History Film / Brazil

18th Mar '16 5:06:16 PM Mdumas43073
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->''"I do assure you, Mrs. Buttle, the Ministry is very scrupulous about following up and eradicating any error."''
18th Mar '16 5:01:02 PM Mdumas43073
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14th Mar '16 3:00:03 PM eroock
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A 1985 film by director Creator/TerryGilliam, depicting one man's futile struggle against a futuristic (and [[DystopiaIsHard heavily decayed]]) [[VastBureaucracy governmental bureaucracy]], drawing very heavily on Creator/GeorgeOrwell's ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'' -- although Gilliam admitted to not having read ''1984'' when he directed '''''Brazil'''''. The film stakes a serious claim towards being the most definite and ghastly example of ExecutiveMeddling in the entire history of cinema. If you're not watching the director's cut, you're not watching the real thing.

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A 1985 film by director Creator/TerryGilliam, depicting one man's futile struggle against a futuristic (and [[DystopiaIsHard heavily decayed]]) [[VastBureaucracy governmental bureaucracy]], drawing very heavily on Creator/GeorgeOrwell's ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'' -- although Gilliam admitted to not having read ''1984'' when he directed '''''Brazil'''''.''Brazil''. The film stakes a serious claim towards being the most definite and ghastly example of ExecutiveMeddling in the entire history of cinema. If you're not watching the director's cut, you're not watching the real thing.


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* PovertyFood: Everyone eats sludge and/or goo. In high class Fine Dining restaurants they provide a picture of a good meal with the sludge, to show what you are theoretically eating.
13th Feb '16 6:14:34 AM Berrenta
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* DreamsOfFlying: Sam had recurring flight dreams. In one of them, he meets his love interest [[LoveBeforeFirstSight before meeting her for real]].
3rd Jan '16 4:35:21 PM Exxolon
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A 1985 film by director Creator/TerryGilliam, depicting one man's futile struggle against a futuristic (and [[DystopiaIsHard heavily decayed]]) [[VastBureaucracy governmental bureaucracy]], drawing very heavily on Creator/GeorgeOrwell's ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'' -- although Gilliam admitted to not having read ''1984'' when he directed ''Brazil''. The film stakes a serious claim towards being the most definite and ghastly example of ExecutiveMeddling in the entire history of cinema. If you're not watching the director's cut, you're not watching the real thing.

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A 1985 film by director Creator/TerryGilliam, depicting one man's futile struggle against a futuristic (and [[DystopiaIsHard heavily decayed]]) [[VastBureaucracy governmental bureaucracy]], drawing very heavily on Creator/GeorgeOrwell's ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'' -- although Gilliam admitted to not having read ''1984'' when he directed ''Brazil''.'''''Brazil'''''. The film stakes a serious claim towards being the most definite and ghastly example of ExecutiveMeddling in the entire history of cinema. If you're not watching the director's cut, you're not watching the real thing.
2nd Jan '16 12:15:56 AM Fireblood
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* BigBrotherIsEmployingYou: Deconstructed with Lowry.

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* BigBrotherIsEmployingYou: Deconstructed {{Deconstructed}} with Lowry.



* CapitalismIsBad: Downplayed example. It is more a satire of consumerism than capitalist economics as a whole, though according to Gilliam in an interview it hasn't stopped some [[EagleLand conservatives in the United States]] (who are more likely to be pro-capitalist) [[PeripheryDemographic from genuinely enjoying it]] and [[MisaimedFandom misinterpret its intended messages]].

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* CapitalismIsBad: Downplayed {{Downplayed}} example. It is more a satire of consumerism than capitalist economics as a whole, though according to Gilliam in an interview it hasn't stopped some [[EagleLand conservatives in the United States]] (who are more likely to be pro-capitalist) [[PeripheryDemographic from genuinely enjoying it]] and [[MisaimedFandom misinterpret its intended messages]].



* RunningGag: Sam's personal carrier (car) that gets torched by the urchins. Since he's obsessed with Jill, he doesn't report it stolen and ignores countless memos he receives which attempt to find out what happened to it. One of the crimes he stands accused of at the end is losing an entire fleet of personnel carriers.

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* RunningGag: Sam's personal personnel carrier (car) that gets torched by the urchins. Since he's obsessed with Jill, he doesn't report it stolen and ignores countless memos he receives which attempt to find out what happened to it. One of the crimes he stands accused of at the end is losing an entire fleet of "several" personnel carriers.



* SoundtrackDissonance: The only song in the movie (implied to be the only song in the society itself) is a bouncing Big Band number about love. Perfect for a harsh dystopian satire.

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* SoundtrackDissonance: The only song in the movie (implied ({{implied}} to be the only song in the society itself) is a bouncing Big Band number about love. Perfect for a harsh dystopian satire.



** Mr. Kurtzmann, Sam Lowry's neurotic boss, is named after Harvey Kurtzman, the cartoonist who discovered Terry Gilliam. Also Dr. Chapmann, thought to be named after Gilliam's fellow Python, (Dr) Graham Chapman. Both characters had an extra 'n' added to their names to make this less obvious.

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** Mr. Kurtzmann, Sam Lowry's neurotic boss, is named after Harvey Kurtzman, the cartoonist who discovered Terry Gilliam. Also Dr. Chapmann, thought to be named after Gilliam's fellow Python, (Dr) (Dr.) Graham Chapman. Both characters had an extra 'n' added to their names to make this less obvious.



* TakeThat: Sidney Sheinberg is credited as "Worst Boy" due to his Executive Meddling.

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* TakeThat: Sidney Sheinberg is credited as "Worst Boy" due to his Executive Meddling.ExecutiveMeddling.



* ThoseTwoGuys[=/=]ThoseTwoBadGuys: Dowser and Spoor, the two repairmen from Central Services straddle the line between these two tropes.
* ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil: Sam enjoys his moment of rebellion when he and Jill Layton escape from Information Retrieval and make a getaway in her cab... until he spots [[strike:an innocent bystander]] a soldier giving chase being slowly burnt to death and realises how much damage they have caused.

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* ThoseTwoGuys[=/=]ThoseTwoBadGuys: Dowser and Spoor, the two repairmen from Central Services Services, straddle the line between these two tropes.
* ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil: Sam enjoys his moment of rebellion when he and Jill Layton escape from Information Retrieval and make a getaway in her cab... until he spots [[strike:an innocent bystander]] a soldier giving chase being slowly burnt to death and realises realizes how much damage they have caused.



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Another possible interpretation of the film's setting "Somewhere in the twentieth century," both futuristic and retro. (It can imply whatever you want it to mean.)

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Another possible interpretation of the film's setting "Somewhere in the twentieth century," both futuristic and retro. (It retro (it can imply whatever you want it to mean.)mean).



* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: Played with. Any time that any act that can be classified as freedom fighting is shown, it is made clear that innocent people are still getting hurt and killed, and ultimately harms the public more than the society. The only time the freedom fighting is portrayed positively is at the end [[spoiler:and that all happens within Sam's head, which would likely filter the actions in a positive light. Also, by the end the film implies that there aren't any terrorists at all, and the explosions are just the machinery malfunctioning as usual.]]
* {{Zeerust}}: Invoked deliberately.

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* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: Played with.{{Played with}}. Any time that any act that can be classified as freedom fighting is shown, it is made clear that innocent people are still getting hurt and killed, and ultimately harms the public more than the society. The only time the freedom fighting is portrayed positively is at the end [[spoiler:and [[spoiler:(and that all happens within Sam's head, which would likely filter the actions in a positive light.light). Also, by the end the film implies that there aren't any terrorists at all, and the explosions are just the machinery malfunctioning as usual.]]
* {{Zeerust}}: Invoked {{Invoked}} deliberately.
26th Dec '15 12:17:32 PM LahmacunKebab
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* {{Zeerust}}: invoked deliberately.

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* {{Zeerust}}: invoked Invoked deliberately.
26th Dec '15 12:12:58 PM LahmacunKebab
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* NoodleImplements: ...and there is also a super bouncy ball and pacifier...

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* NoodleImplements: ... and there is also a super bouncy ball and pacifier...
26th Dec '15 9:07:49 AM LahmacunKebab
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* {{Dystopia}}: The bureaucracy has grown so large and unwieldy that it has taken over all aspects of modern life and nothing works right. No one bothers to fix problems or help people because it's not their responsibility. The state has become tyrannical, but is so incompetent that it assassinates the wrong people based on typos. It's also implied that the terrorists fighting the government are really just fictions created by the government to hide it's own screw-ups.

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* {{Dystopia}}: The bureaucracy has grown so large and unwieldy that it has taken over all aspects of modern life and nothing works right. No one bothers to fix problems or help people because it's not their responsibility. The state has become tyrannical, but is so incompetent that it assassinates the wrong people based on typos. It's also implied that the terrorists fighting the government are really just fictions created by the government to hide it's its own screw-ups.
26th Dec '15 9:06:35 AM LahmacunKebab
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* ColdBloodedTorture

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* ColdBloodedTortureColdBloodedTorture: [[spoiler:Jack]], for a living.
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