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5th May '16 2:44:55 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In the seventh arc of VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi, Will attends Beatrice's [[spoiler: funeral]]. In her [[spoiler: coffin, there is no body]], just a book. When Will opens the book, the pages turn to petals. It's later shown that the book contains Battler's [[spoiler:final iteration of what happened during the Rokkenjima murders - an iteration that is only to be shared between himself and Beatrice]].

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* In the seventh arc of VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi, VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry, Will attends Beatrice's [[spoiler: funeral]]. In her [[spoiler: coffin, there is no body]], just a book. When Will opens the book, the pages turn to petals. It's later shown that the book contains Battler's [[spoiler:final iteration of what happened during the Rokkenjima murders - an iteration that is only to be shared between himself and Beatrice]].
5th May '16 2:26:41 AM Hylarn
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4th May '16 9:36:41 AM travisbob
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarepants'': In the episode "Frankendoodle," Spongebob has a bookshelf full of these, and he later uses one to trap Doodlebob in the second dimension. Though given his interest in the arts, it's possible that they're just empty sketchbooks, or school notebooks.
19th Apr '16 12:39:17 PM SoapheadChurch
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* Books written in Braille seem to be completely in blank... at first sight, at least.
** And in a way, the situation is inverted if you're blind.
** Braille isn't invisible. It is possible to learn to read it by sight.

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* Books written in Braille seem to be completely in blank... at first sight, at least.
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least. And in a way, the situation is inverted if you're blind.
** Braille isn't invisible. It is possible to learn to read it by sight.
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* There is an actual book that sold over a million copies, written by Cindy Cashman under the alias "Dr Alan Francis", called "Everything Men Know About Women" - and yep, it's just a bunch of empty pages.
** One of these is produced every few years, generally titled, "The Wit and Wisdom of ''{Insert Politician}''". Some were also made as audio discs, which are of course completely silent.

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* There is an actual book that sold over a million copies, written by Cindy Cashman under the alias "Dr Alan Francis", called "Everything Men Know About Women" - and yep, it's just a bunch of empty pages.
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pages. One of these is produced every few years, generally titled, "The Wit and Wisdom of ''{Insert Politician}''". Some were also made as audio discs, which are of course completely silent.
10th Apr '16 5:11:44 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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** One of these is produced every few years, generally titled, "The Wit and Wisdom of ''{Insert Politician}''".

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** One of these is produced every few years, generally titled, "The Wit and Wisdom of ''{Insert Politician}''". Some were also made as audio discs, which are of course completely silent.
3rd Mar '16 8:07:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[{{Literature/Fahrenheit451}} Fahrenheit 451]]'' (the movie at least) some of the prop books used for fireman training are wooden blocks, but others that require flexibility are shown to be purposefully blank and therefore legal.

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* In ''[[{{Literature/Fahrenheit451}} Fahrenheit 451]]'' ''Film/{{Fahrenheit 451}}'' (the movie at least) some of the prop books used for fireman training are wooden blocks, but others that require flexibility are shown to be purposefully blank and therefore legal.
3rd Mar '16 8:07:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/CastADeadlySpell''. A man steals the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Necronomicon]] and sells it to mobster Harry Borden. After Borden pays for the book and the man leaves, Borden opens the book and discovers its pages are blank - it's a fraud.
* In ''Film/FourteenOhEight'', the protagonist is a skeptical atheist out to debunk supernatural hotspots. He comes to the titular hotel room, which has a reputation for a lot of suicides or unusual deaths happening there. The haunting starts, and as it keeps getting worse, he finds himself trapped in the hotel room. In a moment of desperation, he picks up the hotel room's Gideon bible only to find that all the pages are blank.
* In ''Film/DarkCity'', John Murdoch discovers that a picture book he drew in as a child is now completely blank. For extra ParanoiaFuel, when he tries to show it to a cop later, [[ItWasHereISwear it's filled out]].
* Happens at the beginning of ''Film/{{Inception}}'' when Cobb steals the documents from the vault inside Saitos dream. When Saito catches on that someone is trying to steal his secret memories, he checks the documents in the vault to find literal Blank Pages placed there by Cobb. But now that Saito is aware that someones going through his memories, the pages in the document stolen by Cobb have most of the content blackened out, as Saito tries to block him out of his subconsciousness.

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* ''Film/CastADeadlySpell''. A man steals the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Necronomicon]] and sells it to mobster Harry Borden. After Borden pays for the book and the man leaves, Borden opens the book and discovers its pages are blank - it's a fraud.
* In ''Film/FourteenOhEight'', the protagonist is a skeptical atheist out to debunk supernatural hotspots. He comes to the titular hotel room, which has a reputation for a lot of suicides or unusual deaths happening there. The haunting starts, and as it keeps getting worse, he finds himself trapped in the hotel room. In a moment of desperation, he picks up the hotel room's Gideon bible only to find that all the pages are blank.
* In ''Film/DarkCity'', John Murdoch discovers that a picture book he drew in as a child is now completely blank. For extra ParanoiaFuel, when he tries to show it to a cop later, [[ItWasHereISwear it's filled out]].
* Happens at the beginning of ''Film/{{Inception}}'' when Cobb steals the documents from the vault inside Saitos dream. When Saito catches on that someone is trying to steal his secret memories, he checks the documents in the vault to find literal Blank Pages placed there by Cobb. But now that Saito is aware that someones going through his memories, the pages in the document stolen by Cobb have most of the content blackened out, as Saito tries to block him out of his subconsciousness.
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* ''{{Film/Sphere}}'': none of the materialized copies of ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' hava any print past page 87, since that's where the reader was too scared to read past while he was a child.
* ''Film/{{Pleasantville}}'': The library's books are mostly blank until the male lead exposes the locals to the concept of reading for pleasure, at which point new words appear.
* ''Film/PansLabyrinth'': The Faun gives Ofelia a blank book and instructs her to open it when she is alone, whereupon the instructions for the tasks she must complete will appear to her. [[spoiler:The book also lets her know about her mother's impending death in childbirth by displaying a blood splotch that takes the shape of a womb before spreading to fill the entire page.]]
* In ''Film/WarriorsOfVirtue'', the child protagonist is asked by the BigBad to read from the magical Manuscript and tell him what it says. The Manuscript suddenly shows blank pages, to which the protagonist says "Shit happens."
* In ''Film/TheBookOfEli'', the book in question is written [[spoiler: in Braille]] but makes for an equally surprising [[TheReveal revelation]].
* ''Film/CircleOfIron'' uses the Zen Buddhist variant of Type 4: The seeker finally reaches the fabled book of wisdom after fighting through profound personal trials; only to find that on each page is not the answers he expected, but merely a mirror. The lesson being that "true wisdom comes only from within".



* In ''[[{{Literature/Fahrenheit451}} Fahrenheit 451]]'' (the movie at least) some of the prop books used for fireman training are wooden blocks, but others that require flexibility are shown to be purposefully blank and therefore legal.


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* ''Film/CastADeadlySpell''. A man steals the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Necronomicon]] and sells it to mobster Harry Borden. After Borden pays for the book and the man leaves, Borden opens the book and discovers its pages are blank - it's a fraud.
* In ''Film/FourteenOhEight'', the protagonist is a skeptical atheist out to debunk supernatural hotspots. He comes to the titular hotel room, which has a reputation for a lot of suicides or unusual deaths happening there. The haunting starts, and as it keeps getting worse, he finds himself trapped in the hotel room. In a moment of desperation, he picks up the hotel room's Gideon bible only to find that all the pages are blank.
* In ''Film/DarkCity'', John Murdoch discovers that a picture book he drew in as a child is now completely blank. For extra ParanoiaFuel, when he tries to show it to a cop later, [[ItWasHereISwear it's filled out]].
* Happens at the beginning of ''Film/{{Inception}}'' when Cobb steals the documents from the vault inside Saitos dream. When Saito catches on that someone is trying to steal his secret memories, he checks the documents in the vault to find literal Blank Pages placed there by Cobb. But now that Saito is aware that someones going through his memories, the pages in the document stolen by Cobb have most of the content blackened out, as Saito tries to block him out of his subconsciousness.
* ''{{Film/Sphere}}'': none of the materialized copies of ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' hava any print past page 87, since that's where the reader was too scared to read past while he was a child.
* ''Film/{{Pleasantville}}'': The library's books are mostly blank until the male lead exposes the locals to the concept of reading for pleasure, at which point new words appear.
* ''Film/PansLabyrinth'': The Faun gives Ofelia a blank book and instructs her to open it when she is alone, whereupon the instructions for the tasks she must complete will appear to her. [[spoiler:The book also lets her know about her mother's impending death in childbirth by displaying a blood splotch that takes the shape of a womb before spreading to fill the entire page.]]
* In ''Film/WarriorsOfVirtue'', the child protagonist is asked by the BigBad to read from the magical Manuscript and tell him what it says. The Manuscript suddenly shows blank pages, to which the protagonist says "Shit happens."
* In ''Film/TheBookOfEli'', the book in question is written [[spoiler: in Braille]] but makes for an equally surprising [[TheReveal revelation]].
* ''Film/CircleOfIron'' uses the Zen Buddhist variant of Type 4: The seeker finally reaches the fabled book of wisdom after fighting through profound personal trials; only to find that on each page is not the answers he expected, but merely a mirror. The lesson being that "true wisdom comes only from within".
* In ''[[{{Literature/Fahrenheit451}} Fahrenheit 451]]'' (the movie at least) some of the prop books used for fireman training are wooden blocks, but others that require flexibility are shown to be purposefully blank and therefore legal.
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3rd Mar '16 8:06:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* Happens at the beginning of ''{{Inception}}'' when Cobb steals the documents from the vault inside Saitos dream. When Saito catches on that someone is trying to steal his secret memories, he checks the documents in the vault to find literal Blank Pages placed there by Cobb. But now that Saito is aware that someones going through his memories, the pages in the document stolen by Cobb have most of the content blackened out, as Saito tries to block him out of his subconsciousness.

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* Happens at the beginning of ''{{Inception}}'' ''Film/{{Inception}}'' when Cobb steals the documents from the vault inside Saitos dream. When Saito catches on that someone is trying to steal his secret memories, he checks the documents in the vault to find literal Blank Pages placed there by Cobb. But now that Saito is aware that someones going through his memories, the pages in the document stolen by Cobb have most of the content blackened out, as Saito tries to block him out of his subconsciousness.
15th Feb '16 2:52:12 PM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' has a red book where the pages are all blank. It's meant to be used as an obtuse way of opening a secret passage by placing the book on a shelf with other similar books and rearranging them to form a picture of a nude woman on the book bindings.
1st Feb '16 6:38:52 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', Bashir realizes he's still in Sloan's mind when his copy of ''ATaleOfTwoCities'' has "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." at the point where he left off; because he hadn't finished the book, Sloan's mind filled in the unread parts with repetitions of what he had read so far.

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* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', Bashir realizes he's still in Sloan's mind when his copy of ''ATaleOfTwoCities'' ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities'' has "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." at the point where he left off; because he hadn't finished the book, Sloan's mind filled in the unread parts with repetitions of what he had read so far.
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