History Film / AFaceInTheCrowd

30th Apr '17 12:49:33 PM JulianLapostat
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* TheManIsStickingItToTheMan: Both Kazan and Schulberg were interested in exploring how this happens and offering a {{Deconstruction}} in this film, showing how anti-establishment rhetoric, even that which, as in the case of Rhodes, originally came from a genuine and sincere place can easily be co-opted and managed by state and corporations for the benefit of the establishment. Schulberg noted that he was inspired by the fact that several famous comics like Will Rogers in TheThirties came to support New Deal and FDR and other legislation through their populist pieces even if privately they disagreed with those same policies and were more conservative than they let on.
30th Apr '17 9:44:21 AM Abodos
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Slipped in here and there by Kazan and Schulberg, just to give a somewhat less romanticized portrait of the South than most works at the time; for example, when we first meet "Uncle" J.B., the station manager of KGRK, he's getting his shoes shined by a black attendant that he jovially pats on the head like a dog.

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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Slipped in here and there by Kazan and Schulberg, just to give a somewhat less romanticized portrait of the South than most works at the time; for example, when we first meet "Uncle" J.B., the station manager of KGRK, he's getting his shoes shined by a black attendant that he jovially pats on the head like a dog. Lonesome bringing a black woman onto his show is also treated as a big deal.
23rd Jan '17 8:18:42 PM Ezclee4050
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* InCaseYourForgotWhoWroteIt: ''Budd Schulberg's A Face in the Crowd''.

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* InCaseYourForgotWhoWroteIt: InCaseYouForgotWhoWroteIt: ''Budd Schulberg's A Face in the Crowd''.
23rd Jan '17 8:18:02 PM Ezclee4050
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* CallBack: Lonesome shouting to Marcia at the end of the film is reminiscent of "HEY STELLA!", which makes sense since Creator/EliaKazan directed ''Film/AStreetcarNamedDesire''.


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* InCaseYourForgotWhoWroteIt: ''Budd Schulberg's A Face in the Crowd''.
23rd Jan '17 6:17:01 PM Ezclee4050
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In-universe. Part of the rebranding for Vitajex that Rhodes masterminds involves hinting as much as possible for TV in TheFifties that it boosts the male sex drive.


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* SnakeOilSalesman: Lonesome Rhodes becomes massively popular as a pitchman for Vitajex, a pill that's basically just a mix of aspirin, caffeine and sugar, which he touts as an energy booster.
23rd Jan '17 6:06:10 PM rockmanx
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23rd Jan '17 6:00:52 PM Ezclee4050
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* LineOfSightNickname: When Larry Rhodes won't tell Marcia his first name during her jail radio show remote, she spontaneously dubs him "Lonesome", which ends up sticking.

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* LineOfSightNickname: LineOfSightName: When Larry Rhodes won't tell Marcia his first name during her jail radio show remote, she spontaneously dubs him "Lonesome", which ends up sticking.
23rd Jan '17 6:00:24 PM Ezclee4050
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* LineOfSightNickname: When Larry Rhodes won't tell Marcia his first name during her jail radio show remote, she spontaneously dubs him "Lonesome", which ends up sticking.


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* NoIndoorVoice: Lonesome Rhodes.
23rd Jan '17 5:44:09 PM Ezclee4050
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* HitlerCam: Used effectively on Lonesome when he's giving his deranged, drunken speech in his penthouse late in the film, clearly meant to be a DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything nod to Hitler himself.
24th Dec '16 10:14:30 AM Mdumas43073
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->''"--Marshy--lookit all them TV aerials, stickin' up like branches--a whole forest of 'em. From here to San Diego. And all of 'em waitin' t' hear what I got to say."''

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->''"--Marshy--lookit ->''"Marshy--lookit all them TV aerials, stickin' up like branches--a whole forest of 'em. From here to San Diego. And all of 'em waitin' t' hear what I got to say."''
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