History Film / TheGreatRace

3rd Feb '18 3:22:00 AM TropeRoper
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* ArtisticTitle: The opening credits are presented in the form of a turn-of-the-century slideshow, complete with exaggerated caricatures (with an audience on the soundtrack alternatively A. boo-ing the villain, B. cheering the hero, and C. wolf-whistling for the heroine), as well as humorous simulated projector jams and slides burning from the hot lamp.

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* ArtisticTitle: The opening credits are presented in the form of a turn-of-the-century slideshow, complete with exaggerated caricatures (with an audience on the soundtrack alternatively A. boo-ing the villain, B. cheering the hero, and C. wolf-whistling for the heroine), as well as humorous simulated projector jams and slides burning from the hot lamp. It can be seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO9k60u46xU here]].
9th Jan '18 8:44:39 AM ClintEastwood
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* BigBudgetBeefUp: While crafted as a loving tribute to the often-dirt cheap medium of silent film, the sheer scale, ambition, and length of Edwards' story made the film, at the time, the most expensive comedy in history (roughly $90 million when adjusted for inflation).[[note]]Part of this was due to contractual negotiations; after Curtis's agent got him signed for $25,000 more than Lemmon and Wood, he proceeded to then advocate for them to all be paid equally.[[/note]]
5th Jan '18 12:28:26 AM Cryoclaste
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''The Great Race'' contains many silent movie-era slapstick and visual gags and parodies. While not a big success in its own time it has since become something of a CultClassic. It was also a major influence on the cartoon series ''WackyRaces''.

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''The Great Race'' contains many silent movie-era slapstick and visual gags and parodies. While not a big success in its own time it has since become something of a CultClassic. It was also a major influence on the cartoon series ''WackyRaces''.
''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces''.
2nd Jan '18 3:46:52 AM StarTropes
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* RailroadTracksOfDoom: PlayedForLaughs when Fate and max decide to use train tracks as a shortcut. A train quickly comes along and objects.
8th Nov '17 7:51:53 PM hullflyer
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* ArtisticTitle: The opening credits are presented in the form of a turn-of-the-century slideshow, complete with exaggerated caricatures, as well as humorous simulated projector jams and slides burning from the hot lamp.

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* ArtisticTitle: The opening credits are presented in the form of a turn-of-the-century slideshow, complete with exaggerated caricatures, caricatures (with an audience on the soundtrack alternatively A. boo-ing the villain, B. cheering the hero, and C. wolf-whistling for the heroine), as well as humorous simulated projector jams and slides burning from the hot lamp.
3rd Nov '17 1:59:23 PM StarTropes
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* TheAlcoholic: Prince Hapnik is thoroughly sloshed in all of his scenes.
2nd Nov '17 12:32:36 PM StarTropes
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* CaptainObvious: "That was a pigeon!" Thank you, Max.
25th Oct '17 5:14:07 AM StarTropes
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* CombatCompliment: Leslie and the Baron compliment each other during their duel.
25th Oct '17 2:58:35 AM StarTropes
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* FauxAffablyEvil: [[AristocratsAreEvil The Baron]], who maintains his polite demeanor even when he's about to torture Hezekiah with a hot fire poker or trying to kill Leslie in a sword fight.
11th Oct '17 8:39:31 AM JonnyB
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* DistinguishedGentlemansPipe: Leslie smokes a white one (naturally).
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