History Film / AttackOfThe50FootWoman

11th Oct '16 12:24:32 PM BigBadTroper
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* BigBad: The alien who transformed Nancy into a giantess.
22nd Sep '16 3:17:44 PM Mdumas43073
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13th Sep '16 8:53:20 AM Sapphirea2
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''Attack of the 50-Foot Woman'' is a 1958 American black-and-white {{science fiction}} film that acted as something of a DistaffCounterpart to ''Film/TheAmazingColossalMan''. One of the classic [[BMovie B-Movies]], it is well remembered for its rather silly premise, as well as being a rather large source of {{Fanservice}}. The movie was also remade for HBO in 1993.

The basic plot is that Nancy Archer, a woman with a drinking problem and a cheating husband, has a close encounter out in the desert with aliens. In an attempt to convince her husband of what she saw, she takes him back out into the desert, where he [[DirtyCoward abandons her]] when the aliens reappear. She's found later, and her husband plots to kill her, but she's grown giant in her sleep. She goes on a classic {{Kaiju}} rampage upon awakening, looking for her husband. During her rampage, she kills the other woman and kidnaps her husband ''Film/KingKong'' style. She's killed by an exploding power line transformer, which kills off her husband in the process.

The remake, with Creator/DarylHannah, ramps the [[{{Jerkass}} unsympathetic portrayal]] of her husband UpToEleven, and has a much happier ending for Nancy. The remake has some markers of a [[LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek Lifetime original movie]], with every man being despicable or useless, and all the women, [[DoubleStandard including her husband's mistress]], getting sympathetic portrayals and happy endings.

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''Attack of the 50-Foot Woman'' is a 1958 American black-and-white {{science fiction}} film that acted as something of a DistaffCounterpart to ''Film/TheAmazingColossalMan''. One of the classic [[BMovie B-Movies]], it is well remembered for its rather silly premise, as well as being a rather large source of {{Fanservice}}. The movie {{Fanservice}}, and was also remade for HBO in 1993.

The basic plot is that plot: Nancy Archer, a woman with a drinking problem and a cheating husband, has a close encounter out in the desert with aliens. In an attempt to convince her husband of what she saw, she takes him back out into the desert, where he [[DirtyCoward abandons her]] when the aliens reappear. She's found later, and her husband plots to kill her, but she's grown into a giant in her sleep. She goes on a classic {{Kaiju}} rampage upon awakening, looking for her husband. During her rampage, she kills the other woman and kidnaps her husband ''Film/KingKong'' style. She's killed by an exploding power line transformer, which kills off and her husband in the process.

thus dies with her.

The remake, with Creator/DarylHannah, ramps the [[{{Jerkass}} unsympathetic portrayal]] of her husband UpToEleven, and has a much happier ending for Nancy. The remake has some markers It could be seen as a tongue-in-cheek version of a [[LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek Lifetime original movie]], with every movie]]: Every man being is despicable or useless, and all the women, [[DoubleStandard including even her husband's mistress]], getting get sympathetic portrayals and happy endings.
endings!



* BewareTheNiceOnes: As soon as she started to realize that she couldn't be pushed around at 50 feet tall, Nancy starts telling off her father for controlling her.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: As soon as she started starts to realize that she couldn't (literally) can't be pushed around at 50 feet tall, Nancy starts telling off her father for controlling her.



* FeministFantasy: This is a movie that ends with three giant women keeping their husbands/boyfriends in a jar as they all fly off in the spaceship. Also, the closest thing to a sympathetic male character is the sheriff who is morally neutral. Even Nancy's husband's mistress is treated more sympathetically.

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* FeministFantasy: This is a movie that ends with three giant women keeping their husbands/boyfriends in a jar as they all fly off in the spaceship. spaceship! Also, the closest thing to a sympathetic male character is the sheriff sheriff, who is morally neutral. Even Nancy's husband's mistress is treated more sympathetically.sympathetically than in the original.



* HumanAliens:[[spoiler: Maybe. In the end we see Nancy beamed onto a spaceship with two other giant women, but it's not clear whether they're the same as her or actual aliens.]]

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* HumanAliens:[[spoiler: HumanAliens: Maybe. [[spoiler: In the end we see Nancy beamed onto a spaceship with two other giant women, but it's not clear whether they're the same as her or actual aliens.]]



* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:Nancy's husband ends up trapped with two other men in an endless sensitivity training session controlled by giant women.]]

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* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:Nancy's Nancy's husband ends up [[spoiler: trapped with two other men in an endless sensitivity training session controlled by giant women.]]women]].



* TouchedByVorlons

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* TouchedByVorlonsTouchedByVorlons: Our heroine.



* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue:Noticeably only for the female characters.

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue:Noticeably WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: Noticeably only for the female characters.
13th Aug '16 7:49:58 PM TonyG
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* WouldntHurtAGirl: Deputy Charlie isn't willing to shoot Giant Nancy in the middle of her rampage. [[WouldHurtAGirl Her own husband is another story.]]

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* WouldntHurtAGirl: WouldntHitAGirl: Deputy Charlie isn't willing to shoot Giant Nancy in the middle of her rampage. [[WouldHurtAGirl [[WouldHitAGirl Her own husband is another story.]]
13th Aug '16 7:49:20 PM TonyG
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* WouldntHurtAGirl: Deputy Charlie isn't willing to shoot Giant Nancy in the middle of her rampage. [[WouldHurtAGirl Her own husband is another story.]]
23rd Jul '16 3:53:25 PM TonyG
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* CoversAlwaysLie: The famous poster, besides depicting Nancy as being much bigger than 50 feet, has her attacking a highway overpass in a city, whereas the movie takes place in a small desert town with nary a paved road.
9th Jul '16 7:59:21 PM JamesAustin
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!!!The 1958 movie contains examples of:

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9th Jul '16 6:48:06 PM JamesAustin
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9th Jul '16 6:38:28 PM JamesAustin
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Originally a 1958 movie that acted as something of a DistaffCounterpart to ''Film/TheAmazingColossalMan''. One of the classic [[BMovie B-Movies]], ''Attack of the 50-Foot Woman'' is well remembered for its rather silly premise, as well as being a rather large source of {{Fanservice}}. The movie was also remade for HBO in 1993.

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Originally ''Attack of the 50-Foot Woman'' is a 1958 movie American black-and-white {{science fiction}} film that acted as something of a DistaffCounterpart to ''Film/TheAmazingColossalMan''. One of the classic [[BMovie B-Movies]], ''Attack of the 50-Foot Woman'' it is well remembered for its rather silly premise, as well as being a rather large source of {{Fanservice}}. The movie was also remade for HBO in 1993.
22nd Jun '16 1:28:20 PM TonyG
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* MedicationTampering: Harry tries to kill Nancy with a morphine overdose. He's stopped when the nurse turns on the light, which also reveals Nancy's growth.
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