History Film / Moon

13th Mar '18 5:54:58 PM Robotech_Master
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** Particularly worthy of mention is one scene in which the Sams play Ping Pong with each other, in one long locked-off side-on shot of the table. This is a throwback to the style of shot used in earlier DoubleVision movies, in which double exposures put two instances of the same actor on screen at once, but confine them to their own respective halves of the screen. However, the Sams' Ping Pong game subverts audience expectations by having each clone cross into the other's half of the screen over the course of the shot.

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** Particularly worthy of mention is In one scene in which scene, the Sams play Ping Pong with each other, in one long locked-off side-on shot of the table. This is a throwback to the style of shot used in earlier DoubleVision movies, in which double exposures put two instances of the same actor on screen at once, but confine them to their own respective halves of the screen. However, the Sams' Ping Pong game subverts audience expectations by having each clone cross into the other's half of the screen over the course of the shot.
13th Mar '18 5:52:22 PM Robotech_Master
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** Particularly worthy of mention is one scene in which the Sams play Ping Pong with each other, in one long locked-off side-on shot of the table. This is a throwback to the style of shot used in earlier DoubleVision movies, in which double exposures put two instances of the same actor on screen at once, but confine them to their own respective halves of the screen. However, the Sams' Ping Pong game subverts audience expectations by having each clone cross into the other's half of the screen over the course of the shot.
11th Mar '18 9:04:28 AM Robotech_Master
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** GERTY's behavior seems to be the result of the classic security blunder, "security through obscurity." GERTY's programmers made no active attempt to restrict or lock up the information that Sam is a clone, beyond arranging events to make it unlikely Sam would ever think to ask about it. (If he has every reason to believe himself to be the original Sam, he has no reason to say, "Gerty, am I a clone?")



* YouDidntAsk: Implied with GERTY. For example, GERTY never even hints Sam is a clone, until Sam actually ''asks'' him point blank if he's a clone or not.

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* YouDidntAsk: Implied with GERTY. For example, GERTY never even hints Sam is a clone, until Sam actually ''asks'' him point blank if he's a clone or not. Even then, the first time a Sam asks the question, GERTY responds by changing the subject.
11th Mar '18 7:39:22 AM Robotech_Master
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* BackupTwin: A whole warehouse of identical backup clones, in fact. (A scene from ''{{Mute}}'' suggests there were a total of 160, counting the four who had died before the start of the movie.)

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* BackupTwin: A whole warehouse of identical backup clones, in fact. (A scene from ''{{Mute}}'' ''{{Film/Mute}}'' suggests there were a total of 160, counting the four who had died before the start of the movie.)
11th Mar '18 7:38:41 AM Robotech_Master
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* BackupTwin: A whole warehouse of identical backup clones, in fact.

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* BackupTwin: A whole warehouse of identical backup clones, in fact. (A scene from ''{{Mute}}'' suggests there were a total of 160, counting the four who had died before the start of the movie.)
10th Mar '18 5:36:55 PM Robotech_Master
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* EconomyCast: To the point it borders on MinimalistCast. The only character we really see "live" in shot is Sam -- everyone else appears on a video screen or in a flashback, is a robot, or is in a silhouetted suit. If it wasn't for Kevin Spacey's voice acting, this would be a film starring one person.

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* EconomyCast: To the point it borders on MinimalistCast. The only character we really see "live" in shot is Sam -- everyone else appears on a video screen or in a flashback, is a robot, or is in a silhouetted suit. If it wasn't for Kevin Spacey's voice acting, this would be a film starring one person. (And Spacey's voice was added in post-production.)
6th Mar '18 9:46:30 PM Eagal
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* MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness: Futurology, level 5.5.

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* %%* MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness: Futurology, level 5.5.
2nd Jan '18 5:24:03 AM lakingsif
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* SpaceIsolationHorror: The protagonist is stuck on the dark side of the Moon all by himself, with very little communication with the world and the claustrophobia starting to drive him loopy... this is before finding out just how horrifying the CorruptCorporateExecutive cabal he works for truly is (without going into spoilers, suffice to say he's more expendable that he expected to be).
8th Aug '17 12:26:43 PM eroock
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* TypesetInTheFuture: The film features Eurostile (and particularly Eurostile Bold Extended) throughout its set design and on-screen UI.
8th Aug '17 12:22:45 PM eroock
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* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Played straight, subverted, averted... call it {{deconstructed|Trope}}. All of the Sams are on the far side of the moon and desperately want to return home to their wife and daughter. Sam 1 (and his predecessor clones) never make it. Sam 2 (and maybe his successor clones) do, but their lives are a lie -- they aren't the "real" Sam; there's nothing to return to. Even if there was, they won't live to enjoy much of it. And Original Sam did his time on the moon and returned home for real -- which set up the clones in the first place.
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