History Film / If

30th Oct '16 1:47:41 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Conditions for pupils and staff are rather spartan, but this no longer applies. School fees have been rising faster than inflation since the 1970s, and a lot of the extra money has gone on a "facilities arms race." Private schools nowadays are reported to be ''very'' comfortable.
18th Jan '16 4:50:45 AM AgProv
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* LongingLook: One of the more controversial scenes (at the 1968 release) involves Philips [[http://www.lindsayandersonfilms.comxa.com/if/rupert.jpg checking out Wallace]] as he performs on the parallel bars. The use of a young boy, shot in slow-mo to accentuate his beauty and the sexual tension, was incredibly risqué for 1968.

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* LongingLook: One of the more controversial scenes (at the 1968 release) involves Philips [[http://www.lindsayandersonfilms.comxa.com/if/rupert.jpg checking out Wallace]] as he performs on the parallel bars. The use of a young boy, shot in slow-mo to accentuate his beauty and the sexual tension, was incredibly risqué for 1968. [[note]]Gay sex had only just been decriminalised in Great Britain (from 1st Jan 1967): but the age of consent for gays was set at 21, five years after heteros. This sequence could still have been interpreted, legally, as conspiracy or incitement to corrupt a minor, or paedophilia.[[/note]]
18th Jan '16 4:47:19 AM AgProv
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* CoolGuns: the Combined Cadet Force is equipped with Lee-Enfield rifles and Vickers machine guns; these are used to deadly effect.
10th Dec '15 2:26:23 PM Cavalier
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* CoolTeacher: At first, the History master, with his eccentricities, and exhortations to his class to debate with him, looks as if he is one of these. His reaction to Travis demonstrating he actually knows the source of a quotation says otherwise.
18th Apr '15 6:23:30 AM DaveyDoodlebug
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* MoralGuardians: Predictably, and perhaps justifiably, the film cause moral outcry in a number of circles -- a British ambassador called the film "an insult to the nation". The then Lord Brabourne read an early draft and called it "the most evil and perverted script I've ever read. It must never see the light of day".
4th Apr '15 8:08:32 PM WillBGood
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If you are searching for the equally subversive and seditious left-wing political cartoon series by Steve Bell, go '''[[ComicStrip/{{If}} here]]'''. Not to be confused with the video game ''[[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIf]]'', which has a similarly-styled logo and also has a high school.

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If you are searching for the equally subversive and seditious left-wing political cartoon series by Steve Bell, go '''[[ComicStrip/{{If}} here]]'''. Not to be confused with the video game ''[[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIf]]'', ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIf'', which has a similarly-styled logo and also has a high school.
27th Mar '15 10:42:33 PM BadSplice
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* MeaningfulName: The Headmaster. [[spoiler:Guess where [[spoiler:BoomHeadshot he gets shot.]]]]

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* MeaningfulName: The Headmaster. [[spoiler:Guess where [[spoiler:BoomHeadshot [[BoomHeadshot he gets shot.]]]]
27th Mar '15 10:41:40 PM BadSplice
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* BolivianArmyEnding: At the end of the film, in a surreal sequence, Travis' group discovers a cache of automatic weapons, and revolt against the establishment. On Founders' Day, when parents are visiting the school, they start a fire under the hall, smoke out the parents, staff and boys, and open fire on them from a rooftop. Led by the visiting General who was giving the speech, the staff and boys break open the Combined Cadet Force armoury and fire back. The film ends just as "The Girl" shoots the Head-Master through the head - it is never revealed what happened following the uprising.

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* BolivianArmyEnding: At [[spoiler:At the end of the film, in a surreal sequence, Travis' group discovers a cache of automatic weapons, and revolt against the establishment. On Founders' Day, when parents are visiting the school, they start a fire under the hall, smoke out the parents, staff and boys, and open fire on them from a rooftop. Led by the visiting General who was giving the speech, the staff and boys break open the Combined Cadet Force armoury and fire back. The film ends just as "The Girl" shoots the Head-Master through the head - it is never revealed what happened following the uprising.]]


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* HandCannon: [[spoiler: The Girl uses one to shoot The Headmaster.]]
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: [[spoiler: During the ending, the Crusaders and the Crowd tend to miss. Possibly [[JustifiedTrope justified]] as both groups are mostly inexperienced with these types of weapons.]]


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* MeaningfulName: The Headmaster. [[spoiler:Guess where [[spoiler:BoomHeadshot he gets shot.]]]]
27th Mar '15 10:35:48 PM BadSplice
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* GainaxEnding[=/=]NoEnding: [[spoiler:During the Founders' Day commencement speech, a fire starts and all the attendees run out. Mick and the Crusaders set off explosions and fire into the crowd. This changes when ''the crowd'' including a priest, a general and ''a knight'' get rifles and start firing back at them. The Headmaster calls for a ceasefire, but The Girl shoots him in the head. The film ends on the two groups firing at one another.]]


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* MindScrew: While undoubtedly a surreal film, it starts becoming this trope after the cafe scene.
13th Mar '15 11:58:35 AM LiefKatano
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If you are searching for the equally subversive and seditious left-wing political cartoon series by Steve Bell, go '''[[ComicStrip/{{If}} here]]'''.

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If you are searching for the equally subversive and seditious left-wing political cartoon series by Steve Bell, go '''[[ComicStrip/{{If}} here]]'''. Not to be confused with the video game ''[[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIf]]'', which has a similarly-styled logo and also has a high school.



* ADateWithRosiePalms: In another highly controversial scene, Mr. Kemp sings a hymn as his wife accompanies him on the recorder; the matron, overhearing, is driven to near orgasm.
* DawsonCasting: Played straight with the older pupils, who were mostly in their early to mid-20's at the time of shooting, but the younger First Years (the "Scum") all look to be of the correct age (11-12 years old) for starting secondary school.

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* ADateWithRosiePalms: In another highly controversial scene, Mr. Kemp sings a hymn as his wife accompanies him on the recorder; the matron, overhearing, is driven to near orgasm.
* DawsonCasting: Played straight with the older pupils, who were mostly in their early to mid-20's at the time of shooting, but the younger First Years (the "Scum") all look to be of the correct age (11-12 years old) for starting secondary school.
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