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''Under the Silver Lake'' is a 2019 American film written and directed by David Robert Mitchell. The film premiered on May 15, 2018 at the Cannes Film Festival and it will get a US release on April 19, 2019.

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''Under the Silver Lake'' is a 2019 American film written and directed by David Robert Mitchell. The film premiered on May 15, 2018 at the Cannes Film Festival and it will get a got its US release on April 19, 2019.
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* InstrumentOfMurder: Sam beats [[spoiler:the Songwriter]] to death with Kurt Cobain's guitar.

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* InstrumentOfMurder: ImprobableWeaponUser: Sam beats [[spoiler:the Songwriter]] to death with Kurt Cobain's guitar.


* LighterAndSofter: When you compare it to David Robert Mitchell's previous film [[Film/ItFollows]].

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* LighterAndSofter: When you compare it AllForNothing: At the end of the film, [[spoiler:Sam has finally uncovered the truth about the conspiracy, but he doesn't get back together with Sarah, still doesn't know what do to David Robert Mitchell's previous film [[Film/ItFollows]].with his life, and is still going to be evicted from his apartment, leaving him exactly where he was in the beginning]].
* AmbiguouslyHuman: It is never revealed whether Owl's Kiss is a real supernatural creature or just a masked SerialKiller with an unusual ''modus operandi''.
* AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:The cultists believe that death is merely a gateway to another, more enlightened state of existence]].
* BuriedAlive: [[spoiler:The cult members entomb themselves alive with a harem of beautiful women and a copious amount of luxuries to make their passing into the next world as pleasant as possible]].
* TheConspiracy: Sam is convinced that Sarah's disappearance is connected to a vast conspiracy. [[spoiler:He turns out to be right, although the truth is not quite what he expected]].
* ConspiracyTheorist:
** Sam believes that popular culture is full of hidden messages and codes that can only be understood by a select few, and becomes more and more fixated on decyphering these clues as the story progresses.
** Comic Man is an even more extreme example of this trope, having dedicated his entire life to collecting and over-analyzing enormous amounts of pop cultural artifacts and locking himself in his house out of fear that he will be killed by the conspiracy if he ever goes out.
* DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler:Sam does not get back together with Sarah, because she was never really interested in him to begin with]].
* TheDulcineaEffect: Sam only spent one night with Sarah, and that's enough for him to go on a quest to find her.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler:Comic Man and Millicent Sevrance are assassinated because they came too close to uncovering the conspiracy. Surprisingly, Sam is spared in the end, but not without being warned that if he ever tells anyone else, he'll be silenced as well]].
* InstrumentOfMurder: Sam beats [[spoiler:the Songwriter]] to death with Kurt Cobain's guitar.



* LighterAndSofter: Compared to David Robert Mitchell's previous film ''Film/ItFollows'', although it does have a few scenes (especially those involving Owl's Kiss) that would not be out of place in a horror film.
* LoserProtagonist: Sam is a slacker with no purpose in life who spends most of his time watching old movies, playing video games, and spying on his neighbors instead of looking for a job.



* MysticalHollywood: The Hollywood depicted in the film is inhabited by a murderous owl-woman, an ancient songwriter who claims to be responsible for every major hit in modern history, and [[spoiler:a cult of millionaires and celebrities trying to obtain godhood]].
* NoNameGiven: Many characters are never addressed by their name and are only credited as Comic Man, the Actress, the Songwriter etc.
* OminousOwl: Owl's Kiss, a mythical half-woman, half-owl creature who kills men in their sleep.
* ProperlyParanoid: [[spoiler:Comic Man's paranoia turns out to be completely justified, as he's killed by Owl's Kiss after passing his knowledge onto Sam]].



* {{Succubus}}: The Owl Woman is very reminiscent of those: she [[DeathBySex seduces men, and then kills them in their sleep]].
* TheDulcineaEffect: Sam only spent one night with Sarah, and that's enough for him to go on a quest to find her.

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* ReallyGetsAround: Despite his somewhat scruffy appearance, poor personal hygiene and unemployment, Sam ends up having sex with nearly every woman he encounters over the course of the film's narrative.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: The Songwriter delivers a particularly scathing one to Sam, telling him that the supposed counterculture he idolizes so much is just another part of the entertainment industry that exists solely to make money out of young people's dreams and desires.
* ShaggyDogStory: After spending the entirety of the film trying to find Sarah and rescue her from the clutches of the conspiracy, Sam finds out that [[spoiler:she left him of her own volition and has neither the means nor the desire to come back to him]].
* {{Succubus}}: The Owl Woman Owl's Kiss is very reminiscent of those: she [[DeathBySex seduces men, and then kills them in their sleep]].
* TheDulcineaEffect: Sam ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: Due to Sam's increasingly unstable mental state, it becomes difficult to discern what is real and which parts of the narrative only spent one night with Sarah, and that's enough for him to go on a quest to find her.happen in his imagination.


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* UnwantedRescue: It is eventually revealed that [[spoiler:Sarah was not kidnapped, but joined the cult voluntarily, and thus never needed to be saved]].

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* LighterAndSofter: When you compare it to David Robert Mitchell's previous film [[Film/ItFollows]].

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* WorldOfMysteries: Parodied and deconstructed: the protagonist Sam ''sees'' Hollywood and Los Angeles as this, encounters some weird characters and finds hidden messages... however, there are certain hints that he's going off his rails, and at least some of this stuff is happening in his head.


* {{Succubus}}: the Owl Woman is very reminiscent of those.

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* {{Succubus}}: the The Owl Woman is very reminiscent of those.those: she [[DeathBySex seduces men, and then kills them in their sleep]].

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* KingOfTheHomeless: The Hobo King who takes Sam to the underground tunnels.


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* {{Succubus}}: the Owl Woman is very reminiscent of those.

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* MocksteryTale: The movie has the form of a detective story, but in fact, it is more of a commentary on Hollywood, consumerist culture, and existential need for mysteries and "true meanings" where there are none.

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* PopCultureSymbology: The movie lives and breathes this trope: the protagonist, an amateur detective, attempts to solve a mystery by finding clues in pop music played backwards, video game magazines, and images on cereal boxes. Surprisingly, he succeeds in finding the answer... [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness or does he]]?


''Under the Silver Lake'' is a 2019 American film written and directed by David Robert Mitchell.

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Our world is filled with codes, subliminal messages from Silver Lake to the Hollywood Hills."'']]
->''"Why do we assume that all this information is what we're told it is? Maybe there are people out there who are more important than us, more powerful, communicating things in the world that are meant for only them and not for us."''
-->-- '''Sam'''
''Under the Silver Lake'' is a 2019 American film written and directed by David Robert Mitchell. \n The film premiered on May 15, 2018 at the Cannes Film Festival and it will get a US release on April 19, 2019.



It premieted on May 15, 2018 at the Cannes Film Festival and it will get a US release on April 19, 2019. The first trailer can be watched [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwgUesU1pz4 here]].

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It premieted on May 15, 2018 at the Cannes Film Festival and it will get a US release on April 19, 2019. The first trailer can be watched '''Previews:''' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwgUesU1pz4 here]].Trailer]].



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It premieted on May 15, 2018 at the Cannes Film Festival and it will get a US releas on April 19, 2019. The first trailer can be watched [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwgUesU1pz4 here]].

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It premieted on May 15, 2018 at the Cannes Film Festival and it will get a US releas release on April 19, 2019. The first trailer can be watched [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwgUesU1pz4 here]].


It stars Andrew Garfield as Sam, an affable but aimless man who sets out on a quest to find Sarah (Creator/RileyKeough), the woman he met the night before in his apartment complex's swimming pool after she goes missing. As he combs through UsefulNotes/LosAngeles searching for clues with the help of his friend (Creator/TopherGrace), he stumbles upon a larger, more sinister conspiracy than he ever imagined, involving billionaires, celebrities, urban myths, and even pop culture as we know it.

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It stars Andrew Garfield Creator/AndrewGarfield as Sam, an affable but aimless man who sets out on a quest to find Sarah (Creator/RileyKeough), the woman he met the night before in his apartment complex's swimming pool after she goes missing. As he combs through UsefulNotes/LosAngeles searching for clues with the help of his friend (Creator/TopherGrace), he stumbles upon a larger, more sinister conspiracy than he ever imagined, involving billionaires, celebrities, urban myths, and even pop culture as we know it.


The first trailer can be watched [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwgUesU1pz4 here]].

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It premieted on May 15, 2018 at the Cannes Film Festival and it will get a US releas on April 19, 2019. The first trailer can be watched [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwgUesU1pz4 here]].


It stars Andrew Garfield as Sam, an affable but aimless man who sets out on a quest to find the woman he met the night before in his apartment complex's swimming pool after she goes missing. As he combs through UsefulNotes/LosAngeles searching for clues, he stumbles upon a larger, more sinister conspiracy than he ever imagined, involving billionaires, celebrities, urban myths, and even pop culture as we know it.

The film also stars Creator/RileyKeough and Creator/TopherGrace. The first trailer can be watched [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwgUesU1pz4 here]].

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It stars Andrew Garfield as Sam, an affable but aimless man who sets out on a quest to find Sarah (Creator/RileyKeough), the woman he met the night before in his apartment complex's swimming pool after she goes missing. As he combs through UsefulNotes/LosAngeles searching for clues, clues with the help of his friend (Creator/TopherGrace), he stumbles upon a larger, more sinister conspiracy than he ever imagined, involving billionaires, celebrities, urban myths, and even pop culture as we know it.

The film also stars Creator/RileyKeough and Creator/TopherGrace. The first trailer can be watched [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwgUesU1pz4 here]].



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* TheDulcineaEffect: Sam only spent one night with Sarah, and that's enough for him to go on a quest to find her.
* TitleDrop: Sam pronounces "Under the Silver Lake" at one point.
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''Under the Silver Lake'' is a 2019 American film written and directed by David Robert Mitchell.

It stars Andrew Garfield as Sam, an affable but aimless man who sets out on a quest to find the woman he met the night before in his apartment complex's swimming pool after she goes missing. As he combs through UsefulNotes/LosAngeles searching for clues, he stumbles upon a larger, more sinister conspiracy than he ever imagined, involving billionaires, celebrities, urban myths, and even pop culture as we know it.

The film also stars Creator/RileyKeough and Creator/TopherGrace. The first trailer can be watched [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwgUesU1pz4 here]].
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