History Film / DeadMenDontWearPlaid

16th Nov '17 7:19:18 AM Kitchen90
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It stars Creator/SteveMartin and Rachel Ward... and Creator/AvaGardner, and Creator/IngridBergman, and Fred [=MacMurray=], and so forth. And, when you think about it, was directed by Carl Reiner ... and Robert Siodmak, and Creator/AlfredHitchcock, and Creator/BillyWilder, and so forth. The film had the luck of hiring veteran costumer Edith Head, who also did the costumes from most of the original films used. She passed shortly after, and the film is affectionately dedicated to her memory and to the people who worked on the films of the 40s and 50s. As a coincidence, it was also the last feature film of composer Music/MiklosRozsa, who partly wrote music for scenes he had already scored 40 years before...

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It stars Creator/SteveMartin and Rachel Ward... and Creator/AvaGardner, and Creator/IngridBergman, and Fred [=MacMurray=], Creator/FredMacMurray, and so forth. And, when you think about it, was directed by Carl Reiner ... and Robert Siodmak, and Creator/AlfredHitchcock, and Creator/BillyWilder, and so forth. The film had the luck of hiring veteran costumer Edith Head, who also did the costumes from most of the original films used. She passed shortly after, and the film is affectionately dedicated to her memory and to the people who worked on the films of the 40s and 50s. As a coincidence, it was also the last feature film of composer Music/MiklosRozsa, who partly wrote music for scenes he had already scored 40 years before...
25th Mar '17 8:37:20 AM erforce
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The Bogart and Ava Gardner characters ''do'' appear several times throughout the story. The final section, set in a South American village, is more unified than the rest of the film because all of its pre-existing footage comes from one movie (''The Bribe''), creating a consistent visual style and allowing the three imported characters (played by Gardner, Charles Laughton, and VincentPrice) to refer to one another by name.

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The Bogart and Ava Gardner characters ''do'' appear several times throughout the story. The final section, set in a South American village, is more unified than the rest of the film because all of its pre-existing footage comes from one movie (''The Bribe''), creating a consistent visual style and allowing the three imported characters (played by Gardner, Charles Laughton, and VincentPrice) Creator/VincentPrice) to refer to one another by name.



* VincentPrice: as Kitty Collins' accomplice Rice.



* WhoWillBellTheCat: This happens at the end when Rigby holds up the Nazis.

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* WhoWillBellTheCat: This happens at the end when Rigby holds up the Nazis.Nazis.

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26th Feb '17 10:27:55 AM nombretomado
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* HumphreyBogart: As [[Film/TheBigSleep Marlowe]], Reardon's legman.
18th Nov '16 3:34:24 PM eroock
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->''Guns don't kill detectives -- love does.''

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->''Guns ->''"Guns don't kill detectives -- love does.''
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18th Nov '16 3:34:08 PM eroock
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* MickeyFinn: F X Huberman slips Reardon one.


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* SlippingAMickey: F X Huberman slips Reardon one.
5th Oct '16 2:09:49 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* FakeShemp: Body doubles also help glue the film together.
1st Oct '16 2:30:53 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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1982 FilmNoir parody. Its central joke is the use of StockFootage from well-known '40s movies (mostly noirs, though the women's melodrama ''Humoresque'' somehow crept in) to construct editing gags in both visuals (skillful cutting, stand-ins, and identical sets and costumes bring modern actors into classic scenes) and dialogue (pre-existing lines are recontextualized to the point of bizarrerie).

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''Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid'' is a 1982 FilmNoir parody.parody of and homage to FilmNoir. Its central joke is the use of StockFootage from well-known '40s movies (mostly noirs, though the women's melodrama ''Humoresque'' somehow crept in) to construct editing gags in both visuals (skillful cutting, stand-ins, and identical sets and costumes bring modern actors into classic scenes) and dialogue (pre-existing lines are recontextualized to the point of bizarrerie).
25th Jul '16 8:14:08 AM WillBGood
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4th May '16 4:24:07 AM 06tele
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* CloudCuckooLander: Juliet's sister Leona (actually Barbara Stanwyck in 1948's ''Sorry, Wrong Number''). Before Rigby phones Leona, Juliet warns him that Leona's "disturbed", and the film [[LampshadeHanging Lampshades]] its own use of stock footage by having Leona's dialogue obviously belong to a different film (she denies that her father is dead and is needlessly rude to Rigby.)
4th May '16 4:14:35 AM 06tele
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* {{Gainaxing}}: Juliet Forrest may have this [[MostCommonSuperpower ability]] considering that when she fainted, her breasts "shifted all out of whack"...or so Rigby Reardon claims.
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