History Trivia / DarkCity

20th Apr '16 7:12:33 PM fearlessnikki
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* AcclaimedFlop: Roger Ebert heaped praise on it, giving the movie four stars. It has since been VindicatedByHistory and is held up as a classic.
* ActorAllusion: Retroactively for Jennifer Connelly. She would do [[Film/RequiemForADream two]] [[Literature/HouseOfSandAndFog more]] movies where she stands solemnly on the edge of a pier looking out to the ocean. The first one was a complete accident, and Connelly didn't tell Darren Aronofsky until afterwards. By the time the third film came around, her reaction was "how many times have I done this already?"



* ExecutiveMeddling: ViewersAreMorons, so we have to explain the plot in an OpeningNarration so they don't get confused and scared. Thankfully excised in the Directors Cut (or just mute the sound for the first few minutes.)

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ViewersAreMorons, so we have to explain the plot in an OpeningNarration so they don't get confused and scared. Thankfully excised in the Directors Cut (or just mute the sound for the first few minutes.)



* PropRecycling: Several of the sets from this film were reused in ''TheMatrix'', most recognizably the corrugated rooftops seen during Trinity's run from the cops in the opening, and the staircase with the black-and-white tile floor from the SWAT raid and Morpheus' capture.

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* FlipFlopOfGod: There are two differing opinions between the director Alex Proyas and the co-writer David S Goyer. Proyas believes [[spoiler: the humans are the inhabitants of an interstellar space ship that were abducted by the Strangers]]. Goyer on the other hand believes [[spoiler: they're all actually dead and the city is a sort of purgatory for them]].
* PropRecycling: Several of the sets from this film were reused in ''TheMatrix'', most recognizably the corrugated rooftops seen during Trinity's run from the cops in the opening, and the staircase with the black-and-white tile floor from the SWAT raid and Morpheus' capture.capture.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: An early draft of the script would have had Dr Schreber getting skinned alive during the climax.
20th Apr '16 1:53:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: After this movie, Dr. Schreber [[MemeticBadass got loose, killed all the Strangers, returned to Earth and became]] ''[[Series/TwentyFour Jack Bauer!]]''
** And John became [[Film/AKnightsTale Count Adhemar]].
** Do you recognize Mr. Hand? Just picture him [[RockyHorrorPictureShow jumping to the left... then stepping to the right!]]
** Mr. Wall was [[MadMax the Gyro Captain... and/or Jedediah the Pilot]].
** You might expect Mr. Book to turn toward the camera at any time and say, [[Series/HouseOfCardsUK "You might very well think that. I couldn't possibly comment."]]
** [[HomeAndAway Angel]] is a [[FanService prostitute]]?!
** And [[Creator/JenniferConnelly Emma]] should already have experience with [[LivingLabyrinth living]] [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} labyrinths]].
17th Nov '15 12:15:56 PM demonfiren
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** [[HomeandAway Angel]] is a [[FanService prostitute]]?!

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** [[HomeandAway [[HomeAndAway Angel]] is a [[FanService prostitute]]?!
25th Jun '15 6:21:56 PM nombretomado
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** And John became [[AKnightsTale Count Adhemar]].

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** And John became [[AKnightsTale [[Film/AKnightsTale Count Adhemar]].
18th Feb '15 4:03:42 AM gfrequency
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** You might expect Mr. Book to turn toward the camera at any time and say, [[Series/HouseOfCardsUK "You might very well think that. I couldn't possibly comment."]]
19th May '14 10:37:40 PM Cyberpunk1989
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** The movie was given an R rating by the MPAA simply because it had a "weird" concept.

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** The movie was given an R rating by the MPAA simply mostly because it had a "weird" concept.concept (there were a few shots of topless women, but their collective duration is very short).
19th May '14 10:31:44 PM Cyberpunk1989
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** And [[Creator/JenniferConnelly Emma]] should already have experience with [[LivingLabyrinth living]] [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} labyrinths]].

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** And [[Creator/JenniferConnelly Emma]] should already have experience with [[LivingLabyrinth living]] [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} labyrinths]].labyrinths]].
* PropRecycling: Several of the sets from this film were reused in ''TheMatrix'', most recognizably the corrugated rooftops seen during Trinity's run from the cops in the opening, and the staircase with the black-and-white tile floor from the SWAT raid and Morpheus' capture.
28th Feb '14 5:09:28 PM Lionheart0
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** The movie was given an R rating by the MPAA simply because it had a "weird" concept.
26th Feb '14 8:53:59 AM Quag15
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** And [[Creator/JenniferConnelly Emma]] should already have experience with [[LivingLabyrinth Living Labyrinths]].

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** And [[Creator/JenniferConnelly Emma]] should already have experience with [[LivingLabyrinth Living Labyrinths]].living]] [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} labyrinths]].
26th Feb '14 8:52:59 AM Quag15
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** And [[JenniferConnelly Emma]] should already have experience with [[LivingLabyrinth Living Labyrinths]].

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** And [[JenniferConnelly [[Creator/JenniferConnelly Emma]] should already have experience with [[LivingLabyrinth Living Labyrinths]].
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