History Film / BeingThere

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* IdiotHero: Verging on {{Deconstruction}}, because Chance doesn't really do anything heroic but has various admirable qualities projected onto him by the others.
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** At the end of the film [[spoiler:the Washington power brokers who are acting as Ben's pallbearers decide that "Chauncey's" mysterious background will make him a viable presidential candidate, since he won't have any scandals to taint him.]]
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* TrophyWife: Eve for Ben.
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Inverted with Chance -- when you think of a combination of Cary Grant and early-'70s Ted Kennedy, a graying, overweight Peter Sellers is ''not'' who comes to mind.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Inverted with Chance -- when you think of a combination of Cary Grant and early-'70s Ted Kennedy, a graying, overweight Peter Sellers is ''not'' who comes to mind. (Jerzy Kosinski originally wanted Ryan O'Neal to play Chance).
16th Aug '16 8:25:25 PM Ezclee4050
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** The edited-for-commercial-TV print replaced the outtakes with just the closing music and TV static in the background, presumably because of the word "ass" used repetitively in the outtakes.
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* CampGay: Dennis, the man who propositions Chance at the dinner party.
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* CreatorCameo: Hal Ashby as the man by the filing cabinet in the newspaper office.
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* AlsoSprachZarathustra: In the film, the funky jazz CoverVersion by Eumir Deodato (a big pop hit in 1973) plays when Chance leaves the townhouse.



* CreatorInJoke: When Chance watches ''Film/TheThomasCrownAffair1968'' on TV. That movie was co-edited by this movie's director, Hal Ashby.

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* CreatorInJoke: When Chance watches ''Film/TheThomasCrownAffair1968'' on TV. That movie was co-edited by this the movie's director, Hal Ashby.
16th Aug '16 1:48:42 AM Ezclee4050
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* CreatorInJoke: When Chance watches ''Film/TheThomasCrownAffair1968'' on TV. That movie was co-edited by this movie's director, Hal Ashby.
16th Aug '16 1:39:56 AM Ezclee4050
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** The edited-for-commercial-TV print replaced the outtakes with just the closing music and TV static in the background, presumably because of the word "ass" used repetitively in the outtakes.
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