History Music / ElliottSmith

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Steven Paul "Elliott" Smith (August 6, 1969 October 21, 2003) was an American [[SingerSongwiter singer-songwriter]] and musician, commonly associated with the {{Slowcore}} movement of the 1990s. He rose to mainstream prominence when his song "[[BlackSheepHit Miss Misery]]" included in the soundtrack for the film ''Film/GoodWillHunting'' was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Original Song category in 1998.

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Steven Paul "Elliott" Smith (August 6, 1969 October 21, 2003) was an American [[SingerSongwiter [[SingerSongwriter singer-songwriter]] and musician, commonly associated with the {{Slowcore}} movement of the 1990s. He rose to mainstream prominence when his song "[[BlackSheepHit Miss Misery]]" included in the soundtrack for the film ''Film/GoodWillHunting'' was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Original Song category in 1998.
24th Jan '18 8:27:52 AM major-kumquat
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* MyNameIs: The coroner's report mistakenly referred to him as "Elliot", which is the more common spelling of the name.

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* MyNameIs: MyNaymeIs: The coroner's report mistakenly referred to him as "Elliot", which is the more common spelling of the name.
24th Jan '18 8:26:59 AM major-kumquat
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Steven Paul "Elliott" Smith (August 6, 1969 October 21, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. He rose to mainstream prominence when his song "[[BlackSheepHit Miss Misery]]" included in the soundtrack for the film ''Film/GoodWillHunting'' was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Original Song category in 1998. Smith suffered from depression, alcoholism, and drug addiction, and these topics often appeared in his lyrics. At age 34, he died in Los Angeles, California from two stab wounds to the chest.

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Steven Paul "Elliott" Smith (August 6, 1969 October 21, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter [[SingerSongwiter singer-songwriter]] and musician.musician, commonly associated with the {{Slowcore}} movement of the 1990s. He rose to mainstream prominence when his song "[[BlackSheepHit Miss Misery]]" included in the soundtrack for the film ''Film/GoodWillHunting'' was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Original Song category in 1998.

Smith suffered from depression, alcoholism, and drug addiction, and these topics often appeared in his lyrics. At age 34, he died in Los Angeles, California from two stab wounds to the chest.


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* MyNameIs: The coroner's report mistakenly referred to him as "Elliot", which is the more common spelling of the name.


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* SesquipedalianSmith


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* {{Slowcore}}: He's one of the more notable representatives of the movement.
24th Jan '18 7:44:23 AM major-kumquat
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* DomesticAbuse: "Southern Belle", "Waltz #2".


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* OneWordTitle: "Clementine", "Satellite", "Alameda", "Angeles".
24th Jan '18 7:25:02 AM major-kumquat
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* AbusiveParents: Smith was reportedly sexually abused by his stepfather, and this was reflected in the lyrics of "Division Day" and "Waltz #2".



* AlliterativeTitle: "Between the Bars", "Miss Misery", Some Song", "No Name #1-6", "Good to Go", etc.

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* AlliterativeTitle: "Between the Bars", "Division Day", "Miss Misery", "Baby Britain", Some Song", "No Name #1-6", "Good to Go", etc.



* BrokenBird: The woman (commonly assumed to be Smith's mother) described in "Waltz #2", with her eyes of "a dead china doll".



* ManInWhite: His outfit during his famous performance at the 1998 Oscars.

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* LyricalDissonance: "Division Day" is a cheerful-sounding, uptempo song about parental abuse.
* ManInWhite: His Smith's outfit during his famous performance at the 1998 Oscars.


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* TheRunaway: Smith ran away from home at the age of 14 to live with his father; the incident forms the basis of "Division Day".


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* ShoutOut: The [[Music/TheBeatles beatlesque]] "Baby Britain" name-drops Music/{{Revolver}}.
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* AlliterativeTitle: "Between the Bars", "Miss Misery", Some Song", "No Name #1-6", "Good to Go", etc.



* LiteraryAllusionTitle: Either/Or.

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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: Either/Or.''Either/Or'', titled after the Søren Kierkegaard book of the same name.



* ManInWhite: His outfit during his famous performance at the 1998 Oscars.



* NameAndName: "Punch and Judy".



* SomethingSomethingLeonardBernstein: The intro to "King's Crossing"

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* SomethingSomethingLeonardBernstein: The intro to "King's Crossing"Crossing".
* TheTropeWithoutATitle: He recorded six songs titled "No Name" (referred to as "No Name #1, #2, etc.").
3rd Nov '17 4:15:57 PM tiiger
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* PrecisionFStrike: "I Didn't Understand", "A Distorted Reality is Now a Necessity to Be Free".

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* PrecisionFStrike: "Christian Brothers", "I Didn't Understand", "A Distorted Reality is Now a Necessity to Be Free".
31st Oct '17 6:54:13 PM tiiger
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* BreakupBreakout: He was originally in an indie rock band called Heatmiser, who broke up just after he became recognized as a solo artist. Elliott Smith eventually became a household name in the world of independent music. Heatmiser? Not so much.
10th Sep '17 7:57:05 PM MikeK
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* InNameOnly: "Ostrich & Chirping", a short interlude included on ''From a Basement on the Hill'' was neither written nor performed by Elliott Smith: The track consists of David [=McConnell=], who recorded some of the album, looping sounds made by a toy bird. The piece was on the same reel as some of Elliott's songs, and producer Rob Schnapf decided to put it on the album.
26th Aug '17 10:16:06 PM tiiger
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* ''See You in Heaven Soundtrack'' (2016)
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