History Film / DickTracy

16th Aug '17 5:25:48 PM SymBionicFan
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* SamusIsAGirl

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* SamusIsAGirlSamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler:The Blank]] is revealed to be [[spoiler:Breathless Mahoney]].
1st Aug '17 7:12:41 AM Vince_is_the_king
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* BigEater: The Kid.

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* BigEater: The Kid. Tess even calls him an "eating machine" after witnessing his voracious appetite for the first time.
16th Jul '17 9:10:32 AM nombretomado
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* PragmaticAdaptation: The movie condenses at least 30 years worth of comic strips, a large part of which was written with WW2 as backdrop, and changes it into a traditional gangster movie. This is especially notable with Big Boy, Breathless Mahoney and Flattop, none of whom had any interaction with each other and died years apart from each other in the original comic strip.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: The movie condenses at least 30 years worth of comic strips, a large part of which was written with WW2 [=WW2=] as backdrop, and changes it into a traditional gangster movie. This is especially notable with Big Boy, Breathless Mahoney and Flattop, none of whom had any interaction with each other and died years apart from each other in the original comic strip.
27th Mar '17 10:10:08 PM DrOO7
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** The novelization mentions him slapping several of the chorus girls for not performing properly. And when Tracy notices the redness on Breathless' face, he mentions that Big Boy has a penchant for roughing up women.
3rd Mar '17 11:51:57 PM mlsmithca
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[[caption-width-right:296:[[SugarWiki/SoCoolItsAwesome Yeah]].[[caption-width-right:296:Yeah.]]
6th Feb '17 2:54:41 AM DeepRed
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For some reason, many people seem to be under the impression that the movie bombed at the box office, when [[http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=dicktracy.htm in fact it made double its budget back in America, and triple when you factor in the rest of the world.]] In fact, it was actually the highest grossing film of Warren Beatty's career. However, a combination of performing under Disney's expectations and a decades-long battle over the rights between Beatty and the Tribune Co. put the kibosh on any immediate follow-ups.

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For some reason, many people seem to be under the impression that the movie bombed at the box office, when [[http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=dicktracy.htm in fact it made double its budget back in America, and triple when you factor in the rest of the world.]] In fact, it was actually the highest grossing film of Warren Beatty's career. However, a combination of performing under Disney's expectations and a decades-long battle over the rights between Beatty and the Tribune Co. [[StillbornFranchise put the kibosh on any immediate follow-ups.
follow-ups]].
2nd Jan '17 5:52:45 PM mkmckoy
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->''Everywhere I turn, it's Tracy! Tracy! Tracy!''

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->''Everywhere I turn, it's Tracy! Tracy! Tracy!''TRACY!''



* FollowTheLeader: Although Beatty's development of the film had been in the works as long as Tim Burton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'', it still retained a lot of elements that drew comparisons since ''Batman'' was released a year earlier. Peter Travers of ''Rolling Stone'' noted that they both contained: "a loner hero, a grotesque villain, a blond bombshell, a marketable pop soundtrack and a no-mercy merchandising campaign." That also didn't factor in the Art Deco-insipired set design, the original working script being worked on by Tom Mankiewicz (both films would basically discard them), and Danny Elfman as composer (and Travers noted that his ''Tracy'' score was incredibly similar to his one for ''Batman'').
26th Nov '16 7:37:18 PM mkmckoy
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->''"I'm on my way."''

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->''"I'm on my way."''
->''Everywhere I turn, it's Tracy! Tracy! Tracy!''
--> -- '''Big Boy Caprice'''



* CompositeCharacter: The Blank and Breathless Mahoney were completely different characters in the original comic, The Blank being a disfigured mobster and Mahoney the stepdaughter of the gangster Shakey who fights her mother over Shakey's loot. Breathless in the film is actually closer to the character of Sleet from the comic strip.

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* CompositeCharacter: The Blank and Breathless Mahoney were completely different characters in the original comic, comic. The Blank being is a disfigured mobster and mobster, while Mahoney the stepdaughter of the gangster Shakey who fights her mother over Shakey's loot. Breathless in the film is actually closer to the character of Sleet from the comic strip.strip.
* ContrastMontage: The “Sooner or Later” montage, in which Tracy is stopping Big Boy’s crime spree plans, while Big Boy experiences a VillainousBreakdown, making this a FailureMontage for Big Boy.
** Reversed with the “Back in Business” montage, which includes a GoodTimesMontage of Big Boy’s crew shaking down the city, while Tracy has a SadTimesMontage rotting in jail.


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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Kid. Lampshaded but ultimately subverted when he gives himself the name, “Dick Tracy, Jr.”
14th Nov '16 6:06:50 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** Big Boy and Pruneface when they realize that the building has been bugged.
** Dick Tracy when he comes to and realizes he's just been framed for Fletcher's murder.
12th Nov '16 9:51:59 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* CurbStompBattle: The gangsters are very easily cut down to a bloody pulp during their attempt to breakthrough the police blockade at the Club Ritz.


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* TheDragon: Flattop and Itchy seem to fill this role for Big Boy. Tracy himself is practically the Dragon of the police.


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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Tracy seems ''very'' fond of dealing these to his opponents when finally pushed to the edge.


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** Big Boy when he sees his gang being ripped to shreds during the final standoff, with Tess in tow.
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