History Film / Brazil

19th May '17 3:01:41 AM alnair20aug93
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Not to be confused with [[UsefulNotes/{{Brazil}} the large country in South America]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil_%28mythical_island%29 the phantom island]] from Irish mythology that appeared in fellow Python Terry Jones's film ''Film/ErikTheViking''. The title actually refers to [[EarWorm a recurring musical motif]] involving the Latin American tune "Aquarela Do Brasil", which features prominently throughout the soundtrack.

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Not to be confused with [[UsefulNotes/{{Brazil}} the large country in South America]] America]][[labelnote:trivia]]Which overthrew their military government in the year the film was released.[[/labelnote]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil_%28mythical_island%29 the phantom island]] from Irish mythology that appeared in fellow Python Terry Jones's film ''Film/ErikTheViking''. The title actually refers to [[EarWorm a recurring musical motif]] involving the Latin American tune "Aquarela Do Brasil", which features prominently throughout the soundtrack.
16th May '17 7:43:42 AM TheGreatConversation
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* MotherMakesYouKing: Lowry's promotions are all the work of his mother.
15th May '17 3:02:29 PM TheGreatConversation
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* DeathOfPersonality: [[spoiler:Lowry's fate]].



* DownerEnding: The last scene.

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* DownerEnding: The last scene.DownerEnding



* {{Lobotomy}}: Implied cause of [[spoiler:Lowry's DeathOfPersonality]].



* SoundOnlyDeath: When the militia arrives to capture [[spoiler:Sam]], the screen goes black and we hear gunfire, likely directed at [[spoiler:Jill]].

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* SoundOnlyDeath: When the militia arrives to capture [[spoiler:Sam]], [[spoiler:Lowry]], the screen goes black and we hear gunfire, likely directed at [[spoiler:Jill]].
15th May '17 2:57:44 PM TheGreatConversation
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* DisproportionateRetribution:
** The engineers Dowser and Spoor ruin Lowry's apartment for sending them away on a technicality rather than letting them answer his service call. Pettiness and lack of empathy are a running theme in the film's dystopian world.

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* DisproportionateRetribution:
DisproportionateRetribution: Pettiness and lack of empathy are a running theme in the film's dystopian world.
** The engineers Dowser and Spoor ruin Lowry's apartment for sending them away on a technicality rather than letting them answer his service call. Pettiness
** In return, Tuttle switches some pipes
and lack of empathy are a running theme in the film's dystopian world.fills their air-sealed suits with sewage.


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* TheEveryman: Sam.


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* RealityEnsues: Happens frequently as Sam moves in and out of fantasy sequences.


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* SoundOnlyDeath: When the militia arrives to capture [[spoiler:Sam]], the screen goes black and we hear gunfire, likely directed at [[spoiler:Jill]].
24th Apr '17 4:47:16 PM Malady
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* OneWordTitle: From the description: Not to be confused with [[UsefulNotes/{{Brazil}} the large country in South America]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil_%28mythical_island%29 the phantom island]] from Irish mythology that appeared in fellow Python Terry Jones's film ''Film/ErikTheViking''. The title actually refers to [[EarWorm a recurring musical motif]] involving the Latin American tune "Aquarela Do Brasil", which features prominently throughout the soundtrack.
13th Apr '17 7:44:52 PM pokedude10
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* PrefersTheIllusion: One of the possible endings has the protagonist retreat permanently into his HappyPlace as a means to escape his torture. Oddly, this isn't as heartbreaking considering the CrapsackWorld he lives in.
3rd Apr '17 3:09:39 AM Ereiam
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** Played straight: Mrs. Ida Lowry regenerates to the point where her last appearance is played by a different actress -- although it could be argued that was fever-induced.

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** Played straight: Mrs. Ida Lowry regenerates to the point where her last appearance is played by a different actress actress[[note]]And not just any actress: her body double is actually Kim Greist, which means she ends up with ''Jill'''s face.[[/note]] -- although it could be argued that was fever-induced.
3rd Apr '17 3:03:30 AM Ereiam
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* GoneHorriblyRight: A rare and brief heroic example. When Sam decides to rebel against the bureaucracy, he attempts to help a terrorist to evade arrest. The terrorist he's assisting [[spoiler: isn't one, and points out the horrific carnage around them, telling him he needs to help the people hurt.]]

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* GoneHorriblyRight: A rare and brief heroic example. When Sam decides to rebel against the bureaucracy, he attempts to help a terrorist to evade arrest. arrest, only to witness a bomb attack. The terrorist he's been assisting [[spoiler: isn't one, and points out the horrific carnage around them, telling him he needs to help the people hurt.]]
3rd Apr '17 3:01:52 AM Ereiam
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* GoneHorriblyRight: A rare and brief heroic example. When Sam decides to rebel against the bureaucracy, he attempts to participate in a terrorist attack. The terrorist he's assisting [[spoiler: isn't one, and points out the horrific carnage around them, telling him he needs to help the people hurt.]]

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* GoneHorriblyRight: A rare and brief heroic example. When Sam decides to rebel against the bureaucracy, he attempts to participate in help a terrorist attack.to evade arrest. The terrorist he's assisting [[spoiler: isn't one, and points out the horrific carnage around them, telling him he needs to help the people hurt.]]
3rd Apr '17 2:58:56 AM Ereiam
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-->"Due to staff shortages, Central Services cannot take calls between 2300 and 0900. This has ''not'' been a recording. Have a nice day."

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-->"Due to staff shortages, Central Services cannot take calls between 2300 and 0900. [[VoicemailConfusion This has ''not'' has]] ''[[BlatantLies not]]'' [[VoicemailConfusion been a recording.recording]]. Have a nice day."
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