History Film / MASH

20th May '16 8:16:24 PM jamespolk
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* AllAsiansLookAlike: Enforced as the result of an editing decision. The original plan was to simplify the Ho-Jon getting drafted, wounded, treated at the 4077 and ending up working in the Swamp again with him dying on the operating table. When the O.R. scene was moved to before Ho-Jon got drafted, it being Ho-Jon had to be dropped and dialog was changed to the man being a [=POW=], but they left in shots where you can clearly see that it's Ho-Jon on the table.



* AttendingYourOwnFuneral: The unit dentist, "Painless Pole", [[spoiler:wanted to commit suicide, so they set up a mock funeral for him so he could take cyanide and die in a casket. The cyanide pills were fake, and the only dying he did was [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex in the Shakespearean sense]]]].

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* AsideGlance: Lt. Dish seems to have some unsettled feelings about her use of sexual healing to bring Painless around--until she looks right at the camera and smiles as the helicopter lifts off.
* AttendingYourOwnFuneral: The unit dentist, "Painless Pole", [[spoiler:wanted wanted to commit suicide, so they set up a mock funeral for him so he could take cyanide and die in a casket. The cyanide pills were fake, and the only dying he did was [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex in the Shakespearean sense]]]].sense]].



* BreakTheHaughty: Hawkeye, Trapper and Duke do this to Hot Lips.

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* BreakTheHaughty: Hawkeye, Trapper and Duke do this to Hot Lips. It's actually rather uncomfortable viewing, as they choose to sexually humiliate her by broadcasting her sex with Frank to the whole unit, and later to pull up the shower curtain while she's in it. But by the end Hot Lips has become one of the gang, attending one of their poker games.


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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Hawkeye and Trapper can be real assholes sometimes, especially when they pull that stunt with Hot Lips in the shower. But they also plainly care about their work and their patients, as shown when they defy orders to tend to a Korean infant.


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* SparedByTheAdaptation: Ho-jon, who is killed off in the novel. As noted above Ho-jon was originally supposed to be the soldier who receives Col. Blake's blood, as well as the corpse being hauled away at the end. Instead the Korean soldier was changed to a North Korean soldier (although certain shots show that it plainly ''is'' the same actor) and a POW and the corpse is a random background event.
20th May '16 3:40:40 PM jamespolk
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* VideoCredits: Clips of the actors as the PA rattles off their names.
17th May '16 2:05:38 AM Mdumas43073
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** If anything, the novel is even ''more'' random and unstructured, and it's a testament to Ring Lardner Jr that he managed to [[AdaptationDistillation distill it]] into something that at least had some slight organization.

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** If anything, the novel is even ''more'' random and unstructured, and it's a testament to Ring Lardner Jr Lardner, Jr. that he managed to [[AdaptationDistillation distill it]] into something that at least had some slight organization.
17th May '16 1:57:34 AM Mdumas43073
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It's one of a few different Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox films alleged to have been the first pre-recorded videocassette to roll off the assembly line at Creator/MagneticVideo in the fall of 1977.

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It's This is one of a few different Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox films alleged to have been the first pre-recorded videocassette to roll off the assembly line at Creator/MagneticVideo in the fall of 1977.
17th May '16 1:57:07 AM Mdumas43073
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4th May '16 6:37:57 PM Mdumas43073
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* ScrewTheWarWerePartying: Pretty much the attitude of the entire 4077th staff (save for Frank Burns and Hot Lips) when they're not actually in surgery.
28th Apr '16 2:08:08 PM Ezclee4050
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* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: Hawkeye knows Trapper John looks familiar then finally recognizes him as a quarterback he played against in his college football days. Later they happen to bump into Hawkeye's boyhood chum Me Lay Marston at the Army hospital in Japan.
24th Apr '16 2:42:12 PM Ezclee4050
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* SoundtrackDissonance: It opens with an angsty folk song playing over scenes of wounded soldiers arriving by helicopters, and the other songs in the film also provide an ironic counterpoint to what's happening on screen, as well as the goofy loudspeaker announcements.
22nd Apr '16 10:35:01 PM Ezclee4050
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* DontCallMeSir: Hawkeye corrects anyone who calls him Captain Pierce.
22nd Apr '16 3:18:18 PM Ezclee4050
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* RedOniBlueOni: In the football game the serious ringer-filled 325th Evac team wears blue jerseys and the more boisterous 4077th wears red.
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