History Film / HighAnxiety

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.

* LargeHam: Mel Brooks and Madeline Kahn at LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: The dramatic music as Thorndyke drives from the airport, trying to get past airport security by being loud and annoying {{Alter Kacker}}s. 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]].
28th Apr '15 8:38:47 AM Morgenthaler
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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 ''FamilyPlot'' (1976), the main plot and setting are taken from ''{{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 ''FamilyPlot'' ''Film/FamilyPlot'' (1976), the main plot and setting are taken from ''{{Spellbound}}'' ''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.
21st Mar '15 5:28:42 PM JamesAustin
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: You probably shouldn't try BavarianFireDrill-ing your way through airport security like that nowadays. -->'''Thorndyke''' ''("[[Creator/MelBrooks disguised]]" as an old Jewish man)'': I beeped! I beeped! Take me away! Take me back to Russia! Put me in irons! I beeped! The [[MadBomber mad beeper]] is loose! Take away the beeper! Take me away!
13th Mar '15 10:54:19 PM MHarrington
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* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Nurse Diesel, who thinks she is a witch and tries to fly a broomstick out the tower window, riding it to her death on the rocks far below, cackling crazedly all the while.]]

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* HerrDoktor: Professor Lilloman.
4th Aug '14 9:38:44 PM Brandon
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* FanserviceExtra: Just before Thorndyke begins his song in the bar, a waitress, wearing a very short skirt, passes by in the background, and actually bends forward a bit while speaking with some patrons.
4th Aug '14 9:34:01 PM Brandon
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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.
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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. ** Howie Morris as professor Lilloman.
27th Jun '14 8:34:53 PM azul120
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* {{It Is Pronounced Tro-PAY}}: Thorndyke addresses his mentor Lilloman as "Professor Little Old Man" (accent on Man), and is corrected: "Little-Oldman" (accent on Old).
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* {{It Is Pronounced Tro-PAY}}: ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Thorndyke addresses his mentor Lilloman as "Professor Little Old Man" (accent on Man), and is corrected: "Little-Oldman" (accent on Old).
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