History Film / Matinee

16th Mar '16 1:57:46 PM MarkLungo
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'''''Matinee''''' is a 1993 {{Dramedy}} film directed by Creator/JoeDante. Set in Key West, Florida during the [[UsefulNotes/HistoryOfTheColdWar Cuban Missile Crisis]] Gene and his little brother Dennis live on the military base with their mother while their father is deployed in the Navy. Amidst the growing paranoia of the impending nuclear destruction, movie producer Lawrence Woolsey comes to town to premiere his latest creature feature [[ShowWithinAShow "MANT!"]] and uses his unique brand of showmanship to play off of people's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y2Lbhwl23M fears.]]

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'''''Matinee''''' is a 1993 {{Dramedy}} film directed by Creator/JoeDante. Set in Key West, Florida UsefulNotes/{{Florida}} during the [[UsefulNotes/HistoryOfTheColdWar Cuban Missile Crisis]] Crisis]], Gene and his little brother Dennis live on the military base with their mother while their father is deployed in the Navy. Amidst the growing paranoia of the impending nuclear destruction, movie producer Lawrence Woolsey (Creator/JohnGoodman) comes to town to premiere his latest creature feature [[ShowWithinAShow "MANT!"]] ''[[ShowWithinAShow MANT!]]'' and uses his unique brand of showmanship to play off of people's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y2Lbhwl23M fears.]]
16th Mar '16 1:56:19 PM MarkLungo
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** The Movie Within A Movie, ''MANT!'' is filled with references to ''Film/TheFly1968'' and ''Film/{{Them}}''

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** The Movie Within A Movie, ''MANT!'' is filled with references to ''Film/TheFly1968'' ''Film/TheFly1958'' and ''Film/{{Them}}''''Film/{{Them}}''.



** JerryGoldsmith's awesome score includes themes from ''Film/SonOfDracula'', ''Film/ItCameFromOuterSpace'', ''Film/{{Tarantula}}'', ''Winged Death'', ''Film/TheDeadlyMantis'', ''Film/ThisIslandEarth'', and ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon''.

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** JerryGoldsmith's Mysic/JerryGoldsmith's awesome score includes themes from ''Film/SonOfDracula'', ''Film/ItCameFromOuterSpace'', ''Film/{{Tarantula}}'', ''Winged Death'', ''Film/TheDeadlyMantis'', ''Film/ThisIslandEarth'', and ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon''.



** ''The Shook Up Shopping Cart'' is a parody of the Disney Family Comedies of the time in the vein of ''The Shaggy Dog''. Gene refers to it as "One of those [[Film/TheAbsentMindedProfessor Flying Rubber Professor Movies]]".

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** ''The Shook Up Shopping Cart'' is a parody of the Disney Family Comedies Creator/{{Disney}} family comedies of the time in the vein of ''The Shaggy Dog''.''Film/TheShaggyDog''. Gene refers to it as "One of those [[Film/TheAbsentMindedProfessor Flying Rubber Professor Movies]]".
16th Mar '16 1:53:43 PM MarkLungo
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16th Dec '15 9:54:46 AM erforce
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** The Movie Within A Movie, ''MANT!'' is filled with references to ''TheFly'' and ''Film/{{Them}}''

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** The Movie Within A Movie, ''MANT!'' is filled with references to ''TheFly'' ''Film/TheFly1968'' and ''Film/{{Them}}''
4th Dec '15 2:13:39 PM erforce
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* BMovie: the film is an {{homage}} to the William Castle B-Movies with Emergo, Percepto and the like. Goodman plays Woolsey, an {{expy}} of Castle whose previous work was ''Film/TheTingler'' and involved shocking people in their seats. Actors are hired to work the crowd before and during the show.

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* BMovie: the film is an {{homage}} to the William Castle Creator/WilliamCastle B-Movies with Emergo, Percepto and the like. Goodman plays Woolsey, an {{expy}} of Castle whose previous work was ''Film/TheTingler'' and involved shocking people in their seats. Actors are hired to work the crowd before and during the show.



** Aside from Lawrence Woolsey being one to William Castle, Harvey Starkweather is one to the teenaged spree murderer ''Charles'' Starkweather, [[ItMakesSenseInContext which makes sense when you think about it]].

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** Aside from Lawrence Woolsey being one to William Castle, Creator/WilliamCastle, Harvey Starkweather is one to the teenaged spree murderer ''Charles'' Starkweather, [[ItMakesSenseInContext which makes sense when you think about it]].



** Lawerence Woolsey is a ShoutOut to the [[DancingBear Funhouse Horror]] stylings of William Castle. His personal introduction trailers which feature his cigar and silhouette are a nod to Creator/AlfredHitchcock, who is he is mistaken for earlier.

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** Lawerence Woolsey is a ShoutOut to the [[DancingBear Funhouse Horror]] stylings of William Castle.Creator/WilliamCastle. His personal introduction trailers which feature his cigar and silhouette are a nod to Creator/AlfredHitchcock, who is he is mistaken for earlier.
10th Nov '15 12:49:15 PM hobbitguy1420
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** ''The Shook Up Shopping Cart'' is a parody of the Disney Family Comedies of the time in the vein of ''The Shaggy Dog''. Gene refers to it as "One of those [[{{Flubber}} Flying Rubber Professor Movies]]".

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** ''The Shook Up Shopping Cart'' is a parody of the Disney Family Comedies of the time in the vein of ''The Shaggy Dog''. Gene refers to it as "One of those [[{{Flubber}} [[Film/TheAbsentMindedProfessor Flying Rubber Professor Movies]]".
8th Nov '15 4:47:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* CastingGag: Several B-Movie Alumni are cast such as William Schallert and Robert Cornthwaite.



* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Dante regulars Robert Picardo and Dick Miller as the nervous theater manager and one of the actors hired to "protest" MANT!, respectively.
** [[InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers Kevin McCarthy]] as The General in "MANT!"
** Creator/NaomiWatts and [[Series/EerieIndiana Mr. Radford]] get upstaged by a shopping cart in one of the movies-within-a-movie.



* RealLifeRelative: InUniverse. Woolsey's girlfriend Ruth is Carol in the movie.
* RealitySubtext: The film-within-a-film is all about the [[ILoveNuclearPower horrors created]] by nuclear testing. Meanwhile, nuclear war seems imminent.

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* RealLifeRelative: InUniverse.In-universe. Woolsey's girlfriend Ruth is Carol in the movie.
* RealitySubtext: In-universe. The film-within-a-film is all about the [[ILoveNuclearPower horrors created]] by nuclear testing. Meanwhile, nuclear war seems imminent.
11th Aug '15 10:31:41 AM mlsmithca
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* TenMinutesInTheCloset: Or, in this case, 10 Minutes In The Bomb Shelter.



* StandardFemaleGrabArea: Both in MANT! and during Harvey's kidnapping of Ruth and Sherry.
* StandardSnippet: "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"

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* StandardFemaleGrabArea: Both in MANT! ''MANT!'' and during Harvey's kidnapping of Ruth and Sherry.
* StandardSnippet: "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"Tonight".


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* TenMinutesInTheCloset: Or, in this case, 10 Minutes In The Bomb Shelter.
11th Aug '15 10:23:00 AM mlsmithca
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'''''Matinee''''' is a 1993 {{Dramedy}} film directed by Creator/JoeDante. Set in Key West, Florida during the [[UsefulNotes/HistoryOfTheColdWar Cuban Missile Crisis]] Gene and his little brother Dennis live on the military base with their mother while their father is deployed in the Navy. Amidst the growing paranoia of the impending nuclear destruction, movie producer Lawrence Woosley comes to town to premiere his latest creature feature [[ShowWithinAShow "MANT!"]] and uses his unique brand of showmanship to play off of people's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y2Lbhwl23M fears.]]

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'''''Matinee''''' is a 1993 {{Dramedy}} film directed by Creator/JoeDante. Set in Key West, Florida during the [[UsefulNotes/HistoryOfTheColdWar Cuban Missile Crisis]] Gene and his little brother Dennis live on the military base with their mother while their father is deployed in the Navy. Amidst the growing paranoia of the impending nuclear destruction, movie producer Lawrence Woosley Woolsey comes to town to premiere his latest creature feature [[ShowWithinAShow "MANT!"]] and uses his unique brand of showmanship to play off of people's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y2Lbhwl23M fears.]]



* [[TenMinutesInTheCloset 10 Minutes In The Bomb Shelter]]

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* [[TenMinutesInTheCloset TenMinutesInTheCloset: Or, in this case, 10 Minutes In The Bomb Shelter]]Shelter.



* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: The Dentist at the end of ''MANT''.



* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: The Dentist at the end of ''MANT''.



** DarkerAndEdgier: "Let's put [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily some teeth]] on this thing and make it ''even scarier!"''
* AtomicHate: most folks in the '60s seem to realize that the UsefulNotes/ColdWar is JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: MANT!

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** DarkerAndEdgier: "Let's put [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily some teeth]] on this thing and make it ''even scarier!"''
* AtomicHate: most Most folks in the '60s seem to realize that the UsefulNotes/ColdWar is JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: MANT!''MANT!''



** {{Nostalgia}}: Much like Rob Reiner with ''Film/StandByMe'' (set in 1959), you can tell Dante grew up in the period the film is set, as the early '60s are lovingly depicted in one of the few communities in the US (Key West) that still retains a similar vibe.
* AxCrazy / KnifeNut: Harvey Starkweather.
* BalefulPolymorph: Bill.

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** {{Nostalgia}}: Much like Rob Reiner with ''Film/StandByMe'' (set in 1959), you can tell Dante grew up in the period the film is set, as the early '60s are lovingly depicted in one of the few communities in the US (Key West) that still retains a similar vibe.
* AxCrazy / KnifeNut: AxCrazy: Harvey Starkweather.
* BalefulPolymorph: BalefulPolymorph:
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Bill.



* {{Beatnik}}: Sandra (who Gene has a crush on) and her parents even moreso.

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* {{Beatnik}}: Sandra (who Gene has a crush on) and her parents even moreso.more so.



** ActorAllusion: The actors who play Herb and Bob are forgotten veteran B-movie actors both in-story and out.



* UsefulNotes/ColdWar: got hot.



* [[{{Delinquents}} Delinquent]]: Harvey Starkweather of the big haired, leather jacket, wallet stealing variety.

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* [[{{Delinquents}} Delinquent]]: DarkerAndEdgier: "Let's put [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily some teeth]] on this thing and make it ''even scarier!"''
* {{Delinquents}}:
Harvey Starkweather of the big haired, leather jacket, wallet stealing variety.



* {{Expy}}: Aside from Lawrence Woolsey being one to William Castle, Harvey Starkweather is one to the teenaged spree murderer ''Charles'' Starkweather, [[ItMakesSenseInContext which makes sense when you think about it]].
** Poor Bill. He is ''TWO'' in the ShoutOut section.

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* {{Expy}}: {{Expy}}:
**
Aside from Lawrence Woolsey being one to William Castle, Harvey Starkweather is one to the teenaged spree murderer ''Charles'' Starkweather, [[ItMakesSenseInContext which makes sense when you think about it]].
** Poor Bill. He is ''TWO'' ''two'' in the ShoutOut section.



* HeyItsThatGuy: Dante regulars Robert Picardo and Dick Miller as the nervous theater manager and one of the actors hired to "protest" MANT!, respectively.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: HeyItsThatGuy:
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Dante regulars Robert Picardo and Dick Miller as the nervous theater manager and one of the actors hired to "protest" MANT!, respectively.



* HonorBeforeReason: Woolsey is willing to pay off Harvey for Sherry's safety when he needed the money for his bill collectors.

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* HonorBeforeReason: HonorBeforeReason:
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Woolsey is willing to pay off Harvey for Sherry's safety when he needed the money for his bill collectors.



* [[ShowWithinAShow Movie Within A Movie]]: MANT! Is a completely recreated 50s-style B-Movie. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y2Lbhwl23M Exerpts]] of it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aT8hzyE_CRI exist]] online.
** Also "The Shook Up Shopping Cart".



* {{Nostalgia}}: Much like Rob Reiner with ''Film/StandByMe'' (set in 1959), you can tell Dante grew up in the period the film is set, as the early '60s are lovingly depicted in one of the few communities in the US (Key West) that still retains a similar vibe.



* [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar Nuclear Nightmare]]: Gene has 'em. It is during the Cuban Missile Crisis time period, so it's pretty understandable.



* [[SeeminglyWholesomeFiftiesGirl Seemingly Wholesome Sixties Girl]]: Sherry. Though she makes it clear on she's eager to get racy.

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* [[SeeminglyWholesomeFiftiesGirl Seemingly Wholesome Sixties Girl]]: SeeminglyWholesomeFiftiesGirl: Sherry. Though she makes it clear early on she's eager to get racy.



** The Movie Within A Movie, "MANT!" is filled with references to ''TheFly'' and ''Film/{{Them}}''
** MANT!'s {{Tagline}} "Half Man, Half Ant, All Terror!" is a parody of the Tagline from ''Film/RoboCop1987''.

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** The Movie Within A Movie, "MANT!" ''MANT!'' is filled with references to ''TheFly'' and ''Film/{{Them}}''
** MANT!'s ''MANT!''[='=]s {{Tagline}} "Half Man, Half Ant, All Terror!" is a parody of the Tagline from ''Film/RoboCop1987''.



** "The Shook Up Shopping Cart" is a parody of the Disney Family Comedies of the time in the vein of ''The Shaggy Dog''. Gene refers to it as "One of those [[{{Flubber}} Flying Rubber Professor Movies]]".

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** "The ''The Shook Up Shopping Cart" Cart'' is a parody of the Disney Family Comedies of the time in the vein of ''The Shaggy Dog''. Gene refers to it as "One of those [[{{Flubber}} Flying Rubber Professor Movies]]".Movies]]".
* ShowWithinAShow:
** ''MANT!'' is a completely recreated 50s-style B-Movie. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y2Lbhwl23M Excerpts]] of it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aT8hzyE_CRI exist]] online.
** Also ''The Shook Up Shopping Cart''.



* StupidEvil: Harvey Starkweather, The Greaser, who also turns out to be a kidnapper.



* StylisticSuck: MANT!, also Harvey's poems and "Shook Up Shopping Cart" (what mercifully little we see of it).

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* StupidEvil: Harvey Starkweather, The Greaser, who also turns out to be a kidnapper.
* StylisticSuck: MANT!, ''MANT!'', also Harvey's poems and "Shook ''The Shook Up Shopping Cart" Cart'' (what mercifully little we see of it).



* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two]] [[ThoseTwoBadGuys (Bad?) Guys]]: Herb and Bob, who give Harvey a lesson in not assuming.
* TorchesAndPitchforks: The people in "MANT!"
* TouchOfTheMonster: The poster for "MANT!"

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* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two]] [[ThoseTwoBadGuys (Bad?) Guys]]: ThoseTwoBadGuys: Herb and Bob, Bob (or so it appears), who give Harvey a lesson in not assuming.
* TorchesAndPitchforks: The people in "MANT!"
''MANT!''
* TouchOfTheMonster: The poster for "MANT!"''MANT!''



-->'''Scientist:''' "And that's not all. You'll grow... ''(tsk tsk)'' get bigger!"
-->'''Dentist:''' "I'm ''sorry'', Bill!
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Sandra recognizes the futility of nuclear drills and paints a grim picture of the effects of radiation. She is also a crusader for social justice, familiar with Gandhi and the plight of Negroes in the United States.
** This is probably thanks to her parents, who seem just a little out of place.

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-->'''Scientist:''' "And And that's not all. You'll grow... ''(tsk tsk)'' get bigger!"
bigger!
-->'''Dentist:''' "I'm I'm ''sorry'', Bill!
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Sandra recognizes the futility of nuclear drills and paints a grim picture of the effects of radiation. She is also a crusader for social justice, familiar with Gandhi and the plight of Negroes in the United States.
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States. This is probably thanks to her parents, who seem just a little out of place.
1st May '15 4:42:26 PM Eegah
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Dante regulars Robert Picardo and Dick Mill as the nervous theater manager and one of the actors hired to "protest" MANT!, respectively.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Dante regulars Robert Picardo and Dick Mill Miller as the nervous theater manager and one of the actors hired to "protest" MANT!, respectively.
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