History Film / TheApple

26th May '16 2:57:06 AM Gemser
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* 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.

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* 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
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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: The fate of [[spoiler:the hippies]] in the end of the movie. See TheEndingChangesEverything below.
26th May '16 2:50:07 AM Gemser
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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.

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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.

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* 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.

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* 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.

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* HighHeelFaceTurn: Pandi [[spoiler:Pandi]] at the end of the film.
9th Apr '16 9:24:55 PM Rebochan
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* {{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.
9th Apr '16 8:16:27 PM Rebochan
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A [[TheEighties 1980]] [[GenreBusting dystopian, sci-fi, biblical-allegory showbiz disco-rock opera]] about an [[CorruptCorporateExecutive evil, all-powerful media mogul]] and his powerful Boogaloo International Music (BIM) MegaCorp, the [[TheIngenue young starlet]] fallen under his [[CorruptTheCutie corrupting influence]] and the [[AllAmericanFace all-Canadian baby-faced hero]] determined to get her back out of his evil clutches. One of [[Creator/TheCannonGroup Cannon Films]]' first English-language efforts, in trying to [[FollowTheLeader follow the success]] of ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'' and ''Film/{{Grease}}'' its outlandish premise winds up having more in common with ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'', ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', ''Film/AllThatJazz'' and ''Film/{{Xanadu}}'', with a little ''{{Theatre/Godspell}}'' thrown in hastily at the last minute. It proved a major flop, concurrent with [[DeaderThanDisco the sharp decline of Disco]].

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.

Now available as a Podcast/RiffTrax video on demand download.

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[[caption-width-right:350:1994 was a weird year.]]
A [[TheEighties 1980]] [[GenreBusting dystopian, sci-fi, biblical-allegory showbiz disco-rock opera]] about an [[CorruptCorporateExecutive evil, all-powerful media mogul]] and his powerful Boogaloo International Music (BIM) MegaCorp, the [[TheIngenue young starlet]] fallen under his [[CorruptTheCutie corrupting influence]] and the [[AllAmericanFace all-Canadian baby-faced hero]] determined to get her back out of his evil clutches.

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.

One of [[Creator/TheCannonGroup Cannon Films]]' first English-language efforts, in trying to [[FollowTheLeader follow the success]] of ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'' and ''Film/{{Grease}}'' its outlandish premise winds up having more in common with ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'', ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', ''Film/AllThatJazz'' and ''Film/{{Xanadu}}'', with a little ''{{Theatre/Godspell}}'' thrown in hastily at the last minute. It In addition to having a very complicated and troubled production, it proved a major financial and critical flop, concurrent with [[DeaderThanDisco the sharp decline of Disco]].

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.

Now available
circuit, especially thanks to regular showings by the Alamo Drafthouse. It was also released in 2012 as a Podcast/RiffTrax video on demand download.
Podcast/Rifftrax video-on-demand download with their mocking commentary added.



* AerithAndBob: Subverted with Bibi and Alphie, Alphie being a variation on the perfectly common name Alfie, a derivation of Alfred.



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



* BigBad: Mr. Boogalow.
* BigGood: Mr. Topps.
* {{Camp}}

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* BigBad: Mr. Boogalow.
Boogalow, the least subtle analog to Satan ever.
* BigGood: Mr. Topps.
Topps who appears in the closing moments of the film as the obvious God counterpart.
* {{Camp}}{{Camp}}: It's hard to classify this film as anyone else given its outrageous fashion, insane dance numbers, and everyone in the film giving the most ridiculously over-the-top performances committed to celluloid.



* 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.



* TheDragon: Shakes.

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* TheDragon: Shakes.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.
* [[TheDragon The Snake]]: Shakes to Mr. Boogalow, who even appears at several points in the film in a flamboyant snake costume to hammer into your head what Biblical allegory he is.



* HighHeelFaceTurn: Bibi [[spoiler: and later Pandi]].
* IntercourseWithYou: Pandi's "I'm Coming" manages to make "Love To Love You Baby" seem subtle. even without the choreography.

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* HighHeelFaceTurn: Bibi [[spoiler: and later Pandi]].
Pandi at the end of the film.
* IntercourseWithYou: Pandi's "I'm Coming" manages to make "Love To Love You Baby" seem subtle. even Even without the bed-based choreography.



* LouisCypher: Mr. Boogalow.
* LyricalShoehorn:
--> [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment "Meet an actual actual actual vampire!"]]

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* LouisCypher: Mr. Boogalow.
Boogalow again as a human identity of Satan.
* LyricalShoehorn:
--> [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment
LyricalShoehorn: "Meet an actual actual actual vampire!"]]vampire!"



* MindScrew
* NewAgeRetroHippie

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* MindScrew
MindScrew: The entire film is a bizarre trip where dance numbers and fantasies come out of nowhere and its very difficult to tell what is meant to be part of the narrative and what isn't.
* NewAgeRetroHippieNewAgeRetroHippie: The only people who try to live free of BIM.



* RapePortrayedAsRedemption: [[InvertedTrope Bizarrely inverted]]. [[spoiler: At one of the party scenes Pandi orders two (presumably drugged) drinks for her and Alphie, but he drinks down both of them while she smiles sheepishly. Later she has sex with him while he's under the influence. The next day, she, the possible rapist, is the one who is redeemed, and finally decides to help Bibi escape.]]

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* RapePortrayedAsRedemption: [[InvertedTrope Bizarrely inverted]]. [[spoiler: At one of the party scenes Pandi orders two (presumably drugged) drinks for her and Alphie, but he drinks down both of them while she smiles sheepishly. Later she has sex with him while he's under the influence. The next day, she, the possible rapist, is the one who is redeemed, and finally decides to help Bibi escape.escape. [[spoiler: Thus at the end of the film, Mr. Topps allows her to join the hippies in the Rapture.]]



** Believe it or not, The director Menahem Golan took the failure of the film at an early screening in Montreal so personally that he tried [[DrivenToSuicide throwing himself off of a bridge.]]



* SlippingAMickey: Happens at least once.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Made in 1980, set in the future {{dystopia}} of 1994.

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* SlippingAMickey: Happens at least once.
Dandi drugs Bibi early in the film and later Pandi does the same in order to sleep with Alphie.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Made in 1980, set in the future {{dystopia}} of 1994. Originally the movie was to be set in 19'''84''' for obvious reasons, but Menahem Golan decided that such a date was far too close by to feel futuristic enough and pushed it ahead by ten more years.
18th Oct '15 1:42:50 PM Madeleymade
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* AerithAndBob: Averted with Bibi and Alphie.

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* AerithAndBob: Averted Subverted with Bibi and Alphie.Alphie, Alphie being a variation on the perfectly common name Alfie, a derivation of Alfred.
8th Feb '15 1:05:55 PM TheNewMattFisher
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* TheDragon: Shakes
* EvilBrit: Bibi's bodyguards/captors are the thuggish, Cockney-esque type.

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* TheDragon: Shakes
Shakes.
* EvilBrit: Bibi's bodyguards/captors are the thuggish, Cockney-esque type.type, right down to being played by British actors.



* HighHeelFaceTurn: Bibi [[spoiler: and later Pandi]]

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* HighHeelFaceTurn: Bibi [[spoiler: and later Pandi]]Pandi]].



* MarkOfTheBeast: The BIM mark, which is a sticker of the company's logo that Mr. Boogalow mandates all people wear on their face like a tattoo, to the point that violators will be threatened with fines or arrest.

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* MarkOfTheBeast: The BIM mark, which is a holographic sticker of the company's logo that Mr. Boogalow mandates all people wear on their face like a tattoo, face, to the point that violators will be threatened with fines or arrest.



* SissyVillain: A huge portion of Shake / Buoogalow's inner circle fits one overblown CampGay stereotype or another.

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* SissyVillain: A huge portion of Shake / Buoogalow's Boogalow's inner circle fits one overblown CampGay stereotype or another.
12th Dec '14 2:20:28 PM TheNewMattFisher
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* MarkOfTheBeast: The BIM mark, which is a sticker of the company's logo that Mr. Boogalow mandates all people wear on their face like a tattoo.

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* MarkOfTheBeast: The BIM mark, which is a sticker of the company's logo that Mr. Boogalow mandates all people wear on their face like a tattoo.tattoo, to the point that violators will be threatened with fines or arrest.
12th Dec '14 2:19:20 PM TheNewMattFisher
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* MarkOfTheBeast: The BIM mark is a parallel to this trope, as Mr. Boogalow requires all people to wear it prominently on their face.

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* MarkOfTheBeast: The BIM mark mark, which is a parallel to this trope, as sticker of the company's logo that Mr. Boogalow requires mandates all people to wear it prominently on their face.face like a tattoo.
11th Dec '14 1:53:25 PM TheNewMattFisher
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* MarkOfTheBeast: The BIM mark is a parallel to this trope, as Mr. Boogalow requires all people to wear it prominently on their face.
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