History Film / PutneySwope

11th Dec '16 6:37:23 PM Mdumas43073
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-->-- '''Putney Swope.'''

'''''Putney Swope''''' is a 1969 film satirizing the advertising industry (one of the earliest) directed by Robert Downey Sr.

When the CEO of an advertising company dies during a meeting, the board of directors are forced to hold an election for the new chairmen. Since they can't vote for themselves, and are unwilling to vote for each other, all of them vote for the least likely member: Music Producer and [[TokenMinority Token Black Man]] Putney Swope. Swope fires almost everyone, renames the company "Truth and Soul, Inc." and brings on a crew of stereotypical Black Muslims to run the business. HilarityEnsues.

The movie is notable for its cast, which is almost entirely black and well developed, its hilarious lampshading of real-life advertising practices and psychedelic, but only slightly over the top, fake commercials.

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-->-- '''Putney Swope.'''

'''''Putney Swope'''''
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''Putney Swope''
is a 1969 film satirizing the advertising industry (one of the earliest) earliest), directed by Robert Downey Sr.

When the CEO of an advertising company dies during a meeting, the board of directors are forced to hold an election for the new chairmen. Since they can't vote for themselves, and are unwilling to vote for each other, all of them vote for the least likely member: Music Producer music producer and [[TokenMinority Token Black Man]] Putney Swope.Swope (Arnold Johnson). Swope fires almost everyone, renames the company "Truth and Soul, Inc." and brings on a crew of stereotypical Black Muslims to run the business. HilarityEnsues.

The movie is notable for its cast, which cast (which is almost entirely black and well developed, developed), its hilarious lampshading of real-life advertising practices practices, and psychedelic, but its psychedelic (but only slightly over the top, top) fake commercials.commercials.
12th Apr '16 7:15:28 AM Nohbody
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!!''Putney Swope'' is the {{Trope Namer|s}} for:
* [[invoked]] PutneySwopePanic

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!!''Putney Swope'' is the {{Trope Namer|s}} for:
* [[invoked]] PutneySwopePanic
6th Oct '15 4:52:15 PM Zeke
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* TheLancer: Almost a deconstruction. There's a character whom, all throughout the movie, complains about how Putney does things and how he can do it better. As Putney becomes more corrupt, the Lancer's complaints go from petty arguments to legitimate criticisms, [[CassandraTruth not that anybody listens to him]].

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* TheLancer: Almost a deconstruction. There's a character whom, who, all throughout the movie, complains about how Putney does things and how he can do it better. As Putney becomes more corrupt, the Lancer's complaints go from petty arguments to legitimate criticisms, [[CassandraTruth not that anybody listens to him]].
23rd Aug '15 9:23:33 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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When the CEO of an advertising company dies during a meeting, the board of directors are forced to hold an election for the new chairmen. Since they can't vote for themselves, and are unwilling to vote for each other, all of them vote for the least likely member: Music Producer and TokenBlack Man Putney Swope. Swope fires almost everyone, renames the company "Truth and Soul, Inc." and brings on a crew of stereotypical Black Muslims to run the business. HilarityEnsues.

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When the CEO of an advertising company dies during a meeting, the board of directors are forced to hold an election for the new chairmen. Since they can't vote for themselves, and are unwilling to vote for each other, all of them vote for the least likely member: Music Producer and TokenBlack Man [[TokenMinority Token Black Man]] Putney Swope. Swope fires almost everyone, renames the company "Truth and Soul, Inc." and brings on a crew of stereotypical Black Muslims to run the business. HilarityEnsues.



* PutneySwopePanic

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* [[invoked]] PutneySwopePanic



* ShoutOut: "Shadrach" from The Music/BeastieBoys album ''Music/PaulsBoutique'' provides a shout-out to this film:
--> ''(...) And now we're gonna bust with the Putney Swope sequel''
30th Jan '15 8:55:21 AM Patachou
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* ShoutOut: "Shadrach" from The Music/BeastieBoys album ''Music/PaulsBoutique'' provides a shout-out to this film:
--> ''(...) And now we're gonna bust with the Putney Swope sequel''
2nd Sep '14 3:39:19 AM Mdumas43073
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* MalcolmXerox
2nd Sep '14 3:35:57 AM Mdumas43073
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* FlippingTheBird: The film's poster (seen above) features this, with a model representing the "finger".
21st Mar '14 9:24:49 PM Juicehead_Baby
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Greedy white administration is thrown out only for the black people who replace them to wind up being equally nasty. Truth and Soul Inc. or post-colonial Africa?
6th Jan '14 10:13:36 AM TrustBen
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* PutneySwopePanic: As mentioned above, the film is the trope namer, and for very good reason.
15th Jul '13 1:48:08 PM Mr.Pseudonym
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* PutneySwopePanic: As mentioned above, the film is the trope namer, and for very good reason.
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