History Film / If

17th Feb '17 3:55:30 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler:The Girl shoots the Head Master in the head]].


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* {{Flynning}}: Done deliberately when Travis, Cox and Knightley get into a sword fight more or less for the hell of it and tear around the school flynning for all they're worth.


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* TeacherStudentRomance: A middle-aged chaplain and mathematics teacher seems to take an interest in Jute, a pretty new boy in his class, probably 13 years old. The chaplain is skewered by Anderson's satire, as are most of the adults in the film.
6th Dec '16 1:59:18 AM Xtifr
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'''''if....''''' is a 1968 film written by David Sherwin, directed by Lindsay Anderson, and starring Creator/MalcolmMcDowell, in his film debut, as Mick Travis.

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'''''if....''''' ''if....'' is a 1968 film written by David Sherwin, directed by Lindsay Anderson, and starring Creator/MalcolmMcDowell, in his film debut, as Mick Travis.
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.]]]]
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