History Film / Petulia

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* ShipperOnDeck: Archie's colleague Barney keeps trying to convince Archie to get back together with Polo, mainly because his own marriage is in jeopardy and he wants reassurance that things can work out.
26th Dec '15 2:10:35 AM Ezclee4050
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-->'''Bob Weir''': See you later, mama.

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-->'''Bob Weir''': See you later, Bye bye, mama.
27th Sep '15 3:25:30 AM Ezclee4050
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The [[http://reelsf.com/motel hotel built around a parking garage]] and Archie's [[http://reelsf.com/petulia-archies-apartment-interior modernistic apartment]] seem like they might have been sets constructed just for the film, but they're actual San Francisco locations that still exist today.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The [[http://reelsf.com/motel hotel built around a parking garage]] and Archie's [[http://reelsf.com/petulia-archies-apartment-interior modernistic Mid-Century apartment]] seem like they might have been sets constructed just created for the film, film to make ironic commentaries on America's infatuation with Modernism in TheSixties, but they're actual San Francisco locations that still exist today.
16th Sep '15 4:42:34 PM Ezclee4050
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The [[http://reelsf.com/motel hotel built around a parking garage]] and Archie's [[http://reelsf.com/petulia-archies-apartment-interior modernistic apartment]] seem like they might have been sets constructed just for the film, but they're actual San Francisco locations that still exist today.


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* DeadpanSnarker: Archie
-->'''Petulia''': I'm going to marry you, Archie.
-->'''Archie''': It's the Pepsi Generation.
** Strangely enough, the members of Music/TheGratefulDead who play extras in the scene where Petulia is taken to an ambulance also count.
-->'''Bob Weir''': See you later, mama.
-->'''Jerry Garcia''': Write if you get work!
1st Sep '15 12:29:41 AM Ezclee4050
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* AmicableExes: Archie and Polo ostensibly come across this way, but their love/hate feelings for one another lead to moments of tension.
31st Aug '15 5:26:26 AM Ezclee4050
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* CallBack: The shots of Archie and his kids running around The Presidio are very reminiscent of Richard Lester's breakthrough films ''Film/AHardDaysNight'' and ''{{Film/Help}}'', not to mention two of the birds at the penguin show being named [[Music/RingoStarr Ringo]] and [[Music/GeorgeHarrison George]].
31st Aug '15 5:10:14 AM Ezclee4050
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* HotGuysAreBastards: Petulia's husband David.



* UpperClassTwit: Petulia's husband David.

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* UpperClassTwit: Petulia's husband David.
31st Aug '15 4:54:27 AM Ezclee4050
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* EiffelTowerEffect: Set in San Francisco, so there are shots of cable cars, Alcatraz, Coit Tower and the Golden Gate Bridge (though the bridge is only seen in a couple close-ups).
31st Aug '15 4:44:53 AM Ezclee4050
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* TheSixties: A common audience response is that ''Film/{{Petulia}}'' doesn't feel like a film ''of'' the sixties as much as a film ''about'' or ''looking back'' at the sixties.

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* TheSixties: A common audience response is that ''Film/{{Petulia}}'' doesn't feel like a film ''of'' the sixties as much as a film ''about'' or ''looking back'' at the sixties.sixties.
* UpperClassTwit: Petulia's husband David.
31st Aug '15 4:26:26 AM Ezclee4050
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* ChekhovsGun: Due to the film's non-linear structure, characters, objects and even lines of dialogue that don't seem particularly important (or are even confusing) at first have their significance revealed later on.


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* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Petulia fits the basic definition, but her portrayal is more like a deconstruction of the trope, showing the less-than-pleasant circumstances that can lead to someone developing that personality.
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