History Film / JumpinJackFlash

22nd Jun '16 5:59:51 AM gewunomox
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'''Jumpin' Jack Flash''' is a 1986 UsefulNotes/ColdWar suspense comedy starring WhoopiGoldberg as Terry Doolittle, a data entry worker in the processing department of a downtown New York City bank. One of her guilty pleasures at work is to drop notes to the operators at the receiving ends of the transfers she processes, who are often in another country, which generates a number of international friendships and trading of recipes, mixtapes, etc. Right after her boss (Peter Michael Goetz) tells her to stop wasting company resources ("Computers are not friendly, Ms. Doolittle." "I'm not a computer, Mr. Page."), she receives a message from "Jumpin Jack Flash", which she tries to dismiss, but becomes intrigued with his mysterious statements. She arranges a time to chat later that night (in the office), but first has to deduce Jack's "code key", which (though it is not stated) will encrypt their communications. The answer is in the RollingStones song ''Jumpin' Jack Flash'' ("Sing with me and find the key,") and while she comes up with many seemingly good guesses, she realizes that the "key" is, literally, the ''key'' of the music: "B-Flat".

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'''Jumpin' Jack Flash''' is a 1986 UsefulNotes/ColdWar suspense comedy starring WhoopiGoldberg as Terry Doolittle, a data entry worker in the processing department of a downtown New York City bank. One of her guilty pleasures at work is to drop notes to the operators at the receiving ends of the transfers she processes, who are often in another country, which generates a number of international friendships and trading of recipes, mixtapes, etc. Right after her boss (Peter Michael Goetz) tells her to stop wasting company resources ("Computers are not friendly, Ms. Doolittle." "I'm not a computer, Mr. Page."), she receives a message from "Jumpin Jack Flash", which she tries to dismiss, but becomes intrigued with his mysterious statements. She arranges a time to chat later that night (in the office), but first has to deduce Jack's "code key", which (though it is not stated) will encrypt their communications. The answer is in the RollingStones Music/TheRollingStones song ''Jumpin' Jack Flash'' ("Sing with me and find the key,") and while she comes up with many seemingly good guesses, she realizes that the "key" is, literally, the ''key'' of the music: "B-Flat".
6th May '16 6:38:22 AM JackG
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* DiegeticSwitch: Terri trying to make sense of Music/MickJagger's lyrics leads to the inevitable TimePassesMontage to the music of "Jumpin' Jack Flash".

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* DiegeticSwitch: Terri trying to make sense of Music/MickJagger's lyrics leads to the inevitable TimePassesMontage TimeCompressionMontage to the music of "Jumpin' Jack Flash".
6th May '16 6:35:40 AM JackG
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* DiegeticSwitch: Terri trying to make sense of Music/MickJagger's lyrics leads to the inevitable TimePassesMontage to the music of "Jumpin' Jack Flash".
6th May '16 6:28:03 AM JackG
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-->"I was raised by two lesbians? [clip] Mick, Mick, Mick...[[InEnglish speak English!]]"

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-->"I was raised by two lesbians? [clip] Mick, Mick, Mick...[[InEnglish speak English!]]"English!"
6th May '16 6:25:12 AM JackG
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* {{Mondegreen}}: Terry has to write down the lyrics for "Jumpin' Jack Flash" in the days before you could look them up on the internet, and has some difficulty working out what Music/MickJagger is singing.
-->"I was raised by two lesbians? [clip] Mick, Mick, Mick...[[InEnglish speak English!]]"
15th Apr '16 2:21:38 PM lakingsif
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* BlackTieInfiltration: Terry breaks into the British Consulate during a party, claiming to be the entertainment (dressed in a spangly gown and lipsyncing to The Supremes). She's really there to hack the computer.

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* BlackTieInfiltration: Terry breaks into the British Consulate during a party, claiming to be the entertainment (dressed in a spangly gown and lipsyncing to The Supremes).Music/TheSupremes). She's really there to hack the computer.



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25th Oct '15 5:53:02 PM StarSword
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-> '''Terri:''' ''Personal chit-chat is prohibited on the International Bank Transponder.''
-> '''Jack:''' ''Not on it.''
-> '''Terri:''' ''How are you transmitting?''
-> '''Jack:''' ''Clamshell terminal. Can't say anymore. This channel unsecured.''
-> '''Terri:''' Whoa.

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-> '''Terri:''' ''Personal Personal chit-chat is prohibited on the International Bank Transponder.''
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'''Jack:''' ''Not Not on it.''
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'''Terri:''' ''How How are you transmitting?''
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transmitting?\\
'''Jack:''' ''Clamshell Clamshell terminal. Can't say anymore. This channel unsecured.''
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'''Terri:''' Whoa.


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* BlackTieInfiltration: Terry breaks into the British Consulate during a party, claiming to be the entertainment (dressed in a spangly gown and lipsyncing to The Supremes). She's really there to hack the computer.
29th Sep '15 7:30:49 PM Skywatcher
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* ViewerFriendlyInterface: Averted until Jack's code key is entered. At which time Terry's hi-res (for the time) bland amber monochrome spectacularly transforms into a lo-res 16-color display.

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* ViewerFriendlyInterface: Averted until Jack's code key is entered. At which time Terry's hi-res (for the time) 1986) bland amber monochrome spectacularly transforms into a lo-res 16-color display.
29th Sep '15 7:29:22 PM Skywatcher
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* ViewerFriendlyInterface: Averted until Jack's code key is entered. At which time Terry's bland amber monochrome spectacularly transforms into a 16-color display.

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* ViewerFriendlyInterface: Averted until Jack's code key is entered. At which time Terry's hi-res (for the time) bland amber monochrome spectacularly transforms into a lo-res 16-color display.
29th Sep '15 7:23:30 PM Skywatcher
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* ViewerFriendlyInterface: Averted until Jack's code key is entered. At which time Terry's bland amber monochrome spectacularly transforms into a 16-color display.
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