History Film / Clue

16th Dec '16 2:53:36 AM Geoduck
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* {{Angrish}}: Miss White lapses into a version of this when describing her feelings about [[spoiler:Yvette in the third ending.]]
23rd Nov '16 4:08:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* BluffingTheAuthorities: When The Cop becomes understandably suspicious of the goings-on at the mansion, [[ButtMonkey Mr. Green]] is commandeered to give a "tour" while the others set up the corpses to make it look as if they're still alive. The results are hilarious, partly because of the cop and Green's reactions to Mrs. White and Mr. Boddy apparently making out and Colonel Mustard romancing the dead cook (while poor Mrs. Peacock is stuck on her other side on a window ledge). Professor Plum and Miss Scarlet get off the lightest since they get to make out while pretending the motorist is [[JustForPun "dead drunk"]] who will have "a long black car" sent to take him home.
17th Nov '16 6:50:02 PM HersheleOstropoler
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** Well, a little more. Homosexuality was heavily stigmatized, and illegal in much of the country. And thirty years earlier, when the movie was ''set'', things were even worse.
16th Oct '16 8:32:05 PM dsneybuf
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'''Wadsworth:''' ''I'M NOT SHOUTING!'' [[{{Beat}} ...]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKOmGhBOJZI ALL RIGHT I AM. I'M SHOUTING I'M SHOUTING I'M SH- >CLUNK<]]

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'''Wadsworth:''' ''I'M NOT SHOUTING!'' [[{{Beat}} ...]] [[http://www.SHOUTING!''...ALL RIGHT I AM. I'M SHOUTING I'M SHOUTING I'M SH- >CLUNK<
-->--'''[[http://www.
youtube.com/watch?v=aKOmGhBOJZI ALL RIGHT I AM. I'M SHOUTING I'M SHOUTING I'M SH- >CLUNK<]]
com/watch?v=aKOmGhBOJZI This scene.]]'''
31st Aug '16 2:36:13 AM Ingonyama
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** Yvette, however, is surprised by the identity of the person she's speaking to ("It's ''you''!"), so she thought it was ''someone'' else.[[note]]Which makes sense since Yvette was working for Miss Scarlett and encounters Mrs. White in the third ending. It only makes sense in the first ending when Miss Scarlett is killing her if she were expecting Wadsworth or Col. Mustard (her former client.)[[/note]] [[note]]Unless by "it's you" she meant "oh, you're the murderer!"[[/note]]

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** Yvette, however, is surprised by the identity of the person she's speaking to ("It's ''you''!"), so she thought it was ''someone'' else.[[note]]Which makes sense since Yvette was working for Miss Scarlett and encounters Mrs. White in the third ending. It only makes sense in the first ending when Miss Scarlett is killing her if she were expecting Wadsworth or Col. Mustard (her former client.)[[/note]] [[note]]Unless by "it's you" she meant "oh, you're ''you're'' the murderer!"[[/note]]
31st Aug '16 2:33:04 AM Ingonyama
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** One of the few tropes played straight. [[Each]] ending qualifies.

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** One of the few tropes played straight. [[Each]] ''Each'' ending qualifies.
18th Aug '16 5:00:54 AM LentilSandEater
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* IdiotBall: In what may be the most stunningly foolish move in the history of cinema, Mr. Boddy hands lethal weapons out to a half dozen people he's been blackmailing into poverty for years (at least one of whom he already knows to be a murderer), turns out the lights, and expects them to use the weapons on the guy who's trying to help them out of their fix.
** [[spoiler: However, one can understand this far better if one takes the third ending into account. Imagine that "Mr. Boddy" is another blackmail victim, whose only condition to earning his freedom is to deliver those packages filled with weapons. "Mr. Boddy", sick of his life of blackmail and knowing "Wadsworth"'s true plan, tries to get the guests to kill their true blackmailer. Then again, he could have told the guests the truth, so he held an IdiotBall either way.]]
** [[spoiler: "Mr. Boddy" probably thought they would not believe him. Also he said that killing "Wadsworth" would make sure that their dirty secrets wouldn't get into the papers. If they did kill him however, the press would be all over it, exposing them anyway.]]

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* IdiotBall: In what may be the most stunningly foolish move in the history of cinema, IdiotBall:
**
Mr. Boddy hands lethal weapons out to a half dozen people he's been blackmailing into poverty for years (at least one of whom he already knows to be a murderer), turns out the lights, and expects them to use the weapons on the guy who's trying to help them out of their fix.
** [[spoiler: However, one can understand this far better if one takes the third ending into account. Imagine that "Mr. Boddy" is another blackmail victim, whose only condition to earning his freedom is to deliver those packages filled with weapons. "Mr. Boddy", sick of his life of blackmail and knowing "Wadsworth"'s true plan, tries to get the guests to kill their true blackmailer. Then again, he could have told the guests the truth, so he held an IdiotBall either way.]]
** [[spoiler: "Mr. Boddy" probably thought they would not believe him. Also he said that killing "Wadsworth" would make sure that their dirty secrets wouldn't get into the papers. If they did kill him however, the press would be all over it, exposing them anyway.]]
fix.
18th Aug '16 4:50:17 AM LentilSandEater
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* CircularReasoning: The blackmail against Mr. Green is that he's gay. He has no issue with it himself, but he'd be fired if his employers (the State Department) found out because they'd view him as a security risk... which he ''is'' solely because of that policy. His stating such is met with a quick {{beat}}.
** Possibly {{Justified}}, since according to at least one of the three endings he isn't actually gay, he just came up with that as a quick excuse for why he was there as he didn't want to reveal the real reason [[spoiler: He's an FBI agent trying to flush out a security leak]].
** TruthInTelevision: This is how the reasoning behind the real-life Lavender Scare worked. No, it didn't make more sense in the actual fifties, either.

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* CircularReasoning: The blackmail against Mr. Green is that he's gay. He has no issue with it himself, but he'd be fired if his employers (the State Department) found out because they'd view him as a security risk... which he ''is'' solely because of that policy. His stating such is met with a quick {{beat}}.
** Possibly {{Justified}}, since according to at least one of the three endings he isn't actually gay, he just came up with that as a quick excuse for why he was there as he didn't want to reveal the real reason [[spoiler: He's an FBI agent trying to flush out a security leak]].
** TruthInTelevision:
{{beat}}. This is how the reasoning behind the real-life Lavender Scare worked. No, it didn't make more sense in the actual fifties, either.
16th Aug '16 4:12:47 PM AzureOwl
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Colonel Mustard's quoting Creator/RudyardKipling. The women in the house are significantly more dangerous and threatening than the men. [[spoiler: No matter which ending you watch, a woman is the/a killer.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Colonel Mustard's quoting Creator/RudyardKipling. The women in the house are [[MoreDeadlyThanTheMale significantly more dangerous dangerous]] and threatening than the men. [[spoiler: No matter which ending you watch, a woman is the/a killer.killer, and in the first two they commit ''all'' the murders.]]
5th Aug '16 8:41:22 AM jadmire
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* HighClassGloves: Mrs. Peacock and Miss Scarlett both wear long satin gloves, standard accessories for women's formal wear in the 1950's, when they arrive at the Boddy mansion, though they soon take them off and remain bare-handed for the balance of the movie.
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