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* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: When Tom Welles is tearfully asking [[spoiler: why Mr. Christian paid to have the snuff film made]], we're not seeing funny LargeHam Cage. His rage is ugly and animalistic, and there's a lot of palpable anger and exhaustion in his voice. After seeing Cage ham it up in films like ''Deadfall'', ''Face/Off'', and ''Vampire's Kiss'', this scene is a reminder that he's capable of a powerful performances if given the right material.

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* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: When Tom Welles is tearfully asking [[spoiler: why Mr. Christian paid to have the snuff film made]], we're not seeing funny LargeHam Cage. His rage is ugly and animalistic, and there's a lot of palpable anger and exhaustion in his voice. After seeing Cage ham it up in films like ''Deadfall'', ''Face/Off'', ''Film/{{Deadfall}}'', ''Film/FaceOff'', and ''Vampire's Kiss'', ''Film/VampiresKiss'', this scene is a reminder that he's capable of a powerful performances if given the right material.


* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: When Tom Welles is tearfully asking [[spoiler: why Mr. Christian paid to have the snuff film made]], we're not seeing funny LargeHam Cage. His rage is ugly and animalistic, and there's a lot of palpable anger and exhaustion in his voice. After seeing Cage ham it up in films like Deadfall, Face/Off, and Vampire's Kiss, this scene is a reminder that he's capable of a powerful performances if given the right material.

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* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: When Tom Welles is tearfully asking [[spoiler: why Mr. Christian paid to have the snuff film made]], we're not seeing funny LargeHam Cage. His rage is ugly and animalistic, and there's a lot of palpable anger and exhaustion in his voice. After seeing Cage ham it up in films like Deadfall, Face/Off, ''Deadfall'', ''Face/Off'', and Vampire's Kiss, ''Vampire's Kiss'', this scene is a reminder that he's capable of a powerful performances if given the right material.


* CompleteMonster: [[MalevolentMaskedMan Machine]], who turns out to be a [[spoiler:[[TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse bald, bespectacled, harmless-looking man named George Anthony Higgins]]]], is a thug who works for [[MadArtist Dino Velvet]]. When commissioned to make a SnuffFilm, Machine willingly rapes and brutally murders a woman while Dino records, much to the disgust of a fellow henchman. When protagonist Tom Welles investigates the tape's veracity, Machine, on Dino's behalf, captures a smut clerk who had assisted Welles, in order to convince the latter to give them the tape, before killing the hostage anyway. In his final confrontation with Welles, Machine taunts the latter by explaining that he enjoys killing and that he is sexually aroused by violence. Furthermore, Machine admits with pride that he commits atrocities [[ForTheEvulz of his own volition]], rather than because of any suffering he may have endured.

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* CompleteMonster: The SnuffFilm crew, specifically the film's director and his [[PsychoForHire hired muscle]], are directly responsible for the atrocities committed in the story:
** [[MadArtist Dino Velvet]] is a twisted pornographer who specializes in violent sadomasochism with his star Machine. Happy to have women raped or murdered, Velvet was commissioned by Mr. Christian to make a snuff film. Happily doing so, Velvet had an innocent woman raped and murdered by Machine, planning to corner the snuff market himself. When investigated by protagonist Tom Welles, Velvet threatens to make his wife and young daughter part of the films and has Tom's ally Max California slaughtered as well, all in pursuit of [[TrueArtIsAngsty his sadistic ideas of what makes good cinema]].
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[[MalevolentMaskedMan Machine]], who turns out to be a [[spoiler:[[TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse bald, bespectacled, harmless-looking man named George Anthony Higgins]]]], is a thug who works for [[MadArtist the aforementioned Dino Velvet]]. Velvet. When commissioned to make a SnuffFilm, snuff film, Machine willingly rapes and brutally murders a woman while Dino records, much to the disgust of a fellow henchman. When protagonist Tom Welles investigates the tape's veracity, Machine, on Dino's behalf, captures a smut clerk who had assisted Welles, in order to convince the latter to give them the tape, before killing the hostage anyway. In his final confrontation with Welles, Machine taunts the latter by explaining that he enjoys killing and that he is [[CombatSadomasochist sexually aroused by violence. violence]]. Furthermore, Machine admits with pride [[CardCarryingVillain pride]] that he commits atrocities [[ForTheEvulz of his own volition]], rather than because of any suffering he may have endured.


*** What really sells that scene is how terrified and exhausted Welles looks. Not only his face battered and cut up from his recent struggles, but his eyes are very wide. When the music stops, he visibly pauses, like he senses that he's being led into a trap.

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*** What really sells that scene is how terrified and exhausted Welles looks. Not only his face battered and cut up from his recent struggles, but his eyes are very wide. When the music stops, he visibly pauses, like he senses has this sinking feeling in the pit of his stomach that Machine knows he's being led into a trap.there.

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**** What really sells that scene is how terrified and exhausted Welles looks. Not only his face battered and cut up from his recent struggles, but his eyes are very wide. When the music stops, he visibly pauses, like he senses that he's being led into a trap.


* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: When Tom Welles is furiously asking [[spoiler: why Mr. Christian would pay to have such a horrendous piece of film made]], we're not seeing funny LargeHam Cage. He's realistically outraged, and there's a lot of palpable anger and exhaustion in his voice. After seeing Cage ham it up in films like Deadfall, Face/Off, and Vampire's Kiss, this scene is a reminder that he's capable of a powerful performances if given the right material.

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* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: When Tom Welles is furiously tearfully asking [[spoiler: why Mr. Christian would pay paid to have such a horrendous piece of the snuff film made]], we're not seeing funny LargeHam Cage. He's realistically outraged, His rage is ugly and animalistic, and there's a lot of palpable anger and exhaustion in his voice. After seeing Cage ham it up in films like Deadfall, Face/Off, and Vampire's Kiss, this scene is a reminder that he's capable of a powerful performances if given the right material.


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*** To clarify, the song plays during Welles' final confrontation with Machine at the latter's house. Welles sneaks in with a pistol drawn, whereupon he hears the song muffled through the ceiling. As he steps through the house, [[NothingIsScarier the music abruptly stops]]. When Welles reaches Machine's room, the record on his turntable is spinning while the needle is up. Welles looks around the rest of the second floor and doesn't find Machine, whereupon he descends the stairs and the music suddenly starts again...


** The damn snuff film reel itself.

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** The damn snuff film reel itself. The fact that it looks so grotty and lo-fi makes it feel more real.


* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: When Tom Welles is angrily asking [[spoiler: why Mr. Christian would pay to have such a horrendous piece of film made]], we're not seeing funny LargeHam Cage. He's realistically outraged, and there's a lot of palpable anger and exhaustion in his voice. After seeing Cage ham it up in films like Deadfall, Face/Off, and Vampire's Kiss, this scene is a reminder that he's capable of a powerful performances if given the right material.

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* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: When Tom Welles is angrily furiously asking [[spoiler: why Mr. Christian would pay to have such a horrendous piece of film made]], we're not seeing funny LargeHam Cage. He's realistically outraged, and there's a lot of palpable anger and exhaustion in his voice. After seeing Cage ham it up in films like Deadfall, Face/Off, and Vampire's Kiss, this scene is a reminder that he's capable of a powerful performances if given the right material.


* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: When Tom Welles is angrily asking [[spoiler: why Mr. Christian would pay to have such a horrendous piece of film made]], we're not seeing funny LargeHam Cage. Instead, he's realistically outraged, vicious, and exhausted at the horror of the situation, making Welles' emotions surprisingly palpable. After seeing him ham it up in films like Deadfall, Face/Off, and Vampire's Kiss, this scene is a reminder that Cage is capable of some powerful, emotive performances if given the right material.

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* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: When Tom Welles is angrily asking [[spoiler: why Mr. Christian would pay to have such a horrendous piece of film made]], we're not seeing funny LargeHam Cage. Instead, he's He's realistically outraged, vicious, and exhausted at the horror there's a lot of the situation, making Welles' emotions surprisingly palpable. palpable anger and exhaustion in his voice. After seeing him Cage ham it up in films like Deadfall, Face/Off, and Vampire's Kiss, this scene is a reminder that Cage is he's capable of some powerful, emotive a powerful performances if given the right material.


** The disturbing use of Aphex Twin's Come To Daddy at points in the movie.

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** The disturbing use of Aphex Twin's Come Music/AphexTwin's "Come To Daddy Daddy" at certain points in the movie.


* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: When Tom Welles is angrily asking [[spoiler: why Mr. Christian would pay to have such a horrendous piece of film made]]. This isn't funny LargeHam Cage, here his rage is realistic, vicious and broken. After seeing films like Deadfall, Face/Off, and Vampire's Kiss, this scene is a reminder that he's a talented, emotive actor when he means to be.

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* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: When Tom Welles is angrily asking [[spoiler: why Mr. Christian would pay to have such a horrendous piece of film made]]. This isn't made]], we're not seeing funny LargeHam Cage, here his rage is realistic, vicious Cage. Instead, he's realistically outraged, vicious, and broken. exhausted at the horror of the situation, making Welles' emotions surprisingly palpable. After seeing him ham it up in films like Deadfall, Face/Off, and Vampire's Kiss, this scene is a reminder that he's a talented, Cage is capable of some powerful, emotive actor when he means to be.performances if given the right material.


* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: When Tom Welles is angrily asking [[spoiler: Why Mr. Christian would pay to have such a horrendous piece of film made]]. This isn't funny LargeHam Cage, here his rage is realistic, vicious and broken. After seeing films like Deadfall, Face/Off, and Vampire's Kiss, this scene right here makes you realize "Damn, Cage has chops!"

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* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: When Tom Welles is angrily asking [[spoiler: Why why Mr. Christian would pay to have such a horrendous piece of film made]]. This isn't funny LargeHam Cage, here his rage is realistic, vicious and broken. After seeing films like Deadfall, Face/Off, and Vampire's Kiss, this scene right here makes you realize "Damn, Cage has chops!" is a reminder that he's a talented, emotive actor when he means to be.

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** Machine's MotiveRant to Welles where he recalls the murder of Mary Ann, going out of his way to defy any sort of justification for the murder being ''[[ForTheEvulz pure enjoyment]].''


* CompleteMonster: [[MalevolentMaskedMan Machine]], who turns out to be a [[spoiler:[[TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse bespectacled, harmless-looking man named George Anthony Higgins]]]], is a thug who works for [[MadArtist Dino Velvet]]. When commissioned to make a SnuffFilm, Machine willingly rapes and brutally murders a woman while Dino records, much to the disgust of a fellow henchman. When protagonist Tom Welles investigates the tape's veracity, Machine, on Dino's behalf, captures a smut clerk who had assisted Welles, in order to convince the latter to give them the tape, before killing the hostage anyway. In his final confrontation with Welles, Machine taunts the latter by explaining that he enjoys killing and that he is sexually aroused by violence. Furthermore, Machine admits with pride that he commits atrocities [[ForTheEvulz of his own volition]], rather than because of any suffering he may have endured.

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* CompleteMonster: [[MalevolentMaskedMan Machine]], who turns out to be a [[spoiler:[[TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse bald, bespectacled, harmless-looking man named George Anthony Higgins]]]], is a thug who works for [[MadArtist Dino Velvet]]. When commissioned to make a SnuffFilm, Machine willingly rapes and brutally murders a woman while Dino records, much to the disgust of a fellow henchman. When protagonist Tom Welles investigates the tape's veracity, Machine, on Dino's behalf, captures a smut clerk who had assisted Welles, in order to convince the latter to give them the tape, before killing the hostage anyway. In his final confrontation with Welles, Machine taunts the latter by explaining that he enjoys killing and that he is sexually aroused by violence. Furthermore, Machine admits with pride that he commits atrocities [[ForTheEvulz of his own volition]], rather than because of any suffering he may have endured.


* CompleteMonster: [[MalevolentMaskedMan Machine]], who turns out to be a [[spoiler:[[TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse harmless-looking, overweight, bespectacled man named George Anthony Higgins]]]], is a thug who works for [[MadArtist Dino Velvet]]. When commissioned to make a SnuffFilm, Machine willingly rapes and brutally murders a woman while Dino records, much to the disgust of a fellow henchman. When protagonist Tom Welles investigates the tape's veracity, Machine, on Dino's behalf, captures a smut clerk who had assisted Welles, in order to convince the latter to give them the tape, before killing the hostage anyway. In his final confrontation with Welles, Machine taunts the latter by explaining that he enjoys killing and that he is sexually aroused by violence. Furthermore, Machine admits with pride that he commits atrocities [[ForTheEvulz of his own volition]], rather than because of any suffering he may have endured.

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* CompleteMonster: [[MalevolentMaskedMan Machine]], who turns out to be a [[spoiler:[[TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse harmless-looking, overweight, bespectacled bespectacled, harmless-looking man named George Anthony Higgins]]]], is a thug who works for [[MadArtist Dino Velvet]]. When commissioned to make a SnuffFilm, Machine willingly rapes and brutally murders a woman while Dino records, much to the disgust of a fellow henchman. When protagonist Tom Welles investigates the tape's veracity, Machine, on Dino's behalf, captures a smut clerk who had assisted Welles, in order to convince the latter to give them the tape, before killing the hostage anyway. In his final confrontation with Welles, Machine taunts the latter by explaining that he enjoys killing and that he is sexually aroused by violence. Furthermore, Machine admits with pride that he commits atrocities [[ForTheEvulz of his own volition]], rather than because of any suffering he may have endured.

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