History Film / Matinee

15th May '16 4:29:52 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Matinee''''' is a 1993 {{Dramedy}} film directed by Creator/JoeDante. Set in Key West, UsefulNotes/{{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 (Creator/JohnGoodman) 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''''' ''Matinee'' is a 1993 {{Dramedy}} film directed by Creator/JoeDante. Set in Key West, UsefulNotes/{{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 (Creator/JohnGoodman) 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.]]
15th May '16 4:28:33 AM Morgenthaler
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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.
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