History Film / AFaceInTheCrowd

25th Sep '16 11:27:37 AM AreYouTyler
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* StarMakingRole: For Andy Griffith, who followed this up with [[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow his own TV show]].
8th Sep '16 5:50:09 PM mlsmithca
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* EngineeredPublicConfession / IsThisThingStillOn: Unbeknownst to Lonesome, Marcia takes control of the production booth to broadcast his speech in DrunkWithPower live over the airwaves. Upon seeing that he is a NiceCharacterMeanActor, his audience and sponsors promptly desert him ''en masse''.

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* EngineeredPublicConfession / IsThisThingStillOn: EngineeredPublicConfession: Unbeknownst to Lonesome, Marcia takes control of the production booth to broadcast his speech in DrunkWithPower live over the airwaves. Upon seeing that he is a NiceCharacterMeanActor, his audience and sponsors promptly desert him ''en masse''.masse''.
* EurekaMoment: When the director of ''The Cracker Barrel'' grumbles "Oh, if they ever heard how that psycho ''really'' talks!..." as he removes his headphones while Lonesome mocks Senator Fuller and the TV audience, thinking his microphone has been cut, Marcia gets the idea to let the audience hear exactly that: how little Lonesome really thinks of them.



* FromNobodyToNightmare: Lonesome Rhodes is very much an example of this.
* MaleGaze: The drum majorette scene features numerous shots from what is clearly Lonesome's perspective. Lampshaded when J.B. catches him with a lingering smile at one of the girls.

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* FromNobodyToNightmare: Lonesome Rhodes is very much begins the film in an example Arkansas jail, an alcoholic drifter with little more than the clothes on his back and a guitar. Thanks to his exposure on Marcia Jeffries' radio show and a series of this.
breaks that introduce him to wider and wider audiences, he becomes a powerful political demagogue... and the power goes straight to his head.
* MaleGaze: The drum majorette scene features numerous shots from what is clearly Lonesome's perspective. Griffith said years later that the direction that Kazan gave him for that scene was to mentally "fuck her" and his lecherous, leering smile was the result. Lampshaded when J.B. catches him with a lingering smile at one of the girls.



** Griffith said years later that the direction that Kazan gave him for that scene was to mentally "fuck her" and his lecherous, leering smile was the result.
28th Feb '16 1:43:00 PM AllenbysEyes
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Lonesome Rhodes, at least in his public persona, appears to be something of an amalgam of Will Rogers and Arthur Godfrey. Godfrey had already inspired the 1956 film ''The Great Man'', directed by and starring Jose Ferrer.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Lonesome Rhodes, at least in his public persona, appears to be something of an amalgam of Will Rogers and Arthur Godfrey. Godfrey had already inspired the similar 1956 film ''The Great Man'', directed by and starring Jose Ferrer.
28th Feb '16 1:40:43 PM AllenbysEyes
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Lonesome Rhodes, at least in his public persona, appears to be something of an amalgam of Will Rogers and Arthur Godfrey.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Lonesome Rhodes, at least in his public persona, appears to be something of an amalgam of Will Rogers and Arthur Godfrey. Godfrey had already inspired the 1956 film ''The Great Man'', directed by and starring Jose Ferrer.
29th Nov '15 11:45:37 AM MHarrington
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* VillainousBreakdown

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* VillainousBreakdownVillainousBreakdown: As a result of Rhodes' downfall.
29th Nov '15 11:41:07 AM MHarrington
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* FromBadToWorse: Rhodes.

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* FromBadToWorse: Rhodes.Rhodes, before and especially after his downfall.
29th Nov '15 11:39:28 AM MHarrington
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* FromBadToWorse: Rhodes.
22nd Nov '15 4:28:16 PM WillBGood
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* SlasherSmile: Ever expect to [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_YoY6DEkZ6-w/TUO5W55dKNI/AAAAAAAABMI/_TcbMS2JA0g/s1600/lonesomerhodes.jpg see one]] from Andy Griffith? Holy ''shit.''
5th Sep '15 6:55:33 PM nombretomado
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In 2008 the film was added to the NationalFilmRegistry.

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In 2008 the film was added to the NationalFilmRegistry.
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24th Aug '15 3:53:51 AM Prfnoff
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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."''
-->-- '''Lonesome Rhodes'''
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