History Film / SilentMovie

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.
19th Apr '16 4:50:28 PM Bissek
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* BigNo: The only spoken line of the film.

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* BigNo: The only spoken line of the film. Also silently given by Marty when Mel [[OffTheWagon is reaching for a bottle of liquor]]. Mel responds with a BigYes.
19th Apr '16 4:49:01 PM Bissek
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* OffTheChart: The line tracking Big Picture's profits has dropped off the chart and onto the couch below. This is why they were in danger of a hostile takeover from Engulf & Devour.
6th Apr '16 7:24:34 PM Mdumas43073
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''Silent Movie'' is a 1976 {{Comedy}} directed by Creator/MelBrooks. Advertised as "the first [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin silent film]] in [[Film/ModernTimes forty years]]", its AllStarCast includes Brooks himself, Creator/DomDeLuise, Creator/MartyFeldman, Creator/SidCaesar, Creator/AnneBancroft, Creator/LizaMinnelli, Creator/BurtReynolds, Creator/JamesCaan, Creator/MarcelMarceau and Creator/PaulNewman.

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''Silent Movie'' is a 1976 {{Comedy}} comedy directed by Creator/MelBrooks. Advertised as "the first [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin silent film]] in [[Film/ModernTimes forty years]]", its AllStarCast includes Brooks himself, Creator/DomDeLuise, Creator/MartyFeldman, Creator/SidCaesar, Creator/AnneBancroft, Creator/LizaMinnelli, Creator/BurtReynolds, Creator/JamesCaan, Creator/MarcelMarceau and Creator/PaulNewman.
6th Apr '16 7:24:07 PM Mdumas43073
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3rd Apr '16 7:59:53 PM Bissek
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* TheAlcoholic: Mel was a brilliant filmmaker until his drinking problem caused his career to crash and burn. Now sobered up, he's trying to pitch his silent movie idea to get back in the business again. At one point in the film he falls OffTheWagon.


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* DistractedByTheSexy: Vilma buys time for Mel and his friends to recover the stolen movie by doing her sexy dance routine in front of the people who had come for the screening.


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* JumpingOnAGrenade: Mr Engulf's right hand man jumps on an unexploded can of Coca-Cola to protect his boss.


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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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* ShowerScene: Mel and his friends first attempt to recruit Burt Reynolds for the film by sneaking into his house, walking in on him while he's showering, and helping him lather up. This unsurprisingly causes Burt to freak out.
3rd Apr '16 7:24:06 PM Bissek
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* GiganticGulp: Mel Funn at one point drinks from a bottle of wine almost as big as he is.

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* GiganticGulp: Mel Funn at one point drinks from a bottle of wine whiskey almost as big as he is.



* 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 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''.)



* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: Banner headlines whenever Funn signs an actor for his movie.

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* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: Banner headlines whenever Funn signs an actor for his movie. With secondary headlines over the newspaper saleman getting hit with the paper bundles... again.
27th Mar '16 1:58:06 PM falcon2484
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* GroinAttack: When Dom Bell tries to stop the soda can from exiting out either side of the vending machine.
--> "It ''is'' the real thing!"
22nd Mar '16 3:14:28 AM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:350:Shhhhhhh.]]

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