History YMMV / StrangersOnATrain

28th Jan '16 6:16:10 PM ProbablyNotARobot
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* FridgeHorror: ''Miriam was pregnant when she was murdered.''


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* NightmareFuel: Most of the long sequence where Bruno silently stalks Miriam and her companions around the park qualifies. However, special mention goes to the moment where she turns around as if she knows she's being watched, [[ParanoiaFuel then turns back to find him standing right next to her.]]
** Then there's the scene at the party where Bruno [[spoiler: nearly strangles a woman while [[DeathGlare staring at Babs.]] Had he not fainted shortly after, she probably would have died.]]
29th Aug '15 9:57:04 AM Abodos
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* AdaptationDisplacement: The movie is a classic, the novel is overshadowed by Highsmith's later works, particularly the ''Literature/{{Ripliad}}''.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: The movie is a classic, while the novel is overshadowed both by the movie and Highsmith's later works, particularly the ''Literature/{{Ripliad}}''.
3rd Jul '15 11:11:48 PM toongrrl1990
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* AdultFear: The merry-go-round scene. Imagine your kids riding it while two men are in a scuffle, one them a murderer, and then the ride crashes.
13th Aug '14 5:40:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* AdaptationDisplacement: The movie is a classic, the novel is overshadowed by Highsmith's later works, particularly the {{Ripliad}}.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: The movie is a classic, the novel is overshadowed by Highsmith's later works, particularly the {{Ripliad}}.''Literature/{{Ripliad}}''.
28th Aug '13 8:26:29 PM Mdumas43073
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* IdiotBall: A fair amount of the drama could have been easily avoided if Guy had just gone to the police after finding out Bruno killed his ex-wife. If Bruno accused him of conspiracy, Guy could mount an easy defence since there was no exchange of money, no evidence of coercion, the two men had never met before and Bruno's father could've easily testified to his son's general instability, which he probably would've done because he believed Bruno needed help. In addition he was more-or-less the son-in-law of a Senator, which would have probably given him access to a more than competent defence attorney.
** The police could've easily proven Guy's alibi for the night of the murder. Even if Guy's witness didn't remember him, the platform/train attendants who presumably took his bags at New York and then Washington could've identified him and debunked the theory that he got on at Baltimore.

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* IdiotBall: A fair amount of the drama could have been easily avoided if Guy had just gone to the police after finding out Bruno killed his ex-wife. If Bruno accused him of conspiracy, Guy could mount an easy defence defense since there was no exchange of money, no evidence of coercion, the two men had never met before and Bruno's father could've easily testified to his son's general instability, which he probably would've would have done because he believed Bruno needed help. In addition he was more-or-less the son-in-law of a Senator, which would have probably given him access to a more than competent defence defense attorney.
** The What's more, the police could've easily proven verified Guy's alibi for the night of the murder. Even if Guy's witness didn't remember him, the platform/train attendants who presumably took his bags at New York and then Washington could've could have identified him and debunked the theory that he got on at Baltimore.
4th Jul '13 9:41:50 PM ZeronoKamen
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* AdaptationDisplacement: The novel is pretty well forgotten, whereas the movie is a classic.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: The novel is pretty well forgotten, whereas the movie is a classic.classic, the novel is overshadowed by Highsmith's later works, particularly the {{Ripliad}}.


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* IdiotBall: A fair amount of the drama could have been easily avoided if Guy had just gone to the police after finding out Bruno killed his ex-wife. If Bruno accused him of conspiracy, Guy could mount an easy defence since there was no exchange of money, no evidence of coercion, the two men had never met before and Bruno's father could've easily testified to his son's general instability, which he probably would've done because he believed Bruno needed help. In addition he was more-or-less the son-in-law of a Senator, which would have probably given him access to a more than competent defence attorney.
** The police could've easily proven Guy's alibi for the night of the murder. Even if Guy's witness didn't remember him, the platform/train attendants who presumably took his bags at New York and then Washington could've identified him and debunked the theory that he got on at Baltimore.
17th Jun '12 2:30:53 AM SeptimusHeap
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* HighOctaneNightmareFuel: "His hands were on ''her'' neck, but he was strangling ''me''."
16th Jun '12 8:44:29 PM mlsmithca
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* FoeYay: Bruno's plan would have worked - had he not been so ''interested'' in Guy.



* SpecialEffectsFailure: The merry-go-round scene has not aged well.

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: The merry-go-round scene has not aged well.well.
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27th Oct '11 2:34:38 PM Folamh3
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* HighOctaneNightmareFuel: "His hands were on ''her'' neck, but he was strangling ''me''."

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* HighOctaneNightmareFuel: "His hands were on ''her'' neck, but he was strangling ''me''.""
* SpecialEffectsFailure: The merry-go-round scene has not aged well.
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