History Film / ChittyChittyBangBang

11th Feb '18 3:33:04 PM fruitstripegum
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* HomemadeInventions: Caractacus' works exhibit this, such as his automated breakfast maker.



* HomemadeInventions: Caractacus' works exhibit this, such as his automated breakfast maker.
2nd Feb '18 7:59:30 PM Saveelich
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The book it's based on was written by Creator/IanFleming. [[Literature/JamesBond Yes, THAT Ian Fleming]]. The movie itself was produced by Albert Broccoli [[Film/JamesBond of the same fame]]. Creator/GertFrobe, who played the Baron, also played [[RuleOfThree Auric]] Film/{{Goldfinger}}. Desmond Llewellyn of "Q" fame played Coggins. Creator/BennyHill was the Toymaker. Oh, and the screenwriter was Creator/RoaldDahl (who, to continue the ''Bond'' allusions, wrote the screenplay to ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''). Seriously, you can't make this stuff up.

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The book it's based on was written by Creator/IanFleming. [[Literature/JamesBond Yes, THAT Ian Fleming]]. The movie itself was produced by Albert Broccoli [[Film/JamesBond of the same fame]]. Creator/GertFrobe, who played the Baron, also played [[RuleOfThree Auric]] Film/{{Goldfinger}}. Desmond Llewellyn of "Q" fame Creator/DesmondLlewelyn played Coggins. Creator/BennyHill was the Toymaker. Oh, and the screenwriter was Creator/RoaldDahl (who, to continue the ''Bond'' allusions, wrote the screenplay to ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''). Seriously, you can't make this stuff up.
23rd Jan '18 11:13:04 AM MarshalGrover
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* AshFace: Happens to the Vulgarian agents where their dynamite stunt backfires.
23rd Jan '18 11:12:34 AM MarshalGrover
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* RoadrunnerVsCoyote: The agent's initial attempts to capture Chitty are straight out of Wile E. Coyote's handbook.
21st Nov '17 5:12:32 PM 8BrickMario
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* BalefulPolymorph: "Doll on a Music Box" claims that the doll (actually Truly in disguise) was once human and cursed to become a mechanical object of amusement.

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* BalefulPolymorph: Taken literally, "Doll on a Music Box" claims that the doll (actually Truly in disguise) was once human and cursed to become a mechanical object of amusement.amusement. [[RuleOfSymbolism However, it can also refer to Truly feeling restricted by the position and expectations associated with her social stature.]]



* BigWhat: After Truly crashed her car into the lake for the second time, the following exchange happened between Mr. Potts and her:

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* BigWhat: After Truly crashed crashes her car into the lake for the second time, the following exchange happened happens between her and Mr. Potts and her:Potts:



** Earlier on, the Baron repeatedly tries to kill his own wife with no success.

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** Earlier on, the Baron [[TheBluebeard repeatedly tries tries]] to [[AwfulWeddedLife kill his own wife wife]] with no success.



* CreatorThumbprint: Roald Dahl's hand in adapting the story is rather clear, with such aspects as not one, but two ChildHater antagonists, one of whom is directly involved in harming them, and conversely, two adults who really care about children, and dark comedy like a couple singing a loving duet while one tries to kill the other.

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* CanonForeigner: Most notably, Truly Scrumptious and everybody to do with Vulgaria were invented by Dahl for this film.
* CreatorThumbprint: Roald Dahl's hand in adapting the story is rather clear, with such aspects as not one, but two new ChildHater antagonists, one of whom is directly involved in harming them, and conversely, two adults who really care about children, and dark comedy like a couple singing a loving duet while one tries to kill the other.
18th Nov '17 9:57:07 AM 8BrickMario
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* BalefulPolymorph: "Doll on a Music Box" claims that the doll (actually Truly in disguise) was once human and cursed to become a mechanical object of amusement.



* CreatorThumbprint: Roald Dahl's hand in adapting the story is rather clear, with such aspects as not one, but two ChildHater antagonists, one of whom is directly involved in harming them, and conversely, two adults who really care about children, and dark comedy like a couple singing a loving duet while one tries to kill the other.



* HooksAndCrooks: The Child Catcher carries a hook, but we don't see him use it.



* NoOSHACompliance: The Scrumptious candy factory doesn't have handrails and has some of the boiling vats of sugar sitting on the edges...

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* NoOSHACompliance: The Scrumptious candy factory doesn't have handrails on its high catwalks (that many people are dancing on) and has some of the boiling vats of sugar sitting on the edges...



** Also, Caractacus (say it really fast, and drop the "acus") Potts. Possibly {{lampshaded}} when Caractacus asks his children if they believe he's a crackpot.

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** Also, Caractacus (say it really fast, and drop the "acus") Potts. Possibly {{lampshaded}} when Caractacus asks his children if they believe he's a crackpot. This is held over from the book.



* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: The first spy's villainous {{Monologuing}} includes the odd rhetorical question. The second spy is prone to attempting to answer them. In fact, it's the first thing he does when they are [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduced]]: "Now then, where are?" "I have here a map!" "I know where we are, stupid!"
* RobotGirl: {{Invoked|trope}} as part of the plot to rescue the children. Trudy disguises herself as a Doll-on-a-Music-Box, a present for the villain ruler.

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* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: The first spy's villainous {{Monologuing}} includes the odd rhetorical question. The second spy is prone to attempting to answer them. In fact, it's the first thing he does when they are [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduced]]: "Now then, where are?" are we?" "I have here a map!" "I know where we are, stupid!"
* RobotGirl: {{Invoked|trope}} as part of the plot to rescue the children. Trudy Truly disguises herself as a Doll-on-a-Music-Box, doll on a music box, a present for the villain ruler.



* SwingLowSweetHarriet: Truly on her garden swing. Rrrrowrrr...

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* SwingLowSweetHarriet: Truly on her garden swing. Rrrrowrrr...
18th Sep '17 6:40:15 AM CosmicFerret
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** Incidentally, the inflated raft version of Chitty is movie-specific. In the book she's an even cooler boat. Chitty folds her wheels down and spins them to create a hovercraft-like effect. And Fleming thought this up decades before ''BackToTheFuture'' "hover conversions" were invented!

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** Incidentally, the inflated raft version of Chitty is movie-specific. In the book she's an even cooler boat. Chitty folds her wheels down and spins them to create a hovercraft-like effect. And Fleming thought this up decades before ''BackToTheFuture'' ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' "hover conversions" were invented!
15th Sep '17 9:20:35 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* TheBaroness: ''The'' Baroness. Unlike most examples, this Baroness is in fact an actual baroness. She is married to a baron and lives in the capital of a barony.

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* TheBaroness: ''The'' Baroness. Unlike most examples, this Baroness is in fact [[AristocratsAreEvil an actual baroness.baroness]]. She is married to a baron and lives in the capital of a barony.
27th Aug '17 3:25:00 PM SamCurt
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* GadgeteersHouse: The Potts family house is littered with the HomemadeInventions of father Caractus Potts, including the [[RubeGoldbergDevice automated breakfast maker]] in the kitchen and the music box in the children's room.
12th Aug '17 3:34:55 PM WillBGood
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* BigWhat: After Truly crashed her car into the lake for the second time, the following exchange happened between Mr. Potts and her---Potts: ´´I think you´ll find a slight squeeze on the hooter an excellent safety precaution, Ms. Scrumptious.´´ Truly: ´´Well never mind about that! How am I supposed to get out of here?´´ Potts: ´´Well, it looks as though you´ll have to walk. Or, uh, swim.´´ Truly: ´´WHAT? In THIS dress? Oh, don´t be ridiculous, Mr. Potts.´´ In fairness to Truly, she was wearing a very fancy, white, ankle-length dress, and Mr. Potts was suggesting she swim to shore. The pond her car was partially submerged in was also pretty dirty. Even if she were willing to soil her very expensive dress, swimming in an ankle-length dress is probably very difficult.

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* BigWhat: After Truly crashed her car into the lake for the second time, the following exchange happened between Mr. Potts and her---Potts: ´´I her:
-->'''Potts:''' "I
think you´ll you'll find a slight squeeze on the hooter an excellent safety precaution, Ms. Scrumptious.´´ Truly: ´´Well "\\
'''Truly:''' "Well
never mind about that! How am I supposed to get out of here?´´ Potts: ´´Well, here?"\\
'''Potts:''' "Well,
it looks as though you´ll you'll have to walk. Or, uh, swim.´´ Truly: ´´WHAT? "\\
'''Truly:''' "WHAT?
In THIS dress? Oh, don´t don't be ridiculous, Mr. Potts.´´ "
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In fairness to Truly, she was wearing a very fancy, white, ankle-length dress, and Mr. Potts was suggesting she swim to shore. The pond her car was partially submerged in was also pretty dirty. Even if she were willing to soil her very expensive dress, swimming in an ankle-length dress is probably very difficult.
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