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[[quoteright:329: And the music never stops.]]

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[[quoteright:329: And [[quoteright:330:And the music never stops.]]


* EstablishingCharacterMoment: We first see Paul McCartney in the back seat of a limo that's stuck in traffic in the rain, dividing his time between writing lyrics and listening to the radio with an air of silent resignation. Even though this is one level of reality up from most of the film, it foreshadows his role in the film surprisingly well.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: We first see Paul McCartney [=McCartney=] in the back seat of a limo that's stuck in traffic in the rain, dividing his time between writing lyrics and listening to the radio with an air of silent resignation. Even though this is one level of reality up from most of the film, it foreshadows his role in the film surprisingly well.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: We first see Paul McCartney in the back seat of a limo that's stuck in traffic in the rain, dividing his time between writing lyrics and listening to the radio with an air of silent resignation. Even though this is one level of reality up from most of the film, it foreshadows his role in the film surprisingly well.


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* OneBookAuthor: This was Paul Webb's sole directorial effort, while Paul never wrote another script.


* AntiHero: Paul

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* AntiHero: PaulPaul.



* BreakawayPopHit: Casual fans are, or were in the 1990s at least, far more likely to know and care about "No More Lonely Nights" (with its great guitar solo provided by [[Music/PinkFloyd David Gilmour]]) than about the film it's a theme for.



* EnforcedMethodActing: Any time you ''[[RuleOfPerception see]]'' music being played, that music was being played ''as it was filmed.''



* ThrowItIn: Perhaps half of Ringo's lines, and possibly some of Paul's responses.



* WagTheDirector: Okay, we don't ''know'' this happened. But we suspect Paul may have done this.


* {{Mondegreen}}: [[{{In-Universe}} The]] [[EvenTheSubtitlerIsStumped subtitles]] on the most recent UsefulNotes/{{DVD}} of this film and the liner notes in the soundtrack CD (original printing) are at odds with each other.

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* {{Mondegreen}}: [[{{In-Universe}} [[InUniverse The]] [[EvenTheSubtitlerIsStumped subtitles]] on the most recent UsefulNotes/{{DVD}} of this film and the liner notes in the soundtrack CD (original printing) are at odds with each other.


* FloatingHeadSyndrome: On the most recent {{DVD}} packaging)

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* FloatingHeadSyndrome: On the most recent {{DVD}} UsefulNotes/{{DVD}} packaging)



* {{Mondegreen}}: [[{{In-Universe}} The]] [[EvenTheSubtitlerIsStumped subtitles]] on the most recent {{DVD}} of this film and the liner notes in the soundtrack CD (original printing) are at odds with each other.

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* {{Mondegreen}}: [[{{In-Universe}} The]] [[EvenTheSubtitlerIsStumped subtitles]] on the most recent {{DVD}} UsefulNotes/{{DVD}} of this film and the liner notes in the soundtrack CD (original printing) are at odds with each other.


* TheMusical: Natural in a film with PaulMcCartney about a DayInTheLife of a musician.

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* TheMusical: Natural in a film with PaulMcCartney Music/PaulMcCartney about a DayInTheLife of a musician.





* [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil Analog Piracy Is Evil]] -- both played straight and subverted. The tape being stolen is a big deal, not just because of its causing problems for the legit release, but because there may be an illegit release. Paul himself gets along with Big Bob the bootlegger but doesn't want to do business with him...
* AntiHero -- Paul
* AsHimself -- not just Paul, either. Everyone who plays an instrument or is seen messing with a recording console is playing who they are.
* AsYouKnow -- complete with lampshading.
* AuthorAvatar -- Paul. This is one reason why the film is of interest.
* BreakawayPopHit: casual fans are, or were in the 1990s at least, far more likely to know and care about "No More Lonely Nights" (with its great guitar solo provided by [[Music/PinkFloyd David Gilmour]]) than about the film it's a theme for.

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* [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil Analog Piracy Is Evil]] -- both played straight Evil]]: Both {{played straight}} and subverted.{{subverted}}. The tape being stolen is a big deal, not just because of its causing problems for the legit release, but because there may be an illegit release. Paul himself gets along with Big Bob the bootlegger but doesn't want to do business with him...
* AntiHero -- AntiHero: Paul
* AsHimself -- not AsHimself: Not just Paul, either. Everyone who plays an instrument or is seen messing with a recording console is playing who they are.
* AsYouKnow -- complete AsYouKnow: Complete with lampshading.
* AuthorAvatar -- AuthorAvatar: Paul. This is one reason why the film is of interest.
* BreakawayPopHit: casual Casual fans are, or were in the 1990s at least, far more likely to know and care about "No More Lonely Nights" (with its great guitar solo provided by [[Music/PinkFloyd David Gilmour]]) than about the film it's a theme for.



* ContemptibleCover (several versions)
* CoolCar -- at least one -- the one Paul drives.
* CreatorInJoke -- as noted in the ViewersAreGeniuses entry.
* DayInTheLife -- Specifically, 9 am to midnight.

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* ContemptibleCover (several versions)
ContemptibleCover: Several versions.
* CoolCar -- at CoolCar: At least one -- the one one, that Paul drives.
* CreatorInJoke -- as CreatorInJoke: As noted in the ViewersAreGeniuses entry.
* DayInTheLife -- DayInTheLife: Specifically, 9 am to midnight.



* DisneyAcidSequence (on more than one level)

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* DisneyAcidSequence (on DisneyAcidSequence: On more than one level)level.



* EnforcedMethodActing -- any time you ''[[RuleOfPerception see]]'' music being played, that music was being played ''as it was filmed.''

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* EnforcedMethodActing -- any EnforcedMethodActing: Any time you ''[[RuleOfPerception see]]'' music being played, that music was being played ''as it was filmed.''



* FloatingHeadSyndrome (on the most recent {{DVD}} packaging)

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* FloatingHeadSyndrome (on FloatingHeadSyndrome: On the most recent {{DVD}} packaging)



* ImplausibleDeniability -- but Paul accepts Harry's explanations anyway.
* InevitableWaterfall -- at a critical point of the "Eleanor's Dream" segment.

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* ImplausibleDeniability -- but ImplausibleDeniability: Paul accepts Harry's explanations anyway.
* InevitableWaterfall -- at InevitableWaterfall: At a critical point of the "Eleanor's Dream" segment.



* MacGuffin -- the tapes.
* MindScrew -- especially if watching this unspoiled.

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* MacGuffin -- the MacGuffin: The tapes.
* MindScrew -- especially MindScrew: Especially if watching this unspoiled.



* TheMusical -- natural in a film with PaulMcCartney about a DayInTheLife of a musician.
* NeckLift -- Big Bob to Tom the Roadie.
* NestedStory -- Starts with Paul awake but sleepy in a limo trapped in a traffic jam. Ends after Paul is awakened at his destination. There are inner nests as well.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero -- the impetus of the plot.
* NightmareSequence (several)
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: there is an ersatz Music/MichaelJackson in the "Silly Love Songs" scene.

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* TheMusical -- natural TheMusical: Natural in a film with PaulMcCartney about a DayInTheLife of a musician.
* NeckLift -- NeckLift: Big Bob to Tom the Roadie.
* NestedStory -- NestedStory: Starts with Paul awake but sleepy in a limo trapped in a traffic jam. Ends after Paul is awakened at his destination. There are inner nests as well.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero -- the NiceJobBreakingItHero: The impetus of the plot.
* NightmareSequence (several)
NightmareSequence: Several.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: there There is an ersatz Music/MichaelJackson in the "Silly Love Songs" scene.



* PowerGlows -- the tape case.
* TheQuest: to retrieve a certain master tape...

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* PowerGlows -- the PowerGlows: The tape case.
* TheQuest: to To retrieve a certain master tape...



* TitleDrop: silliness that proves plot-critical
* ViewersAreGeniuses. This film has references to fine art, clever wordplay, multiple allusions, and assumptions of rockstar life (in general) and [=McCartney's=] life (in particular)--and almost no one outside of the screenwriter's inner circle could get even half of these. Even the real MPL of the era missed some of the references in the {{Novelization}}.
* WagTheDirector - Okay, we don't ''know'' this happened. But we suspect Paul may have done this.

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* TitleDrop: silliness Silliness that proves plot-critical
* ViewersAreGeniuses. This film has references to fine art, clever wordplay, multiple allusions, and assumptions of rockstar rock star life (in general) and [=McCartney's=] life (in particular)--and particular)-and almost no one outside of the screenwriter's inner circle could get even half of these. Even the real MPL of the era missed some of the references in the {{Novelization}}.
{{novelization}}.
* WagTheDirector - WagTheDirector: Okay, we don't ''know'' this happened. But we suspect Paul may have done this.


When it came out in 1984, it was critically panned (RogerEbert gave it one star) and commercially invisible. The reputation of the film [[GuiltyPleasure has been]] [[SoBadItsGood ameliorated]] for [[FanService fans of his]] by [[VindicatedByHistory time]]; acceptance of Paul's {{Cover Version}}s of [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] songs -- it was considered sacrilege in 1984, but we're used to it now -- and slow recognition that, while it violates WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief for most human beings to behave like the protagonist does, it ''is'' in character for someone based on Paul [=McCartney=]. Even if the screenwriter (possibly) gets humanity in general wrong, he cannot be completely out of characters writing a character loosely based on himself. RealLife incidents from the last decade or so suggest that he was closer to reality than he intended.

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When it came out in 1984, it was critically panned (RogerEbert (Creator/RogerEbert gave it one star) and commercially invisible. The reputation of the film [[GuiltyPleasure has been]] [[SoBadItsGood ameliorated]] for [[FanService fans of his]] by [[VindicatedByHistory time]]; acceptance of Paul's {{Cover Version}}s of [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] songs -- it was considered sacrilege in 1984, but we're used to it now -- and slow recognition that, while it violates WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief for most human beings to behave like the protagonist does, it ''is'' in character for someone based on Paul [=McCartney=]. Even if the screenwriter (possibly) gets humanity in general wrong, he cannot be completely out of characters writing a character loosely based on himself. RealLife incidents from the last decade or so suggest that he was closer to reality than he intended.


* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: there is an ersatz MichaelJackson in the "Silly Love Songs" scene.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: there is an ersatz MichaelJackson Music/MichaelJackson in the "Silly Love Songs" scene.


When it came out in 1984, it was critically panned (RogerEbert gave it one star) and commercially invisible. The reputation of the film [[GuiltyPleasure has been]] [[SoBadItsGood ameliorated]] for [[FanService fans of his]] by [[VindicatedByHistory time]]; acceptance of Paul's {{Cover Version}}s of {{Beatles}} songs -- it was considered sacrilege in 1984, but we're used to it now -- and slow recognition that, while it violates WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief for most human beings to behave like the protagonist does, it ''is'' in character for someone based on Paul [=McCartney=]. Even if the screenwriter (possibly) gets humanity in general wrong, he cannot be completely out of characters writing a character loosely based on himself. RealLife incidents from the last decade or so suggest that he was closer to reality than he intended.

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When it came out in 1984, it was critically panned (RogerEbert gave it one star) and commercially invisible. The reputation of the film [[GuiltyPleasure has been]] [[SoBadItsGood ameliorated]] for [[FanService fans of his]] by [[VindicatedByHistory time]]; acceptance of Paul's {{Cover Version}}s of {{Beatles}} [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] songs -- it was considered sacrilege in 1984, but we're used to it now -- and slow recognition that, while it violates WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief for most human beings to behave like the protagonist does, it ''is'' in character for someone based on Paul [=McCartney=]. Even if the screenwriter (possibly) gets humanity in general wrong, he cannot be completely out of characters writing a character loosely based on himself. RealLife incidents from the last decade or so suggest that he was closer to reality than he intended.



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* AntiHero

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* AntiHeroAntiHero -- Paul



* AuthorAvatar

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* AuthorAvatarAuthorAvatar -- Paul. This is one reason why the film is of interest.



* CreatorInJoke

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* CreatorInJokeCreatorInJoke -- as noted in the ViewersAreGeniuses entry.



* DeusExMachina

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* DeusExMachinaDeusExMachina: Or pure luck.



* HeroicBSOD

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* HeroicBSODHeroicBSOD: Several, most notably during and after the "Eleanor's Dream" segment.



* InevitableWaterfall
* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind

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* InevitableWaterfall
InevitableWaterfall -- at a critical point of the "Eleanor's Dream" segment.
* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMindJourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind -- WordOfGod at the time of the film's release stated that dreams are related to the inner life of the dreamer.



* MacGuffin
* MindScrew

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* MacGuffin
MacGuffin -- the tapes.
* MindScrewMindScrew -- especially if watching this unspoiled.



* TheMusical
* NeckLift
* NestedStory

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* TheMusical
TheMusical -- natural in a film with PaulMcCartney about a DayInTheLife of a musician.
* NeckLift
NeckLift -- Big Bob to Tom the Roadie.
* NestedStoryNestedStory -- Starts with Paul awake but sleepy in a limo trapped in a traffic jam. Ends after Paul is awakened at his destination. There are inner nests as well.



* PowerGlows

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* PowerGlowsPowerGlows -- the tape case.



* SelfDeprecation

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* SelfDeprecationSelfDeprecation: Paul, several times.


[[quoteright:329: And to spice up the bet, they are not seriously looking for him...]]

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[[quoteright:329: And to spice up the bet, they are not seriously looking for him...music never stops.]]


When it came out in 1984, it was critically panned (RogerEbert gave it one star) and commercially invisible. The reputation of the film [[GuiltyPleasure has been]] [[SoBadItsGood ameliorated]] for [[FanService fans of his]] by [[VindicatedByHistory time]]; acceptance of Paul's {{Cover Version}}s of {{Beatles}} songs -- it was considered sacrilege in 1984, but we're used to it now -- and slow recognition that, while it violates WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief for most human beings to behave like the protagonist does, it ''is'' in character for someone based on Paul [=McCartney=]. Even if the screenwriter (possibly) gets humanity in general wrong, he cannot be completely out of characters writing a character loosely based on himself, [[spoiler: mostly set within that character's dreamscape]]! Or maybe he could--but RealLife incidents from the last decade or so suggest that he was closer to reality than he intended.

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When it came out in 1984, it was critically panned (RogerEbert gave it one star) and commercially invisible. The reputation of the film [[GuiltyPleasure has been]] [[SoBadItsGood ameliorated]] for [[FanService fans of his]] by [[VindicatedByHistory time]]; acceptance of Paul's {{Cover Version}}s of {{Beatles}} songs -- it was considered sacrilege in 1984, but we're used to it now -- and slow recognition that, while it violates WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief for most human beings to behave like the protagonist does, it ''is'' in character for someone based on Paul [=McCartney=]. Even if the screenwriter (possibly) gets humanity in general wrong, he cannot be completely out of characters writing a character loosely based on himself, [[spoiler: mostly set within that character's dreamscape]]! Or maybe he could--but himself. RealLife incidents from the last decade or so suggest that he was closer to reality than he intended.



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[[quoteright:329: And to spice up the bet, they are not seriously looking for him...]]

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