Search/Recent Changes
DBTropes
...it's like TV Tropes, but LINKED DATA!

J. Edgar

 J. Edgar
type
TVTItem
 J. Edgar
label
J. Edgar
 J. Edgar
page
JEdgar
 J. Edgar
comment
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })A 2011 Biopic of the first and most infamous director of the FBI, John Edgar Hoover, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Told in a memoir-style narration, the narrative hops backwards and forwards in time from Hoover's time as a minor lawyer in the Department of Justice to the end of his life. It addresses such topics as the growth of power and influence of the FBI, the use and abuse of power, and the assorted scandals and rumors surrounding Hoover's life. The film initially received lukewarm critical reviews.Stars Leonardo diCaprio in the title role; Armie Hammer as the assistant director and lifelong companion of Hoover, Clyde Tolson; Naomi Watts as Helen Gandy, Hoover's Secretary, and Judi Dench as Anna Marie Hoover, J.Edgar's mother.
 J. Edgar
fetched
2020-02-09T22:14:04Z
 J. Edgar
parsed
2020-06-24T03:11:16Z
 J. Edgar
isPartOf
DBTropes
 J. Edgar / int_46118dc5
type
Adult Fear
 J. Edgar / int_46118dc5
comment
Adult Fear: The Lindbergh kidnapper is a doozy: not only is your child kidnapped, but he is an infant. Lindy desperately reaches out to anyone who may help — the local police, the FBI, and even (it is implied) to the Mafia. Alas, it does no good, as his son is dead and this trope is kicked up even more (you were unable to save your baby from bad people)
 J. Edgar / int_46118dc5
featureApplicability
1.0
 J. Edgar / int_46118dc5
featureConfidence
1.0
 J. Edgar
hasFeature
J. Edgar / int_46118dc5
 J. Edgar / int_e34400ab
type
Ambiguously Gay
 J. Edgar / int_e34400ab
comment
Ambiguously Gay: The film paints Hoover in this light, showing him having trouble and uncomfortableness attempting to have relationships with women (which leads to the below incidents listed under Gayngst and Bury Your Gays), having some slight subconscious feminine tendencies, and, perhaps most obviously, him and Tolson having some clear sexual tension between the two of them; one late scene starts with the two of them fighting and ends with them making out.
 J. Edgar / int_e34400ab
featureApplicability
1.0
 J. Edgar / int_e34400ab
featureConfidence
1.0
 J. Edgar
hasFeature
J. Edgar / int_e34400ab
 J. Edgar / int_name
type
ItemName
 J. Edgar / int_name
comment
 J. Edgar / int_name
featureApplicability
1.0
 J. Edgar / int_name
featureConfidence
1.0
 J. Edgar
hasFeature
J. Edgar / int_name
 J. Edgar / int_name
itemName
J. Edgar

The following is a list of statements referring to the current page from other pages.

 J. Edgar
hasFeature
Biopic / int_87ade389
 J. Edgar
hasFeature
Bomb-Throwing Anarchists / int_87ade389
 J. Edgar
hasFeature
FBI Agent / int_87ade389
 J. Edgar
hasFeature
Films of 2010–2014 / int_87ade389
 J. Edgar
hasFeature
In Medias Res / int_87ade389
 J Edgar
seeAlso
J. Edgar
 J. Edgar
hasFeature
Mononymous Biopic Title / int_87ade389
 J. Edgar
hasFeature
Nobody Over 50 Is Gay / int_87ade389
 J. Edgar
hasFeature
Oscar Bait / int_87ade389
 J. Edgar
hasFeature
The '70s / int_87ade389
 J. Edgar
hasFeature
The Worm Guy / int_87ade389