History Film / TheGreatRace

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").
18th Jan '17 12:09:53 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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* RewatchBonus: Lily Olay's song ''He Shouldn'ta, oughtn'ta, hadnt'a swang on me'', which is all about her knocking down men who tried to abuse her, actually gets much less comedic and much more tragic when it turns out Lily is an relationship with an abusive outlaw whom she is helpless against.
26th Dec '16 11:49:32 AM Statzkeen
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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: During the beginning of the race, when Max tells Fate how each sabotaged car will fall apart just before it does, leading up to...

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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: During the beginning of the race, when Max tells keeps listing off car numbers and then explaining to Fate how each sabotaged that particular car will fall apart just car has been sabotaged, right before it does, leading falls apart exactly as described. This leads up to...
26th Dec '16 11:47:34 AM Statzkeen
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* BeardOfEvil: Baron Von Stuppe rocks a villainous goatee, and both secondary antagonists General Kuhster and Texas Jack have prominent moustaches.

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* BeardOfEvil: Baron Von Stuppe rocks a villainous goatee, Professor Fate has an evil moustache (that temporarily becomes a Hitler-stash when the ends of it are frozen in ice and then broken off), and both secondary antagonists General Kuhster and Texas Jack have prominent moustaches.moustaches as well.
25th Dec '16 5:30:05 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* LargeHam: Jack Lemmon as Professor Fate. His laugh takes this UpToEleven - and it's ''awesome''.

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* LargeHam: Jack Lemmon as Professor Fate. His laugh [[EvilLaugh laugh]] takes this UpToEleven - and it's ''awesome''.
18th Dec '16 10:32:36 PM Drcynic24
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* BigDamnHeroes: Of all people, Max, Fate's dimwitted henchman, gets to be one in the climax of the film, even though he's ostensibly a villain.
27th Nov '16 3:35:31 PM eroock
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''The Great Race'' is a 1965 comedy film about a car race around the world, directed by Creator/BlakeEdwards and starring Tony Curtis, Creator/JackLemmon, Creator/NatalieWood, and a pre-''Series/{{Columbo}}'' Peter Falk.

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''The Great Race'' is a 1965 comedy film about a car race around the world, directed by Creator/BlakeEdwards and starring Tony Curtis, Creator/TonyCurtis, Creator/JackLemmon, Creator/NatalieWood, and a pre-''Series/{{Columbo}}'' Peter Falk.
16th Oct '16 10:13:00 PM BackgroundGuy
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* NegativeContinuity: Leslie's clothes constantly get stained - but never ''remain'' stained, always appearing clean in their next shot.
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