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3rd May '16 4:19:42 PM WiddershinsDaughter
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* BlackGuyDiesFirst: Subverted. WordOfGod reveals that Tyrone is the only one of the main characters able to recover, making this a situation where the black guy is the only person who ''might'' survive. Emphasis on ''might.''
28th Apr '16 9:30:11 PM bt8257
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** The last shot of Tyrone is in prison where he recalls memories of his mother fondly. WordOfGod says that this shows that Tyrone is the only person capable of reclaiming his life.

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** The last shot of Tyrone is in prison where he recalls memories of his mother fondly. WordOfGod Word of God says that this shows that Tyrone is the only person capable of reclaiming his life.



* JitterCam: Used [[TropesAreNotBad quite effectively and disturbingly]] in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6YLT1yoNec the scene]] where Harry and Tyrone's cries of pain and pleas for help (Harry from his house, Tyrone from jail) almost harmonize, with the jitters being accompanied by distortion noises and getting more intense as the screams get louder.

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* JitterCam: Used [[TropesAreNotBad quite effectively and rather disturbingly]] in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6YLT1yoNec the scene]] where Harry and Tyrone's cries of pain and pleas for help (Harry from his house, Tyrone from jail) almost harmonize, with the jitters being accompanied by distortion noises and getting more intense as the screams get louder.
23rd Apr '16 7:23:48 PM stuffedninja
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* ScaryBlackMan: The pimp, Big Tim, demanding [[BreakTheCutie sexual favors]] from Sara.

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* ScaryBlackMan: The pimp, Big Tim, demanding [[BreakTheCutie sexual favors]] from Sara.Marion.
9th Apr '16 12:59:27 PM stuffedninja
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* ArcWords: "Come" is used often towards the end of the film, with different meanings.
** The last time we see Harry and Marion talking together is over the phone, with Marion asking if Harry will ever ''come'' back.
** The MadnessMontage has [[spoiler:the audience at Marion's sex show chanting "Cum!" overlayed with everyone else's horrible fates]].
** Harry's final scene has his nurse telling him that Marion will ''come'', and he breaks down in tears knowing it's not true.



* FaceCam: This movie codified it as one of Darren Aronofsky's trademarks.

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* FaceCam: This movie codified it as one of Darren Aronofsky's trademarks. trademarks, being used twice: once for [[spoiler:Tyrone fleeing the scene of a drug-gang assassination]] at the start of Fall, and again for Marion leaving the building after her sexual encounter with her psychiatrist.



* SplitScreen: Used a few times, most noticeably in the very first scene.

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* SplitScreen: Used a few times, most noticeably in the very first scene. It's often seen as being portrayed with an essence of isolation for the characters in each half, and this is most significant in the scene where this technique is utilized for a scene with Harry and Marion, even though they're ''right next to each other''. They're simultaneously together and alone.
29th Mar '16 1:22:37 AM eroock
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* ScaryBlackMan: The pimp, Big Tim, demanding [[BreakTheCutie sexual favors]] from Sara.
25th Mar '16 1:13:12 PM stuffedninja
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Things collapse though within a matter of months for everyone.

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Things collapse though within a matter of months for everyone.
25th Mar '16 11:39:32 AM stuffedninja
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** The entirety of Summer, really, since it's based around how good drugs are treating each character. But as we all know, that doesn't last...
25th Mar '16 11:38:42 AM stuffedninja
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Meanwhile, Sara receives a phone call stating she'll have a chance to appear on television. Already somewhat mad from loneliness, she becomes fixated on fitting into her favorite red dress for the occasion. Failing to keep up with her diet, Sara sees an apathetic doctor who prescribes a regimen of extreme diet pills, which she quickly begins to abuse.

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Meanwhile, Sara receives a phone call stating she'll have a chance to appear on television. Already somewhat mad from loneliness, she becomes fixated on fitting into her favorite red dress for the occasion.occasion (the one she wore to Harry's high school graduation). Failing to keep up with her diet, Sara sees an apathetic doctor who prescribes a regimen of extreme diet pills, which she quickly begins to abuse.


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* DoubleMeaningTitle: Fall. Of course, it refers to the season as it follows Summer and precedes Winter chronologically, but it's also the beginning of each character's ''fall'' into their own downward spirals.


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* {{Foreshadowing}}: One picture we see of Harry and Marion has Harry with his left arm up. [[spoiler:By the end, Harry has his left arm amputated]].
24th Mar '16 11:27:06 PM stuffedninja
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* BodyHorror: Harry's arm. [[spoiler:The first red flag is when he notices a purple infection on his arm when he goes to get water for Marion, and it gets bigger and uglier on the trip to Miami when it really starts giving him horrendous amounts of discomfort and pain. Basically everyone that sees the arm reacts with disgust, and it leads to it getting amputated.]]

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* BodyHorror: Harry's arm. [[spoiler:The first red flag is when he notices a purple blackish-purple infection on his arm when he goes to get water for Marion, and it gets bigger and uglier on the trip to Miami when it really starts giving him horrendous amounts of discomfort and pain. Basically everyone that sees the arm reacts with disgust, and it leads to it getting amputated.]]



* JitterCam: Used [[TropesAreNotBad quite effectively and disturbingly]] in the scene where Harry and Tyrone's cries of pain and pleas for help (Harry from his house, Tyrone from jail) almost harmonize, with the jitters being accompanied by distortion noises and getting more intense as the screams get louder.

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* JitterCam: Used [[TropesAreNotBad quite effectively and disturbingly]] in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6YLT1yoNec the scene scene]] where Harry and Tyrone's cries of pain and pleas for help (Harry from his house, Tyrone from jail) almost harmonize, with the jitters being accompanied by distortion noises and getting more intense as the screams get louder.
24th Mar '16 11:18:54 PM stuffedninja
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* MadnessMantra: ''"Feed me, Sarah! Feed me, Sarah! Feed me, Sarah!"''

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* MadnessMantra: ''"Feed me, Sarah! Sara! Feed me, Sarah! Sara! Feed me, Sarah!"''Sara!"''
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