History Film / Arthur

12th Jun '16 4:12:30 PM Temmere
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This 1981 film was the biggest comedy hit of its year ''and'' the biggest solo success of Dudley Moore's career. It was followed by an unsuccessful sequel (''Arthur 2: On the Rocks'') in 1988. It has nothing to do with [[WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} cartoon aardvarks]], but ''is'' the nearest thing we're ever likely to get to a Creator/PGWodehouse adaptation in the top-ten grossers of the year department.

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This 1981 film was the biggest comedy hit of its year ''and'' the biggest solo success of Dudley Moore's career.career, and Sir John Gielgud, one of the most respected stage actors of the Twentieth Century, won an Academy Award for his role as Hobson, Arthur's butler. It was followed by an unsuccessful sequel (''Arthur 2: On the Rocks'') in 1988. It has nothing to do with [[WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} cartoon aardvarks]], but ''is'' the nearest thing we're ever likely to get to a Creator/PGWodehouse adaptation in the top-ten grossers of the year department.
28th Dec '15 9:12:07 AM AnotherGuy
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* LoopholeAbuse: Martha's solution to Arthur's dilemma? Marry Susan and have an affair with Linda.
28th Dec '15 9:05:10 AM AnotherGuy
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* SophisticatedAsHell: Martha. She buys one of the most famous paintings in the world, and mentions that the dealer "jerked her around" on the price.

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* SophisticatedAsHell: Martha. She buys one of the most famous paintings in the world, and mentions that the dealer "jerked her around" on the price. (Said painting is Vermeer's "Woman with a Pearl Necklace"; Martha misidentifies it as "Woman Admiring Pearls".)
28th Dec '15 8:29:30 AM AnotherGuy
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* TookALevelInJerkass: Susan in the sequel. In the first film, she was a WellIntentionedExtremist and really didn't have a hostile bone in her body. In the sequel, it plays up the WomanScorned, even having her mock Linda for being barren when she's "as fertile as the Napa Valley".
28th Dec '15 8:27:25 AM AnotherGuy
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* NotBotheringWithTheAccent: The English actor Dudley Moore plays Arthur, a New Yorker. A little bit of FridgeBrilliance comes from the fact Arthur's role model and father figure is his QuintessentialBritishGentleman [[TheJeeves Jeeves]].

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* NotBotheringWithTheAccent: NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: The English actor Dudley Moore plays Arthur, a New Yorker. A little bit of FridgeBrilliance comes from the fact Arthur's role model and father figure is his QuintessentialBritishGentleman [[TheJeeves Jeeves]].
28th Dec '15 8:27:04 AM AnotherGuy
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* FakeAmerican: The English actor Dudley Moore plays Arthur, a New Yorker.


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* NotBotheringWithTheAccent: The English actor Dudley Moore plays Arthur, a New Yorker. A little bit of FridgeBrilliance comes from the fact Arthur's role model and father figure is his QuintessentialBritishGentleman [[TheJeeves Jeeves]].
28th Dec '15 8:25:19 AM AnotherGuy
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* BadassBoast: "Don't screw with ''me'', Burt."

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* BadassBoast: "Don't screw with ''me'', Burt."" Preceded by an ArmorPiercingSlap.
9th Aug '15 10:08:54 AM SetsunasaNiWa
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* TheAlcoholic: [[CaptainObvious Obviously, given the source material.]] But Arthur justifies his drinking [[spoiler: because of his father. His Father was a frugal man, had no excesses, walked everywhere he went... and dropped dead of a heart attack at age 44. The lesson Arthur takes from this tragedy is "Why bother to take care of yourself?"]]

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* TheAlcoholic: [[CaptainObvious Obviously, given the source material.]] material. But Arthur justifies his drinking [[spoiler: because of his father. His Father was a frugal man, had no excesses, walked everywhere he went... and dropped dead of a heart attack at age 44. The lesson Arthur takes from this tragedy is "Why bother to take care of yourself?"]]
27th Mar '15 8:31:19 PM thecouchwitch
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* AmbiguouslyBi: Arthur makes references to being caught in affairs with transvestites and to visiting gay bars.
11th Feb '15 2:58:26 PM JohnnyLurg
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* FakeAmerican: The English actor Dudley Moore plays Arthur, a New Yorker.
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