History Film / BeingThere

4th Dec '16 10:44:16 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle:
** Because the title doesn't translate well, non-English-speaking territories changed it, usually into a ProtagonistTitle. ''Chance the Gardener'' was probably the most popular of these, but there were others: ''Bienvenue Mister Chance'' (French) and ''Chance'' (Japanese; also a DoubleMeaningTitle); ''In The Garden'' was utilized in some South American countries. Italy used ''Oltre il giardino'', or "Beyond the Garden".
** On the other hand Poland's translators have opted for what roughly translates to ''It's Enough To Be'', Czechoslovakia has gone with ''I Was There'', and Russia decided to go with literal translation of title, so in Slavic territories it was partially averted.
4th Dec '16 10:41:38 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* IdiotPlot: A rare case where people not asking obvious questions is part of the story's point.
22nd Nov '16 11:05:41 PM Ezclee4050
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This 1971 Jerzy Kosinski novella is now [[AdaptationDisplacement better known]] for its 1979 film adaptation, directed by Hal Ashby, starring Creator/PeterSellers, Creator/ShirleyMacLaine, and Melvyn Douglas.

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This 1971 Jerzy Kosinski novella is now [[AdaptationDisplacement better known]] for its 1979 film adaptation, directed by Hal Ashby, Creator/HalAshby, starring Creator/PeterSellers, Creator/ShirleyMacLaine, and Melvyn Douglas.
4th Sep '16 11:07:17 PM erforce
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->"As long as the roots are not severed, all is well, and all ''will'' be well, in the garden."

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->"As ->''"As long as the roots are not severed, all is well, and all ''will'' be well, in the garden."
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Actor Peter Sellers was particularly touched by this successful satire; he heavily identified with Chance's fate to be only what others want/need him to be. He was determined to play the role in a film, which took about seven years to get off the ground as his star had fallen far by the early 1970s. Thus, the latter entries he did in Film/ThePinkPanther series were largely to reestablish his bankability and reputation. Between this and director Hal Ashby's own rising star (Sellers was a fan of ''Film/HaroldAndMaude'' and immediately pegged him to direct) by way of films like ''Shampoo'' and ''Coming Home'' the film finally arrived in 1979. It is a close adaptation of the book, albeit with some significant expansion and, perhaps most famously, a TwistEnding. It is also Sellers' penultimate film[[note]] his last, ''The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu'', was released posthumously[[/note]].

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Actor Peter Sellers was particularly touched by this successful satire; he heavily identified with Chance's fate to be only what others want/need him to be. He was determined to play the role in a film, which took about seven years to get off the ground as his star had fallen far by the early 1970s. Thus, the latter entries he did in Film/ThePinkPanther ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' series were largely to reestablish re-establish his bankability and reputation. Between this and director Hal Ashby's own rising star (Sellers was a fan of ''Film/HaroldAndMaude'' and immediately pegged him to direct) by way of films like ''Shampoo'' and ''Coming Home'' the film finally arrived in 1979. It is a close adaptation of the book, albeit with some significant expansion and, perhaps most famously, a TwistEnding. It is also Sellers' penultimate film[[note]] his last, ''The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu'', was released posthumously[[/note]].
1st Sep '16 2:47:16 PM Ezclee4050
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* EndingMemorialService: [[spoiler: For Ben]]
26th Aug '16 7:50:40 PM Ezclee4050
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* InnocentBigot: In the film, Louise is the only black person Chance has ever known until he leaves home. After that there are a couple episodes that suggests that he thinks all black people know each other or serve the same functions as one another.
18th Aug '16 4:30:06 PM Ezclee4050
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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.
18th Aug '16 3:06:30 PM Ezclee4050
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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.]]
18th Aug '16 3:01:55 PM Ezclee4050
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* TrophyWife: Eve for Ben.
17th Aug '16 3:10:10 PM Ezclee4050
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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).
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