History Film / HighAnxiety

27th Apr '16 5:19:24 AM Bissek
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* EnhanceButton: Parodied. As a secondary character blows up a photograph, he pins up a series of even greater enlargements until he finally gets one roughly 20 feet across, which he examines with a magnifying glass before exclaiming, "Aha!"

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* EnhanceButton: Parodied. As a secondary character blows up a photograph, he pins up a series of even greater enlargements until he finally gets one roughly 20 feet across, which he examines with a magnifying glass before exclaiming, "Aha!""Aha!" This would work in real life, assuming that one has photograph paper 20 feet across and the tools necessary to transfer a negative onto a paper that large.
27th Mar '16 8:34:55 PM Bissek
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* AxeCrazy: Braces. When he makes his first report to Nurse Diesel, something like four out of every five sentences includes a request for permission to kill someone.
24th Mar '16 11:18:40 AM Demetrios
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* BedlamHouse: The Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, VERY Nervous, which [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate is less interested in curing its rich clientele than in keeping them indefinitely and thus getting more of their money]].

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* BedlamHouse: The Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, VERY Nervous, which [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate [[{{Greed}} is less interested in curing its rich clientele than in keeping them indefinitely and thus getting more of their money]].


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* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: [[AffablyEvil Dr. Montague]] and [[BattleaxeNurse Nurse Diesel]]. [[TokenGoodTeammate Dr. Wentworth]] [[BeingEvilSucks wants out of the scam]], and ends up [[HeKnowsTooMuch getting killed for it]].
24th Mar '16 11:13:07 AM Demetrios
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* BedlamHouse: The Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, VERY Nervous, which is less interested in curing its rich clientele than in keeping them indefinitely and thus getting more of their money.

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* BedlamHouse: The Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, VERY Nervous, which [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate is less interested in curing its rich clientele than in keeping them indefinitely and thus getting more of their money.money]].
22nd Mar '16 3:15:34 AM Mdumas43073
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14th Mar '16 7:33:45 PM Tork
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* {{Jackass}}: Dennis, the hotel bellhop, is kind of rude and cranky even before Thorndyke bugs him anout the paper.
6th Nov '15 8:16:19 PM nombretomado
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** Most of the names are borrowed from other Hitchcock films. Thorndyke, for instance, is similar to names used in both ''RearWindow'' and ''Film/NorthByNorthwest''.

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** Most of the names are borrowed from other Hitchcock films. Thorndyke, for instance, is similar to names used in both ''RearWindow'' ''Film/RearWindow'' and ''Film/NorthByNorthwest''.
17th Sep '15 8:07:36 AM SAMAS
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* WindowPain: Parodied. Thorndyke , the new head of a mental asylum, receives a rock to the window with a message -- a friendly welcome note from the psycho ward.

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* WindowPain: Parodied. Thorndyke , the new head of a mental asylum, receives a rock (''very'' big)rock to the window with a message -- a friendly welcome note from the psycho ward.
23rd Jun '15 11:16:40 AM dsneybuf
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Dr. Richard H. Thorndyke (the H. stands for "[[MarxBrothers Harpo]]") is assigned as the new administrator of The Psycho-Neurotic Institute for the Very, Very Nervous. He arrives at Los Angeles to take his position and meets the eccentric staff: Dr. Montague (Harvey Korman), Dr. Wentworth (Dick Van Patten), and Nurse Diesel (Cloris Leachman). Diesel is extremely domineering and is soon revealed to be in a BDSM relationship with the submissive Montague. Thorndyke also meets violent patient [[spoiler: (Charlie Callas as a fake Arthur Brisbane)]] / industrialist [[spoiler: Albert Whitlock as the real Arthur Brisbane, revealed in the bell tower at the end of the movie)]] Arthur Brisbane, a wealthy industrialist who had a nervous breakdown the year before. He currently thinks he is a cocker spaniel.

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Dr. Richard H. Thorndyke (the H. stands for "[[MarxBrothers Harpo]]") is assigned as the new administrator of The Psycho-Neurotic Institute for the Very, Very Nervous. He arrives at Los Angeles to take his position and meets the eccentric staff: Dr. Montague (Harvey Korman), Dr. Wentworth (Dick Van Patten), and Nurse Diesel (Cloris Leachman). Diesel is extremely domineering and is soon revealed to be in a BDSM relationship with the submissive Montague. Thorndyke also meets violent patient [[spoiler: (Charlie Callas as a fake Arthur Brisbane)]] / industrialist [[spoiler: Albert Whitlock as the real Arthur Brisbane, revealed in the bell tower at the end of the movie)]] Arthur Brisbane, a wealthy industrialist who had a nervous breakdown the year before. He currently thinks he is a cocker spaniel.
14th May '15 9:20:39 PM Angeldeb82
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''High Anxiety'' is a 1977 comedy, directed by Creator/MelBrooks. It is an AffectionateParody of the films of Creator/AlfredHitchcock. While there are [[ShoutOut numerous allusions]] to almost any Hitchcock film between ''Film/TheLodger'' (1927) and ''Film/FamilyPlot'' (1976), the main plot and setting are taken from ''Film/{{Spellbound}}'' and ''Film/{{Vertigo}}''. There are also minor allusions to films not directed by Hitchcock, such as ''ThePinkPanther'' and ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'', with characters resembling Jacques Clouseau and Jaws.

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''High Anxiety'' is a 1977 comedy, directed by Creator/MelBrooks. It is an AffectionateParody of the films of Creator/AlfredHitchcock. While there are [[ShoutOut numerous allusions]] to almost any Hitchcock film between ''Film/TheLodger'' (1927) and ''Film/FamilyPlot'' (1976), the main plot and setting are taken from ''Film/{{Spellbound}}'' and ''Film/{{Vertigo}}''. There are also minor allusions to films not directed by Hitchcock, such as ''ThePinkPanther'' ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' and ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'', with characters resembling Jacques Clouseau and Jaws.



* AlterKacker: The "loud and annoying" characters Thorndyke and Victoria use to hide in plain sight at the airport.

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* AlterKacker: AlterKocker: The "loud and annoying" characters Thorndyke and Victoria use to hide in plain sight at the airport.



* {{Bowdlerization}}: Thorndyke is put in an awkward position when giving a speech on penis envy and other decidedly adult subjects, when one of the psychiatrists in the audience brings his kids along.

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* {{Bowdlerization}}: {{Bowdlerise}}: Thorndyke is put in an awkward position when giving a speech on penis envy and other decidedly adult subjects, when one of the psychiatrists in the audience brings his kids along.



* LargeHam: Mel Brooks and Madeline Kahn at the airport, trying to get past airport security by being loud and annoying {{Alter Kacker}}s.

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* LargeHam: Mel Brooks and Madeline Kahn at the airport, trying to get past airport security by being loud and annoying {{Alter Kacker}}s.Kocker}}s.



* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: The dramatic music as Thorndyke drives from the airport comes from the Los Angeles Philarmonic tour bus.



* PsychoStrings: The ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' shower scene parody uses the shrill cries of an angry bellhop in place of the strings: "Here! Here's your paper! Here's your lousy, stinking paper! Happy now?". Thorndyke's reaction?: "That boy gets no tip".

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* PsychoStrings: The ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' shower scene parody uses the shrill cries of an angry bellhop in place of the strings: "Here! Here's your paper! Here's your lousy, stinking paper! Happy now?". now?" Thorndyke's reaction?: reaction? "That boy gets no tip".tip."



* SorryILeftTheBGMOn: The dramatic music as Thorndyke drives from the airport comes from the Los Angeles Philarmonic tour bus.
* ShoutOut: An extended one - Thorndyke pesters a bellboy with repeated requests about getting a newspaper, wanting to look in the obituary for information concerning Dr. Wentworth's demise. He then takes a shower, during which the bellboy comes and in a frenzy mimics stabbing Thorndyke with the paper while screaming "Here's your paper! Happy now?! Happy?" The paper's ink runs down the drain, a reference to ''Film/{{Psycho}}''. Bonus points for [[GeniusBonus the bellboy's shrieks emulating]] [[StealthPun the violin shrieks from the original.]]

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* SorryILeftTheBGMOn: The dramatic music as Thorndyke drives from the airport comes from the Los Angeles Philarmonic tour bus.
* ShoutOut: An extended one - Thorndyke pesters a bellboy with repeated requests about getting a newspaper, wanting to look in the obituary for information concerning Dr. Wentworth's demise. He then takes a shower, during which the bellboy comes and in a frenzy mimics stabbing Thorndyke with the paper while screaming "Here's your paper! Happy now?! Happy?" The paper's ink runs down the drain, a reference to ''Film/{{Psycho}}''. Bonus points for [[GeniusBonus the bellboy's shrieks emulating]] [[StealthPun the violin shrieks from the original.]]original]].
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