History Literature / MemoirsOfAnInvisibleMan

30th Nov '17 6:39:09 PM igordebraga
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* TheFilmOfTheBook

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* TheFilmOfTheBookTheFilmOfTheBook: Albeit one that changes a lot of the source material - for starters, instead of New York the setting is the San Francisco Bay Area.


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* BigApplesauce: The primary setting, as the OneBookAuthor [[WriteWhoYouKnow worked on Wall Street]].
12th Nov '17 8:03:43 PM H8FearADRLuv
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* [[spoiler: BabiesEverAfter: Implied with Nick when he wonders what his and Alice's kids will look like. Played straight during the credits when we see Alice with a baby bump.]]

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* [[spoiler: BabiesEverAfter: Implied with when Nick when he wonders what his and Alice's kids will look like. Played straight during the credits when we see Alice with a baby bump.]]
6th Nov '17 6:39:08 PM H8FearADRLuv
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* [[spoiler: BabiesEverAfter: Implied with Nick when he wonders what his and Alice's kids will look like. Played straight during the credits when we see Alice with a baby bump.]]
11th Jul '17 7:31:21 PM Kalaong
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Nick Halloway was a fairly ordinary stock analyst until he fell asleep in the building of Magnascopic Laboratories, a company for which he represented shareholders. The building is seemingly destroyed, but people wonder why there's no debris. It turns out that due to a FreakLabAccident, the entire building and everything inside -- including Nick -- has been turned invisible.

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Nick Halloway was a fairly ordinary stock analyst until he fell asleep in the building of Magnascopic Laboratories, a company for which he represented shareholders. The building That night, a FreakLabAccident occurs, apparently severely damaging the building; However, no debris is seemingly destroyed, but people wonder why there's no debris. found. It turns out that due to a FreakLabAccident, the entire building and everything inside -- including accident actually made certain parts of it completely invisible. One of those "parts" is Nick -- has been turned invisible.
himself.


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* {{Technobabble}}: "...some molecular instability has made certain areas transparent."
11th Jul '17 7:23:22 PM Kalaong
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* AdaptationNameChange: In the book, the company where the accident occurred is called [=MicroMagnetics=]; in the film it's called Magnascopic Laboratories.
11th Jul '17 7:17:54 PM Kalaong
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* PersonalityPowers: It's [[LampshadeHanging even noted]] when the CIA goes over his file: "He was invisible even before he became invisible."

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* PersonalityPowers: A [[LonersAreFreaks socially invisible man]] actually becomes invisible; It's [[LampshadeHanging even noted]] when the CIA goes over his file: "He file:
-->Never been married, parents both deceased. The guy's got a few friends, but not real close to any of them. Not exactly a workaholic either. He kind of plays it fast and loose. It's always difficult with people like this. No strong emotional ties, no political beliefs, no particular interests. As a matter of fact, when you think about it, the man has the perfect profile. He
was invisible even before ''before'' he became was invisible."
11th Jul '17 7:09:46 PM Kalaong
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-->I can barely ''sleep.'' I can see through my ''eyelids'', I can see through the top of my ''head.'' I get walleyed. I get bat-shit!



* InvisibleStomachVisibleFood: Applies to Nick. In the movie, there are several scenes in which Nick chews gum, drinks liquid, or otherwise ingests food and we see it hovering in air. In fact, the first time he notices is when he "sees" himself in the mirror, only to find digesting food. [[VomitIndiscretionShot We hear the sound of vomiting]] and the food arches into the air and off-screen. He ends up switching to an all-clear foods diet so that he can't see the half-eaten food in his stomach. Later, as he attempts to hide from the BigBad, he refuses to eat so that he remains invisible.
* InvisibleStreaker: {{Averted}}-Nick has one outfit that was rendered invisible along with him, so he can wear that when he wants to remain invisible.

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* InvisibleStomachVisibleFood: Applies to Nick. In the movie, there are several scenes in which Nick chews gum, drinks liquid, or otherwise ingests food and we see it hovering in air. In fact, the first time he notices is when he "sees" himself looks in the mirror, only to find a mirror and sees food digesting food.in his stomach. [[VomitIndiscretionShot We hear the sound of vomiting]] and the food arches into the air and off-screen. He ends up switching to an all-clear foods diet so that he can't see the half-eaten food in his stomach.stomach, justifying it to the clerks he orders it from by saying his doctor has advised him to avoid food coloring. Later, as he attempts to hide from the BigBad, he refuses to eat so that he remains invisible.
* InvisibleStreaker: {{Averted}}-Nick has one outfit that was rendered invisible along with him, so he can wear that when he wants to remain invisible. This lead to a funny moment as it takes time for him to learn how to put his arms through sleeves of an invisible jacket.



* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: The scientist who is responsible for the accident that makes Nick invisible started on research related to nuclear fusion, but went off on a tangent, and barely talked to anyone, even his assistants, about what he was doing. He dies in the accident that turns the entire building invisible, any notes are unreadable, and Nick burns it down anyway to help his escape.

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* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: The scientist who is responsible for the accident that makes Nick invisible started on research related to nuclear fusion, but went off on a tangent, and barely talked to anyone, even his assistants, about what he was doing. He dies in the accident that turns the entire building invisible, any most of his notes are unreadable, unreadable because they too are invisible, and Nick burns it down anyway to help his escape.
8th Mar '17 7:01:40 PM marcoasalazarm
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* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: Not only the problem lies in that what happened that created the invisibility effect is a complete unknown (and an industrial accident, to boot), but Jenkins makes things worse in that he wants Nick so badly that he decides killing the scientist that created the technology (and ''may'' be able to replicate things eventually) is a perfect way to draw Nick into the open.
23rd Feb '17 9:35:20 PM marcoasalazarm
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* CIAEvilFBIGood: The "CIA is Evil" part is present and accounted for full-force with David Jenkins. He desires Nick because he can be an invisible assassin (being a secret agent in and of itself would probably do, but Jenkins makes an emphasis on wanting to use Nick as an invisible ''assassin'') and becomes an ImplacableMan, using all kinds of lures to draw Nick out... even kill the guy who created the technology that turned Nick invisible, or take Alice hostage.
10th Dec '16 9:04:06 PM BigJaredMonkey
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** InvisibilityWithDrawbacks: The primary drawback to Nick Halloway's invisibility is that he cannot turn it off. This causes endless problems for him, not the least of which is that the government wants to force him to become an invisible assassin. Secondary problems include the fact that he only has one set of clothing that is also invisible, so he can be seen when he wears anything else. Also, anything he eats or drinks is perfectly visible as he chews, swallows and digests it, and that can be nauseating to watch.
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