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9th Feb '16 3:10:27 PM TeraChimera
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* Creator/JasonStatham is well-known for his roles as steely-eyed, razor-sharp badasses. In ''Film/{{Spy}}'', he plays Rick Ford, a steely-eyed, razor-sharp CloudCuckoolander suffering from SmallNameBigEgo. When he's not recounting ludicrous, probably-made-up tales of his previous exploits ("I drove a car off a freeway on top of a train while it was on fire. Not the car; ''I'' was on fire."), his action-hero attitude is constantly screwing up attempts to be a stealthy spy.
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* Creator/JasonStatham is well-known for his roles as steely-eyed, razor-sharp badasses. In ''Film/{{Spy}}'', he plays Rick Ford, a steely-eyed, razor-sharp CloudCuckoolander suffering from SmallNameBigEgo. When he's not recounting ludicrous, probably-made-up tales of his previous exploits ("I drove a car off a freeway on top of a train while it was on fire. Not the car; ''I'' was on fire."), his action-hero attitude is constantly screwing up attempts to be a stealthy spy.
6th Feb '16 11:16:49 PM nombretomado
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* The protagonist of ''Film/ThePerfectHost'' is a bank robber who is looking for a place to hide. So he manages to trick his way into the house of a guy played by David Hyde Pierce who seems to be the latter's usual milquetoast character a la [[{{Frasier}} Niles Crane]]. Then Pierce's character reveals himself to be an AxCrazy maniac who proceeds to drug the protagonist and torment him for most of the night. * DavidBowie started getting film offers almost as soon as he had his commercial breakthrough via his AlterEgoActing persona of Ziggy Stardust, a flamboyant alien (or TouchedByVorlons) rock musician, MessianicArchetype, and TragicHero who succumbs to SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll, ego, and his own fans. But virtually all of the roles he was offered were Ziggy [[{{Expy}} expies]]. Instead, his first major film role was that of Thomas Jerome Newton in ''TheManWhoFellToEarth''. Newton is also an alien MessianicArchetype TragicHero...but he's TheStoic and {{Moe}} before Moe was trendy, and his succumbing to Earthlings and their vices is the result of [[HumanityIsInfectious humanity proving infectious]] rather than success going to his head. Also, he can't sing.
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* The protagonist of ''Film/ThePerfectHost'' is a bank robber who is looking for a place to hide. So he manages to trick his way into the house of a guy played by David Hyde Pierce who seems to be the latter's usual milquetoast character a la [[{{Frasier}} [[Series/{{Frasier}} Niles Crane]]. Then Pierce's character reveals himself to be an AxCrazy maniac who proceeds to drug the protagonist and torment him for most of the night. * DavidBowie Music/DavidBowie started getting film offers almost as soon as he had his commercial breakthrough via his AlterEgoActing persona of Ziggy Stardust, a flamboyant alien (or TouchedByVorlons) rock musician, MessianicArchetype, and TragicHero who succumbs to SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll, ego, and his own fans. But virtually all of the roles he was offered were Ziggy [[{{Expy}} expies]]. Instead, his first major film role was that of Thomas Jerome Newton in ''TheManWhoFellToEarth''. Newton is also an alien MessianicArchetype TragicHero...but he's TheStoic and {{Moe}} before Moe was trendy, and his succumbing to Earthlings and their vices is the result of [[HumanityIsInfectious humanity proving infectious]] rather than success going to his head. Also, he can't sing.
25th Jan '16 8:02:11 AM JamesAustin
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->''[Audrey] Tautou has made several movies, but in America she is known for only one, ''[[Film/{{Amelie}} Amélie]]'', in which she played a wide-eyed innocent. Here she is just as wide-eyed, but if she's innocent it's only by reason of insanity. ''[[Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not]]'' has its own charms, but part of its wicked kick is that it's the anti-''[[Film/{{Amelie}} Amélie]]'', presenting romantic fixation, not as noble and sweet, but objectively, as something selfish and volatile...'' -->- '''Mick [=LaSalle=]''' on Creator/AudreyTautou's role in ''Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot''
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->''[Audrey] ->''"[Audrey] Tautou has made several movies, but in America she is known for only one, ''[[Film/{{Amelie}} Amélie]]'', ''Film/{{Amelie}}'', in which she played a wide-eyed innocent. Here she is just as wide-eyed, but if she's innocent it's only by reason of insanity. ''[[Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not]]'' ''Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot'' has its own charms, but part of its wicked kick is that it's the anti-''[[Film/{{Amelie}} Amélie]]'', anti-''Film/{{Amelie}}'', presenting romantic fixation, not as noble and sweet, but objectively, as something selfish and volatile...'' -->- '''Mick "'' -->--'''Mick [=LaSalle=]''' on Creator/AudreyTautou's role in ''Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot''
12th Jan '16 2:58:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/TomCruise is one of the quintessential confident, competent and easy on the eyes action heroes. In ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow'', he plays US Army Major William Cage, and we are introduced to him giving interviews looking like every bit like an experienced war hero...and then the minute he's ordered to go into combat, we learn that he's a glorified PR drone who has never been in combat a day in his life and proceeds to do ''everything'' he can in order to avoid fighting, such as grovelling, blackmail and outright desertion. After being dragged kicking and screaming into battle and dying fairly quickly, a twist of fate gives him the power to trigger a time loop after death. We then see him spend the rest of the movie (and LOTS of death triggered loops) [[CharacterDevelopment slowly becoming the Tom Cruise hero we all know and love]].

* Creator/TomCruise is one of the quintessential confident, competent and easy on the eyes action heroes. In ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow'', he plays US Army Major William Cage, and we are introduced to him giving interviews looking like every bit like an experienced war hero...and then the minute he's ordered to go into combat, we learn that he's a glorified PR drone who has never been in combat a day in his life and proceeds to do ''everything'' he can in order to avoid fighting, such as grovelling, blackmail and outright desertion. After being dragged kicking and screaming into battle and dying fairly quickly, a twist of fate gives him the power to trigger a time loop after death. We then see him spend the rest of the movie (and LOTS of death triggered loops) [[CharacterDevelopment slowly becoming the Tom Cruise hero we all know and love]].
28th Dec '15 4:14:37 PM Folamh3
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->''"Tautou has made several movies, but in America she is known for only one, ''[[Film/{{Amelie}} Amélie]]'', in which she played a wide-eyed innocent. Here she is just as wide-eyed, but if she's innocent it's only by reason of insanity. ''[[Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not]]'' has its own charms, but part of its wicked kick is that it's the anti-''[[Film/{{Amelie}} Amélie]]'', presenting romantic fixation, not as noble and sweet, but objectively, as something selfish and volatile..."''
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->''"Tautou ->''[Audrey] Tautou has made several movies, but in America she is known for only one, ''[[Film/{{Amelie}} Amélie]]'', in which she played a wide-eyed innocent. Here she is just as wide-eyed, but if she's innocent it's only by reason of insanity. ''[[Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not]]'' has its own charms, but part of its wicked kick is that it's the anti-''[[Film/{{Amelie}} Amélie]]'', presenting romantic fixation, not as noble and sweet, but objectively, as something selfish and volatile..."'' ''
28th Dec '15 4:14:07 PM Folamh3
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->''"[Audrey] Tautou has made several movies, but in America she is known for only one, ''[[Film/{{Amelie}} Amélie]]'', in which she played a wide-eyed innocent. Here she is just as wide-eyed, but if she's innocent it's only by reason of insanity. ''[[Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not]]'' has its own charms, but part of its wicked kick is that it's the anti-''[[Film/{{Amelie}} Amélie]]'', presenting romantic fixation, not as noble and sweet, but objectively, as something selfish and volatile..."'' -->-'''Mick [=LaSalle=]''' on Creator/AudreyTautou's role in ''Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot''
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->''"[Audrey] Tautou ->''"Tautou has made several movies, but in America she is known for only one, ''[[Film/{{Amelie}} Amélie]]'', in which she played a wide-eyed innocent. Here she is just as wide-eyed, but if she's innocent it's only by reason of insanity. ''[[Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not]]'' has its own charms, but part of its wicked kick is that it's the anti-''[[Film/{{Amelie}} Amélie]]'', presenting romantic fixation, not as noble and sweet, but objectively, as something selfish and volatile..."'' -->-'''Mick -->- '''Mick [=LaSalle=]''' on Creator/AudreyTautou's role in ''Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot''

* Creator/AudreyTautou is most well-known (especially in the English-speaking world) for her role in ''Film/{{Amelie}}'', in which she plays a sweet, innocent, hopelessly romantic young woman (essentially a ManicPixieDreamGirl, except that she's the protagonist). For the first half of ''Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot'', she appears to be playing a similar type of character, only for the film to reveal that she is in fact a violent, insane {{Yandere}}, whose innocent romantic spirit is symptomatic of her complete and utter detachment from reality.
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* Creator/AudreyTautou Creator/AudreyTautou, as per the page quote, is most well-known best known (especially in the English-speaking world) for her role in ''Film/{{Amelie}}'', in which she plays a sweet, innocent, hopelessly romantic young woman (essentially a ManicPixieDreamGirl, except that she's the protagonist). For the first half of ''Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot'', she appears to be playing a similar type of character, only for the film to reveal that she is in fact a violent, insane {{Yandere}}, whose innocent romantic spirit is symptomatic of her complete and utter detachment from reality.
28th Dec '15 4:13:24 PM Folamh3
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-->''"[Audrey] Tautou has made several movies, but in America she is known for only one, ''[[Film/{{Amelie}} Amélie]]'', in which she played a wide-eyed innocent. Here she is just as wide-eyed, but if she's innocent it's only by reason of insanity. ''[[Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not]]'' has its own charms, but part of its wicked kick is that it's the anti-''[[Film/{{Amelie}} Amélie]]'', presenting romantic fixation, not as noble and sweet, but objectively, as something selfish and volatile..."'' --->- '''Mick [=LaSalle=] on Creator/AudreyTautou's role in ''Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot''
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-->''"[Audrey] ->''"[Audrey] Tautou has made several movies, but in America she is known for only one, ''[[Film/{{Amelie}} Amélie]]'', in which she played a wide-eyed innocent. Here she is just as wide-eyed, but if she's innocent it's only by reason of insanity. ''[[Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not]]'' has its own charms, but part of its wicked kick is that it's the anti-''[[Film/{{Amelie}} Amélie]]'', presenting romantic fixation, not as noble and sweet, but objectively, as something selfish and volatile..."'' --->- '''Mick [=LaSalle=] -->-'''Mick [=LaSalle=]''' on Creator/AudreyTautou's role in ''Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot''
28th Dec '15 4:12:46 PM Folamh3
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-->''"[Audrey] Tautou has made several movies, but in America she is known for only one, ''Film/{{Amélie}}'', in which she played a wide-eyed innocent. Here she is just as wide-eyed, but if she's innocent it's only by reason of insanity. ''[[Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not]]'' has its own charms, but part of its wicked kick is that it's the anti-''Film/{{Amélie}}'', presenting romantic fixation, not as noble and sweet, but objectively, as something selfish and volatile..."''
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-->''"[Audrey] Tautou has made several movies, but in America she is known for only one, ''Film/{{Amélie}}'', ''[[Film/{{Amelie}} Amélie]]'', in which she played a wide-eyed innocent. Here she is just as wide-eyed, but if she's innocent it's only by reason of insanity. ''[[Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not]]'' has its own charms, but part of its wicked kick is that it's the anti-''Film/{{Amélie}}'', anti-''[[Film/{{Amelie}} Amélie]]'', presenting romantic fixation, not as noble and sweet, but objectively, as something selfish and volatile..."''
28th Dec '15 4:11:55 PM Folamh3
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-->''"[Audrey] Tautou has made several movies, but in America she is known for only one, ''Film/Amélie'', in which she played a wide-eyed innocent. Here she is just as wide-eyed, but if she's innocent it's only by reason of insanity. ''[[Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not]]'' has its own charms, but part of its wicked kick is that it's the anti-''Film/Amélie'', presenting romantic fixation, not as noble and sweet, but objectively, as something selfish and volatile..."''
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-->''"[Audrey] Tautou has made several movies, but in America she is known for only one, ''Film/Amélie'', ''Film/{{Amélie}}'', in which she played a wide-eyed innocent. Here she is just as wide-eyed, but if she's innocent it's only by reason of insanity. ''[[Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not]]'' has its own charms, but part of its wicked kick is that it's the anti-''Film/Amélie'', anti-''Film/{{Amélie}}'', presenting romantic fixation, not as noble and sweet, but objectively, as something selfish and volatile..."''
28th Dec '15 4:11:33 PM Folamh3
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-->''"[Audrey] Tautou has made several movies, but in America she is known for only one, ''Film/Amélie'', in which she played a wide-eyed innocent. Here she is just as wide-eyed, but if she's innocent it's only by reason of insanity. ''[[Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not]]'' has its own charms, but part of its wicked kick is that it's the anti-''Film/Amélie'', presenting romantic fixation, not as noble and sweet, but objectively, as something selfish and volatile..."'' --->- '''Mick [=LaSalle=] on Creator/AudreyTautou's role in ''Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot''

* Creator/AudreyTautou is most well-known (especially in the English-speaking world) for her role in ''Film/{{Amelie}}'', in which she plays a sweet, innocent, hopelessly romantic young woman (essentially a ManicPixieDreamGirl, except that she's the protagonist). For the first half of ''Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot'', she appears to be playing a similar type of character, only for the film to reveal that she is in fact a violent, insane {{Yandere}}, whose innocent romantic spirit is symptomatic of her complete and utter detachment from reality. As Mick [=LaSalle=] put it: -->"Tautou has made several movies, but in America she is known for only one, ''Amélie'', in which she played a wide-eyed innocent. Here she is just as wide-eyed, but if she's innocent it's only by reason of insanity. ''He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not'' has its own charms, but part of its wicked kick is that it's the anti-''Amélie'', presenting romantic fixation, not as noble and sweet, but objectively, as something selfish and volatile..."
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* Creator/AudreyTautou is most well-known (especially in the English-speaking world) for her role in ''Film/{{Amelie}}'', in which she plays a sweet, innocent, hopelessly romantic young woman (essentially a ManicPixieDreamGirl, except that she's the protagonist). For the first half of ''Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot'', she appears to be playing a similar type of character, only for the film to reveal that she is in fact a violent, insane {{Yandere}}, whose innocent romantic spirit is symptomatic of her complete and utter detachment from reality. As Mick [=LaSalle=] put it: -->"Tautou has made several movies, but in America she is known for only one, ''Amélie'', in which she played a wide-eyed innocent. Here she is just as wide-eyed, but if she's innocent it's only by reason of insanity. ''He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not'' has its own charms, but part of its wicked kick is that it's the anti-''Amélie'', presenting romantic fixation, not as noble and sweet, but objectively, as something selfish and volatile..."
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