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7th Oct '17 11:15:13 AM honeybrown1976
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* HarsherInHindsight: One of the men points a gun at John, but the gun jams/is empty. Without realization, this hints at John's AuthorExistenceFailure in 1980.
7th Oct '17 11:10:13 AM honeybrown1976
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* HarsherInHindsight: One of the men points a gun at John, but the gun jams/is empty. Without realization, this hints at John's AuthorExistenceFailure in 1980.
23rd Sep '17 7:25:01 PM Bissek
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* ItsAllAboutMe: Clang's true motive for retrieving the ring and/or sacrificing whoever has it is that he needs the ritual sacrifice to keep the Cult of Kaili going, and his power comes from leading the cult.
-->"Without the ring, there is no sacrifice. No sacrifice, no congregation. No congregation, no me."
17th Apr '17 3:19:22 PM mlsmithca
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In the mid-1960s, Music/TheBeatles were the hottest thing since sliced bread. The four guys from Liverpool not only topped the charts with their music, but they topped the box office with their movie ''Film/AHardDaysNight'' in 1964. So, in 1965, they, director Richard Lester, and producer Walter Shenson got back together to make another movie for Creator/UnitedArtists. The result was ''Help!'

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In the mid-1960s, Music/TheBeatles were the hottest thing since sliced bread. The four guys from Liverpool not only topped the charts with their music, but they topped the box office with their movie ''Film/AHardDaysNight'' in 1964. So, in 1965, they, director Richard Lester, and producer Walter Shenson got back together to make another movie for Creator/UnitedArtists. The result was ''Help!'
''Help!''



!!'''So these are the famous tropes, eh?''':

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!!'''So !!So these are the famous tropes, eh?''':eh?:



* BadImpressionists: Superintendent Gluck does a bad impression of Ringo over the phone: "Hello, this is the famous Ringo, gear, fab. What can I do for you, as it were, gear, fab?"
** Not a bit like Cagney.

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* BadImpressionists: Superintendent Gluck does a bad impression of Ringo over the phone: phone after boasting of his ability as a James Cagney impersonator: "Hello, this is the famous Ringo, gear, fab. What can I do for you, as it were, gear, fab?"
** -->'''George:''' Not a bit like Cagney.



* BreakingTheFourthWall: When Ringo tries to escape from the tiger pit:
--> *looks directly into the camera* "[[CaptainObvious All the rungs have been neatly sawed through the middle]]."
** And before that, there was...
--> '''Ahme''': *looks directly into the camera* "[[ReverseMole I am not what I seem]]."
* BrickJoke: About halfway through the film the scientists' bomb goes off and breaks a hole in an ice rink, with a cross-channel swimmer emerging from beneath and asking the way to the White Cliffs of Dover. He can be seen at the end emerging on a beach in the Bahamas and being redirected again by the Beatles.

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: BreakingTheFourthWall:
**
When Ringo tries to escape from the tiger pit:
--> *looks --->'''Ringo:''' ''[looks directly into the camera* "[[CaptainObvious camera]'' [[CaptainObvious All the rungs have been neatly sawed through the middle]]."
middle]].
** And before that, there was...
--> '''Ahme''': *looks
As Ahme switches off the hand dryer/industrial strength vacuum cleaner:
--->'''Ahme''': ''[looks
directly into the camera* "[[ReverseMole camera]'' [[ReverseMole I am not what I seem]]."
seem]].
* BrickJoke: BrickJoke:
**
About halfway through the film the scientists' bomb goes off and breaks a hole in an ice rink, with a cross-channel swimmer emerging from beneath and asking the way to the White Cliffs of Dover. He can be seen at the end emerging on a beach in the Bahamas and being redirected again by the Beatles.



* FakeOutOpening: The ColdOpen in which the cult is about to sacrifice the woman to ''Kalili''. It's this cool, solemn, proto-''Franschise/IndianaJones''-like bit with elaborate CostumePorn....[[MoodWhiplash but then the ring's discovered to be missing....cue the Beatles singing ''HELP!''....]]

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* FakeOutOpening: The ColdOpen in which the cult is about to sacrifice the woman to ''Kalili''. It's this cool, solemn, proto-''Franschise/IndianaJones''-like bit with elaborate CostumePorn....[[MoodWhiplash but then the ring's discovered to be missing....cue the Beatles singing ''HELP!''....'"Help!"....]]



* FunnyBackgroundEvent: George spends most of the movie doing funny or awkward things in the background, like putting things in his pockets in the jewellery shop or eating his cymbals in the Alps.

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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: FunnyBackgroundEvent:
**
George spends most of the movie doing funny or awkward things in the background, like putting things in his pockets in the jewellery shop or eating his cymbals in the Alps.Alps.
** Audio version: after the cultists forcibly abduct the in-house musicians at the restaurant and take their places and their instruments, they begin playing... "A Hard Day's Night".



** ''You've Got To Hide Your Love Away'', a song InTheStyleOf Music/BobDylan addressing homosexuality.

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** ''You've "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away'', Away", a song InTheStyleOf Music/BobDylan addressing homosexuality.



* InTheStyleOf:
** "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" is very [[Music/BobDylan Dylanesque]].
** "I've Just Seen A Face" is pure country.

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* InTheStyleOf:
**
InTheStyleOf: "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" is very [[Music/BobDylan Dylanesque]].
** "I've Just Seen A Face" is pure country.
Dylanesque]].



* LivingMacGuffin: Ringo when wearing the ring, since the cult are not so much trying to take the ring from him as trying to sacrifice him because he's wearing the ring. ([[ReligionOfEvil It's a different religion from ours. I think]].)



** LivingMacGuffin: Ringo when wearing the ring, since the cult are not so much trying to take the ring from him as trying to sacrifice him because he's wearing the ring. ([[ReligionOfEvil It's a different religion from ours. I think]].)



--> "With a ring like that I could, dare I say it, rule the world! I must have that ring! Algernon, the laser!"

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--> ---> "With a ring like that I could, dare I say it, rule the world! I must have that ring! Algernon, the laser!"



--> '''Man (as his waiter is dragged off):''' Oh, rather a jolly place!

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--> ---> '''Man (as his waiter is dragged off):''' Oh, rather a jolly place!



-->'''John:''' What's this?\\

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-->'''John:''' --->'''John:''' What's this?\\



* WhamLine: Algernon, assistant to the scientist Foot:
-->"It's more than my job's worth to stop him when he's out like this. He's out to rule the world, if he can get a government grant." Following the revelation that the Beatles made a big mistake getting help from Foot, he saw what the ring that Ringo wore could do: "Fantastic! With a ring like that I couldódare I say itórule the world."

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* WhamLine: Algernon, assistant to the scientist Foot:
-->"It's
Foot: "It's more than my job's worth to stop him when he's out like this. He's out to rule the world, if he can get a government grant." Following the revelation that the Beatles made a big mistake getting help from Foot, he saw what the ring that Ringo wore could do: "Fantastic! With a ring like that I couldódare I say itórule the world."
28th Mar '17 12:43:06 PM Snicka
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NotToBeConfusedWith ''Film/TheHelp''.
25th Mar '17 12:13:39 PM fruitstripegum
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* AccentUponTheWrongSyllable: Clang pronounces "Beatle" to rhyme with "Seattle".



* AccentUponTheWrongSyllable: Clang pronounces "Beatle" to rhyme with "Seattle".
16th Mar '17 10:54:26 AM nombretomado
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** The main reason the mad scientists want the ring. Exactly how they would take over the world with an indestructible but otherwise ordinary ring is unexplained. It's mad science, [[{{Narbonic}} common sense would be cheating]].

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** The main reason the mad scientists want the ring. Exactly how they would take over the world with an indestructible but otherwise ordinary ring is unexplained. It's mad science, [[{{Narbonic}} [[{{Webcomic/Narbonic}} common sense would be cheating]].
11th Mar '17 2:22:50 PM fruitstripegum
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* AchillesPowerChord: Algernon has a lab full of assorted devices, but keeps having to change the plugs to work with the power supply.

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* AchillesPowerChord: AchillesPowerCord: Algernon has a lab full of assorted devices, but keeps having to change the plugs to work with the power supply.
11th Mar '17 2:21:56 PM fruitstripegum
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* GrievousBotteleyHarm: The Beatles hide from danger in a riverside pub, where a booby trap drops Ringo into the cellar. Clang, posing as a bartender, threatens the others with a broken bottle and they flee through the window.

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* GrievousBotteleyHarm: GrievousBottleyHarm: The Beatles hide from danger in a riverside pub, where a booby trap drops Ringo into the cellar. Clang, posing as a bartender, threatens the others with a broken bottle and they flee through the window.
19th Feb '17 3:30:16 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* LargeHam: John Lennon is the hammiest of The Beatles, but the villains take the cake (Leo McKeren as a Thuggee priest, Victor Spinetti's Mad Scientist...).
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