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22nd Feb '17 2:29:20 PM Allronix
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* Dennis DeYoung of Music/{{Styx}}, similarly to RogerWaters, felt disenchanted and disappointed in his lack of success in the music industry, and had seriously considered quitting music to be a professional teacher in 1976; thankfully, his wife talked him out of it. Much of his music on ''The Grand Illusion'', ''Pieces Of Eight'', ''Cornerstone'' and ''Paradise Theatre'' are filled with songs of hope and affirmation. He [[WordOfGod claims]] he wrote the songs about himself to raise up his own hopes to and convince himself to never give up, and that it was a bonus that it touched so many other listeners similarly.

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* Dennis DeYoung [=DeYoung=] of Music/{{Styx}}, similarly to RogerWaters, felt disenchanted and disappointed in his lack of success in the music industry, and had seriously considered quitting music to be a professional teacher in 1976; thankfully, his wife talked him out of it. Much of his music on ''The Grand Illusion'', ''Pieces Of Eight'', ''Cornerstone'' and ''Paradise Theatre'' are filled with songs of hope and affirmation. He [[WordOfGod claims]] he wrote the songs about himself to raise up his own hopes to and convince himself to never give up, and that it was a bonus that it touched so many other listeners similarly. Likewise, a lot of ''Killroy Was Here'' came about because the band was pissed off about being unfairly smeared by MoralGuardians and the press over a wild and completely false ConspiracyTheory about alleged Satanic lyrics in their music and the attempts by said MoralGuardians to try and ban rock albums.
19th Feb '17 12:16:18 PM bt8257
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A subtrope of RealLifeWritesThePlot.

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A subtrope SubTrope of RealLifeWritesThePlot.
12th Feb '17 1:17:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* Done many times in TheArchers: it's such a long-runner that a number of characters have been around long enough to become elderly - as have their actors. Dan Archer (the original patriarch), Tom Forrest and Mrs Antrobus were all given radio deaths because the actor had died of old age. This hasn't always been played straight; when the actor playing Nelson Gabriel died, the character was PutOnABus instead and other characters contined to refer to him as alive for some months. (News of his death was eventually mentioned.) A non-death example is that sometimes actors become well-known and aren't often available: Tamsin Greig's character, Debbie, has moved abroad, but comes back every so often. However, in the similar situation with Lucy Davies (Dawn from ''TheOffice'' UK, ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'') her character, Hayley, was recast.

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* Done many times in TheArchers: Radio/TheArchers: it's such a long-runner that a number of characters have been around long enough to become elderly - as have their actors. Dan Archer (the original patriarch), Tom Forrest and Mrs Antrobus were all given radio deaths because the actor had died of old age. This hasn't always been played straight; when the actor playing Nelson Gabriel died, the character was PutOnABus instead and other characters contined to refer to him as alive for some months. (News of his death was eventually mentioned.) A non-death example is that sometimes actors become well-known and aren't often available: Tamsin Greig's character, Debbie, has moved abroad, but comes back every so often. However, in the similar situation with Lucy Davies (Dawn from ''TheOffice'' UK, ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'') her character, Hayley, was recast.
10th Feb '17 3:21:01 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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6th Feb '17 2:52:03 AM erforce
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* Both the first and last ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' films mirror Creator/SylvesterStallone's story of making them quite movingly. He had over 30 failed screenplays to his name before United Artists took a chance on ''Rocky'', and he was instantly catapulted to fame and fortune. Then when Stallone tried to make ''Rocky Balboa'', it was at a time when he was a laughingstock after several poor career moves, and no one thought the film could be anything but a disaster. Yet when the film was released, the fans all trumpeted it as a worthy conclusion to the story.

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* Both the first and last ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'' films mirror Creator/SylvesterStallone's story of making them quite movingly. He had over 30 failed screenplays to his name before United Artists took a chance on ''Rocky'', ''Film/{{Rocky}}'', and he was instantly catapulted to fame and fortune. Then when Stallone tried to make ''Rocky Balboa'', ''Film/RockyBalboa'', it was at a time when he was a laughingstock after several poor career moves, and no one thought the film could be anything but a disaster. Yet when the film was released, the fans all trumpeted it as a worthy conclusion to the story.



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12th Jan '17 6:30:10 PM benda
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* An unusual case of deliberate [[InvokedTrope invocation]] by the screenwriters of ''Film/TheApartment'': they would keep track of the actors' real-life experiences and try to integrate them into the plot. That's how the whole gin rummy subplot found its way to the screen (Creator/ShirleyMacLaine was learning the game at the time).

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* An unusual case of deliberate [[InvokedTrope invocation]] by the screenwriters of ''Film/TheApartment'': they would keep track of the actors' real-life experiences and try to integrate them into the plot. That's how the whole gin rummy subplot found its way to the screen (Creator/ShirleyMacLaine was learning the game at the time). And some offscreen lines of actors discussing their own private lives were also featured in the film, making it a case of ''offscreen'' ThrowItIn. [[http://nitratediva.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/shirley-maclaine-the-apartment-tcmff/ Here is more]].
12th Jan '17 6:25:07 PM benda
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* An unusual case of deliberate [[InvokedTrope invocation]] by the screenwriters of ''Film/TheApartment'': they would keep track of the actors' real-life experiences and try to integrate them into the plot. That's how the whole gin rummy subplot found its way to the screen (Creator/ShirleyMacLaine was learning the game at the time).
9th Jan '17 10:56:50 PM PhilsLover
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* Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly created a series called ''The New York Four'', for Creator/DCComics' Minx imprint of graphic novels aimed at the teen and tween girl market that had created the mid-2000s American shoujo manga boom. The series was a SliceOfLife about [[Film/BreakfastClub four contrasting young women]] who live together while attending university. Unfortunately, the Minx line was a commercial and critical damp squib, and was shut down before all but one of the individual titles got to more than one volume. A couple of years later, Wood and Kelly published a sequel series with VertigoComics called ''The New York Five'' in which the characters realise that they don't actually have much in common and go their separate ways, with a couple actually dropping out of university.
9th Jan '17 9:07:36 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'': As revealed by the production blog after the show wrapped, the scene at the start of the final episode where [[spoiler:Yuki reads Kengo's farewell letter after he's been killed by Gamou]], was the last scene filmed. According to director Koichi Sakamoto, the main actors had become as close as family over the course of the shoot, thus the tears being shed were their real tears over the fact that they were about to go their separate ways. It was made worse was the fact that [[spoiler:Ryuki Takahashi, Kengo's actor,]] couldn't be on the set for obvious plot reasons. The same blog post had Fumika Shimizu, Yuki's actress, reveal that she actually considered messing up her lines on purpose just so it wouldn't have to end.
9th Jan '17 8:13:54 PM WillBGood
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* ''Theatre/ThePhantomoftheOpera'' and ''Theatre/LoveNeverDies'' closely follow the relationship of Creator/AndrewLloydWebber and Creator/SarahBrightman. The first one is more of a case of HarsherInHindsight, as it premiered in 1985 and the pair separated in 1990.
** In the first show, the Phantom fell in love with Christine when he heard her sing, made her the star of an existing opera, then wrote an opera for her to star in. But as Christine realizes he's a [[spoiler: murder and stalker, she leaves him for the viscount Raoul de Chagny.]] Lloyd Webber met Brightman when she auditioned for Cats and was cast in the role of Jemima. He wrote a successful classical song for her, Pie Jesu, and specifically wrote the part of Christine for her (keeping the character design close to her style, added dance moves in Hannibal so that she could show off her footwork, and the cadenzas in the title song and Think of Me for her vocal range). He left her for another woman after six years of their marriage, and as [[spoiler: Christine clearly still loves the Phantom but cannot stay with him, which the Phantom also acknowledges, the feeling is supposedly identical between Brightman and Lloyd Webber.]]

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* ''Theatre/ThePhantomoftheOpera'' ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' and ''Theatre/LoveNeverDies'' closely follow the relationship of Creator/AndrewLloydWebber and Creator/SarahBrightman. The first one is more of a case of HarsherInHindsight, as it premiered in 1985 and the pair separated in 1990.
** In the first show, the Phantom fell in love with Christine when he heard her sing, made her the star of an existing opera, then wrote an opera for her to star in. But as Christine realizes he's a [[spoiler: murder murderer and stalker, she leaves him for the viscount Raoul de Chagny.]] Lloyd Webber met Brightman when she auditioned for Cats and was cast in the role of Jemima. He wrote a successful classical song for her, Pie Jesu, and specifically wrote the part of Christine for her (keeping the character design close to her style, added dance moves in Hannibal so that she could show off her footwork, and the cadenzas in the title song and Think of Me for her vocal range). He left her for another woman after six years of their marriage, and as [[spoiler: Christine clearly still loves the Phantom but cannot stay with him, which the Phantom also acknowledges, the feeling is supposedly identical between Brightman and Lloyd Webber.]]
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