History Film / Election

24th May '16 6:58:26 PM benda
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: [=McAllister=] rebuilds his life and finds a new love, but must deal with the fact that Tracy has not only gone on to great things as a Senator's aide, but is still up to her old tricks of seducing older men.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: [=McAllister=] rebuilds his life and finds a new love, but must deal with the fact that Tracy has not only gone on to great things as a Senator's aide, but is still up to her old tricks of seducing older men.]]]] Though [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation depending on how you interpret the characters]] it may actually range from Happy to Downer.
24th May '16 6:56:23 PM benda
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* CoolLoser: Tammy.

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* CoolLoser: Tammy. [[spoiler: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as it eventually became the part of her plan.]]
24th May '16 6:54:58 PM benda
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* FilleFatale: Tracy.

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* FilleFatale: Tracy.Tracy is probably a FemmeFatale in the making.
24th May '16 6:47:02 PM benda
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* FalseConfession: [[spoiler:Tammy lies and says that she tore down Paul's posters, more to spite her brother than to take credit for Tracy's actions.]]

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* FalseConfession: [[spoiler:Tammy lies and says that she tore down Paul's posters, more evidently to spite her brother than get expelled from the school and therefore distanced from the people she grew to take credit for Tracy's actions.hate.]]
22nd Oct '15 8:28:46 PM Katya0133
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* BrickJoke: In the final scene, [[spoiler: [=McCallister=] encounters another eager young student willing to answer a question. As with Tracy, he's loathed to call upon her]].

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* BrickJoke: In the final scene, [[spoiler: [=McCallister=] encounters another eager young student willing to answer a question. As with Tracy, he's loathed loath to call upon her]].
4th Sep '15 10:11:52 PM emersoni
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** Tracy is able to to get into Harvard, and later becomes a senator's aide that she is implied to be having an affair with. However, she has to endure the scorn of everyone around her for her holier-than-thou attitude. Not to mention McAllister really having it in for her.

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** Tracy is able to to get into Harvard, Georgetown, and later becomes a senator's aide that she is implied to be having an affair with. However, she has to endure the scorn of everyone around her for her holier-than-thou attitude. Not to mention McAllister really having it in for her.
31st May '15 12:31:22 PM FordPrefect
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* StepfordSmiler: Tracy, especially in Mr. [=McAllister=]'s view, the way can go from sweet to [[CuteAndPsycho borderline psychotic]]. In several scenes, she flicks on her smile like a light.
* StockFootage: Used in an obvious way when Mr. [=McAllister=] moves to New York, blown-up 16mm footage from the 1960s or 1970s is spliced in as a little montage. Also, feeling elated after starting a fling with Linda, he imagines himself driving a Jaguar E-Type convertible in a classic Italian film, with old-style rear projection behind him. Also used in the scene where Tracy is driving her car at night after [[spoiler:tearing up all the posters]]

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* StepfordSmiler: Tracy, especially in Mr. [=McAllister=]'s view, the way she can go from sweet to [[CuteAndPsycho borderline psychotic]]. In several scenes, she flicks on her smile like a light.
* StockFootage: Used in an obvious way when Mr. [=McAllister=] moves to New York, blown-up 16mm footage from the 1960s or 1970s is spliced in as a little montage. Also, feeling elated after starting a fling with Linda, he imagines himself driving a Jaguar E-Type convertible in a classic Italian film, with old-style rear projection behind him. Also used in the scene where Tracy is driving her car at night after [[spoiler:tearing up all the posters]]posters]].



* UnreliableNarrator: Tracy. Her flashbacks (especially on [[TeacherStudentRomance her affair]]) all downplay her culpability in the events of the film. Jim, Tammy and Paul also count.

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* UnreliableNarrator: Tracy. Her flashbacks (especially on to [[TeacherStudentRomance her affair]]) all downplay her culpability in the events of the film. Jim, Tammy and Paul also count.
31st May '15 12:28:59 PM FordPrefect
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* LovableJock: Paul is a genuinely kind-hearted person who doesn't say or do a single unkind thing throughout the film. He's almost too nice to be for real. There is the pain he causes his sister by dating and humping her former soulmate Lisa, but due to his sheer naivety he is ''completely'' unaware of this or that Lisa is doing it to get back at Tammy.

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* LovableJock: Paul is a genuinely kind-hearted person who doesn't say or do a single unkind thing throughout the film. He's almost too nice to be for real. There is the pain he causes his sister by dating and humping her former soulmate Lisa, but due to his sheer naivety naivete he is ''completely'' unaware of this or that Lisa is doing it to get back at Tammy.



* NotSoAboveItAll: Tracy, in her portion of the film's narration, rants and raves against the rich kids of the school and how working hard and playing by the rules gives her moral superiority, all before [[SanitySlippage going batshit crazy]] and engaging in [[spoiler:blatant vandalism by destroying Paul's posters]], an act she only gets away with it because someone else [[spoiler:(Tammy) would rather take credit for the crime]]. Not to mention her vow to sue [=McAllister=] or anyone else who dares even ''hint'' towards the dark secret of [[TeacherStudentRomance her affair with a teacher]].

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* NotSoAboveItAll: Tracy, in her portion of the film's narration, rants and raves against the rich kids of the school and how working hard and playing by the rules gives her moral superiority, all before [[SanitySlippage going batshit crazy]] and engaging in [[spoiler:blatant vandalism by destroying Paul's posters]], an act she only gets away with it because someone else [[spoiler:(Tammy) would rather take credit for the crime]]. Not to mention her vow to sue [=McAllister=] or anyone else who dares even ''hint'' towards the dark secret of [[TeacherStudentRomance her affair with a teacher]].



* PyrrhicVictory: [[spoiler: Winning Class President for Tracy, since its a meaningless position, and she is not very well liked for it anyways]].
* RousingSpeech: Tammy gives one during the debate about how meaningless student government is and how the first thing she'd do upon being elected StudentCouncilPresident is to dismantle the system so that the students wouldn't have to sit through these damn speeches and debates. Her speech is by far the most popular of the three, and its implied that she would've won the election in a {{landslide|Election}} [[spoiler:had she not been disqualified after she [[FalseConfession (falsely) confessed]] to tearing down Paul's campaign posters]].

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* PyrrhicVictory: [[spoiler: Winning Class President for Tracy, since its it's a meaningless position, and she is not very well liked for it anyways]].
* RousingSpeech: Tammy gives one during the debate about how meaningless student government is and how the first thing she'd do upon being elected StudentCouncilPresident is to dismantle the system so that the students wouldn't have to sit through these damn speeches and debates. Her speech is by far the most popular of the three, and its it's implied that she would've won the election in a {{landslide|Election}} [[spoiler:had she not been disqualified after she [[FalseConfession (falsely) confessed]] to tearing down Paul's campaign posters]].
31st May '15 12:27:45 PM FordPrefect
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** Lisa as it's strongly implied she dates Paul to hurt Tammy and later a football player to hurt Paul.
** Tracy is able to to get into Harvard, and latter becomes a senator's aid that she is implied to be having an affair with. However, has to endure the scorn of everyone around her for her holier-than-thou attitude. Not to mention McAllister really having it in for her.

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** Lisa Lisa, as it's strongly implied she dates Paul to hurt Tammy and later a football player to hurt Paul.
** Tracy is able to to get into Harvard, and latter later becomes a senator's aid aide that she is implied to be having an affair with. However, she has to endure the scorn of everyone around her for her holier-than-thou attitude. Not to mention McAllister really having it in for her.
31st May '15 12:26:36 PM FordPrefect
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* FriendsRentControl: Inverted, when Jim moves to New York City he has to pay $1550 a month (plus utilites) for a tiny little cramped basement apartment with the bed, bath and kitchen units stuffed into one little room.

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* FriendsRentControl: Inverted, when Jim moves to New York City he has to pay $1550 a month (plus utilites) utilities) for a tiny little cramped basement apartment with the bed, bath and kitchen units stuffed into one little room.
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