History Film / ManosTheHandsofFate

25th Apr '17 11:58:42 AM rjd1922
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* MonochromeCasting: The cast is all white despite being filmed (and presumably set) in El Paso, a majority-Hispanic community.
1st Apr '17 7:24:50 PM thesinkjar
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->''(During the scene where it takes Torgo 30 seconds to '''stand up''') "DO SOMETHING! God!..."''

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->''(During the scene where it takes Torgo 30 seconds to '''stand up''') "DO SOMETHING! God!...->''"Every frame of this movie looks like someone's last known photograph."''
29th Mar '17 5:15:19 PM TomServo
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** Mike shows up at a place that, despite being called "Valley Lodge", looks like a crappy shack in the middle of the desert. There is no real indication that this is even a place that accepts guests, but Mike immediately starts insisting that Torgo carry his bags and gives them a place to stay. All Torgo did was wander out to see who was outside. For all we know at this point in the film, this could just be Torgo's home, and Mike forced him to put him and his family up against his will. Who does that???
23rd Mar '17 7:47:12 PM Bissek
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* IdiotBall: Torgo didn't want to let the couple stay at the house, and Margaret didn't want to stay there. If Mike had listened to either of them, the movie would not have happened.
27th Feb '17 12:59:11 PM Gemser
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* TheIgor: Torgo was originally planned to be called Igor.

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* TheIgor: Torgo is the Masters servant, does all the work for him, takes care of the arriving family, has a strange way of speaking and has super-enlarged knees. He was originally even planned to be called Igor.
27th Feb '17 12:55:01 PM Gemser
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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Film/Troll2'' has a remarkably similar mix of {{narm}}y horror, amateurish filmmaking, and community theater–caliber acting. Not only that, both films have an early scene where a family (headed by a BumblingDad named Michael) sings "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" while driving out to the country.
27th Feb '17 12:52:59 PM Gemser
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* SpringtimeForHitler: Harold P. Warren saw ''Manos'' as a cheap, sensationalistic B-movie that could earn him enough money and notoriety to make more reputable films. And like [[Film/TheProducers Max Bialystock]], he sold far more than 100% of the shares to investors.
27th Feb '17 12:50:43 PM Gemser
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* NegativeContinuity: This is done, unintentionally, from scene to scene.
27th Feb '17 12:49:24 PM Gemser
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* MadnessMantra: Torgo's speech pattern can be interpreted as this.
18th Feb '17 9:48:05 AM WildeOscar
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* DullSurprise: Mike, Margaret, and some of the wives all practice this trope at times.
* EarWorm: The haunting Torgo theme.

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* DullSurprise: Mike, Margaret, Debbie and some of the wives all practice this trope at times.
* EarWorm: The haunting Torgo theme.
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