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1st May '16 1:07:23 AM Psyclone
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* Played with in Greg Sestero's memoir/making-of book ''Literature/TheDisasterArtist''. Sestero takes [[CloudCuckooLander Tommy Wiseau]] to the movies one night and Wiseau demands that they see ''Film/TheTalentedMrRipley'', although Sestero tries to nudge him toward seeing anything else specifically because he worries that the unstable Wiseau will see too much of himself in the title character and have a nervous breakdown.

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* Played with in Greg Sestero's memoir/making-of book ''Literature/TheDisasterArtist''. Sestero takes [[CloudCuckooLander Tommy Wiseau]] to the movies one night and Wiseau demands that they see ''Film/TheTalentedMrRipley'', although Sestero tries to nudge him toward seeing anything else specifically because he worries that the unstable Wiseau will see too much of himself in the title character and have a nervous breakdown.
breakdown. When they see the film, however, Wiseau misses the parallels completely and the movie is apparently one of the things that inspires Wiseau to make ''Film/TheRoom''.



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8th Jan '16 2:00:34 PM Doug86
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* The ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "The Conscience of the King" [[PlayingWithATrope plays with]] this trope; a man suspected of being the murderous tyrant [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Kodos the Executioner]] happens to be an actor currently starring in a production of ''{{Macbeth}}''[[note]]He ''is'' Kodos, but he isn't the villain of the episode.[[/note]].

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* The ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "The Conscience of the King" [[PlayingWithATrope plays with]] this trope; a man suspected of being the murderous tyrant [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Kodos the Executioner]] happens to be an actor currently starring in a production of ''{{Macbeth}}''[[note]]He ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''[[note]]He ''is'' Kodos, but he isn't the villain of the episode.[[/note]].
11th Aug '15 12:21:09 PM jayoungr
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* ''Film/{{Monte Carlo|1930}}:'' Though it was not the reason for the performance, Count Rudolph realizes that seeing ''Monsieur Beaucaire'' will have this effect on Helene. It's an opera about a noblewoman who falls in love with her hairdresser, rejects him, and later learns he was a nobleman in disguise; Helene has just fallen in love with Rudolph disguised as her hairdresser, and rejected him because she can't love a commoner. Seeing the poster gives him the idea to make sure she sees him at the opera house, in the expensive boxes reserved for nobility. [[spoiler:It has the desired effect, and she begs his forgiveness.]]

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* ''Film/{{Monte Carlo|1930}}:'' Though it was not the reason for the performance, Count Rudolph realizes that seeing the opera ''Monsieur Beaucaire'' will have this effect on Helene. It's an opera about a noblewoman who falls in love with her hairdresser, rejects him, and later learns he was a nobleman in disguise; Helene has just fallen in love with Rudolph disguised as her hairdresser, hairdresser and rejected him because she can't love thinks he's a commoner. Seeing the poster gives him the idea to make sure she sees him at the opera house, in the expensive boxes reserved for nobility. [[spoiler:It has the desired effect, and she begs his forgiveness.]]
11th Aug '15 12:19:06 PM jayoungr
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* ''Film/{{Monte Carlo|1930}}:'' Though it was not the reason for the performance, Count Rudolph realizes that seeing ''Monsieur Beaucaire'' will have this effect on Helene. It's an opera about a noblewoman who falls in love with her hairdresser, rejects him, and later learns he was a nobleman in disguise; Helene has just fallen in love with Rudolph disguised as her hairdresser, and rejected him because she can't love a commoner. Seeing the poster gives him the idea to make sure she sees him at the opera house, in the expensive boxes reserved for nobility. [[spoiler:It has the desired effect, and she begs his forgiveness.]]
21st Jun '15 6:40:07 PM vaportrail89
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* In Literature/TheBible, following David's adultery with Bathsheba and [[TheUriahGambit murder of her husband]], the prophet Nathan tells him the story of a rich man who took the beloved lamb of his poor neighbor to serve to his dinner guest, despite having many fat sheep of his own. David is outraged and demands to know who the man is who could have done such a thing. [[TomatoInTheMirror Nathan tells him.]] The metaphor causes ValuesDissonance in modern readers, as David's treating a woman like property is treated as wholly unproblematic.

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* In Literature/TheBible, following David's adultery with Bathsheba and [[TheUriahGambit murder of her husband]], the prophet Nathan tells him the story of a rich man who took the beloved lamb of his poor neighbor to serve to his dinner guest, despite having many fat sheep of his own. David is outraged and demands to know who the man is who could have done such a thing. [[TomatoInTheMirror Nathan tells him.]] The metaphor causes ValuesDissonance in modern readers, as David's treating a woman like property is treated as wholly unproblematic.
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21st Jun '15 10:19:26 AM vaportrail89
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* Played with in Greg Sestero's memoir/making-of book ''Literature/TheDisasterArtist''. Sestero takes [[CloudCuckooLander Tommy Wiseau]] to the movies one night and Wiseau demands that they see ''Film/TheTalentedMrRipley'', although Sestero tries to nudge him toward seeing anything else specifically because he worries that the unstable Wiseau will see too much of himself in the title character and have a nervous breakdown.
22nd Feb '15 7:15:24 AM Gowan
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* In the backstory ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', some of the royal family go to the opera, to see a performance about the civil war in which their own family was involved and victorious. It seems to be a relatively neutral performance, with no attempts to veil the horrors of war. This trope works so good that one of the daughters even starts crying, and complains that it is wrong to kill ''children''.[[spoiler: She is sent outside because her tears annoy the SpoiledBrat husband of her elder sisters. The theatre then explodes, and she and the sister who went outside to comfort her are the only survivors.]]



* In Literature/TheBible, following David's adultery with Bathsheba and [[TheUriahGambit murder of her husband]], the prophet Nathan tells him the story of a rich man who took the beloved lamb of his poor neighbor to serve to his dinner guest, despite having many fat sheep of his own. David is outraged and demands to know who the man is who could have done such a thing. [[TomatoInTheMirror Nathan tells him.]]

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* In Literature/TheBible, following David's adultery with Bathsheba and [[TheUriahGambit murder of her husband]], the prophet Nathan tells him the story of a rich man who took the beloved lamb of his poor neighbor to serve to his dinner guest, despite having many fat sheep of his own. David is outraged and demands to know who the man is who could have done such a thing. [[TomatoInTheMirror Nathan tells him.]]
]] The metaphor causes ValuesDissonance in modern readers, as David's treating a woman like property is treated as wholly unproblematic.
26th Jan '15 2:56:50 PM eroock
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19th Aug '14 12:03:28 PM jamespolk
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* Played straight in early Creator/AlfredHitchcock talkie ''Film/{{Murder}}'', in which the protagonist, an actor, arranges a fake rehearsal of a fake play and invites the murderer, another actor, to audition.
19th Aug '14 7:30:41 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''OneTouchOfVenus'', Savory puts on the MurderBallad "Dr. Crippen" with an accompanying pantomime, reminding Rodney just before it starts that the police suspect foul play in the mysterious disappearance of Rodney's [[DisposableFiance fiancée]].

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* In ''OneTouchOfVenus'', ''Theatre/OneTouchOfVenus'', Savory puts on the MurderBallad "Dr. Crippen" with an accompanying pantomime, reminding Rodney just before it starts that the police suspect foul play in the mysterious disappearance of Rodney's [[DisposableFiance fiancée]].
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