History Film / Gremlins

1st Jan '17 9:26:17 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* TheDanza:
** In a bizarre example, Kate is played by Phoebe Cates.
** Mr. Jones is played by Chuck Jones.
27th Dec '16 9:27:16 AM ErikModi
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*** Notably, this isn't the neighbor Billy takes his injured mother to after the Gremlins first hatch (that's Dr. Mollinaro). This is someone Billy sees as he's running down the street to get to work at the bank. Apparently, Dr. Moreau works at the animal clinic. . .
27th Dec '16 9:09:21 AM ErikModi
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* GeneticMemory: Gremlins, as part of their nature, are born with the capacity to understand the interworkings of machinery and how to sabotage it.

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* GeneticMemory: Gremlins, as part of their nature, are born with the capacity to understand the interworkings of machinery and how to sabotage it. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking As well as an apparently instinctive grasp and love of pop culture.]]
25th Dec '16 10:19:17 AM SirSapphire
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** Or she didn't really know Deagle or the science teacher and Billy didn't have the heart to tell her (especially since the teacher was his friend).
25th Dec '16 10:04:17 AM SirSapphire
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** Or she didn't really know Deagle or the science teacher and Billy didn't have the heart to tell her (especially since the teacher was his friend).
6th Dec '16 11:35:48 PM ErikModi
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* PoliceAreUseless

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* PoliceAreUselessPoliceAreUseless: Joe Dante probably defines this trope best in the commentary track: "Whenever you have a sci-fi film, and police, you always have to have a scene with the police, and it's always the same scene." Which ends with the police, still not believing Billy despite seeing Gizmo with their own eyes, leaving to investigate the Futterman's "freak accident" with the snowplow, seeing Mrs. Deagle and a guy playing Santa getting attacked by Gremlins, then getting their break lines cut and presumably dying in the ensuing car crash.
6th Dec '16 11:44:54 AM ErikModi
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* NothingIsScarier: PlayedWith. While the Gremlins have a ''lot'' of screen time in the second half of the film, including a full ten-minute scene of them wreaking havoc in the bar, after the Gremlins first hatch we see almost nothing of them. Only a few hands and arms as they push their way out of their cocoons, scratch Billy's hand, and tear out the phone cable in Billy's house. We a brief glimpse of a full-body Gremlin as it pops out of a cabinet in the Nurse's office to startle Billy, but through the first third of Lynn Peltzer defending her house from the Gremlins, we only see handprints and a shadow on the wall. Then Lynn comes around the corner into the kitchen, the camera pulls back, and we see the first Gremlin in all its hideous glory. The scene builds tension superbly, letting your mind run away with trying to figure out what these creatures are, and then you finally see on, ''and it's even more horrific than you were imagining!'' Part of this is the limitations of the puppets, and Chris Walas always racing to keep up with the film's shooting schedule.

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* NothingIsScarier: PlayedWith. While the Gremlins have a ''lot'' of screen time in the second half of the film, including a full ten-minute scene of them wreaking havoc in the bar, after the Gremlins first hatch we see almost nothing of them. Only a few hands and arms as they push their way out of their cocoons, scratch Billy's hand, and tear out the phone cable in Billy's house. We get a brief glimpse of a full-body Gremlin as it pops out of a cabinet in the Nurse's office to startle Billy, but through the first third of Lynn Peltzer defending her house from the Gremlins, we only see handprints and a shadow on the wall. Then Lynn comes around the corner into the kitchen, the camera pulls back, and we see the first Gremlin in all its hideous glory. The scene builds tension superbly, letting your mind run away with trying to figure out what these creatures are, and then you finally see on, one, ''and it's even more horrific than you were imagining!'' Part of this is the limitations of the puppets, and Chris Walas always racing to keep up with the film's shooting schedule.
6th Dec '16 11:43:28 AM ErikModi
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* NothingIsScarier: PlayedWith. While the Gremlins have a ''lot'' of screen time in the second half of the film, including a full ten-minute scene of them wreaking havoc in the bar, after the Gremlins first hatch we see almost nothing of them. Only a few hands and arms as they push their way out of their cocoons, scratch Billy's hand, and tear out the phone cable in Billy's house. We a brief glimpse of a full-body Gremlin as it pops out of a cabinet in the Nurse's office to startle Billy, but through the first third of Lynn Peltzer defending her house from the Gremlins, we only see handprints and a shadow on the wall. Then Lynn comes around the corner into the kitchen, the camera pulls back, and we see the first Gremlin in all its hideous glory. The scene builds tension superbly, letting your mind run away with trying to figure out what these creatures are, and then you finally see on, ''and it's even more horrific than you were imagining!'' Part of this is the limitations of the puppets, and Chris Walas always racing to keep up with the film's shooting schedule.
6th Dec '16 8:22:31 AM ErikModi
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** There's actually a bit cut out of the scene leading up to her death, where she looks at a picture of her dead husband and sighs "Oh, Donald. . ." It was ''so'' good they had to cut it out because it made her too sympathetic. And this ''after'' she's threatened to put a friendly, cute dog into a spin dryer on high heat!
29th Nov '16 2:25:48 AM MadSpy
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*** He could of joined with the Gremlins afterwards.

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*** He could of have joined with the other Gremlins afterwards.
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