History Literature / Laura

23rd Mar '17 4:37:02 PM Robotech_Master
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* ArtisticLicenseEngineering: The clocks' strike is a key plot point in the movieóbut wind-up clocks need separate drive trains for moving the hands and striking the time, and so require two keyholes on the clock face. The prop clocks seen in the movie only have one keyhole, which would be for the hands; hence, they could not actually have struck the time.
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.)
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