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20th May '16 5:22:29 AM erforce
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* AmusementPark: The climax of the film takes place at Coney Island, as the lights and sounds attract the beast. A crack sharpshooter (Lee Van Cleef) takes a ride on one of the rollercoasters to get close enough to shoot a highly-radioactive bullet into the monster. The monster's death-throes smash the heck out the various rides. The scene was later given an homage in an episode of the ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' animated series.

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* AmusementPark: The climax of the film takes place at Coney Island, as the lights and sounds attract the beast. A crack sharpshooter (Lee Van Cleef) takes a ride on one of the rollercoasters to get close enough to shoot a highly-radioactive bullet into the monster. The monster's death-throes smash the heck out the various rides. The scene was later given an homage in an episode of the ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' animated series.''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters''.
9th Apr '16 7:59:38 PM firejewel
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* FollowTheLeader: This was the first movie where the atom bomb was responsible for the existence of the monster. It was followed by ''Film/{{Them}}'', ''Film/TheDeadlyMantis'', ''Film/EarthVsTheSpider'', and, most famously, ''Film/{{Gojira}}''.



* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly Angel Eyes]] can pick his teeth with a rocket-propelled grenade launcher.
27th Dec '15 6:42:38 AM Raptorslash
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* DumbDinos: The Rhedosaurus is a mindless rampaging beast. The Bradbury short story averted the trope,however - the dinosaur is intelligent enough to socialize and goes out of its way to avoid humans.

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* DumbDinos: The Rhedosaurus is a mindless rampaging beast. The Bradbury short story the movie is based on averted the trope,however trope, however - the dinosaur is intelligent enough to socialize and goes out of its way to avoid humans.
27th Dec '15 6:41:18 AM Raptorslash
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* DumbDinos: The Rhedosaurus is a mindless rampaging beast. The Bradbury short story averted the trope,however - the dinosaur is intelligent enough to socialize and goes out of its way to avoid humans.
13th Jul '15 6:22:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheCameo: A Rhedosaurus appeared in ''PlanetOfTheDinosaurs'' and in ''When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth''.

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* TheCameo: A Rhedosaurus appeared in ''PlanetOfTheDinosaurs'' ''Film/PlanetOfTheDinosaurs'' and in ''When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth''.
30th May '15 9:09:37 PM Raptorslash
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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the short story that the movie is [[InNameOnly loosely]] inspired by, "The Fog Horn" by Creator/RayBradbury, the dinosaur is a much more sympathetic and tragic figure, coming to a lighthouse because it mistakes the horn for the cry of a member of its own species (it is strongly implied to be [[TheLastOfHisKind the only one left]]). Although it destroys the lighthouse in a rage when the horn is turned off, no one is killed, and it shows no interest in further destruction, returning to the ocean peacefully. The human characters respond to it with sympathy and respect, indeed never even considering killing it. In the film, the creature is [[PrehistoricMonster mindlessly violent]] and must be killed, while the original creature is more lonely and desperate than anything else and willing to leave humans alone.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the short story that the movie is [[InNameOnly loosely]] inspired by, "The Fog Horn" by Creator/RayBradbury, the dinosaur is a much more sympathetic and tragic figure, coming to a lighthouse because it mistakes the horn for the cry of a member of its own species (it is strongly implied to be [[TheLastOfHisKind the only one left]]). Although it destroys the lighthouse in a rage when the horn is turned off, no one is killed, and it shows no interest in further destruction, returning to the ocean peacefully. The human characters respond to it with sympathy and respect, indeed never even considering killing it. In the film, the creature is [[PrehistoricMonster mindlessly violent]] and must be killed, while the original creature is more lonely and desperate than anything else and willing to leave hides from humans alone.under normal circumstances.
5th May '15 4:06:21 AM Raptorslash
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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the short story that the movie is [[InNameOnly loosely]] inspired by, "The Fog Horn" by Creator/RayBradbury, the dinosaur is a much more sympathetic and tragic figure, coming to a lighthouse because it mistakes the horn for the cry of a member of its own species (it is strongly implied to be TheLastOfHisKind). Although it destroys the lighthouse in a rage when the horn is turned off, no one is killed, and it shows no interest in further destruction, returning to the ocean peacefully. The human characters respond to it with sympathy and respect, indeed never even considering killing it.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the short story that the movie is [[InNameOnly loosely]] inspired by, "The Fog Horn" by Creator/RayBradbury, the dinosaur is a much more sympathetic and tragic figure, coming to a lighthouse because it mistakes the horn for the cry of a member of its own species (it is strongly implied to be TheLastOfHisKind).[[TheLastOfHisKind the only one left]]). Although it destroys the lighthouse in a rage when the horn is turned off, no one is killed, and it shows no interest in further destruction, returning to the ocean peacefully. The human characters respond to it with sympathy and respect, indeed never even considering killing it. In the film, the creature is [[PrehistoricMonster mindlessly violent]] and must be killed, while the original creature is more lonely and desperate than anything else and willing to leave humans alone.
3rd May '15 10:09:22 PM erforce
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'''''The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms''''' is a 1953 giant monster movie directed by Eugène Lourié. [[TropeMaker The film was the first giant monster movie of the '50s]], following a hiatus in the genre that had been occurring since 1933's ''Film/KingKong'', and this film also introduced the theme of the [[ILoveNuclearPower atomic bomb]] to the genre. [[FollowTheLeader It kicked off a hefty trend]], including ''Film/TheAmazingColossalMan'', ''Film/AttackOfThe50FootWoman'', ''The Giant Behemoth'', ''Film/TheGiantClaw'', ''Film/{{Gojira}}'', ''Film/{{Gorgo}}'', ''Film/ItCameFromBeneathTheSea'', ''Film/TheMonsterThatChallengedTheWorld'', ''Film/{{Reptilicus}}'', ''Film/{{Tarantula}}'' and ''Film/{{Them}}''.

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'''''The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms''''' is a 1953 giant monster movie directed by Eugène Lourié. [[TropeMaker The film was the first giant monster movie of the '50s]], following a hiatus in the genre that had been occurring since 1933's ''Film/KingKong'', ''[[Film/KingKong1933 King Kong]]'', and this film also introduced the theme of the [[ILoveNuclearPower atomic bomb]] to the genre. [[FollowTheLeader It kicked off a hefty trend]], including ''Film/TheAmazingColossalMan'', ''Film/AttackOfThe50FootWoman'', ''The Giant Behemoth'', ''Film/TheGiantClaw'', ''Film/{{Gojira}}'', ''Film/{{Gorgo}}'', ''Film/ItCameFromBeneathTheSea'', ''Film/TheMonsterThatChallengedTheWorld'', ''Film/{{Reptilicus}}'', ''Film/{{Tarantula}}'' and ''Film/{{Them}}''.
23rd Apr '15 4:28:13 PM Raptorslash
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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the short story that the movie is [[InNameOnly loosely]] inspired by, "The Fog Horn" by Creator/RayBradbury, the dinosaur is a much more sympathetic and tragic figure, coming to a lighthouse because it mistakes the horn for the cry of a member of its own species. Although it destroys the lighthouse in a rage when the horn is turned off, no one is killed, and it shows no interest in further destruction, returning to the ocean peacefully. The human characters respond to it with sympathy and respect, indeed never even considering killing it.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the short story that the movie is [[InNameOnly loosely]] inspired by, "The Fog Horn" by Creator/RayBradbury, the dinosaur is a much more sympathetic and tragic figure, coming to a lighthouse because it mistakes the horn for the cry of a member of its own species.species (it is strongly implied to be TheLastOfHisKind). Although it destroys the lighthouse in a rage when the horn is turned off, no one is killed, and it shows no interest in further destruction, returning to the ocean peacefully. The human characters respond to it with sympathy and respect, indeed never even considering killing it.
7th Jan '15 7:49:55 PM nombretomado
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* RayBradbury: The story was partially inspired by the short story "The Foghorn." Sort of.

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* RayBradbury: Creator/RayBradbury: The story was partially inspired by the short story "The Foghorn." Sort of.
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