History Film / ChittyChittyBangBang

7th Jan '17 12:21:46 PM Odacon_Spy
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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/GertFröbe, 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/GertFröbe, 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.
29th Nov '16 1:11:36 PM Kalaong
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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The episode of the two spies dressed as "English gentlemen" ''may'' be based on a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII story in which two German spies were apprehended in the fen-country of Norfolk because (having been misled by Creator/PGWodehouse and other similar English authors) they had attempted to pass as Englishmen by wearing spats and top-hats, both unsuitable to the terrain and hopelessly out of fashion by the 1940s. Caractacus is reputed to be partially based on Henry Leland.

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The episode of the two spies dressed as "English gentlemen" ''may'' be based on a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII story in which two German spies were apprehended in the fen-country of Norfolk because (having been misled by Creator/PGWodehouse and other similar English authors) they had attempted to pass as Englishmen by wearing spats and top-hats, both unsuitable to the terrain and hopelessly out of fashion by the 1940s. Caractacus is reputed to be partially based on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_M._Leland Henry Leland.M. Leland]].
25th Nov '16 10:09:47 PM Kooshmeister
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* AttackAttackRetreatRetreat: The lone Vulgarian foot soldier following behind the cavalry, when the gates close behind him.

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* AttackAttackRetreatRetreat: The lone Vulgarian foot soldier admiral following behind the cavalry, when the gates close behind him.
24th Nov '16 6:43:27 PM Kalmbach
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* BlackHumor: Toward the end of the film, several characters are thrown into the lake near Neuschwanstein Castle. If you know the history of Neuschwanstein (there were several tragic drownings in that lake), this is a ''lot'' darker.

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* BlackHumor: Toward the end of the film, several characters are thrown into the lake near Neuschwanstein Castle. If you know the history of Neuschwanstein (there were several tragic drownings (Ludwig II of Bavaria, who built the castle, mysteriously drowned in that a lake), this is a ''lot'' darker.



* CoolAirship: Bomburst has a dirigible.



* DrivingIntoATruck: Lord Scrumptious is captured by being tricked, ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''-style, into driving up into the back of a truck.

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* DrivingIntoATruck: Lord Scrumptious is captured by being tricked, ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''-style, into driving through a painted backdrop and up into the back of a truck.



* EmergencyCargoDump: Vulgarian thieves steal Grandpa's hut (with Grandpa in it) by towing it away on a hot air balloon, but soon start losing altitude from the weight of the hut. They resort to throwing out cargo, and when that doesn't work throw out the two spies that caught Grandpa in the first place. Said spies are left to tread water in the middle of the ocean, and actually make it back to shore in the climax.

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* EmergencyCargoDump: Vulgarian thieves steal Grandpa's hut (with Grandpa in it) by towing it away on a hot air balloon, dirigible, but soon start losing altitude from the weight of the hut. They resort to throwing out cargo, and when that doesn't work throw out the two spies that caught Grandpa in the first place. Said spies are left to tread water in the middle of the ocean, and actually make it back to shore in the climax.
24th Nov '16 6:35:07 PM Kalmbach
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* RunningGag: Truly ends up in a boggy pond whenever she's driving by the Pottses.

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* RunningGag: Truly ends up in a boggy pond whenever she's driving by the Pottses. It happens [[RuleOfThree three times]].



* VillainLoveSong: "[[EarWorm You're my little ]][[TastesLikeDiabetes chu-chi face!]]" Subverted since he spends the whole song trying to kill her.

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* VillainLoveSong: "[[EarWorm You're my little ]][[TastesLikeDiabetes chu-chi face!]]" Subverted since he spends the whole song [[TheBluebeard trying to kill her.]]
21st Nov '16 10:50:47 AM CumbersomeTercel
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Caractacus Potts (an English inventor [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent with an American accent]] played by Dick Van Dyke) rebuilds an old wreck of a race-car and makes a few slight improvements, such as giving it the ability to [[CoolBoat sail]] and to [[FlyingCar fly]]. However, they are being threatened by [[AristocratsAreEvil Baron Bomburst]] of the vaguely ''mitteleuropäisch'' land of [[{{Ruritania}} Vulgaria,]] who covets the car for himself. After his father is kidnapped by the Baron's forces, Caractacus, his two kids, and the beautiful daughter of a candy mogul all travel to the land of Vulgaria [[note]]Location shooting for the film version was done around the [[TheSixteenLandsOfDeutschland Bavarian]] castle of Neuschwanstein and in the medieval town of Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber[[/note]] and get into more misadventures. HilarityEnsues.

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]]. Gert Fröbe, 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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Caractacus Potts (an English inventor [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent with an American accent]] played by Dick Van Dyke) Creator/DickVanDyke) rebuilds an old wreck of a race-car and makes a few slight improvements, such as giving it the ability to [[CoolBoat sail]] and to [[FlyingCar fly]]. However, they are being threatened by [[AristocratsAreEvil Baron Bomburst]] of the vaguely ''mitteleuropäisch'' land of [[{{Ruritania}} Vulgaria,]] who covets the car for himself. After his father is kidnapped by the Baron's forces, Caractacus, his two kids, and the beautiful daughter of a candy mogul all travel to the land of Vulgaria [[note]]Location shooting for the film version was done around the [[TheSixteenLandsOfDeutschland Bavarian]] castle of Neuschwanstein and in the medieval town of Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber[[/note]] and get into more misadventures. HilarityEnsues.

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]]. Gert Fröbe, Creator/GertFröbe, 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.



* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Dick Van Dyke is in a movie set in England with English actors playing the other members of his family and he still uses his American accent. Of course, we all know what happened [[Film/MaryPoppins the last time]] he [[OohMeAccentsSlipping attempted a British accent]].

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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Dick Van Dyke Creator/DickVanDyke is in a movie set in England with English actors playing the other members of his family and he still uses his American accent. Of course, we all know what happened [[Film/MaryPoppins the last time]] he [[OohMeAccentsSlipping attempted a British accent]]. He actually signed on to the film on the condition that he not have to use an English accent, having learned his lesson from last time.
3rd Nov '16 8:52:11 PM Premonition45
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* OfCorsetsSexy: The Baroness.

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* NotHyperbole: When Baron Bomburst tells Grandpa to build him a flying car, he says "I will stuff your head wiz sauerkraut and feed it to the dogs." [[CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon Grandpa thinks he's joking]] until one scientist says "The Baron never makes jokes.", [[ToThePain describing different ways in which they've been tortured]]. One used to be a midget until he got stretched on the rack.
* OfCorsetsSexy: The Baroness.Baroness while singing "You're My Little Chu-Chi Face".
9th May '16 8:56:34 AM LeedsKing
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* BilingualBonus: Subverted. Toot Sweets is a take on ''tout suite,'' French for "Right now," but that doesn't really mean anything related to candy. Unless it's to imply that the sweets themselves are "in" and hip.

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* BilingualBonus: Subverted. Toot Sweets is a take on ''tout de suite,'' French for "Right now," (the de is silent) but that doesn't really mean anything it isn't related to candy. Unless it's to imply that the sweets themselves are "in" and hip.



'''Spy 2:''' That would make you an American.

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'''Spy 2:''' That would make you an American.American!
20th Apr '16 3:20:34 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* CurbStompBattle: The Vulgarian Army is ''very'' easily taken down by the escaped children.


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** The entire Vulgarian Army seems to run on this, blindly charging into battle and ''never once'' firing their rifles as they are swiftly routed by the children and villagers.
11th Mar '16 4:00:59 AM Kooshmeister
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* MoodWhiplash: The beginning. Six minutes of jaunty, comedic old-timey racing... and then a sudden fiery crash.
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