History Film / APrairieHomeCompanion

9th Jun '16 2:59:33 AM Ezclee4050
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* ContinuityNod: The station the film's version of ''APHC'' airs on, WLT, first appeared in Keillor's novel ''WLT: A Radio Romance''.

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The station the film's version of ''APHC'' airs on, WLT, first appeared in Keillor's novel ''WLT: A Radio Romance''. Romance''.
** There also seem to be several subtle nods to earlier Altman films. A live radio show featuring CountryMusic recalls ''{{Film/Nashville}}'' (as does having Lily Tomlin in the cast), Guy Noir is reminiscent of the portrayal of Literature/PhilipMarlowe in ''Film/TheLongGoodbye'' and a mysterious, otherworldly blonde woman in a long coat also played a prominent role in ''[[Film/BrewsterMccloud Brewster [=McCloud=]]]''
12th Mar '16 1:58:01 AM Mdumas43073
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* ShowWithInAShow: The eponymous ''APHC''.

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* ShowWithInAShow: ShowWithinAShow: The eponymous ''APHC''.
12th Mar '16 1:57:42 AM Mdumas43073
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* ShowWithInAShow: The eponymous ''APHC''.
12th Mar '16 1:56:41 AM Mdumas43073
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25th Jul '14 9:34:27 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* AllStarCast: Creator/KevinKline, MerylStreep, Lily Tomlin, Creator/JohnCReilly, Woody Harrelson, Creator/LindsayLohan, MayaRudolph, and Virginia Madsen.



* RealitySubtext: During the production of the film, Robert Altman's condition was fading and he announced that he had a pacemaker in his heart. For insurance purposes, BigNameFan, Creator/PaulThomasAnderson was an overseer who would step in as director if anything happened to Altman. As such, the film's themes of "death" can be seen as Altman's own reflection of his mortality.
** The fact that he died after production only adds to this.
--> ''"The death of an old man is not a tragedy."''



* ThrowItIn: When Guy Noir pops the champange bottle, the person who he accidentally hit (offscreen) was director Creator/RobertAltman.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Lyle Lovett and Music/TomWaits were originally cast as Dusty and Lefty.
** Creator/GeorgeClooney was offered the role of Guy Noir, but regretfully turned it down due to scheduling conflicts. Keillor jokes in the screenplay that he actually wanted Clooney to play ''him''.
16th Apr '14 1:11:37 PM nirao01
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* AllStarCast: Creator/KevinKline, MerylStreep, Lily Tomlin, John C. Reilly, Woody Harrelson, Creator/LindsayLohan, MayaRudolph, and Virginia Madsen.

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* AllStarCast: Creator/KevinKline, MerylStreep, Lily Tomlin, John C. Reilly, Creator/JohnCReilly, Woody Harrelson, Creator/LindsayLohan, MayaRudolph, and Virginia Madsen.
2nd Mar '14 2:12:31 AM m8e
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** GeorgeClooney was offered the role of Guy Noir, but regretfully turned it down due to scheduling conflicts. Keillor jokes in the screenplay that he actually wanted Clooney to play ''him''.

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** GeorgeClooney Creator/GeorgeClooney was offered the role of Guy Noir, but regretfully turned it down due to scheduling conflicts. Keillor jokes in the screenplay that he actually wanted Clooney to play ''him''.
18th Dec '13 10:57:22 PM ArthurS
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* TheShowMustGoOn

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* TheShowMustGoOnRealitySubtext: During the production of the film, Robert Altman's condition was fading and he announced that he had a pacemaker in his heart. For insurance purposes, BigNameFan, Creator/PaulThomasAnderson was an overseer who would step in as director if anything happened to Altman. As such, the film's themes of "death" can be seen as Altman's own reflection of his mortality.
** The fact that he died after production only adds to this.
--> ''"The death of an old man is not a tragedy."''
* TheShowMustGoOn : A theme explored in all its facets, with some of the cast members, especially Lindsay Lohan's character, thinking Keillor is a little callous when he refuses to pause when one of their own dies during production.
** The film's credits avert this, it plays over the cast singing and performing even AfterTheEnd.
10th Oct '13 10:03:46 AM Viira
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* IncrediblyLamePun: Most of the jokes in the "Bad Jokes" song.


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* {{Pun}}: Most of the jokes in the "Bad Jokes" song.
21st Aug '13 8:01:11 AM Jeduthun
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* IncrediblyLamePun: Most of the jokes in the "Bad Jokes" song.
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