History Film / TheBandWagon

28th Jan '18 12:48:49 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


''The Band Wagon'' (1953) is a MetroGoldwynMayer film based on the Broadway revue from 1931, which also starred Creator/FredAstaire.

to:

''The Band Wagon'' (1953) is a MetroGoldwynMayer Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer film based on the Broadway revue from 1931, which also starred Creator/FredAstaire.
20th Jan '18 6:50:33 PM flaminghomer
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* SpecialEffectsFailure: In universe with the pyrotechnics for the stage production. The first attempt is a underwhelming flash and a small puff of smoke. The next attempt [[UpToEleven goes to the other extreme]] and Cordova ends up with a bit of AshFace. He thinks [[BiggerIsBetter it's perfect]].
8th Jul '17 10:39:06 PM ecuvulle6267
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* {{Oktoberfest}}: The song "I Love Louisa".
13th Jun '17 6:05:26 PM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[quoteright:330:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/the-band-wagon-movie-poster-1953-1020273914_5698.jpg]]

''The Band Wagon'' (1953) is a MetroGoldwynMayer film based on the Broadway revue from 1931, which also starred Creator/FredAstaire. Astaire plays Tony Hunter, a nearly washed-up hoofer who hopes to revitalize his career by doing a new Broadway musical. The going soon gets rough. The director, Jeffrey Cordova (Jack Buchanan), has megalomaniacal ambitions to stage a show based on Goethe's ''Theatre/{{Faust}}''; the choreographer, Paul Byrd, is a ballet snob; and Gabrielle Gerard (Cyd Charisse), Paul's girlfriend, barely condescends to dance with Tony. After everything goes to hell--so to speak--Tony and Jeffrey manage to salvage the show by going back to the original concept (onscreen, this means turning it into a series of spectacular, and apparently unconnected, production numbers). "That's Entertainment" ensues, along with romance between Tony and Gaby.

to:

[[quoteright:330:http://static.[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/the-band-wagon-movie-poster-1953-1020273914_5698.jpg]]

''The Band Wagon'' (1953) is a MetroGoldwynMayer film based on the Broadway revue from 1931, which also starred Creator/FredAstaire.

Astaire plays Tony Hunter, a nearly washed-up hoofer who hopes to revitalize his career by doing a new Broadway musical. The going soon gets rough. The director, Jeffrey Cordova (Jack Buchanan), has megalomaniacal ambitions to stage a show based on Goethe's ''Theatre/{{Faust}}''; the choreographer, Paul Byrd, is a ballet snob; and Gabrielle Gerard (Cyd Charisse), Paul's girlfriend, barely condescends to dance with Tony. After everything goes to hell--so to speak--Tony and Jeffrey manage to salvage the show by going back to the original concept (onscreen, this means turning it into a series of spectacular, and apparently unconnected, production numbers). "That's Entertainment" ensues, along with romance between Tony and Gaby.
2nd Apr '17 10:01:27 PM Eilevgmyhren
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* MindScrew: We don´t ''see'' anything of the "faustian" production, only a couple of images. This, and the reaction from the audience, implies that the show ended up as a (rather disappointing) work of art, which nobody actually understood.
11th Jan '17 6:32:15 AM Eilevgmyhren
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* PostModernism: The movie makes a point of it, especially in the "Tnat´s entertainment" number.


Added DiffLines:

** The final scene of ''Theatre/OedipusRex'' is actually shown, and the next show number of the movie is performed on that production set. Even a brief allusion to ''Theatre/WaitingForGodot'', when Tony and Cordova put on bowler hats and fast tracks a conversation before pulling them off.
10th Jan '17 12:38:09 AM Eilevgmyhren
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ShoutOut: ''That´s Entertainment'' has shout outs to ''Theatre/OedipusRex'', named in the song, and later to ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''. "Entertainment" indeed.

to:

* ShoutOut: ''That´s Entertainment'' has shout outs to ''Theatre/OedipusRex'', named in the song, and later to ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''. "Entertainment" indeed."Entertainment"? [[{{Irony}} Indeed]].
10th Jan '17 12:33:15 AM Eilevgmyhren
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Of course, the line [[Theatre/AsYouLikeIt "The world is a stage]]. Shakespeare is also mentioned.

to:

** Of course, the line [[Theatre/AsYouLikeIt "The "[[Theatre/AsYouLikeIt The world is a stage]].stage]]". Shakespeare is also mentioned.
10th Jan '17 12:32:45 AM Eilevgmyhren
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Of course, the line [[Theatre/AsYouLikeIt "The world is a stage]]. Shakespeare is also mentioned.
10th Jan '17 12:28:14 AM Eilevgmyhren
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ShoutOut: ''That´s Entertainment'' has shout outs to ''Theatre/OedipusRex'', named in the song, and later to ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''. "Entertainment" indeed.
This list shows the last 10 events of 21. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Film.TheBandWagon