History Film / TheApple

10th Feb '18 9:35:47 AM binaroid
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CaliforniaDoubling: The movie is shot in Berlin, obviously so, but pretends really, really hard to be set in various places on the American east and west coast.



* CaliforniaDoubling: The movie is shot in Berlin, obviously so, but pretends really, really hard to be set in various places on the American east and west coast.

to:

* CaliforniaDoubling: CannedOrdersOverLoudspeaker: The movie is shot in Berlin, obviously so, but pretends really, really hard to be set in various places on setup for the American east DarkReprise of "BIM ([[RefrainFromAssuming BIM's On The Way]])". "It is now one minute to four o'clock. Time to stop ordinary activities and west coast.prepare for the National BIM Hour. (...) The National Fitness Program is watching ''you''. Five, four, three, two, BIM."[[note]]'''[[Podcast/{{Rifftrax}} Bill Corbett]]:''' (As Creator/JeffFoxworthy) If you ever notice crews installin' hundreds of loudspeakers to tell you what to do, you might live in a cliched dystopia.[[/note]]



* MegaCorp: BIM. Eventually they become so powerful, the government requires everyone to wear their logo (referred to as "the BIM Mark") and stop all activity to listen to their music for an hour each day.

to:

* MegaCorp: BIM. Eventually they become so powerful, the government requires everyone to wear their logo (referred to as "the BIM Mark") and stop all activity to listen and dance to their music for an hour each day.



* SeriousBusiness: The BIM Hour, where everyone, regardless of whatever they're doing, breaks into choreographed dance numbers.

to:

* SeriousBusiness: The BIM Hour, where everyone, regardless of whatever they're doing, breaks into choreographed dance numbers.numbers by force of law.
25th Oct '17 8:19:22 PM igordebraga
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Despite some rather heart-pumping music and dance numbers, the prosaic lyrics, [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs trippy aesthetic]], and off-the-wall script place it squarely in {{Camp}} territory. However, starting with its DVD release in 2004, it began to gather a small but dedicated cult following and started appearing on the midnight movie circuit, especially thanks to regular showings by the Alamo Drafthouse. It was also released in 2012 as a Podcast/Rifftrax video-on-demand download with their mocking commentary added.

to:

Despite some rather heart-pumping music and dance numbers, the prosaic lyrics, [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs trippy aesthetic]], and off-the-wall script place it squarely in {{Camp}} territory. However, starting with its DVD release in 2004, it began to gather a small but dedicated cult following and started appearing on the midnight movie circuit, especially thanks to regular showings by the Alamo Drafthouse. It was also released in 2012 as a Podcast/Rifftrax Podcast/{{Rifftrax}} video-on-demand download with their mocking commentary added.
31st Jul '17 1:50:28 PM Orphalesion
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* CaliforniaDoubling: The movie is shot in Berlin, obviously so, but pretends really, really hard to be set in various places on the American east and west coast.
18th Mar '17 11:11:04 PM Eniena
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DepravedBisexual: Shakes, implicitly Mr. Boogalow as well.

to:

* DepravedBisexual: Shakes, implicitly Shakes and, implicitly, Mr. Boogalow as well.



* DrivenToSuicide: Alphie is indicated as almost giving in fully into this trope by his landlord after failing to convince Bibi to stop working for Bugalow.
** There is also an ironic RealLife example as well. The director, Menahem Golan, later gave an interview in which he revealed that after the film's disastrous opening in Montreal where it was booed relentlessly, he left halfway through the showing and was preparing to jump from the balcony before his business partner stopped him.

to:

* DrivenToSuicide: Alphie is indicated as almost giving in gives fully into this trope by according to his landlord after failing his first attempt to convince Bibi to stop working for Bugalow.
Bugalow fails. Of course whether he actually intended to do so or not is, like so many things in this movie, unclear.
** There is also an ironic This trope did ironical leak out into a RealLife example as well. The director, Menahem Golan, later gave an interview in which he revealed that after the film's disastrous opening in Montreal where it was booed relentlessly, he left halfway through the showing and was preparing to jump from the balcony before his business partner stopped him.
18th Mar '17 6:20:56 PM Eniena
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DrivenToSuicide: The director, Menahem Golan, later gave an interview in which he revealed that after the film's disastrous opening in Montreal where it was booed relentlessly, he left halfway through the showing and was preparing to jump from the balcony before his business partner stopped him.

to:

* DrivenToSuicide: Alphie is indicated as almost giving in fully into this trope by his landlord after failing to convince Bibi to stop working for Bugalow.
** There is also an ironic RealLife example as well.
The director, Menahem Golan, later gave an interview in which he revealed that after the film's disastrous opening in Montreal where it was booed relentlessly, he left halfway through the showing and was preparing to jump from the balcony before his business partner stopped him.



* TheEndingChangesEverything: In the very end, [[spoiler:Mr. Topps - never mentioned until minutes before he arrives - appears in a Rolls Royce and takes all hippies to heaven or a new planet (or both)]]. This means: 1.) [[spoiler:Up to this point, you could interpret this film as anti-commerce message when Bibi is corrupted by Bugalow's business but is not necessarily a stand-in for hippy culture. With this ending the movie completely takes sides in favor of the hippes and portrays them and their love/peace-cause as unambiguously good.]] 2.) [[spoiler:All of Alphies visions are to be taken literally (Bugalow is not metaphorically that devil but literally, Bibi does not take the forbidden fruit metaphorically but literally etc.)]] 3.) [[spoiler:Alphie and Bibi are no longer the main characters of the movie but the hippies - not introduced until very late in the film and receiving about zero character development or being spotlighted on their culture - are and get an eschatological meaning.]] A sequence where [[spoiler:Mr. Topps creates the world and Bugalow falls from grace]] in the beginning of the movie was planned but never filmed.

to:

* TheEndingChangesEverything: In the very end, [[spoiler:Mr. Topps - never mentioned until minutes before he arrives - appears in a Rolls Royce and takes all hippies to heaven or a new planet (or both)]]. This means: 1.) [[spoiler:Up to this point, you could interpret this film as anti-commerce message when Bibi is corrupted by Bugalow's business but is not necessarily a stand-in for hippy culture. With this ending the movie completely takes sides in favor of the hippes hippies and portrays them and their love/peace-cause as unambiguously good.]] 2.) [[spoiler:All of Alphies visions are to be taken literally (Bugalow is not metaphorically that devil but literally, Bibi does not take the forbidden fruit metaphorically but literally etc.)]] 3.) [[spoiler:Alphie and Bibi are no longer the main characters of the movie but the hippies - not introduced until very late in the film and receiving about zero character development or being spotlighted on their culture - are and get an eschatological meaning.]] A sequence where [[spoiler:Mr. Topps creates the world and Bugalow falls from grace]] in the beginning of the movie was planned but never filmed.
5th Dec '16 7:19:14 AM ooh
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DrivenToSuicide: The director, Menahem Globus, later gave an interview in which he revealed that after the film's disastrous opening in Montreal where it was booed relentlessly, he left halfway through the showing and was preparing to jump from the balcony before his business partner stopped him.

to:

* DrivenToSuicide: The director, Menahem Globus, Golan, later gave an interview in which he revealed that after the film's disastrous opening in Montreal where it was booed relentlessly, he left halfway through the showing and was preparing to jump from the balcony before his business partner stopped him.
26th May '16 2:57:06 AM Gemser
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TheEndingChangesEverything: [[spoiler:In the very end, Mr. Topps - never mentioned until minutes before he arrives - appears in a Rolls Royce and takes all hippies to heaven or a new planet (or both). This means: 1.) Up to this point, you could interpret this film as anti-commerce message when Bibi is corrupted by Bugalow's business but is not necessarily a stand-in for hippy culture. With this ending the movie completely takes sides in favor of the hippes and portrays them and their love/peace-cause as unambiguously good. 2.) All of Alphies visions are to be taken literally (Bugalow is not metaphorically that devil but literally, Bibi does not take the forbidden fruit metaphorically but literally etc.) 3.) Alphie and Bibi are no longer the main characters of the movie but the hippies - not introduced until very late in the film and receiving about zero character development or being spotlighted on their culture - are and get an eschatological meaning.]] A sequence where [[spoiler:Mr. Topps creates the world and Bugalow falls from grace]] in the beginning of the movie was planned but never filmed.

to:

* TheEndingChangesEverything: [[spoiler:In In the very end, Mr. [[spoiler:Mr. Topps - never mentioned until minutes before he arrives - appears in a Rolls Royce and takes all hippies to heaven or a new planet (or both).both)]]. This means: 1.) Up [[spoiler:Up to this point, you could interpret this film as anti-commerce message when Bibi is corrupted by Bugalow's business but is not necessarily a stand-in for hippy culture. With this ending the movie completely takes sides in favor of the hippes and portrays them and their love/peace-cause as unambiguously good. ]] 2.) All [[spoiler:All of Alphies visions are to be taken literally (Bugalow is not metaphorically that devil but literally, Bibi does not take the forbidden fruit metaphorically but literally etc.) )]] 3.) Alphie [[spoiler:Alphie and Bibi are no longer the main characters of the movie but the hippies - not introduced until very late in the film and receiving about zero character development or being spotlighted on their culture - are and get an eschatological meaning.]] A sequence where [[spoiler:Mr. Topps creates the world and Bugalow falls from grace]] in the beginning of the movie was planned but never filmed.
26th May '16 2:55:00 AM Gemser
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: The fate of [[spoiler:the hippies]] in the end of the movie. See TheEndingChangesEverything below.
26th May '16 2:50:07 AM Gemser
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The movie details the story of Alphie and Bibi, a pair of musicians in the far off future of [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 1994]] who compete in an international music competition. Despite being the most talented group there, the Boogalow International Music Group (known as BIM) rig the contest to ensure their own band featuring Pandi and Dandi succeeds instead. In spite of their loss, Mr. Boogalow tries to sign the two of them to his label anyway, enticing Bibi into a life of sinful rock and roll that is also slowly corrupting all of humanity. Bibi's popularity allows BIM to eventually take over the entire planet as Alphie struggles to get her away from Mr. Boogalow's diabolical control. In the grand finale, the grooviest God and Satan appear to fight for the soul of humanity, with the movie ending in the only Rapture to include a golden Rolls Royce driving off into the sky.

to:

The movie details the story of Alphie and Bibi, a pair of musicians in the far off future of [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 1994]] who compete in an international music competition. Despite being the most talented group there, the Boogalow International Music Group (known as BIM) rig the contest to ensure their own band featuring Pandi and Dandi succeeds instead. In spite of their loss, Mr. Boogalow tries to sign the two of them to his label anyway, enticing Bibi into a life of sinful rock and roll that is also slowly corrupting all of humanity. Bibi's popularity allows BIM to eventually take over the entire planet as Alphie struggles to get her away from Mr. Boogalow's diabolical control. In the grand finale, the [[spoiler:the grooviest God and Satan appear to fight for the soul of humanity, with the movie ending in the only Rapture to include a golden Rolls Royce driving off into the sky.
sky]].



* TheBadGuyWins: A likely unintentional implication of the ending. All the people who've managed to resist Boogalow's control are [[spoiler:raptured away to a new world]], leaving no-one left on Earth to oppose him.



* BigGood: Mr. Topps who appears in the closing moments of the film as the obvious God counterpart.

to:

* BigGood: Mr. Topps [[spoiler:Mr. Topps]] who appears in the closing moments of the film as the obvious God counterpart.



* DeusExMachina: A-near literal example with Mr. Topps, who is not only a seemingly all-powerful MessianicArchetype, but is never mentioned until moments before he arrives to rescue the heroes.

to:

* DeusExMachina: A-near literal example with Mr. Topps, [[spoiler:Mr. Topps]], who is not only a seemingly all-powerful MessianicArchetype, but is never mentioned until moments before he [[spoiler:he arrives to rescue the heroes.heroes]].



* TheEndingChangesEverything: [[spoiler:In the very end, Mr. Topps - never mentioned until minutes before he arrives - appears in a Rolls Royce and takes all hippies to heaven or a new planet (or both). This means: 1.) Up to this point, you could interpret this film as anti-commerce message when Bibi is corrupted by Bugalow's business but is not necessarily a stand-in for hippy culture. With this ending the movie completely takes sides in favor of the hippes and portrays them and their love/peace-cause as unambiguously good. 2.) All of Alphies visions are to be taken literally (Bugalow is not metaphorically that devil but literally, Bibi does not take the forbidden fruit metaphorically but literally etc.) 3.) Alphie and Bibi are no longer the main characters of the movie but the hippies - not introduced until very late in the film and receiving about zero character development or being spotlighted on their culture - are and get an eschatological meaning.]] A sequence where [[spoiler:Mr. Topps creates the world and Bugalow falls from grace]] in the beginning of the movie was planned but never filmed.



* HighHeelFaceTurn: Pandi at the end of the film.

to:

* HighHeelFaceTurn: Pandi [[spoiler:Pandi]] at the end of the film.
9th Apr '16 9:24:55 PM Rebochan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Anvillious}}: The movie is a very unsubtle morality play depicting a very trippy version of the Book of Revelations.



* CutSong: The movie was originally to open with a song, "Creation," sung by Mr. Topps and Mr. Boogalow and set in the Garden of Eden where Alphie was created. The sequence makes the film's ending make a lot more sense, as in the finished film Mr. Topps only shows up in the final scene and creates a literal DeusExMachina. While the song was filmed, it was cut due to the disastrous nature of the shoot which included multiple injuries and a set so small none of the choreography worked.
This list shows the last 10 events of 37. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Film.TheApple