History Film / Clue

4th Feb '16 8:01:22 PM TitoMosquito
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* {{Blackmail}}: This serves as the driving force behind the plot, since Mr. Boddy had blackmailed all of the guests [[spoiler: except possibly Mr. Green in the third ending]].
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* {{Blackmail}}: This serves as the driving force behind the plot, since Mr. Boddy had blackmailed all of the guests [[spoiler: except possibly Mr. Green in the third ending]].ending. Also, the Motorcist threaten to tell their superiors about Col. Mustard's black market dealings unless he gets half the profit.]]

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26th Jan '16 8:07:50 PM GrammarNavi
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The six guests travel to the remote mansion after receiving an invitation from Wadsworth (TimCurry) to expose his employer, Mr. Boddy, as a blackmailer. Mr. Boddy turns the tables on the plan: he gives everyone a weapon and asks them to kill Wadsworth so no one will have their secrets exposed. When the lights go out, someone kills Mr. Boddy; since everyone has both the means and a motive to [[JustForPun turn Boddy into a body]], everyone becomes a suspect in his murder. The group opts to solve the case themselves rather than call the police, and HilarityEnsues--and in a good way. While made in TheEighties, the film sets its story in TheFifties (and in New England) to justify both the large mansion and the politically-charged secrets of its main cast.
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The six guests travel to the remote mansion after receiving an invitation from Wadsworth (TimCurry) (Creator/TimCurry) to expose his employer, Mr. Boddy, as a blackmailer. Mr. Boddy turns the tables on the plan: he gives everyone a weapon and asks them to kill Wadsworth so no one will have their secrets exposed. When the lights go out, someone kills Mr. Boddy; since everyone has both the means and a motive to [[JustForPun turn Boddy into a body]], everyone becomes a suspect in his murder. The group opts to solve the case themselves rather than call the police, and HilarityEnsues--and in a good way. While made in TheEighties, the film sets its story in TheFifties (and in New England) to justify both the large mansion and the politically-charged secrets of its main cast.

*** Wadsworth is played by TimCurry; what did you expect?
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*** Wadsworth is played by TimCurry; Creator/TimCurry; what did you expect?

* LargeHam: See TimCurry, below. Especially during TheSummation, which could be summed up as "Wadsworth reenacts the entire movie by himself, but [[RuleOfFunny in the silliest way possible]]."
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* LargeHam: See TimCurry, Creator/TimCurry, below. Especially during TheSummation, which could be summed up as "Wadsworth reenacts the entire movie by himself, but [[RuleOfFunny in the silliest way possible]]."
20th Jan '16 11:53:27 AM BanditMage
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* TheOldestProfession: Miss Scarlett runs a "house of ill fame". Mr. Green asks for the phone number.
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* TheOldestProfession: Miss Scarlett runs a "house of ill fame". Mr. Green Prof. Plum asks for the phone number.
20th Jan '16 11:17:49 AM BanditMage
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* ActingUnnatural: When Miss Scarlett and Mr. Green close the doors to the study and the lounge, they unconvincingly feign nonchalance in how they lean against the doors.
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* ActingUnnatural: When Miss Scarlett and Mr. Green Prof. Plum close the doors to the study and the lounge, they unconvincingly feign nonchalance in how they lean against the doors.
17th Jan '16 7:20:18 PM mkmckoy
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** Mr. Green lampshades this trope when he suggests Wadsworth may be the murderer, given he knows about all the [[SecretUndergroundPassage secret passages]]. Wadsworth calmly responds, “Don’t be ridiculous. [[EvilGloating If I was the murderer, why would I reveal how I did it?]]”
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** Mr. Green lampshades this trope when he suggests Wadsworth may be the murderer, given he knows about all the [[SecretUndergroundPassage secret passages]]. Wadsworth calmly dismissively responds, “Don’t be ridiculous. [[EvilGloating If I was the murderer, why would I reveal how I did it?]]”

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** Mr. Green * ThePerryMasonMethod: Wadsworth uses this [[spoiler: in the third ending to compel all the guests to confess to their respective murders.]] Miss Scarlet even lampshades Wadsworth’s use of this trope when he suggests Wadsworth may be the murderer, given he knows about all the [[SecretUndergroundPassage secret passages]]. Wadsworth calmly responds, “Don’t be ridiculous. [[EvilGloating If I was the murderer, why would I reveal how I did it?]]”method. -->'''Wadsworth''': True or false? -->'''Miss Scarlet''': True! Who are you, Perry Mason?
17th Jan '16 12:58:33 PM mkmckoy
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%%* DeathAsComedy
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%%* DeathAsComedy* DeathAsComedy: The whole movie, especially as the murders pile up. This is particularly true of the Singing Telegram Girl, whose death and body disposal—dropped unceremoniously in the study—are played for laughs. --> “I am your singing telegram!” <> ''Drops dead, and the killer slams the door.''

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%%* DeathAsComedy* ExactWords: This is used twice to refer to people who are dead. ** Mrs. White states that her husband simply “lies on his back all day.” When it’s later revealed that her husband is dead, Ms. Scarlett lampshades White’s exact wording. ** Professor Plum assures the cop that the murdered motorist, who the cop believes is simply drunk ([[IncrediblyLamePun dead drunk!]]), will not be driving home. Plum even promises to call a car for him—a long, black one.
2nd Jan '16 10:42:34 AM DrImpossible
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''Clue'' bombed in theaters, and part of the blame lies in the movie's MultipleEndings. In theaters, the solution to the murders changed depending on where you saw the movie; viewers couldn't deduce the murderer from the clues presented, since other options had to remain viable in order to accomodate the other endings. The studio apparently didn't know a zany comedy couldn't have a real mystery happening. (Many reviewers felt the same way.) The home video and TV versions of the film play all three endings; these cuts mark the first two endings as "how it could have happened", while marking the third ending as "how it really happened". The DVD and Blu-Ray can play one ending at random or all three endings as described above.
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''Clue'' bombed in theaters, and part partly because of the blame lies in the movie's MultipleEndings. In theaters, the solution to the murders changed depending on where you saw the movie; viewers couldn't deduce the murderer from the clues presented, since other options had to remain viable in order to accomodate the other endings. The studio reviewers apparently didn't know a zany comedy couldn't have a real mystery happening. (Many reviewers felt the same way.) The home video and TV versions of the film play all three endings; these cuts mark the first two endings as "how it could have happened", while marking the third ending as "how it really happened". The DVD and Blu-Ray can play one ending at random or all three endings as described above.
31st Dec '15 5:02:21 AM pvsage
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* TheOldestProfession: Miss Scarlett runs a brothel. Mr. Green asks for the phone number.
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* TheOldestProfession: Miss Scarlett runs a brothel."house of ill fame". Mr. Green asks for the phone number.
31st Dec '15 4:56:28 AM pvsage
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* TheOldestProfession: Miss Scarlett runs a brothel. Mr. Green asks for the phone number.

* TheOldestProfession: Miss Scarlett runs a brothel. Mr. Green asks for the phone number.
31st Dec '15 4:52:50 AM pvsage
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* ActingUnnatural: When Miss Scarlett and Mr. Green close the doors to the study and the lounge, they unconvincingly feign nonchalance in how they lean against the doors.

* TheOldestProfession: Miss Scarlett runs a brothel. Mr. Green asks for the phone number.

* StealthInsult: Upon discovering Mr. Boddy was in fact alive, Mrs. White claims the group should have made sure he was dead. Mrs. Peacock replies that they should have cut his head off, to which Mrs. White snaps, "That was uncalled for!" This doubles as a CallBack to the mysterious deaths of Mrs. White's husbands; what makes it a Stealth Insult is how Peacock is comparing White to a praying mantis.
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* StealthInsult: StealthInsult: ** Upon discovering Mr. Boddy was in fact alive, Mrs. White claims the group should have made sure he was dead. Mrs. Peacock replies that they should have cut his head off, to which Mrs. White snaps, "That was uncalled for!" This doubles as a CallBack to the mysterious deaths of Mrs. White's husbands; what makes it a Stealth Insult is how Peacock is comparing White to a praying mantis.
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