharacterTitle: While she certainly drives the plot, Laura can in no way be considered the protagonist of this movie. That's Detective Mark [=McPherson=].
28th Aug '15 5:15:58 PM DragonQuestZ
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Sort of. Mark always has his rolling ball maze on hand, causing no amount of annoyance to Waldo while he is being questioned.
* CampStraight: Waldo.
* ConspicuousConsumption: All the pretty clothes Waldo bought Laura.
* TheDandy: Waldo again.
* FilmNoir

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Sort of. Mark always has his rolling ball maze on hand, causing no amount of annoyance to Waldo while he is being questioned.
* %%* CampStraight: Waldo.
* ConspicuousConsumption: All There is a montage of all the pretty clothes Waldo bought Laura.
* %%* TheDandy: Waldo again.
* FilmNoirFilmNoir: The film isn't really dark in theme, but has many of the style tropes of that genre.



* IfICantHaveYou: [[spoiler: Waldo tried to kill Laura for choosing another man over him]].

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* IfICantHaveYou: [[spoiler: Waldo tried to kill Laura for choosing another man over him]].him.]]



* PrettyInMink: A few furs, including Laura wearing a fox wrap, a mink cape, and even a knee length fur skirt.

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* PrettyInMink: A The clothes Waldo boys Laura includes a few furs, including Laura wearing a fox wrap, a mink cape, and even a knee length fur skirt.



* StartsWithTheirFuneral: Even though it turned out to be mistaken.

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* StartsWithTheirFuneral: Even Laura's, even though it turned out to be mistaken.
28th Aug '15 4:41:57 PM Abodos
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->'''Waldo:''' "I shall never forget the weekend Laura died. A silver sun burned through the sky like a huge magnifying glass. It was the hottest Sunday in my recollection. I felt as if I were the only human being left in New York. For with Laura's horrible death, I was alone. I, Waldo Lydecker, was the only one who really knew her..."

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->'''Waldo:''' "I ->''"I shall never forget the weekend Laura died. A silver sun burned through the sky like a huge magnifying glass. It was the hottest Sunday in my recollection. I felt as if I were the only human being left in New York. For with Laura's horrible death, I was alone. I, Waldo Lydecker, was the only one who really knew her..."
"''
-->--'''Waldo Lydecker'''
15th Feb '15 4:14:21 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* TheDandy: Waldo again.
15th Nov '14 2:48:37 PM Az_Tech341
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* BigNo: Bessie the maid lets out a very loud "NO!" after Mark arrests Laura for murder. (It's a bluff.)

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* BigNo: Bessie the maid lets out a very loud "NO!" after Mark arrests Laura for murder. (It's a bluff.)
15th Nov '14 2:48:16 PM Az_Tech341
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* IfICantHaveYou: Waldo tried to kill Laura for choosing another man over him.

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* IfICantHaveYou: [[spoiler: Waldo tried to kill Laura for choosing another man over him.him]].
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