History Film / TheGreatRace

11th Oct '17 8:39:31 AM JonnyB
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* DistinguishedGentlemansPipe: Leslie smokes a white one (naturally).
11th Oct '17 8:28:15 AM JonnyB
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* TheEdwardianEra: Though no precise date is given, Maggie once tells the Carpanians that they'll have to answer to "[[UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt Teddy Roosevelt]] and the United States government", which sets the film between 1901 and 1909.

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* TheEdwardianEra: Though no precise date is given, Maggie once tells the Carpanians that they'll have to answer to "[[UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt Teddy Roosevelt]] and the United States government", which sets the film between 1901 and 1909. The race the film was loosely based on took place in 1908.
11th Oct '17 8:26:52 AM JonnyB
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* DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: Professor Fate in ''spades.'' In fact, Dick Dastardly was partially ''based on'' Professor Fate, so this is fact the trope's origin.

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* DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: Professor Fate in ''spades.'' In fact, Dick Dastardly was partially ''based on'' Professor Fate, so this is in fact the trope's origin.
28th Aug '17 2:07:22 PM pyroclastic
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* ProtestByObstruction: Maggie Dubois chains herself to a men's bathroom door in the New York Sentinel newspaper building to protest the paper's policy of not hiring women. She tries to force the editor to hire her as the first female reporter for the paper.
5th Aug '17 11:48:07 PM Statzkeen
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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: During the beginning of the race, Max keeps listing off car numbers and then explaining to Fate how that particular car car has been sabotaged, right before it falls apart exactly as described. This leads up to...

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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: During the beginning of the race, Max keeps listing off car numbers and then explaining to Fate how that particular car car has been sabotaged, right before it falls apart exactly as described. This leads up to...
5th Aug '17 11:46:59 PM Statzkeen
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* DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: Professor Fate in ''spades.''
** In point of fact, Dick Dastardly was clearly ''based on'' Professor Fate, so this is fact the trope's origin.

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* DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: Professor Fate in ''spades.''
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'' In point of fact, Dick Dastardly was clearly partially ''based on'' Professor Fate, so this is fact the trope's origin.
14th Jun '17 4:33:15 PM pwiegle
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* ColourCodedCharacters: Leslie wears white and all his gear is white. Professor Fate wears black and his car is black.

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* ColourCodedCharacters: Leslie wears white and all his gear is white. (Even his car's tires are white -- not whitewalls, but made entirely of white rubber!) Professor Fate wears black and his car is black.
16th Mar '17 5:30:50 AM AuntieSocialist
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* AshFace: Happens to the Professor and Max a couple of times.

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* AshFace: Happens to the Professor and Max a couple of times.times, as well as mud face, chicken feathers, and eventually pie face for everyone. They are daredevils, after all.
16th Mar '17 5:25:21 AM AuntieSocialist
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* ArtisticTitle: The opening credits are presented in the form of a turn-of-the-century slideshow.

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* ArtisticTitle: The opening credits are presented in the form of a turn-of-the-century slideshow.slideshow, complete with exaggerated caricatures, as well as humorous simulated projector jams and slides burning from the hot lamp.
15th Feb '17 5:19:26 AM StarTropes
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* {{Leitmotif}}: Each of the three main characters has one. [[TheHero Leslie's]] is upbeat and patriotic, [[HarmlessVillain Fate's]] is plodding and comic, and [[LoveInterest Maggie's]] is romantic (being an instrumental version of "The Sweetheart Tree").
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