History Film / SilentMovie

15th Jan '17 1:32:26 PM Xtifr
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* TakeThat: The company "Engulf and Devour" is a jab at Gulf+Western, a conglomerate which at the time owned ParamountPictures. (Unsurprisingly, Paramount ''didn't'' do ''Silent Movie''.)

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* TakeThat: The company "Engulf and Devour" is a jab at Gulf+Western, a conglomerate which at the time owned ParamountPictures.Creator/{{Paramount}}. (Unsurprisingly, Paramount ''didn't'' do ''Silent Movie''.)
10th Sep '16 9:25:15 AM erforce
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** "[[Film/BenHur Truly he is the king of the winos!]]"

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** "[[Film/BenHur "[[Film/BenHur1959 Truly he is the king of the winos!]]"
2nd Sep '16 4:50:43 PM NWolfman
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* OverlyPreparedGag: The ''entire film'' may or may not have been a huge set up to have [[spoiler: Marcel Marceau, the world's most famous mime, give the only line of spoken dialogue in an otherwise dialogue-free film]].


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* PunnyName: Dom [=DeLouise=]'s character is named "Dom Bell" ("dumbell").
21st Aug '16 8:12:14 PM Kalmbach
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* TitleDrop: All over the place. After all, it is about [[Creator/MelBrooks Mel Broo..]] I mean, [[TheDanza Mel Funn,]] trying to make a silent movie.


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* TitleDrop: All over the place. After all, it is about [[Creator/MelBrooks Mel Broo..]] I mean, [[TheDanza Mel Funn,]] trying to make a silent movie.
* ToiletHumor: While riding a carousel, Vilma's horse takes a crap. [[FridgeBrilliance It poops out toy wooden blocks.]]
21st Aug '16 8:00:54 PM Kalmbach
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21st Aug '16 8:00:09 PM Kalmbach
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* SquashedFlat: The [[ChekhovsGun steamroller]] outside Burt Reynolds' house runs over the TotemPoleTrench, but the middle guy had already escaped. This causes the driver to faint.


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--> '''Mel Funn:''' You need to get a wallet.
21st Aug '16 7:51:04 PM Kalmbach
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* ClownCar: In the hospital Marty is swept away by about 20 doctors and nurse getting off a small elevator.

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* ClownCar: In the hospital Marty is swept away by about 20 60 doctors and nurse getting off a small elevator.
17th Aug '16 4:52:57 AM Bissek
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* WhatExactlyIsHisJob: Eggs and Bell are clearly part of Funn's ProductionPosse, but since the actual filming of the movie is never shown, they are never depicted doing their jobs, whatever they are.
12th May '16 3:47:14 PM Bissek
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* MacGuffin: The movie. The whole film is about the pre-production and first screening of the titular SilentMovie, but at no point is any actual scene from the movie shown, either in shooting or in screening, so the only thing the audience ever learns about the movie is that it's silent.

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* MacGuffin: The movie. The whole film is about the pre-production and first screening of the titular SilentMovie, but at no point is any actual scene from the movie shown, either in shooting or in screening, so the only thing the audience ever learns about the movie is that it's silent. Unless one believes that the reason the film claims to be a true story is because we're watching a movie about the making of the very movie we're watching.
12th May '16 3:34:56 PM Bissek
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* PinPullingTeeth: Mel uses this on a can of Coke during the Coke Machine Mortar section of the finale. The soda can actually functions like a grenade instead of just spraying soda all over Mel's face.
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