History Film / DickTracy

26th May '16 2:46:34 PM JoieDeCombat
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-->'''Flat Crop''': In the comics, they dragged this kind of thing out for weeks, so out of respect we've got to drag out your death in this scene!
26th May '16 2:45:47 PM JoieDeCombat
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* ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'': "Schtick Tracy."
-->'''Schtick Tracy''' ''(in the scene where the villains have him trapped in a room with a boiler about to explode)'': [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim But why don't you just shoot me?]]
26th May '16 2:43:46 PM JoieDeCombat
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* DoubleEntendre: A triple entendre, actually. After Tracy throws money in Big Boy's face, he venomously growls.. "You dumb DICK!"
** Dick is his first name.
** Dick is slang for a detective.
** [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar You can probably guess the third meaning.]]

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* DoubleEntendre: A triple entendre, actually. After Tracy throws money in Big Boy's face, he venomously growls.. "You dumb DICK!"
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DICK!" Dick is his both Tracy's first name.
** Dick is
name and slang for a detective.
**
detective, and, well... [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar You you can probably guess the third meaning.]]
26th May '16 2:37:41 PM evilwillhunting
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** 88 Keys, in the comic strip, was a mafia thug just as powerful and cutthroat as the other villains. But here, he's just a toady who helps out the bad guys.



** The Brow, in particular, was a major Tracy villain, even more notorious than Pruneface or Flattop. But he's gunned down like a mook redshirt all the same.
26th May '16 2:33:51 PM evilwillhunting
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** The Brow, in particular, was a major Tracy villain, even more notorious than Pruneface or Flattop. But he's gunned down like a mook redshirt all the same.
26th May '16 2:31:31 PM evilwillhunting
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* DawsonCasting: A middle-aged version, that is. No men in The City seem to be under 50 years old for some reason. And virtually every store owner being harrassed by Big Boy's Goons seem to be in their ''seventies''!
9th Apr '16 10:26:40 PM DrOO7
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* SoftGlass: An inversion; Tracy catapults himself through a skylight onto a roof, going through the glass head-first.

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* SoftGlass: An inversion; Tracy catapults himself through a skylight onto a roof, going through the glass head-first. Also played straight when he initially jumps through the other skylight into a room. Both times, he walks away without a scratch.
9th Apr '16 12:26:07 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: On two levels: Huge stars like Dustin Hoffman and Al Pacino have heavy makeup, sometimes to the point of being unrecognizable, while the rest of the cast is filled out with veteran character actors.
19th Mar '16 12:07:53 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* NoIndoorVoice: Big Boy practically ''defines'' this trope.


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* TheReasonYouSuchSpeech: When things go south for his criminal empire, Big Boy delivers a delightfully over-the-top one to his goons for their inability to deal with Tracy.
15th Feb '16 2:10:58 PM falcon2484
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One of the striking features of the film was its attempt to replicate, in live action, the flat colors and limited palette of the comic strip. Every yellow thing was the same bright yellow as Dick Tracy's trademark outfit, every blue thing was the same blue, every red thing the same red, and so on. And unlike, say, ''Film/SinCity'', which did it with computer tinting, ''Dick Tracy'' did it by actually painting and dying the physical objects those colours.%%It feels like there ought to be a trope that covers this, but if so I haven't found it.

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One of the striking features of the film was its attempt to replicate, in live action, the flat colors and limited palette of the comic strip. Every yellow thing was the same bright yellow as Dick Tracy's trademark outfit, every blue thing was the same blue, every red thing the same red, and so on. And unlike, say, ''Film/SinCity'', which did it with computer tinting, ''Dick Tracy'' did it by actually painting and dying dyeing the physical objects those colours.%%It feels like there ought to be a trope that covers this, but if so I haven't found it.
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