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10th Apr '18 10:27:39 AM twilicorn
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* On ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'', an old ''JustForFun/HorsinAround'' episode serves as one of these after [[spoiler:Bojack's former costar Sarah Lynn dies]].
9th Apr '18 4:33:21 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/ParisTexas'', Travis watches a home movie of the time he and Jane were still together.
2nd Apr '18 8:07:12 AM JackG
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* Played with in ''Film/JusticeLeague'', which opens with a video some children have made where they interview Superman at the scene of some of his heroics. The video abruptly cuts off, and after a BatmanColdOpen the audience is shown a world where people have lost hope because Superman is dead.

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* Played with in ''Film/JusticeLeague'', which opens with a video [[CutenessProximity some children have made made]] where they interview Superman at the scene of some of his heroics. The video abruptly cuts off, and after a BatmanColdOpen the audience is shown a world where people have lost hope because Superman is dead.



* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker''. The Joker and Harley Quinn kidnap Robin and torture him into becoming a surrogate child "Little J". Joker shows Batman their happy home movie, but it's of Robin StrappedToAnOperatingTable at the Joker's mercy.

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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker''. The Joker and Harley Quinn kidnap Robin and torture torture/brainwash him into becoming a their surrogate child "Little J".Joker. Joker shows Batman their happy home movie, but it's of Robin StrappedToAnOperatingTable at the Joker's mercy.
1st Apr '18 6:28:21 PM JackG
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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker''. The Joker and Harley Quinn kidnap Robin and torture him into becoming a surrogate child "Little J". Joker shows Batman their happy home movie, but it's of Robin StrappedToAnOperatingTable at the Joker's mercy.
1st Apr '18 2:20:53 PM RedScharlach
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* The ending of ''Film/TheSixthSense''--[[spoiler: though to be technical, it's the main character's ''wife'' who's watching the video, since he's already dead]].liv
** Also when [[spoiler: the dead girl's father watches the movie in which her mom poisons her.]] Before he realizes what he's watching, he gets lost in the tape. [[spoiler: May not count in that he didn't choose to watch it, but it was given to him by Cole and the girl's ghost,]] but it still has the same effect on him.

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* The ending of ''Film/TheSixthSense''--[[spoiler: though to be technical, it's the main character's ''wife'' who's watching the video, since he's already dead]].liv
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** Also when [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the dead girl's father watches the movie in which her mom poisons her.]] Before he realizes what he's watching, he gets lost in the tape. [[spoiler: May not count in that he didn't choose to watch it, but it was given to him by Cole and the girl's ghost,]] but it still has the same effect on him.



* ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' offers flashes of the home movie of Rob and Beth's trip to Coney Island a month before the events of the film, offered in glimpses as the malfunctioning camera is taping over the trip.

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* ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' offers features flashes of the home movie of Rob and Beth's trip to Coney Island a month before the events of the film, offered in glimpses as the malfunctioning camera is taping over the trip.



*** Also, the first time the player sees the video being played over and over, they might think it's Harry watching the video because he's so worried about his daughter. After TheReveal, however, [[spoiler: you realize it's the oppposite, and that Cheryl is the one watching it obsessively because [[TearJerker she misses her dad so much.]]]]

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*** Also, the first time the player sees the video being played over and over, they might think it's Harry watching the video because he's so worried about his daughter. After TheReveal, however, [[spoiler: you [[spoiler:you realize it's the oppposite, opposite, and that Cheryl is the one watching it obsessively because [[TearJerker she misses her dad so much.]]]]



** Another episode has Patty and Selma accidently bringing old home movies of the Bouvier family vacations to an island resort, which was Marge's favorite place as a child. She quickly becomes submerged in old memories, and is devastated when Homer brings her back to the resort, and finds it is now an impoverished slum.

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** Another episode has Patty and Selma accidently accidentally bringing old home movies of the Bouvier family vacations to an island resort, which was Marge's favorite place as a child. She quickly becomes submerged in old memories, and is devastated when Homer brings her back to the resort, and finds it is now an impoverished slum.
30th Mar '18 10:58:21 PM JackG
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* Played with in ''Film/JusticeLeague'', which opens with a video some children have made where they interview Superman at the scene of some of his heroics. The video abruptly cuts off, and after a BatmanColdOpen the audience is shown a world where people have lost hope because Superman is dead.
16th Feb '18 10:15:02 PM nombretomado
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* PhilCollins' music video for his [[CoveredUp take on "A Groovy Kind of Love"]] has hints of this. The "home movies" he's watching are clips from ''Buster'', in which he played a real-life criminal who staged a "Great Train Robbery" during the 60s and spent much of his life on the run.
* The music video for the Creator/BackstreetBoys' "[[GriefSong Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely]]" briefly shows Kevin Richardson viewing a tape of him young and playing with his father and family. This is further played considering the video implies all of the Boys are, InUniverse, recently-deceased.

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* PhilCollins' Music/PhilCollins' music video for his [[CoveredUp take on "A Groovy Kind of Love"]] has hints of this. The "home movies" he's watching are clips from ''Buster'', in which he played a real-life criminal who staged a "Great Train Robbery" during the 60s and spent much of his life on the run.
* The music video for the Creator/BackstreetBoys' Music/BackstreetBoys' "[[GriefSong Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely]]" briefly shows Kevin Richardson viewing a tape of him young and playing with his father and family. This is further played considering the video implies all of the Boys are, InUniverse, recently-deceased.
4th Feb '18 2:43:50 PM eroock
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->'''Britta:''' What are you doing?
->'''Annie:''' You know in movies where the hero's wife or girlfriend is dead or missing and so he sits in the dark and he watches her in a home movie? We're making footage of that for me in case I get kidnapped or murdered!
-->-- ''Series/{{Community}}'', "Wedding Videography"
18th Jan '18 6:16:01 PM nombretomado
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** An audio version is used in ''FalloutNewVegas'', where one of the possible companions, a super mutant Nightkin named 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. Or the worst ending where Lily stops taking her medications, which let her keep her memories... but day after day her instabilities got worse and worse until the sweet old granny who loves the Courier as if they were her grandchild becomes nothing more but a raving beast consumed by rage.

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** An audio version is used in ''FalloutNewVegas'', ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', where one of the possible companions, a super mutant Nightkin named 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. Or the worst ending where Lily stops taking her medications, which let her keep her memories... but day after day her instabilities got worse and worse until the sweet old granny who loves the Courier as if they were her grandchild becomes nothing more but a raving beast consumed by rage.
18th Jan '18 11:09:43 AM dsneybuf
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* ''Film/SmartHouse'' has Ben and PAT watch one of younger Ben and Angie cooking with their now-deceased mother.
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