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Re: "The Number 23"
« Reply #30 on: July 14, 2008, 05:55:23 pm »

It's all become one big clusterfuck of similar plot twists. "Oh dear, I seem to have been dead all along", or "so, if we're two people then which one of us is me if we exist anyway?" and plenty of variations along those lines.

Precisely why I hate the majority of the movies coming out these days.  They take the style of plot twist that worked good in Fight Club and maybe a few other earlier movies (I'm sure there may be others but I can't think off the top of my head) and have just beat it to death. 

The plot twist at the end of Fight Club was blatantly inspired by Persona which was made back in 1966 I think.

The plot twist at the end of Fight Club was blatantly inspired by every other suspense movie ever made.

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The difference in Fight Club is that it wasn't obvious 1/4 through the movie.

Yea, I figured Fight Club may not have been the first, but it was the first I saw with that type of ending and more importantly, as Nigel said it wasn't blatantly obvious. Regardless, the tons of other movies using that same plot twist have completely killed it, by just being so completely stupid and obvious about it.
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Re: "The Number 23"
« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2008, 07:21:51 pm »
e.g., "a beautiful mind"  I saw a preview and told my wife i bet Ed Harris' character isn't real.

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Re: "The Number 23"
« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2008, 04:27:13 pm »

It's all become one big clusterfuck of similar plot twists. "Oh dear, I seem to have been dead all along", or "so, if we're two people then which one of us is me if we exist anyway?" and plenty of variations along those lines.

Precisely why I hate the majority of the movies coming out these days.  They take the style of plot twist that worked good in Fight Club and maybe a few other earlier movies (I'm sure there may be others but I can't think off the top of my head) and have just beat it to death. 

The plot twist at the end of Fight Club was blatantly inspired by the book Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk.

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Re: "The Number 23"
« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2008, 07:27:32 pm »
Alright then. It seems blatant to me that Fight Club by Palahniuk was partially inspired by Persona. Fight Club is virtually the same story anyway as far as book to film conversions go.

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Re: "The Number 23"
« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2008, 08:07:47 pm »
I have to disagree; that would be like saying The Good The Bad and The Ugly is the same as The Magnificent Seven because they're both westerns.

While the theme of personal duality is common to both, the purposes of the split, and the resuting actions are wildly different, not the least being the method of resolving the split.


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Re: "The Number 23"
« Reply #35 on: July 15, 2008, 11:49:14 pm »
Fight Club is a blatant rip off of Beautiful Losers, by Leonard Cohen... right down to the soap.
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Re: "The Number 23"
« Reply #36 on: July 16, 2008, 01:23:09 pm »
"Beautiful Losers" was a blatant rip off of "St Alfonso's Pancake Breakfast" by Zappa.

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Re: "The Number 23"
« Reply #37 on: July 16, 2008, 01:58:19 pm »
Snap!
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