History Film / FamilyPlot

7th Jan '16 5:28:32 PM aye_amber
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28th May '15 1:58:55 PM mlsmithca
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The description is riddled with sentence fragments, and John Williams is not a trope.
The film starts with a SpookySeance contacted by Blanche Tyler (Harris). Her latest client is elderly Julia Rainbird (Cathleen Nesbitt), who wants to locate her last living relative. Said relative being the illegitimate son of her sister, given for adoption decades ago. Now that boy is supposed to inherite the family fortune. Julia offers Blanche 10,000 dollars to find her heir. Blanche is actually a PhonyPsychic. The facts she reports to her clients are the results of some detective work by her boyfriend. Said boyfriend, George Lumley (Dern), is an unemployed actor and part-time cab driver. The two bumbling detectives now have proper motivation to find that heir. The scene shift to the heir Arthur Adamson (Devane) and his girlfriend Fran (Black). They are both WickedCultured. Arthur murdered his foster parents many years before. He works as a jeweler and upper-class house. He and Fran actually earn most of their money from a highly-successful career as kidnappers. Their targets being millionaires and dignitaries. By the time the film starts, the thrill of the work has become part of their motivation. Danger turns them on and really helps their sexual activities. These two are dangerous people.
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The film starts with a SpookySeance contacted by Blanche Tyler (Harris). Her latest client is elderly Julia Rainbird (Cathleen Nesbitt), who wants to locate her last living relative. Said relative being relative: the illegitimate son of her sister, given up for adoption decades ago. Now that boy is supposed to inherite inherit the family fortune. fortune, and Julia offers Blanche 10,000 dollars $10,000 to find her heir. Blanche is actually a PhonyPsychic. The facts she reports to her clients are the results of some detective work by her boyfriend. Said boyfriend, George Lumley (Dern), is an unemployed actor and part-time cab driver. The two bumbling detectives now have proper motivation to find that heir. The scene shift to the heir Arthur Adamson (Devane) and his girlfriend Fran (Black). They are both WickedCultured. Arthur murdered his foster parents many years before. He before and now works as a jeweler and upper-class house. He and Fran actually earn most of their money from a highly-successful career as kidnappers. Their kidnappers, their targets being millionaires and dignitaries. By the time the film starts, the thrill of the work has become part of their motivation. Danger turns them on and really helps their sexual activities. These two are dangerous people.


* CityWithNoName: Unlike most Hitchcock films which feature an iconic city or landmark, Family Plot was filmed in San Francisco, but all references to the city's name were removed from the script.
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* CityWithNoName: Unlike most Hitchcock films which feature an iconic city or landmark, Family Plot ''Family Plot'' was filmed in San Francisco, but all references to the city's name were removed from the script.

* JohnWilliams: Scored the Film. His one and only collaboration with Hitchcock.

* PhonyPsychic: Blanche Tyler. ** Possibly subverted in the very last scene.
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* PhonyPsychic: Blanche Tyler. ** Tyler. Possibly subverted in the very last scene.
5th Mar '15 12:18:25 AM eroock
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* ThrowItIn: The actors were told that they could ad lib parts of their dialogue.

* WhatCouldHaveBeen: AlPacino and JackNicholson were considered for the role of Lumley. ** Originally Alfred Hitchcock himself was supposed to walk down the stairs and wink at the audience instead of Barbara Harris. Ultimately he decided against it.
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: AlPacino and JackNicholson were considered for the role of Lumley. ** Originally Alfred Hitchcock himself was supposed to walk down the stairs and wink at the audience instead of Barbara Harris. Ultimately he decided against it.----
4th Sep '14 6:28:51 AM TrustBen
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Blanche winks to the audience a la Franchise/{{Superman}} at the end.
4th Sep '14 6:28:24 AM TrustBen
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Blanche winks to the audience a la Franchise/{{Superman}} at the end.
27th Dec '13 9:00:24 AM TrustBen
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* FakePsychic: Blanche, by trade
27th Dec '13 8:59:55 AM TrustBen
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* FakePsychic: Blanche, by trade
8th Dec '13 1:07:11 PM MarkLungo
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A 1976 BlackComedy, directed by Creator/AlfredHitchcock. It was his last film. The main cast included Barbara Harris, Bruce Dern, Karen Black, and William Devane.
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A 1976 BlackComedy, directed by Creator/AlfredHitchcock. It was his last film. The main cast included Barbara Harris, Bruce Dern, Creator/BruceDern, Karen Black, and William Devane.
23rd Mar '13 11:32:11 PM dsneybuf
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* AsideGlance: Blanche winks at the viewers as the movie ends.
23rd Mar '13 3:57:31 PM Ghost101
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