History Film / AFaceInTheCrowd

11th May '18 2:25:32 AM Ezclee4050
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A roving young reporter (Patricia Neal) brings her radio equipment into a podunk Arkansas jail and falls into an interview with one of the inmates (Series/TheAndyGriffithShow), who proves, probably to his own surprise, to be a naturally charming and charismatic man. Christened "Lonesome" Rhodes, he begins a rocket-fueled ascent from drunken drifter to national media and political powerhouse, changing both of them forever.

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A roving young reporter (Patricia Neal) brings her radio equipment into a podunk Arkansas jail and falls into an interview with one of the inmates (Series/TheAndyGriffithShow), ([[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow Andy Griffith]]), who proves, probably to his own surprise, to be a naturally charming and charismatic man. Christened "Lonesome" Rhodes, he begins a rocket-fueled ascent from drunken drifter to national media and political powerhouse, changing both of them forever.
18th Mar '18 12:50:57 PM snichols1973
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A roving young reporter (Patricia Neal) brings her radio equipment into a podunk Arkansas jail and falls into an interview with one of the inmates (Creator/AndyGriffith), who proves, probably to his own surprise, to be a naturally charming and charismatic man. Christened "Lonesome" Rhodes, he begins a rocket-fueled ascent from drunken drifter to national media and political powerhouse, changing both of them forever.

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A roving young reporter (Patricia Neal) brings her radio equipment into a podunk Arkansas jail and falls into an interview with one of the inmates (Creator/AndyGriffith), (Series/TheAndyGriffithShow), who proves, probably to his own surprise, to be a naturally charming and charismatic man. Christened "Lonesome" Rhodes, he begins a rocket-fueled ascent from drunken drifter to national media and political powerhouse, changing both of them forever.


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* ItsAllAboutMe: When Rhodes offers Marcia 10% of his share, she angrily reminds him that it was her idea which was responsible for his stardom, and demands in writing that she be treated as an equal partner.
15th Nov '17 5:29:08 PM Etheru
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* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: [invoked] In-Universe, after Rhodes' ugly opinions of the audience are leaked out to the public, he quickly loses his endorsement deals. While it's likely he'll revive his career, Miller notes that he'll never get as powerful as he used to be, and will more than likely be forgotten after a while.

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* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: [invoked] [[invoked]] In-Universe, after Rhodes' ugly opinions of the audience are leaked out to the public, he quickly loses his endorsement deals. While it's likely he'll revive his career, Miller notes that he'll never get as powerful as he used to be, and will more than likely be forgotten after a while.
15th Nov '17 5:23:29 PM Etheru
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* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: [invoked] In-Universe, after Rhodes' ugly opinions of the audience are leaked out to the public, he quickly loses his endorsement deals. While it's likely he'll revive his career, Miller notes that he'll never get as powerful as he used to be, and will more than likely be forgotten after a while.
27th Sep '17 3:51:13 AM Mdumas43073
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* RagsToRiches: Rhodes goes from a drifter with one spare shirt and a guitar to his name to having the top two floors of a New York Hotel.

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* RagsToRiches: Rhodes goes from a drifter with one spare shirt and a guitar to his name to having occupying the top two floors of a luxurious New York Hotel.hotel.



* VillainousBreakdown: As a result of Rhodes' downfall.

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* VillainousBreakdown: As a result of Rhodes' Rhodes's downfall.
27th Sep '17 3:48:29 AM Mdumas43073
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* DeadpanSnarker: Mel Miller (Walter Matthau), the world-weary head writer for Rhodes' ''Cracker Barrel'' show.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Mel Miller (Walter Matthau), (Creator/WalterMatthau), the world-weary head writer for Rhodes' ''Cracker Barrel'' show.
27th Sep '17 3:46:57 AM Mdumas43073
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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''.
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