History Film / TheLastLaugh

23rd Dec '15 11:49:38 PM spirasen
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: The German title ''Der letzte Mann'' translates into English as "The Last Man". Certainly a more downbeat title.

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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: The German title ''Der letzte Mann'' translates into English as "The Last Man". Man." Certainly a more downbeat title.



* DeusExMachina / HappyEnding: Just when the doorman is in the depths of despair, the happy ending comes out of nowhere--he inherits a large sum of money from a millionaire who dies in the hotel bathroom. The only title card in the film lampshades this, actually apologizing for the ending and stating that in the real world, the only thing the doorman would have to look forward to is death. Sources differ on whether the ending was a result of ExecutiveMeddling or was a bit of satire by Murnau.

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* DeusExMachina / HappyEnding: Just when the doorman is in the depths of despair, the happy ending comes out of nowhere--he nowhere -- he inherits a large sum of money from a millionaire who dies in the hotel bathroom. The only title card in the film lampshades this, actually apologizing for the ending and stating that in the real world, the only thing the doorman would have to look forward to is death. Sources differ on whether the ending was a result of ExecutiveMeddling or was a bit of satire by Murnau.



* EpicTrackingShot: Murnau and cameraman Karl Freund did things that were extraordinary for 1920s cinema. The opening shot is a tracking shot from an elevator through the hotel lobby and out the door, accomplished by putting the camera in a wheelchair. For another shot, Freund and his camera were suspended in mid-air.

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* EpicTrackingShot: Murnau and cameraman Karl Freund did things that were extraordinary for 1920s 1920's cinema. The opening shot is a tracking shot from an elevator through the hotel lobby and out the door, accomplished by putting the camera in a wheelchair. For another shot, Freund and his camera were suspended in mid-air.
7th Sep '15 8:40:11 PM jamespolk
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Compare ''Film/APageOfMadness'', a Japanese silent film made two years later that also did without title cards.
20th May '15 5:18:18 PM nombretomado
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'''''The Last Laugh''''' (''Der letzte Mann'') is a 1924 German SilentMovie directed by [[Creator/FriedrichWilhelmMurnau F.W. Murnau]]. Emil Jannings, who later won the first AcademyAward for Best Actor, plays a doorman at a fancy Berlin hotel. The doorman takes great pride in his job, in the hotel, and in the fancy uniform that he gets to wear. However, he is old for a doorman, and one day he comes to work and finds out that another employee has been given his job. The former doorman is demoted to washroom attendant. Humiliated, he tries to conceal this from his neighbors and family.

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'''''The Last Laugh''''' (''Der letzte Mann'') is a 1924 German SilentMovie directed by [[Creator/FriedrichWilhelmMurnau F.W. Murnau]]. Emil Jannings, who later won the first AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Actor, plays a doorman at a fancy Berlin hotel. The doorman takes great pride in his job, in the hotel, and in the fancy uniform that he gets to wear. However, he is old for a doorman, and one day he comes to work and finds out that another employee has been given his job. The former doorman is demoted to washroom attendant. Humiliated, he tries to conceal this from his neighbors and family.
18th Oct '14 12:08:46 AM Sahira
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* TheLastTitle: The title.
13th Apr '14 1:39:15 PM eroock
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* ChewingTheScenery: Actor Emil Jannings in his, especially in his portrayal of a severe HeroicBSOD.

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* ChewingTheScenery: Actor Emil Jannings in his, as the doorman, especially in his portrayal of a severe HeroicBSOD.
13th Apr '14 1:37:16 PM eroock
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* ChewingTheScenery: Actor Emil Jannings in his, especially in his portrayal of a severe HeroicBSOD.
13th Apr '14 1:11:13 PM eroock
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'''''The Last Laugh''''' (''Der letzte Mann'') is a 1924 German SilentMovie directed by F.W. Murnau. Emil Jannings, who later won the first AcademyAward for Best Actor, plays a doorman at a fancy Berlin hotel. The doorman takes great pride in his job, in the hotel, and in the fancy uniform that he gets to wear. However, he is old for a doorman, and one day he comes to work and finds out that another employee has been given his job. The former doorman is demoted to washroom attendant. Humiliated, he tries to conceal this from his neighbors and family.

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'''''The Last Laugh''''' (''Der letzte Mann'') is a 1924 German SilentMovie directed by [[Creator/FriedrichWilhelmMurnau F.W. Murnau.Murnau]]. Emil Jannings, who later won the first AcademyAward for Best Actor, plays a doorman at a fancy Berlin hotel. The doorman takes great pride in his job, in the hotel, and in the fancy uniform that he gets to wear. However, he is old for a doorman, and one day he comes to work and finds out that another employee has been given his job. The former doorman is demoted to washroom attendant. Humiliated, he tries to conceal this from his neighbors and family.



* WeddingDay: The doorman's daughter gets married.

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* WeddingDay: The doorman's daughter gets married.married.
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13th Apr '14 12:57:16 PM eroock
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'''''The Last Laugh''''' (''Der letzte Mann'') is a 1924 German silent film directed by F.W. Murnau. Emil Jannings, who later won the first AcademyAward for Best Actor, plays a doorman at a fancy Berlin hotel. The doorman takes great pride in his job, in the hotel, and in the fancy uniform that he gets to wear. However, he is old for a doorman, and one day he comes to work and finds out that another employee has been given his job. The former doorman is demoted to washroom attendant. Humiliated, he tries to conceal this from his neighbors and family.

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'''''The Last Laugh''''' (''Der letzte Mann'') is a 1924 German silent film SilentMovie directed by F.W. Murnau. Emil Jannings, who later won the first AcademyAward for Best Actor, plays a doorman at a fancy Berlin hotel. The doorman takes great pride in his job, in the hotel, and in the fancy uniform that he gets to wear. However, he is old for a doorman, and one day he comes to work and finds out that another employee has been given his job. The former doorman is demoted to washroom attendant. Humiliated, he tries to conceal this from his neighbors and family.
13th Apr '14 12:56:36 PM eroock
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''The Last Laugh'' (''Der letzte Mann'') is a 1924 German silent film directed by F.W. Murnau. Emil Jannings, who later won the first AcademyAward for Best Actor, plays a doorman at a fancy Berlin hotel. The doorman takes great pride in his job, in the hotel, and in the fancy uniform that he gets to wear. However, he is old for a doorman, and one day he comes to work and finds out that another employee has been given his job. The former doorman is demoted to washroom attendant. Humiliated, he tries to conceal this from his neighbors and family.

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'''''The
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* NoNameGiven: For any of the characters.

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* NoNameGiven: For any of NamelessNarrative: Well, the characters.hotel is called The Atlantic, but that's the only name we get.
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