History Film / TheDish

14th Feb '17 9:52:25 PM LeeM
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** The Directors' Commentary includes the comment that many films show marriages on the rocks, and they thought it would be nice to show a marriage that was working for a change.
14th Feb '17 9:48:38 PM LeeM
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* IronicEcho: Cliff's advice comes back to bite him twice. Also of note: Cliff relates some very pertinent advice to Glenn - discussing his wife's advice in the face of his own fear of accepting the responsibility of being part of the Apollo programme, but clearly trying to get Glenn to realise that it has a wider application: "Failure is never quite so frightening as regret." Glenn muses this for a moment and responds "That's good advice... I wish someone would tell me that."

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* IronicEcho: Cliff's advice comes back to bite him twice. Also of note: Cliff relates some very pertinent advice to Glenn - discussing his wife's advice in the face of his own fear of accepting the responsibility of being part of the Apollo programme, but clearly trying to get Glenn to realise that it has a wider application: "Failure is never quite so frightening as regret." Glenn muses this for a moment and responds "That's good advice... I wish someone would tell me that." (Cliff replies with a wry smile: "God bless you, Glenn!")
14th Feb '17 9:47:12 PM LeeM
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** The fact that it's in a sheep paddock is TruthInTelevision. The rural location is far from potential sources of interference.



* MundaneSolution: The team is panicking over just how the hell they're going to find Apollo 11--until Glen suggests pointing the dish at the Moon, which is where the spacecraft is going.

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* MundaneSolution: The team is panicking over just how the hell they're going to find Apollo 11--until Glen suggests pointing the dish at the Moon, which is where the spacecraft is going. This is after they've spent hours trying to calculate its position, covering an entire blackboard with equations.
8th Feb '17 5:42:04 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:350:But I thought The Dish logo was a kangaroo...]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:But [[caption-width-right:300:But I thought The Dish logo was a kangaroo...]]
7th May '16 6:49:47 PM JackG
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: The Americans point out that the Australians should have just told NASA that something had gone wrong, [[SeenItAll as things go wrong there all the time]].
20th Apr '16 10:04:16 PM StevieC
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** Only for one of the dignitaries visiting from the 'States to quip that they sometimes wish that '''was''' America's national anthem.
1st Oct '15 8:08:38 PM PaulA
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* AnonymousRinger: The Prime Minister's name and party affiliation are unrevealed; he is just called "Prime Minister", and his party is just referred to as "the Party". The actual PM at the time was John Gorton of the Liberal Party, but the PM in the movie is, like the rest of the movie, somewhat fictionalised.



* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Prime Minister, odd given that a quick glance at the history books reveals the PM of the time to be John Gorton of the [[NoPartyGiven Liberal Party]].
1st Oct '15 8:05:51 PM PaulA
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* CantSpitItOut: [[EveryoneCanSeeIt It's obvious to everyone that Glenn and Jeanine like each other]], but he has trouble admitting it. [[spoiler: Towards the end of the film, he finally summons up the courage to ask her out.]]

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* CantSpitItOut: CannotSpitItOut: [[EveryoneCanSeeIt It's obvious to everyone that Glenn and Jeanine like each other]], but he has trouble admitting it. [[spoiler: Towards the end of the film, he finally summons up the courage to ask her out.]]



* UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace: Alluded to at the beginning with a montage showing [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy President Kennedy]]'s 'We choose to go to the moon!' speech.
1st Oct '15 8:01:52 PM PaulA
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Not to be confused with the spin-off of ''Series/TheSoup'' that ran on the Style channel, or former ''[[AmericanNewspapers The New Republic]]'' editor [[GayConservative Andrew]] [[TheBear Sullivan]]'s [[http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/ news aggregator/blog]].

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Not to be confused with the spin-off of ''Series/TheSoup'' that ran on the Style channel, or former ''[[AmericanNewspapers ''[[UsefulNotes/AmericanNewspapers The New Republic]]'' editor [[GayConservative Andrew]] [[TheBear Sullivan]]'s Andrew Sullivan's [[http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/ news aggregator/blog]].



* BerserkButton: Cliff's wife, although the button invokes a touching portrayal of quiet grief rather than rage.
** Mitch's bitchyness towards Al clearly gets on Cliff's nerves, but his NeverMyFault attitude when the dish loses all power due to Mitch's failure to prime the UPS pump properly, combined with his lame attempt to shift the blame onto NASA, causes the only instance in the entire film where Cliff actually loses his temper.



---> '''Marie:''' (''defiantly'') Is this mission being funded by the CIA?
---> '''Al:''' Not entirely.
---> '''Marie:''' (''uncertainly'') Really?
---> '''Al:''' No.

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---> '''Marie:''' (''defiantly'') --->'''Marie''' (''defiantly''): Is this mission being funded by the CIA?
---> '''Al:'''
CIA?\\
'''Al''':
Not entirely.
---> '''Marie:'''
entirely.\\
'''Marie''':
(''uncertainly'') Really?
---> '''Al:'''
Really?\\
'''Al''':
No.



--> '''May''' Don't call me Maisie in front of the ambassador!
--> '''Bob''' What do I care if some big shot yank sees that I love my wife?
* HypocriticalHumor: Mitch protesting "We're a professional unit!" while in the middle of a cricket match played in the bowl of the Dish.

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--> '''May''' -->'''May''': Don't call me Maisie in front of the ambassador!
--> '''Bob'''
ambassador!\\
'''Bob''':
What do I care if some big shot yank sees that I love my wife?
* HypocriticalHumor: HypocriticalHumor:
**
Mitch protesting "We're a professional unit!" while in the middle of a cricket match played in the bowl of the Dish.



* LandDownUnder: Mostly averted, though Al's lack of understanding of Australian slang is played for laughs in places.
-->'''Mitch:''' You treat us like a pack of galahs!
-->(''Al looks confused'')
-->'''Glenn:''' (''explaining'') That's a type of parrot.



--> '''Cliff''': And what is NASA?
--> '''Mitch''': Oh it's money and equipment and everything else you could ever want on a silver platter
--> '''Cliff''': No Mitch, NASA is just a bigger group of us.

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--> '''Cliff''': -->'''Cliff''': And what is NASA?
-->
NASA?\\
'''Mitch''': Oh it's money and equipment and everything else you could ever want on a silver platter
-->
platter.\\
'''Cliff''': No Mitch, NASA is just a bigger group of us. us.



-->'''PM:''' Bob, we have a saying in [[NoPartyGiven the Party]]: you don't fuck up...
-->'''Bob:''' Yes?
-->'''PM:''' That's it.

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-->'''PM:''' -->'''PM''': Bob, we have a saying in [[NoPartyGiven the Party]]: you don't fuck up...
-->'''Bob:''' Yes?
-->'''PM:'''
up...\\
'''Bob''': Yes?\\
'''PM''':
That's it.



* SeparatedByACommonLanguage: See LandDownUnder above.
* SickeninglySweethearts: the mayor. "What do I care if some big-wig Yank sees that I love my wife?"

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* SeparatedByACommonLanguage: See LandDownUnder above.
Al's lack of understanding of Australian slang is played for laughs in places.
-->'''Mitch''': You treat us like a pack of galahs!\\
(''Al looks confused'')\\
'''Glenn''' (''explaining''): That's a type of parrot.
* SickeninglySweethearts: the The mayor. "What do I care if some big-wig Yank sees that I love my wife?"



--> '''Glenn''' Uh, I think the computer's wiped

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--> '''Glenn''' -->'''Glenn''': Uh, I think the computer's wipedwiped.



-->'''Al:''' The prime receiving station has no idea where ''Apollo XI'' is?
-->'''Glenn:''' Yeah, it's on its way to the Moon.

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-->'''Al:''' -->'''Al''': The prime receiving station has no idea where ''Apollo XI'' is?
-->'''Glenn:'''
is?\\
'''Glenn''':
Yeah, it's on its way to the Moon.
26th Sep '15 2:38:19 PM MRAustin
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** Mitch's bitchyness towards Al clearly gets on Cliff's nerves, but his NeverMyFault attitude when the dish loses all power due to his failure to prime the UPS pump properly combined with his lame attempt to shift the blame onto NASA causes the only instance in the entire film where Cliff actually loses his temper.

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** Mitch's bitchyness towards Al clearly gets on Cliff's nerves, but his NeverMyFault attitude when the dish loses all power due to his Mitch's failure to prime the UPS pump properly properly, combined with his lame attempt to shift the blame onto NASA NASA, causes the only instance in the entire film where Cliff actually loses his temper.
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