History Film / TheDayTheClownCried

23rd Jun '16 12:32:32 PM AnotherGuy
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* SurvivorshipBias: Averted. Doork dies along with the kids at the end.

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* SurvivorshipBias: Averted. Doork dies along with the kids at the end.[[spoiler: See Driven To Suicide.]]
23rd Jun '16 12:31:26 PM AnotherGuy
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: There was never a clown in any Nazi camp who performed for children, with acceptance of Nazi camp leaders.
23rd Jun '16 12:30:15 PM AnotherGuy
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* HistoricalVillainDowngrade: Certainly the Nazis didn't bother with using clowns to lure children into gas chambers. Guns and attack dogs were sufficient.


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* TheNotSoHarmlessPunishment: Tired of beating the everloving crap out of Helmet every time he entertains children at the concentration camp, they make him the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonderkommando Sonderkommando]]'' for children. In order words, he's forced to carry out corpses of ''children'' from the gas chambers. [[spoiler: At the climax, he's expected to ''induct'' children into the gas chamber, something real ''Sonderkommandos'' were never asked to do. It's no wonder Helmut decides to hop in with them.]]


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* YourDaysAreNumbered: [[spoiler: ''Sonderkommandos'' were regularly KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade, so this was Helmut's likely fate had he not killed himself.]]
23rd Jun '16 12:23:16 PM AnotherGuy
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* DownerEnding: It's about a clown entertaining children who will be later put in gas chambers. How do you think it's gonna end?
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Helmut, who is a ''Sonderkommando'', decides to die with the children he's just brought into the gas chamber.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide / DownerEnding: It's about a clown entertaining children who will be later put in gas chambers. How do you think it's gonna end?
* DrivenToSuicide:
[[spoiler: Helmut, who is a ''Sonderkommando'', decides to die with the children he's just brought into the gas chamber.]]
23rd Jun '16 12:22:53 PM AnotherGuy
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* DownerEnding: It's about a clown entertaining children as they're led into the gas chambers. How do you think it's gonna end?

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* DownerEnding: It's about a clown entertaining children as they're led into the who will be later put in gas chambers. How do you think it's gonna end?end?
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Helmut, who is a ''Sonderkommando'', decides to die with the children he's just brought into the gas chamber.]]
17th Jun '16 12:38:33 PM Tapol
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[[caption-width-right:350:Jerry Lewis as a clown! What a great idea for a mov--it's set ''WHERE''?!!]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Jerry Lewis as a clown! What a great idea for a mov--it's set ''WHERE''?!!]]
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3rd Jun '16 12:05:44 AM AnotherGuy
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Compare the movie's concept to the premise of ''Film/LifeIsBeautiful'', which is a comedy about the Holocaust that similarly takes the actual massacre seriously. Compare and contrast the [[CreatorBacklash movie's]] [[MissingEpisode history]] to that of ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'' (the big difference being that ''The Star Wars Holiday Special'' actually aired on TV once and can easily be found online).

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Compare the movie's concept to the premise of ''Film/LifeIsBeautiful'', which is a comedy about the Holocaust that similarly takes the actual massacre seriously.seriously, as well as ''Film/JakobTheLiar''. Compare and contrast the [[CreatorBacklash movie's]] [[MissingEpisode history]] to that of ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'' (the big difference being that ''The Star Wars Holiday Special'' actually aired on TV once and can easily be found online).
15th May '16 1:48:31 PM KingZeal
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* SurvivorshipBias: Averted. Doork dies along with the kids at the end.
10th Feb '16 6:26:18 PM BadSplice
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In 1972, Creator/JerryLewis directed a film about a Holocaust-era German clown entertaining Jewish children in a concentration camp.

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In 1972, Creator/JerryLewis directed a film about a Holocaust-era German clown entertaining Jewish children in a concentration camp.
Auschwitz.
10th Feb '16 6:22:51 PM BadSplice
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[[caption-width-right:350:Jerry Lewis as a clown! What a great idea for a movie--it's set WHERE?!!]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Jerry Lewis as a clown! What a great idea for a movie--it's mov--it's set WHERE?!!]]''WHERE''?!!]]
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