History Film / KramerVsKramer

20th Aug '16 6:12:05 PM DrOO7
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* AdaptationDyeJob: Joanna is brunette in the book.
* AdaptationalHeroism: She's also much more self-centered and narcissistic, whereas in the movie, she comes off as genuinely overwhelmed and unhappy and in need of help.



* CallBack: The first meal Ted tries to bake his son is french toast, which ends up going terribly due to his inexperience. On their final day together, the two make french toast again, but this time it is much easier.

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* CallBack: The first meal Ted tries to bake make his son is french toast, which ends up going terribly due to his inexperience. On their final day together, the two make french toast again, but this time it is much easier.
6th Jan '16 8:37:35 AM mlsmithca
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15th Aug '15 11:53:56 AM marcoasalazarm
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->'''Ted Kramer''': How much courage does it take to walk out on your kid?

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->'''Ted Kramer''': [[ArmorPiercingQuestion How much courage does it take to walk out on your kid?
kid?]]
21st Jul '15 11:37:39 AM jamespolk
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* MarriedToTheJob: Ted, or as he likes to call it, bringing home the bacon.



* {{Workaholic}}: Ted, or as he likes to call it, bringing home the bacon.

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* {{Workaholic}}: Ted, or as he likes to call it, bringing home the bacon.
8th Jul '15 7:48:25 PM jamespolk
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* CharacterDevelopment: Ted, practically an AbsenteeParent at the beginning (see EstablishingCharacterMoment below) becomes a caring and devoted father.

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* CharacterDevelopment: Ted, practically an AbsenteeParent absentee dad at the beginning (see EstablishingCharacterMoment below) becomes a caring and devoted father.
8th Jul '15 7:47:36 PM jamespolk
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* HollywoodLaw: The book ''Reel Justice'' notes that Ted's fear of Billy having to testify if he appeals is ridiculous, considering that an appeals court does not hear new evidence, and ''nobody'' testifies as a witness.

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* HollywoodLaw: The book ''Reel Justice'' notes that Ted's fear of Billy having to testify if he appeals is ridiculous, considering that an appeals court does not hear new evidence, and ''nobody'' testifies as a witness. witness.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: After Billy's temper tantrum and a nasty argument, Ted goes to the liquor cabinet and throws back some whiskey.
8th Jul '15 9:42:11 AM jamespolk
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Adapted from the novel by Avery Corman, '''''Kramer vs. Kramer''''' follows the story of Ted Kramer (DustinHoffman). One day, his wife Joanna (Creator/MerylStreep) leaves him, forcing him to raise their son, Billy, alone. A year and a half pass before she finally returns to claim Billy; an emotional custody battle ensues. This was 1979's Oscar winner for Best Picture, and the film that earned Hoffman and Streep their first Oscars for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. Robert Benton's wins for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay brought the total to five.

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Adapted from the novel by Avery Corman, '''''Kramer ''Kramer vs. Kramer''''' Kramer'' follows the story of Ted Kramer (DustinHoffman). One day, (Creator/DustinHoffman). Ted's a workaholic who is not really involved in the domestic life of his wife Joanna (Creator/MerylStreep) and 6-year-old son Billy. He is forced to become involved immediately one day, when Joanna leaves him, forcing him to raise their son, Billy, Billy alone. A year and a half pass before she finally returns to claim Billy; an emotional custody battle ensues.

This was 1979's Oscar UsefulNotes/AcademyAward winner for Best Picture, and the film that earned Hoffman and Streep their first Oscars for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. Robert Benton's wins for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay brought the total to five.



* UsefulNotes/AcademyAward: Five wins: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

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* UsefulNotes/AcademyAward: Five wins: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, CallBack: The first meal Ted tries to bake his son is french toast, which ends up going terribly due to his inexperience. On their final day together, the two make french toast again, but this time it is much easier.
* CharacterDevelopment: Ted, practically an AbsenteeParent at the beginning (see EstablishingCharacterMoment below) becomes a caring
and Best Adapted Screenplay.devoted father.



* BookEnds: The first meal Ted tries to bake his son is french toast, which ends up going terribly due to his inexperience. On their final day together, the two make french toast again, but this time it is much easier.
* HollywoodLaw: The book ''Reel Justice'' notes that Ted's fear of Billy having to testify if he appeals is ridiculous, considering that an appeals court does not hear new evidence, and ''nobody'' testifies as a witness. Also, the "tender years" doctrine (that mothers are better parents than fathers of young children) was on the wane by the late 1970s, when the film came out, thus it's unlikely a judge would still make that the sole basis of his decision.
* JustFriends: Ted and Margaret.

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* BookEnds: DiegeticSwitch: Antonio Vivaldi's "Mandolin Concerto" plays over the opening credits and scenes, as Ted is finishing up a meeting with his boss and Joanna is packing to leave. Then it's being played onscreen by two street musicians Ted passes, before it switches back to background music.
* DoorClosesEnding:
The first meal elevator doors close on Ted tries as Joanna goes upstairs to bake tell Billy that he can stay with his son dad.
* DoubleStandard: Works against Ted in court, with the tendency of family court to assign custody to the mother in custody battles.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: How removed
is french toast, which ends up going terribly due to Ted from his inexperience. On their final day together, family's life? When he has to take Billy to school the two make french toast again, but this time it is much easier.
morning after Joanna leaves, he doesn't even know what grade Billy's in.
* HandOrObjectUnderwear: See NakedPeopleAreFunny below.
* HollywoodLaw: The book ''Reel Justice'' notes that Ted's fear of Billy having to testify if he appeals is ridiculous, considering that an appeals court does not hear new evidence, and ''nobody'' testifies as a witness. Also, the "tender years" doctrine (that mothers are better parents than fathers of young children) was on the wane by the late 1970s, when the film came out, thus it's unlikely a judge would still make that the sole basis of his decision.\n
* JustFriends: Ted and Margaret.Margaret, as Ted tells Billy directly. Any thoughts of a MaybeEverAfter ending are quashed late in the film when Margaret tells Ted she's getting back together with her ex-husband.



* TakingTheKids

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* TakingTheKidsTakingTheKids: Joanna wants to.



* VetinariJobSecurity

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* VetinariJobSecurityVetinariJobSecurity: Ted, who is desperate for a new job, gets hired by telling his prospective boss that this is a one day offer.
20th May '15 4:11:19 PM nombretomado
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* AcademyAward: Five wins: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

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* AcademyAward: UsefulNotes/AcademyAward: Five wins: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
1st Jan '15 8:19:04 PM nombretomado
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Adapted from the novel by Avery Corman, '''''Kramer vs. Kramer''''' follows the story of Ted Kramer (DustinHoffman). One day, his wife Joanna (MerylStreep) leaves him, forcing him to raise their son, Billy, alone. A year and a half pass before she finally returns to claim Billy; an emotional custody battle ensues. This was 1979's Oscar winner for Best Picture, and the film that earned Hoffman and Streep their first Oscars for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. Robert Benton's wins for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay brought the total to five.

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Adapted from the novel by Avery Corman, '''''Kramer vs. Kramer''''' follows the story of Ted Kramer (DustinHoffman). One day, his wife Joanna (MerylStreep) (Creator/MerylStreep) leaves him, forcing him to raise their son, Billy, alone. A year and a half pass before she finally returns to claim Billy; an emotional custody battle ensues. This was 1979's Oscar winner for Best Picture, and the film that earned Hoffman and Streep their first Oscars for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. Robert Benton's wins for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay brought the total to five.
10th Dec '14 5:19:31 PM Mdumas43073
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Adapted from the novel by Avery Corman, ''Kramer vs. Kramer'' follows the story of Ted Kramer (DustinHoffman). One day, his wife Joanna (MerylStreep) leaves him, forcing him to raise their son, Billy, alone. A year and a half pass before she finally returns to claim Billy; an emotional custody battle ensues. This was 1979's Oscar winner for Best Picture, and the film that earned Hoffman and Streep their first Oscars for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. Best Director and Adapted Screenplay wins brought the total to five.

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Adapted from the novel by Avery Corman, ''Kramer '''''Kramer vs. Kramer'' Kramer''''' follows the story of Ted Kramer (DustinHoffman). One day, his wife Joanna (MerylStreep) leaves him, forcing him to raise their son, Billy, alone. A year and a half pass before she finally returns to claim Billy; an emotional custody battle ensues. This was 1979's Oscar winner for Best Picture, and the film that earned Hoffman and Streep their first Oscars for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. Robert Benton's wins for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay wins brought the total to five.
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