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8th Mar '16 4:56:37 PM lilacdragon
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* The Creator/IsaacAsimov short story ''The Dead Past'' has a variation where an inventor produces an improved chronoscope, a device that allows you to view images from the past. He is horrified that his wife intends to use it to relive scenes from the life of their daughter who died as a child in a house fire, worried that she would be dangerously obsessive and end up living in the past. [[spoiler:He's also afraid that she might end up finding out that it was his accidentally dropped cigar that started the fire that killed her.]]

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* The Creator/IsaacAsimov short story ''The Dead Past'' has a variation where where, at the urging of a professor, an inventor produces an improved chronoscope, a chronoscope (a device that allows you to view images from the past. He past). The professor is horrified that his wife intends to use it to relive scenes from the life of their daughter who died as a child in a house fire, worried that she would be dangerously obsessive and end up living in the past. [[spoiler:He's also afraid that she might end up finding out discovering the potential that it was his accidentally dropped cigar that started the fire that killed her.]]
9th Jan '16 7:05:00 PM wolftickets1969
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** An audio version is used in ''FalloutNewVegas'', where one of the possible companions, a super mutant Nightkin named Granny, carries around a recording of her grandchildren. Tragically, the medication she needs to treat her schizophrenia, which all Nightkin suffer from due to excessive exposure to the Stealth Boys, also gradually erases her memory of her pre-mutant life. There is no happy ending here, she will either eventually set out to find her lost past, and a family who is centuries dead, or she will begin taking the medication at full strength, curing her mental illness, but permanently taking away the memories of her grandchildren, leading to her discarding the recording.

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** An audio version is used in ''FalloutNewVegas'', where one of the possible companions, a super mutant Nightkin named Granny, Lily Bowen, carries around a recording of her grandchildren. Tragically, the medication she needs to treat her schizophrenia, which all Nightkin suffer from due to excessive exposure to the Stealth Boys, also gradually erases her memory of her pre-mutant life. There is no happy ending here, she will either eventually set out to find her lost past, and a family who is centuries dead, or she will begin taking the medication at full strength, curing her mental illness, but permanently taking away the memories of her grandchildren, leading to her discarding the recording.recording.
* Near the end of ''VideoGame/OriAndTheBlindForest'''s prologue, as Ori walks through the withered forest, a flashback montage is shown of his happier times with Naru.
8th Nov '15 5:23:39 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Daria}}'', Jake Morgendorffer transfers old home movies to videotape, but cannot get past one of him falling off his bike as a child that serves to bring back traumatic childhod memories and unresolved conflicts with his father. He sits and watches the same thirty seconds on an eternally repeating loop until well into the night...
* Parodied in the ''RenAndStimpy'' episode "I Was a Teenage Stimpy", where Stimpy goes through puberty and Ren (acting as a father to him) watches an old home movie of him playing catch with a baby Stimpy.

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* In ''{{Daria}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', Jake Morgendorffer transfers old home movies to videotape, but cannot get past one of him falling off his bike as a child that serves to bring back traumatic childhod childhood memories and unresolved conflicts with his father. He sits and watches the same thirty seconds on an eternally repeating loop until well into the night...
* Parodied in the ''RenAndStimpy'' ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' episode "I Was a Teenage Stimpy", where Stimpy goes through puberty and Ren (acting as a father to him) watches an old home movie of him playing catch with a baby Stimpy.
8th Oct '15 3:57:56 PM nombretomado
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* In ''JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'', Squee's dad at one point watches a home movie of Squee's birth... playing it ''backwards''. Try to figure out what times daddy considered to be the happier times...

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* In ''JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'', ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'', Squee's dad at one point watches a home movie of Squee's birth... playing it ''backwards''. Try to figure out what times daddy considered to be the happier times...
9th Sep '15 6:44:22 PM Prfnoff
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* Used and subverted for creepiness in ''SilentHill2''.
** The movie that serves as the opening to ''SilentHillShatteredMemories'' falls under this trope by implication. It's rewound and replayed several times consecutively, as if to suggest that the watcher is really hung up on their loss. It's also [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] during the MultipleEndings, [[spoiler: and often {{Subverted}} with a final scene giving a clearer look at what Harry was really(?) like]].

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* Used and subverted for creepiness in ''SilentHill2''.
''VideoGame/SilentHill2''.
** The movie that serves as the opening to ''SilentHillShatteredMemories'' ''VideoGame/SilentHillShatteredMemories'' falls under this trope by implication. It's rewound and replayed several times consecutively, as if to suggest that the watcher is really hung up on their loss. It's also [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] during the MultipleEndings, [[spoiler: and often {{Subverted}} with a final scene giving a clearer look at what Harry was really(?) like]].



* In ''HeavyRain'', you can make Ethan watch a home movie of his dead son -- how many times he watches it (and whether he even makes it all the way through) is up to the player.
* ''ChildOfEden'' has the "Tree of Memories" during the credits, comprised of fan-submitted photos, and accompanied by [[AwardBaitSong touching]] TearJerker [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5f68qxAKME music]].

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* In ''HeavyRain'', ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'', you can make Ethan watch a home movie of his dead son -- how many times he watches it (and whether he even makes it all the way through) is up to the player.
* ''ChildOfEden'' ''VideoGame/ChildOfEden'' has the "Tree of Memories" during the credits, comprised of fan-submitted photos, and accompanied by [[AwardBaitSong touching]] TearJerker [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5f68qxAKME music]].
4th Sep '15 5:29:51 PM nombretomado
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* The ending of "I Don't Remember Mama" from ''TheNanny''. Coupled with a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming moment]] when Gracie finally remembers her.
* Alcoholic Tommy in ''RescueMe'' lost his cousin and best friend in 9/11, his wife and kids have left him and he is in a relationship with a woman he hates who was also married to said friend. After watching an old home movie, he pours vodka all over and nearly immolates himself.

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* The ending of "I Don't Remember Mama" from ''TheNanny''.''Series/TheNanny''. Coupled with a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming moment]] when Gracie finally remembers her.
* Alcoholic Tommy in ''RescueMe'' ''Series/RescueMe'' lost his cousin and best friend in 9/11, his wife and kids have left him and he is in a relationship with a woman he hates who was also married to said friend. After watching an old home movie, he pours vodka all over and nearly immolates himself.
25th Aug '15 4:06:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Akunin}}'', the father of the girl the main character murdered is seen sitting alone watching home movies of her childhood during her funeral.

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* In ''{{Akunin}}'', ''Film/{{Akunin}}'', the father of the girl the main character murdered is seen sitting alone watching home movies of her childhood during her funeral.
30th Jul '15 4:31:52 PM nombretomado
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* One scene in ''ModernWarfare 3'' puts you in the POV of a man filming his wife and daughter on vacation in London just before they are [[ApocalypticLog killed by a gas attack]].

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* One scene in ''ModernWarfare 3'' ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare3'' puts you in the POV of a man filming his wife and daughter on vacation in London just before they are [[ApocalypticLog killed by a gas attack]].
21st Jul '15 5:55:53 PM MsChibi
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See also AlasPoorVillain, ReallyDeadMontage and HappyFlashback.

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See also AlasPoorVillain, ReallyDeadMontage ReallyDeadMontage, LostLoveMontage, and HappyFlashback.
20th Jul '15 4:52:36 PM MsChibi
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Is your character [[FriendlessBackground alone in the world]]? Have they lost a family member? Do you want to show that no matter how much time has passed, they just can't get over it? It's easy: just have them watch a home movie of the happier times with that family member. Said movie will often include one or both parties declaring outright how much they love the other, just to drive the point home. For bonus unhealthiness points, have the grieving character [[RewindReplayRepeat rewind the tape and watch it over... and over... and over...]]

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Is your character [[FriendlessBackground alone in the world]]? Have they lost a family member? [[TheExIndex Did they just break up with the love of their life?]] Do you want to show that no matter how much time has passed, they just can't get over it? It's easy: just have them watch a home movie of the happier times with that family member. Said movie will often include one or both parties declaring outright how much they love the other, just to drive the point home. For bonus unhealthiness points, have the grieving character [[RewindReplayRepeat rewind the tape and watch it over... and over... and over...]]
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